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Harvey, James, "Privatization: A Drain on Public Schools," 69(December 2011/January 2012), 48-53., James Harvey

Annotation: Argues cogently against arguments supporting privatization of public schools, charter schools, and vouchers; presents the case for public control for the public good.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum and Politics, Democratic Education, Local Control of Schooling

Ravitch, Diane, "Changing the Poisonous Narrative: A Conversation with Diane Ravitch," Educational Leadership, 69(December 2011/January 2012), 54-58., Diane Ravitch

Annotation: Gives Ravitch's forthright answers to an interviewer's questions on current testing policies and practices and corporate dominance in education politics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Student Assessment

Porter, Andrew, Jennifer McMaken, Jun Hwang, and Rui Yang, "Common Core Standards: The New U. S. Intended Curriculum," Educational Researcher, 40(April, 2011), 103-116., Andrew Porter, Jennifer McMaken, Jun Hwang, and Rui Yang

Annotation: Analyzes differences between the recently developed common core standards and those currently functioning in several selected states--in mathematics and English language arts; employs an alignment by cells procedure from the Survey of Enacted Curriculum (Porter, ER, 37(7), 2002); compares content topics and cognitive demand, among other matters.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and Politics

Harris, Douglas N., Value-Added Measures in Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2011., Douglas N. Harris

Annotation: Provides a well-argued technical, but understandable, analysis of the pros and cons of using value-added measures in accountability systems for making policy decisions on individual teachers, schools, programs, and state standards-based on aggregates of student achievement data.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, Program Audit/Evaluation, Evaluation of Instruction

Seaman, Jayson, and Peter J. Nelson, "An Overburdened Term: Dewey's Concept of 'Experience' as Curriculum Theory," Education and Culture, 27(No. 1, 2011), 5-25., Jayson Seaman and Peter J. Nelson

Annotation: Clarifies Dewey's concept of Experience and its usefulness in curriculum theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience

Au, Wayne, "Teaching Under the New Taylorism: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of 21st Century Curriculum, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43(No.1, 2011), 25-45., Wayne Au

Annotation: Reviews history of Taylorism in curriculum theory and its current manifestation; describes the effects of contemporary high-stakes testing (recontextualization and commoditization) as attempts of policy-publics to control curriculum and teaching from a distance for political purposes.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, 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: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History, Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Hildreth, R. W., "What Good is Growth? Reconsidering Dewey on the Ends of Education," Education and Culture, 27(No. 2, 2011), 28-48., R. W. Hildreth

Annotation: Reexamines the arguments made by critics of Dewey's views on the ends of education; marshals quotations from Dewey to show why Dewey intentionally chose not to assert particular ends and why this was consistent with his overall views on education.

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 Aims and Objectives

Halvorson, Mark, "Revealing the Technological Irresponsibility in Curriculum Design," Curriculum Inquiry, 41(January, 2011), 34-47., Mark Halvorson

Annotation: Reexamines Tyler's Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction critically in terms of its theoretical, practical, and productive aspects; the last of these employs a critical theory of technology (A. Feenberg, 1999);concludes that Tyler's technology of curriculum design has been inappropriately universalized and has ignored the subjectivity of teaching and learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum Development Strategies, Discourse Analysis, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Priestley, Mark, "Whatever Happened to Curriculum Theory? Critical Realism and Curriculum Change," Pedagogy, Culture, & Society, 19(No. 2, 2011), 221-237., Mark Priestley

Annotation: Trances the recent decline in use of curriculum theory in most English-speaking countries and urges countering the current instrumentalist model of curriculum with a critical realism model related to Margaret Archer's social theory; spells out the features of such a curriculum theory and draws implications for curriculum policy-making and change.

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 Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Gough, David A., "User-Led Reviews of Research Knowledge: Enhancing Relevance and Reception," pp. 126-139 in Elizabeth M. Banister, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, and E. Anne Marshall, eds., Knowledge Translation in Context: Indigenous, Policy, and Community Settings. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011., David A. Gough

Annotation: Describes a seven-step process for doing systematic reviews of research; also argues for user participation in reviewing research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Deng, Zongyi, "Revisiting Curriculum Potential," Curriculum Inquiry, 41(December, 2011), 538-559., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Gives extensive analysis of the notion of curriculum potential within curriculum materials; refers to Schwab's, Ben-Peretz's, and the German Didaktik tradition's treatment of curriculum potential; argues that interpreting curriculum materials for their educational potential requires unpacking curriculum content for its meaning and significance in particular instructional situations.

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: Curriculum Potential

Hendry, Petra Munro, Engendering Curriculum History. New York: Routledge, 2011, Petra Munro Hendry

Annotation: Presents an extensive history of overlooked female curriculum theorists and their contributions to educational thought and practice from pre-history to the 20th century; gives evidence that curriculum history has been interpreted as gendered by masculine perspectives and epistemologies; highlights curriculum theories by the dozens of specific women who have brought alternatives to these historical masculine views.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Smith, Tracy W., and C. Kenneth McEwin, eds., The Legacy of the Middle School: In Their Own Words. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2011., Tracy W. Smith and C. Kenneth McEwin

Annotation: Reports a study of the Middle School Legacy Project; contains speeches and interviews of founders and prominent leaders of the middle school movement from the early 1960s to today; presents a summary of key themes found across these leaders' interview statements.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Middle School Curriculum

Connelly, F. Michael, and Shijing Xu, "Curriculum and Curriculum Studies," pp 115-124 in J. Arthur Peterson and Andrew Peterson, eds., The Routledge Companion to Education. New York: Routledge, 2011., F. Michael Connelly and Shijing Xu

Annotation: Defines both terms in the title of this article; gives definitions of the structured elements found in curriculum and in curriculum studies; discusses curriculum theory and future developments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Paraskeva, Joao M., Conflicts in Curriculum Theory: Challenging Hegemonic Epistemologies. New York: PalgraveMacmillan, 2011., Joao M. Paraskeva

Annotation: Presents critically the major contributions of all the major curriculum theorists from the United States during the twentieth century, noting the conceptual conflicts among their work; raises the issue of the hegemonic influence of this work on curriculum theory around the globe, citing evidence of alternative epistemologies arising in Africa, Asia, and South America; argues for an itinerant curriculum theory that recognizes many different streams of thought.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Comparative Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History

Sagarin, Stephan K., The Story of Waldorf Education in the United States: Past, Present, and Future. Great Barrington, MA: Steiner Books, 2011., Stephan K. Sagarin

Annotation: Provides a historical treatment of Waldorf Education in the United States and the incorporation (and lack thereof) of the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner in specific schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Teaching/Learning Process, Values in the Classroom

Pugh, Kevin J., and Michael M. Phillips, "Helping Students Develop an Appreciation for School Content," Theory into Practice, 50(No. 4, 2011), 285-292., Kevin J. Pugh and Michael M. Phillips

Annotation: Discusses the concept of "content appreciation" and how it can be fostered in teaching.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching, Content Selection and Organization, Motivation, Values in the Classroom

Schank, Roger, Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools. New York: Teachