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Citations from 2015

Knoll, Michael, "John Dewey as Administrator: The Inglorious End of the Laboratory School in Chicago," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No. 2, 2015), 203-252., Michael Knoll

Annotation: Tells the history of the beginning and the end of Dewey"s Laboratory School at the University of Chicago; describes President Harper's and Dewey's interactions related to the school; shows how actions of Dewey's wife Alice as principal of the School precipitates conflicts that led to its closing and his leaving the University of Chicago.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors

Magrini, James M., New Approaches to Curriculum as Phenomenological Text: Continental Philosophy and Ontological Inquiry. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015., James M. Magrini

Annotation: Contains three articles with an introduction and an epilogue; analyzes a theory of curriculum grounded in ontological not metaphysical instrumentalism; treats a phenomenology of nature.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Byrk, Anthony S., Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul G. Le Mahieu, Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2015., Anthony S. Byrk, Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul G. Le Mahieu

Annotation: Provides a structure and process for improving educational practice based on the Carnegie Foundation's own field work in schools utilizing six improvement principles (a chapter is devoted to each); networked improvement communities and a systems perspectives are key features.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Practical Knowledge, Organization Theory, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Molstad, Christina Elbe, "State-Based Curriculum-Making: Approaches to Local Curriculum Work in Norway and FInland," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No.4, 2015), 441-461., Christina Elbe Molstad

Annotation: Contrasts the different ways Norway and Finland conceive and practice the the formulation and implementation of a national curriculum;findings are based on interviews with national school leaders and on state-based documents; in Norway, operationalizing the national curriculum is key; in Finland, local curriculum development is expected.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum

Doherty, Catherine, "The Constraints of Relevance on Prevocational Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No. 5, 2015), 705-722., Catherine Doherty

Annotation: Analyzes the use of "relevance" as a principle of content selection: discussed in the context of both theory and practice with Australian examples; draws on Bernstein's work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization

Citations from 2014

Tienken, Christopher H., "Non-Standardized Standards," Kappa Delta Pi Record, 50(April-June, 2014), 56-60., Christopher H. Tienken

Annotation: Argues against the standardized curriculum system currently being imposed on schools by corporate interests and in favor of local standards; provides data to support these arguments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Local Control of Schooling

Gerrard, Jessica, and Lesley Farrell, "Remaking the Professional Teacher: Authority and Curriculum Reform," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 46(5,2014),634-655., Jessica Gerrard and Lesley Farrell

Annotation: Explores the way Australian policy-makers understand the role that teachers and teachers' knowledge have in enacting curriculum policy documents; issues of standardization, accountability and state authority are also addressed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Teacher Knowledge, Curriculum and Politics, Teacher Planning, Curriculum Implementation, Comparative Curriculum

Davis, Elizabeth A., et al., "Designing Educative Curriculum Materials: A Theoretically and Empirically Driven Process," Harvard Educational Review, 84(Spring, 2014), 24-52., Elizabeth A. Davis

Annotation: Describes the process of incorporating several educative features into the design of curriculum materials that promote teacher learning; uses a design-based research approach; illustrated with existing science curriculum materials although the authors argue the process is useful across subject-matter areas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Materials Development and Evaluation

Reid, Mark J., "Ethic of Practicality Analysis of Successful Group Curriculum Planning by Teachers," Interchange, 45(May, 2014), 75-84., Mark J. Reid

Annotation: Applies the theoretical construct (Ethic of Practicality, by Doyle and Ponder, 1977) to the processes of curriculum planning employed by three teachers in translating curriculum into classroom learning experiences.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Teacher Planning

Hamilton, David, and Benjamin Zerfiaurre, BlackBoards and Bootstraps: Revisioning Education and Schooling. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2014., David Hamilton and Benjamin Zerfiaurre

Annotation: Traces the history of schooling and education (which are distinguishable) within their cultural and political contexts from pre-modern periods to today's neo-liberal marketized versions; gives attention to key thinkers, movements, and practical embodiments in each period of education and schooling; provides a basic reader in curriculum and didactics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Democratic Education

Meyer, Heinz-Dieter, "The OECD as Pivot of the Emerging Global Educational Accountability Regime: How Accountable are the Accountants:" Teachers College Record, 116(No.9, 2014), 1-20., Heinz-Dieter Meyer

Annotation: Traces the history of OECD's work and influence in educational policy and practice across the world; examine the critiques of its positions on accountability and testing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Local Control of Schooling

Drake, Corey, Tonia J. Land, and Andrew M. Tyminski, "Using Educative Curriculum Materials to Support the Development of Prospective Teachers' Knowledge," Educational Researcher, 43(No. 3, 2014), 154-162., Corey Drake, Tonia J. Land, and Andrew M. Tyminski

Annotation: Reviews two learning-to-teach frameworks in mathematics education from which principles are derived for designing experiences with educative curriculum materials.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Mathematics, Materials Development and Evaluation

Landgraf, Kurt, "Foreword: Special Issue on the Future of Educational Assessment," Teachers College Record, 116(No.11, 2014),1-3, Kurt Landgraf

Annotation: Describes the work of the Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education and introduces a series of articles related to its report and recommendations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Brown, Anthony L., and Wayne Au, "Race, Memory, and Master Narratives: A Critical Essay on U.S. Curriculum History," Curriculum Inquiry, 44(June, 2014), 358-389., Anthony L. Brown and Wayne Au

Annotation: Asserts that U. S. curriculum history has omitted non-white topics and texts; cites African-American, Mexican-American, Asian-American, Native-American curriculum discourses that need to be recovered and included in U.S curriculum history; explores possible reasons for these omissions; suggests questions for further research on curriculum history in the U.S.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum, Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Linn, Dane, "The Role of Governors," pp. 35-53 in Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q McShane, eds., Common Core Meets Education Reform: What It All Means for Politics, Policy, and the Future of Schooling. New York: Teachers College Press, 2014., Dane Linn

Annotation: Explains the derivation of the Common Core State Standards published in 2010 by its developers (National Governors Association, Council of State School Officers, and others); clarifies who was involved and what procedures were followed; gives status of implementation as of 2013; identifies the difficulties that lie ahead in that process; other issues are described in related chapters written mostly by authors representing the American Enterprise Institute.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing

Torres, Carlos Alberto, First Freire: Early Writings in Social Justice Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2014., Carlos Alberto Torres

Annotation: Interprets Freire's thought in personal and analytic terms; key themes in Freire's works are cited and documented from his many writings; thorough elucidation by one of Freire's closest friends and critics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Alternatives in Education, Citizenship Education, Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum and Politics, Democratic Education, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge, Teaching/Learning Process

Vagle, Mark D., Crafting Phenomenological Research. Walnut Creek,CA: Left Coast Press, 2014, Mark D. Vagle

Annotation: Presents a researcher-friendly introduction to the craft of doing phenomenological research; builds on the work of philosophical luminaries as well as three contemporary methodological approaches (Giorgi 2009 descriptive, van Manen 2001 hermeneutic, Dahlberg & Dahlberg, 2008 reflective); presents the author's own post-intentional approach along with practical guidelines and examples of phenomenological writing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Hurren, Wanda, and Erika L. Hasebe-Ludt, eds., Contemplating Curriculum: Genealogies/Times/Places. New York: Routledge, 2014., Wanda Hurren and Erika L. Hasebe-Ludt

Annotation: Contains twenty-six essays and/or poetry in honor of Ted Tetsuo Aoki and his contributions to the field of Curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors

Scott, David, "Knowledge and the Curriculum," The Curriculum Journal, 25(No. 1, 2014),14-28., David Scott

Annotation: Focuses on knowledge and how it relates to school curriculum; explores the reasons necessary to justify knowledge inclusion into and exclusion from the curriculum; discusses arguments from Foundationalism, Instrumentalism, Pragmatism, and social epistemologies; concludes with a set of principles from which a curriculum rationale can be developed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Schneider, Mercedes K., A Chronicle of Echoes: Who's Who in the Implosion of American Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2014., Mercedes K. Schneider

Annotation: Exposes fraud and deceit by numerous 'reform' organizations in education funded by corporate donors and politicians in efforts to privatize public education and to destroy it; thoroughly documents each organization's activities, funders, and leaders (TFA, KIPP, CCCS, ALEC, Walton Foundation, etc).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Environment, Curriculum History, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Magrini, James M., "Philosophical Hermeneutics," pp. 85-111 in James M. Magrini, Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education: Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics. New York: Routledge, 2014., James M. Magrini

Annotation: Explores philosophical hermeneutics by reference to philosophers from Socates to Gadamer; discusses the notion of Bildung; notes the work of curriculum scholars (Huebner, Macdonald, among others) in relation to this topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Egan, Kieran, with Bob Dunton and Gillian Judson, Whole School Projects: Engaging Imagination through Interdisciplinary Inquiry. New York: Teachers College Press, 2014., Kieran Egan, Bob Dunton, and Gillian Judson

Annotation: Proposes including in a portion or each week a time for addressing an interdisciplinary Whole School Project of three years' duration; provides criteria for topics for projects and ideas on planning and executing such projects; gives real practical examples of whole school projects across grade levels; provides practical and theoretical arguments for the value of this proposal.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Integration, Textbooks

Roseboro, Donyell L., "Mediated Youth, Curriculum, and Cyberspace: Pivoting the In-Between," pp. 360-369 in Awad Ibrahim and Shirley R. Steinberg, eds., Critical Youth Studies Reader. New York: Peter Lang, 2014., Donyell L. Roseboro

Annotation: Discusses the curriculum of cyberspace, a typology of the cyberspace curriculum (that operates in an "in-between" reality), and four paradoxes: 1) finished product/perpetually editable, 2)distance/proximity, 3) familiarity/newness, 4) visibility/invisibility/hypervisibility.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Content Selection and Organization

Thornton, Stephen J., "Curriculum, Construction and Evaluation of," in D. C. Philiips, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2014., Stephen J. Thornton

Annotation: Summarizes the processes typically employed in constructing and evaluating the curriculum; Gives some historical references to work of curriculum scholars; see related entry by the same author on Hidden Curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History, Evaluation of Instruction

Huizinga, Tjark, Adam Handelzalts, Nienke Nieveen, and Joke M. Voogt, "Teacher Involvement in Curriculum Design: Need for Support to Enhance Teachers' Design Expertise," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 46(No. 1, 2014), 33-57., Tjark Huizinga, Adam Handelzalts, Nienke Nieveen, and Joke M. Voogt

Annotation: Reports a Dutch study of teacher design teams, their curriculum design expertise, and the support and training they received to carry out the design process; presenst the study's methods, findings, and recommendations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Teacher Knowledge

Biesta, Gert, "Pragmatising the Curriculum: Bringing Knowledge Back into the Curriculum Conversation, but Via Pragmatism," The Curriculum Journal, 25(No. 1, 2014), 29-49., Gert Biesta

Annotation: Analyzes Dewey's transactional theory of knowing; draws implications for curriculum decision-making; other related articles follow.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and the Disciplines, Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Bascia, Nina, Shasta Carr-Harris, Rose Fine-Meyer, and Cara Zurzolo, "Teachers, Curriculum Innovation, and Policy Formation," Curriculum Inquiry, 44(March, 2014), 228-248., Nina Bascia, Shasta Carr-Harris, Rose Fine-Meyer, and Cara Zurzolo

Annotation: Describers a study of three Canadian teachers involved in curriculum policy development starting with their own course development and moving their work to district and provincial policy levels; reviews related literature; each case study describes teacher agency and the dynamics at work in curriculum change over several years.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Planning, Curriculum Development Strategies

Shalem, Yael, "What Binds Professional Judgment? The Case of Teaching," pp. 93-105 in Michael Young and Johan Muller, eds., Knowledge, Expertise, and the Professions. New York Rutledge, 2014., Yael Shalem

Annotation: Treats the topic of how judgment in teaching depends on theoretical knowledge as well as on experiential knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Conceptions of Teaching, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge

Magrini, James M., "Phenomenology and Curriculum Inquiry: Understanding the Methods of Willis, Van Manen, and Heidegger," pp. 62-84 in James M. Magrini, Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education: Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics. New York: Routledge, 2014., James M. Magrini

Annotation: Discusses the approaches to phenomenological inquiry of leading curriculum scholars in relation to Heidegger's work; gives a defense of phenomenological inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Magrini, James M., "Cosmopolitanism and Curriculum in a New Key," pp. 143-174 in James M. Magrini, Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education: Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics. New York: Routledge, 2014., James M. Magrini

Annotation: Analyzes Pinar's concept of cosmopolitanism in curriculum as it relates to Aoki's philosophy of curriculum; relates their work to work of other philosophers and curriculum scholars.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Schneider, Jack, From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2014., Jack Schneider

Annotation: Describes four exemplary research ideas that found their way into educational practice and provides and analysis of why they did so (perceived significance, philosophical compatibility, occupational realism, transportability); these four were Bloom's Taxonomy, multiple intelligences, project method, direct instruction; four related ideas that did not so readily make it into practice are also discussed.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Teaching/Learning Process

Johnson-Mardones, Daniel, "Toward a Multidimensional Concept of Curriculum: Understanding Curriculum as Phenomenon, Field, and Design," European Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1(No. 2, 2014), 172-177., Daniel Johnson-Mardones

Annotation: Argues for a multidimensional concept of curriculum as a phenomenon, a field, and a design process; taps into previous work on the structure of the concept of curriculum and combines these ideas into a new theoretical tool.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Development Strategies

Kridel, Craig, "Child-Centered Schools and Society-Centered Schools: Progressive Education, Testing, and 'E-valuation"," pp.133-143 in Isabel Nunez, Crystal T. Laura, and Rich Ayers, eds., Diving In: Bill Ayres and the Art of Teaching into Contradiction. New York: Teachers College Press, 2104., Craig Kridel

Annotation: Clarifies the twentieth century idea of progressive education and its leading advocates; contrasts this with features of twenty-first century thought and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Magrini, James M., "Huebner's Reading of Heidegger's Fundament Ontology," pp. 112-142 in James M. Magrini, Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education: Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics. New York: Rutledge, 2014., James M. Magrini

Annotation: Examines concepts in Huebner's 1967 essay in Theory into Practice, 6(No. 4),"Curriculum as Concern for Man's Temporality;" traces their sources in Heidegger's works; focuses on meaning--making, authentic learning, and situational design of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Environment, Content Selection and Organization

Young, Michael, and Johan Muller, "From the Sociology of Knowledge to the Sociology of Professional Knowledge," pp. 3-17 in Michael Young and Johan Muller, eds., Knowledge, Expertise, and the Professions. New York: Rutledge, 2014., Michael Young and Johan Muller

Annotation: Discusses research in sociology of professional knowledge and its relation to professional practice; makes some distinctions between professional knowledge and theory of knowledge; examines knowledge specialized to conceptual generality, and knowledge to a contextual purpose; draws on work of Schon and Bernstein.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Higher Education Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge

Waks, Leonard J., Education 2.0: The Learningweb Revolution and the Transformation of the School. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2014, Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Argues for a new version of open schooling based on a network of web and web-supported educational organizations; presents a practical proposal based on contemporary research fully explicated; offers guidance on changing to this new paradigm.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Open Education, Organization Theory, Alternatives in Education, Criticism of Schooling, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Penuel, William R., Rachel S. Phillips, and Christopher J. Harris, "Analyzing Teachers' Curriculum Implementation from Integrity and Actor-Oriented Perspectives," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 46(6,2014),751-777., William R. Penuel, Rachel S. Phillips, and Christopher J. Harris

Annotation: Analyzes teachers' use of an environmental biology curriculum to determine how much they enact it with integrity and how much they altered it and why; suggests both perspectives can provide useful feed-back to curriculum designers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation

Citations from 2013

Kumar, Ashwani, Curriculum as Meditative Inquiry. New York: PalgraveMacmillan, 2013., Ashwani Kumar

Annotation: Proposes a curriculum based on meditative inquiry drawn from the writings of Jiddu Krishnamuri (India) and James B. Macdonald (USA); discusses the nature of consciousness and education and shows how curriculum can cultivate the development of personal responsibility, openness, creativity, awareness, transcendence, and centering.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Self-Knowledge, Values in the Classroom, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

McDermott, Morna, "Defining Aesthetics, Art, Creativity, and Curriculum," pp 13-35 in Morna McDermott, The Left-Handed Curriculum: Creative Experiences for Empowering Teachers. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013., Morna McDermott

Annotation: Posits basic components of a critical, postmodern, art-ful curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Aesthetics and Curriculum

Young, Michael, "Overcoming the Crisis in Curriculum Theory: A Knowledge-based Approach," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No. 2, 2013), 101-118., Michael Young

Annotation: Calls for Curriculum Theory to return to a focus on access/entitlement to knowledge by students; describes bases for selecting "powerful" knowledge rather than powerless knowledge; provides principles for designing a knowledge-based curriculum; cites objections to as well as supports for this this type of curriculum; see a related essay by John White in New Visions for Education (online) - 5/11/12

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Content Selection and Organization

Scriven, Michael, "Conceptual Revolution in Evaluation," pp. 167-179 in Marvin C. Alkin, ed., Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists' Views and Influence, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013., Michael Scriven

Annotation: Presents Scriven's state-of-the-art view of the process and discipline of Evaluation; a revised and fuller version of this article entitled, "The Foundation and Future of Evaluation," appears in pp. 11-44 in Stewart I. Donaldson, ed.,The Future of Evaluation in Society. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Program Audit/Evaluation, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Teacher Evaluation

Horn, Jim, and Denise Wilburn, The Mismeasure of Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013., Jim Horn and Denise Wilburn

Annotation: Describes recent history of assessment in educational policy and practice; reviews research on testing and accountability schemes in the US and argues that sound research does not support present policies and practices; provides as a case study Tennessee's value-added assessment model which is extensively analyzed and critiqued: offers several recommendations for changing from using high-stakes testing to more helpful formative assessment policies and practices.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum and Politics, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Student Assessment

Hendry, Petra Munro, and Ann G. Winfield, "Bringing Out the Dead: Curriculum History as Memory," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 29(No. 1, 2013), 1-24., Petra Munro Hendry and Ann G. Winfield

Annotation: Introduces a series of papers in curriculum history that disrupt the prevailing orientation assumed by most contemporary historians working in the curriculum field; describes some of the alternative perspectives and methodological procedures taken by the authors of these papers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation

Fallace, Thomas, and Victoria Fantozzi, "Was There Really a Social Efficiency Doctrine? The Uses and Abuses of an Idea in Educational History," Educational Researcher, 42(April, 2013) 142-150., Thomas Fallace and Victoria Fantozzi

Annotation: Reviews the rise of the social efficiency doctrine in the field of history of curriculum; identifies problems in the use of the concept in this field; attempts a clarification thereof.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Social Efficiency/Control

Kunzil, Rudolf, "Memorizing a Memory: Schwab's the Practical in a German Context," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No. 5, 2013), 668-683., Rudolf Kunzil

Annotation: Traces the developments of the last forty years in Curriculum Theory in Germany; identifies the aspects of Schwab's work that were compatible with the German tradition of Didaktik; summarizes the current situation in German education and how Schwab's "The Practical" might be used to critically analyze today's far different curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Curriculum History

Orfield, Gary, "Choice Theories and the Schools," pp. 37-66 in Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg and Associates, Educational Delusions? Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013., Gary Orfield

Annotation: Spells out and compares the different assumptions behind the Market Theory and the Integration Theory of Choice in American education; discusses their effects on reducing inequality; see related article pp. 255-270.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Enrollment Changes-Implications

Doherty, Catherine, and Elizabeth Briant, "Unnatural Selection: Curriculum Conversations in TIP 1962-2012," Theory into Practice, 52(Supplement 1, 2013), 42-51., Catherine Doherty and Elizabeth Briant

Annotation: Reviews the articles having to do with curriculum theory, practice, and research that appeared in the journal, Theory into Practice, during this 50-year period; comments on several dimensions found within this range of articles; lists a bibliography of these articles.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum

Sockett, Hugh, "The Neglect of Virtue," pp. 22-40 in Hugh Sockett and Robert Boostrom, eds., A Moral Critique of Contemporary Education. 112th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Issue l. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 2013, Hugh Sockett

Annotation: Discusses the neglect of moral and intellectual virtue in schools; argues against a curriculum of "right answers" and in favor of teaching the dispositions of open-mindedness, accuracy, impartiality, and social responsibility.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Values in the Classroom

Deng, Zongyi, "The Practical, Curriculum, Theory and Practice: An International Dialogue on Schwab's The 'Practical 1'," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No.5, 2013), 583-190., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Introduces five articles by Connelly, Westbury, Deng, Kunzli, and Biesta that discuss the relevance and significance of Schwab's ideas in his "Practical 1" article forty years after its first appearance; a reprint of this article is provided; each of the essays emphasizes particular aspects of Schwab's article and interprets his ideas in the contemporary world of education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

McDonnell, Lorraine M., and M. Stephen Weatherford, "Evidence Use and the Common Core State Standards Movement: From Problem Definition to Policy Adoption," American Journal of Education, 120(November, 2013), 1-25., Lorraine M. McDonnell and M. Stephen Weatherford

Annotation: Describes how policy entrepreneurs use research at three stages of the policy process--problem definition, policy design, and policy enactment; reports interviews with state leaders of the Common Core movement about these policy process stages and the use of research evidence; concludes that research was often not used or was not available and that other evidence was also used.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Historical Inquiry, Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History, Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Frameworks

Mehta, Jal, The Allure3 of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013., Jal Mehta

Annotation: Traces historically the changes in U.S. school policies and practices related to their rationalization, accountability, and the role of teachers; delves deeply into analysis and explanations for these changes; offers a model that proposes to challenge these trends.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Qualitative Research

Triche, Stephen, "Gabriel Harvey's 16th Century Theory of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 29(No. 1, 2013),90-101., Stephen Triche

Annotation: Identifies the 1577 document Rhetor by Gabriel Harvey as an early work of curriculum theory; describes its contents and its orientation to curriculum as they relate to Nature, Art, and Exercise; discusses Harvey's work in relation to other 20th century curriculum theorists and to contemporary curriculum practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Law, Edmond Hau-Fai, and Chenzhi Li, eds., Curriculum Innovations in Changing Societies: Chinese Perspectives from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2013., Edmond Hau-Fai Law and Chenzhi Li

Annotation: Contains research and integrations of studies on curriculum and related topics in three Chinese settings; five chapters discuss overall curriculum policy, research, and trends; others discuss subjects and curriculum; the final chapter compares European and Chinese curriculum development and research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum History, Content Selection and Organization

Reiss, Michael J., and John White, An Aims-based Curriculum: The Significance of Human Flourishing for Schools. London: The Institute of Education Press, University of London, 2013, Michael J. Reiss and John White

Annotation: Outlines a curriculum design based on the general aim of equipping every student to lead a personally flourishing life (and derivative sub-aims) rather than on knowledge-based (subject-centered) aims; spells out a rationale for this model of curriculum design and offers illustrative examples of both dispositions and understandings derived from such aims; describes processes for implementing this model thorough changes in policy and professional actions; written with specific reference to curriculum in England but applicable elsewhere.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum

Cooper, Amander, and Ben Levin, "Research Use by Leaders in Canadian School Districts," International Journal of Educational policy and Leadership, 8(No. 7, 2013), 1-15., Amander Cooper and Ben Levin

Annotation: Reports a study of Canadian school administrators and the use of research in their practice--the extent and nature of the research used, in what contexts, the time involved, methods of learning about available research, etc.; discusses ways to increase research use in school districts.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Gingell, John, ed., Education and the Common Good: Essays in Honor of Robin Barrow. New York: Rutledge, 2013., John Gingell

Annotation: Presents essays on the contributions of Robin Barrow to curriculum and the philosophy of education; Barrow responds in the final essay.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors

Jonnaert, Phillippe, and Genevieve Thevriault, "Curricula and Curriculum Analysis: Some Pointers for Debate," Prospects, 43(December, 2013), 379-417., Phillippe Jonnaert and Genevieve Thevriault

Annotation: Proposes a new conceptualization of a curricular system and its components (see Figure 1 and Table 1) presented by a UNESCO curriculum development team; consists of a framework of six forms of Curriculum (a subject, a process, a product, a framework for reform, a subject of adaptation, a means of regulation), three kinds of research (orientation, operationalization, adjustment), and three phases (the intended, the implemented, the achieved); introduces several articles from around the world that follow.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, American/International Curriculum Organizations

Connelly, F. Michael, and Gerry Connelly, "Curriculum Policy Guidelines: Context, Structures, and Functions," pp. 54-73 in Allan Luke, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir, eds., Curriculum, Syllabus Design, and Equity: A Primer and Model. New York: Routledge, 2013., F. Michael Connelly and Gerry Connelly

Annotation: Analyzes types of curriculum policy, curriculum guidelines, and their functions; describes guidelines for writing curriculum guidelines; discusses role of support documents; discusses decision-points and provides practical examples (mostly from Ontario) of this work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Materials Development and Evaluation, School Subjects, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Subedi, Binaya, "Decolonizing the Curriculum for Global Perspectives," Educational Theory, 63(No. 6, 2013), 621-638., Binaya Subedi

Annotation: Critiques Eurocentric ideology or the deficit approach used in global curricula as well as the accommodations approach which claims to be the corrective to the former approach; advocates and argues for the decolonization or contrapuntal approach.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Criticism of Schooling, Character Education, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Beane, James A., "A Common Core of a Different Sort: Putting Democracy at the Center of the Curriculum," Middle School Journal, 44(No. 3, 2013), 6-14., James A. Beane

Annotation: Traces the history of 20th century curriculum trends related to common learnings; analyzes the features of the Common Core State Standards of the early 21st century which emphasizes college preparation and employability for the global economy; poses a third way that emphasizes a democratic core reminiscent of the core curriculum of the 1930s/1940s; discusses common core and middle level education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Middle School Curriculum, Core Mandates, Curriculum Integration

van den Akker, Jan, "A European Perspective on Curriculum Development and Innovation," pp. 535-545 in Edmond Hau-Fai Law and Chenzhi Li, eds., Curriculum Innovations in Changing Societies: Chinese Perspectives from Hong Kong Taiwan, and Mainland China. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2013., Jan van den Akker

Annotation: Compares European and Chinese curriculum development and research on nine threads of a "curriculum spider-web."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Pinar, William F., Curriculum Studies in the United States: Present Circumstances, Intellectual Histories. New York: PalgraveMacmillan, 2013., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Interprets the position in which Curriculum Studies finds itself today; comments on and integrates the views express by writers in the 2010 Handbook of Curriculum Studies; foresees the concepts that may arise in the next phase of reconceptualizing the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Apple, Michael W., Can Education Change Society? New York: Routledge, 2013., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Treats in previously unpublished essays the question in the title in light of the work of Freire, Counts, DuBois, Woodson , and others with examples both positive (Porto Alegre - Citizen Schools) and negative (Wal-Mart - Christian Conservative) influences; gives examples of the author's personal action in keeping with his commitment to critical education and action.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Democratic Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Luke, Allan, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir, "Curriculum Design, Equity and the Technical Form of the Curriculum," pp 6-39 in Allan Luke, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir, eds., Curriculum, Syllabus Design, and Equity: A Primer and Model. New York: Routledge, 2013., Allan Luke, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir

Annotation: Defines official curriculum documents, the place of school subjects in them, and equitable schooling; discusses curriculum standardization/testing and the technical form of curriculum documents.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Frameworks

Noddings, Nel, Education and Democracy in the 21st Century. New York: Teachers College Press, 2013., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Presents a new vision of curriculum based on humane values and differentiated expectations for diverse students; critiques current curriculum assumptions and current policy prescriptions, including those regarding testing and accountability.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Democratic Education, Literature of Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

McDermott, Kathryn A., "Interstate Governance of Standards and Testing," pp. 130-155 in Paul Manna and Patrick McGuinn, eds., Educational Governance for the Twenty-First Century: overcoming Sturctural Barriers to School Reform. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2013., Kathryn A. McDermott

Annotation: Examines the development and implementation of the interstate consortiums related to Common State Standards and the assessment; gives illustrations and analysis their problems and prospects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Sizer, Theodore R., "Courses" pp. 116-134 in The New American High School. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013., Theodore R. Sizer

Annotation: Gives the author's proposals for thehigh school curriculum that he would envision for the future; other sections of the book also mention related features that round out the specific guidelines presented in this chapter; also provides some autobiographical stories about the author's life and experiences as a teacher and a professional educator.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Secondary School Curriculum

Winch, Christopher, "Curriculum Design and Epistemic Ascent," Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47(February, 2013), 128-146., Christopher Winch

Annotation: Discusses knowledge by acquaintance, propositional knowledge, and how-to knowledge in relation to both academic knowledge and practical knowledge; shows practical implications for curriculum design.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Practical Knowledge

Connelly, F. Michael, "Joseph Schwab, Curriculum, Curriculum Studies, and Educational Reform," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No. 5, 2013), 622-639., F. Michael Connelly

Annotation: Explains Schwab's conceptualization of a dialectical way of relating theory and practice in curriculum (quite a different principle from that prevalent in Curriculum Studies at the time of Schwab's writings); discusses what has happened since Schwab's time to curriculum studies, to curriculum reform, and to curriculum policy; suggests educational reform requires entering a massive, on-going, narrative process.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Professors

Deng, Zongyi S., S. Gopinathan, and Christine Kim-Eng Lee, eds., Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum: From Policy to Classroom. New York: Springer, 2013., Zongyi Deng, S. S. Gopinathan, and Christine Kim-Eng Lee

Annotation: Provides fifteen articles on the Singapore Curriculum, its history, its policies, its programs, and its classroom enactment; a thorough-going case study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum History, Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Development Strategies

McKenney, Susan , and Thomas C. Reeves, "Systematic Review of Design-Based Research Programs: Is a Little Knowledge a Dangerous Thing?" Educational Researcher, 42(No. 2, 2013), 97-100., Susan McKenney and Thomas C. Reeves

Annotation: Critiques and amends a previously published review of design-based research approaches by Anderson and Shattuck, 41(No. 1, 2012), 16-25.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Citations from 2012

Streck, Danilo R., Enclides Redin, and Jaime Jose Zitkoski, eds., Paulo Freire Encyclopedia. Lanham, MD: Rowman & LIttlefield Publishers, 2012., Danilo R. Streck, Enclides Redin, and Jaime Jose Zitkoski

Annotation: Presents short treatments of over 200 words and concepts found in the writings of Freire; these are organized from A to Z and are written by a variety of Freire scholars (many from Brazil); authors privide direct quotations from Freire's many writings and add their own elucidations; contains a bibliography of Freire's books in Portuguese and English compiled by his wife.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Conceptions of Teaching, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Literature of Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Swail, Watson Scott, ed., Finding Superman: Debating the Future of Public Education in America. New York: Teachers College Press, 2012., Watson Scott Swail

Annotation: Provides critiques of the movie, "Waiting for Superman." in terms of its portrayal of inner city charter schools, its biases, and its flawed assumptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum and Politics

Barone, Thomas, Jake Burdick, and C. Centae Richards, "Thinking and Rethinking Elliot Eisner," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 9(No. 1, 2012), 16-17., Thomas Barone, Jake Burdick, and C. Centae Richards

Annotation: Introduces a series of ten short commentaries on the contributions of Elliot Eisner.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors

Rothman, Robert, "Laying a Common Foundation for Success," Phi Delta Kappan, 94(November,2012) 57-61., Robert Rothman

Annotation: Gives the story of the development of the Common Core Standards and the movement toward implementation by several states as of this date.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Schniedewind, Nancy,"A Short History of the Ambush of Public Education," pp. 4-22 in Nancy Schniedewind and Mars Shevin, eds., Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012., Nancy Schniedewind

Annotation: Summarizes the takeover of public education in the United States by business and technical interests.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Democratic Education, Hidden Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Values in the Classroom, Teacher Planning

Chaucer, Harry, A Creative Approach to the Common Core Standards: The Da Vinci Curriculum. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012., Harry A. Chaucer

Annotation: Proposes a secondary school curriculum that "conserves, transmits, rectifies, and expands our heritage of values" (Dewey); organized historically around multi-disciplinary thinking of Leonardo Da Vinci;

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Secondary School Curriculum

Thomas, Gary, "Changing Our Landscape of Inquiry for a New Science of Education," Harvard Education Review, 82(Spring, 2012), 226-51., Gary Thomas

Annotation: Argues that education research misunderstands the nature of scientific method; gives a revised view and urges the cultivation of a new education science that is a part of education practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Practical Knowledge

Block, Alan, "Toward Objectives and Assessment: Means of Control," Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 8(Spring, 2012), 1-10., Alan Block

Annotation: Reviews the contributions of Ralph Tyler to the role of evaluation in curriculum and instruction as viewed by later curriculum theorists; briefly examines related assumptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment

Pacheco, Jose Augusto, "Curriculum Studies: What Is the Field Today?" Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 8(Spring, 2012),1-18., Jose Augusto Pacheco

Annotation: Gives detailed analyses of recent decades of work in the field of Curriculum Studies; gives special attention to the work of Apple, Pinar, Goodson, and Young; draws some themes from these analyses.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors, Literature of Curriculum

Mason, Terrence C., and Robert J. Heffenbein, eds., Ethics and International Curriculum Work: The Challenges of Culture and Context. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2012., Terrence C. Mason and Robert J. Heffenbein

Annotation: Provides case reports of ethical issues in transnational curriculum work projects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Development Strategies

Brooks, Nancy, "Restoring the Relationship of 'E-Valuation' and Curriculum," Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 8(Spring, 2012), 1-13., Nancy Brooks

Annotation: Reviews the development of evaluation studies related to curriculum practice; traces the postmodern thought of curriculum scholars between the 1980s and the 2000s; discusses the use of the theoretical framework by Schwandt (2000) and the heuristic of Rallis and Rossman (2006) for enriching impoverished curriculum evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Evaluation of Instruction

Zhao, Yong, "Mass Localism for Improving America's Education," Kappa Delta Pi Record, 48(January-March, 2012), 17-22., Yong Zhao

Annotation: Makes the case for U. S. education sticking with its decentralized decision-making approach (rather than yielding to centralized reform approaches); calls for reduction of federal and state testing and other policy impositions; urges autonomy in the form of "mass localism."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Levin, Ben, More High School Graduates: How Schools Can Save Students from Dropping Out. Thousand Oakes, CA: Corwin Press, 2012., Ben Levin

Annotation: Gives four primary practical strategies to be undertaken by high schools to keep students from dropping out; gives guidelines for implementing such practices and many examples being used in real school situations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum

Sensoy, Ozlem, and Robin DiAngelo, Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2012., Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo

Annotation: Explains basic concepts for developing critical social literacy, including prejudice, oppression, power, privilege, and white supremacy; provides guidelines and examples for implementing social justice education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education, Curriculum and Politics, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Sandlin, Jennifer A., Jake Burdick, and Trevor Norris, "Erosion and Experience: Education for Democracy in a Consumer Society," Review of Research in Education,36 (March, 2012), 139-168., Jennifer A. Sandlin, Jake Burdick, and Trevor Norris

Annotation: Explores evidence of the ideology of consumerism and commercialism at work in the schools and of the erosion of the public sphere; reviews research on these topics and on their consequences in public schooling; identifies critical practices used against these ideologies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Democratic Education

Knoll, Michael, "'I Had Made a Mistake': William H. Kilpatrick and the Project Method," Teachers College Record, 114(February, 2012), 1 - 45., Michael Knoll

Annotation: Analyzes Kilpatrick's work and publications on the project method; concludes that he did not originate the idea, that he sought to popularized an approach to method that even Kilpatrick came to believe was not wisely labeled as "project method", and that critics justifiably argued was flawed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum History, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Literature, Teaching/Learning Process

Virtue, David C., "Remembering Gordon Vars," Middle School Journal, 43(March, 2012), 5., David C. Virtue

Annotation: Presents a tribute to middle school proponent Gordon Vars upon his death.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Middle School Curriculum

Levinson, Meira, No Citizen Left Behind. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012., Meira Levinson

Annotation: Describes classroom practices that enhance citizenship education; provides a vision for returning civic action to a central role in social studies education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Citizenship Education

Rutten, Kris, and Ronald Soetaert, "Revisiting the Rhetorical Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 44(No. 6, 2012), 727-743., Kris Rutten and Ronald Soetaert

Annotation: Makes the case for inclusion of the new rhetoric in the curriculum; reviews the related literature; introduces a set of essays related to the topic appearing in the same issue of the Journal of Curriculum Studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, English

Provenzo, Eugene F., Jr., The Difference Engine: Computing, Knowledge, and the Transformation of Learning. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012., Eugene F. Provenzo Jr.

Annotation: Reviews the nature of computing and related technology and its changing role in accessing and reconfiguring knowledge; provides a broad general philosophical treatment of this topic; draws implications for education in K-12 and higher education; gives introduction to language of the hypertext age and examples of a variety of current technologies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Computers and Technology as Subjects, Teaching/Learning Process

Gottesman, Isaac, "From Gouldner to Gramsci: The Making of Michael Apple's 'Ideology and Curriculum'," Curriculum Inquiry, 42(December, 2012), 571-596., Isaac Gottesman

Annotation: Examines the influences in Apple's thought and publications prior to his 1979 collection of his writings.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Rutkowski, David, Leslie Rutkowski, and Gjert Langfelt, "Reading Economics, Thinking Education: The Relevance--and Irrelevance--of Economic Theory for Curriculum Research," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 44(No. 2 2012), 165-192., David Rutkowski, Leslie Rutkowski, and Gjert Langfelt

Annotation: Reviews 85 published studies that examined the political, the programmatic, and the practical in relation to curriculum theory by methods of economic research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Au, Wayne, "The Long March Toward Revitalization: Developing Standpoint in Curriculum Studies," Teachers College Record, 114(No. 5, 2012), 1-30., Wayne Au

Annotation: Describes standpoint theory as applied to curriculum and curriculum inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Knowledge Generation

Jobrack, Benerlee, Tyranny of the Textbook: An Insider Exposes How Educational Materials Undermine Reforms. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012., Benerlee Jobrack

Annotation: Describes how publishers develop and market educational materials; critiques the effectiveness and quality of such materials; conceptualizes the place of such materials in overall curriculum design and teaching; suggests procedures for evaluating and selecting the best available published curricula.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Kemmis, Stephen, "Phronesis, Experience, and the Primacy of Practice," pp. 147-161 in Elizabeth Anne Kinsella and Allan Pitman, eds., Phronesis as Professional Knowledge: Practical Wisdom in the Professions. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2012., Stephen Kemmis

Annotation: Contrasts practical reasoning and practical wisdom attained through the experience of doing educational practice with propositional, theoretical, and scientific knowledge about educational practice; phronesis involves understanding and critiquing one's own practice as a professional practitioner through learning from and reporting on his own and other's praxis; provided through philosophical analysis on the concepts involved; the author elucidates phronesis as a disposition and as a moral action learned indirectly through praxis; gives implications for professional education of educators.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Practical Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum as Experience

Doll, William E., Jr., "Revisiting Aoki's 'Inspiriting the Curriculum'," pp. 165-174 in Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Jennifer Rothmann, eds., Reconsidering Canadian Curriculum Studies: Provoking Historical, Present, and Future Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Highlights and interprets Aoki's vision of bringing life to curriculum and infusing it with spirit, soul, and the sacred.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Schoonmaker, Frances, Living Faithfully: The Transformation of Washington School. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2012., Frances Schoonmaker

Annotation: Reports the stances and deliberative processes taken by the principals, teachers, and others in transforming a failed Oklahoma school into a successful one, a conflicted school into a school with a wholesome atmosphere; extensive quotes are included from participants; interpreted with spiritual and sacred dimensions taken from philosopher Philip H. Phenix.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Supervision of Instruction, In-service Teacher Development

Citations from 2011

Cohen, David K., and Susan L. Moffitt, "The Influence of Practice on Policy," pp. 63-80 in Douglas E. Mitchell, Robert L. Crowson, and Dorothy Shipps, eds., Shaping Educational Policy: Power and Process. New York: Routledge, 2011., David K. Cohen and Susan L. Moffitt

Annotation: Discusses the two-way influence of governing bodies and practice on educational policy; illustrates with the history of ESEA/NCLB; discusses paradoxes of coherence, capability, and excellence.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics

Burke, Kenneth, and Avner Segall, "Christianity and Its Legacy in Education," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43(No. 5, 2011), 631-658., Kenneth Burke and Avner Segall

Annotation: Analyzes the relationship between religion and education; examines historically the remnants of Christian thought in U. S. schooling (dates-B.C./A.D.; terms-dean, mission,academic gowns; apple-as metaphor; childhood-as innocent or deviant; conversion-regulation of behavior, et cet.); addresses implications of this analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Hidden Curriculum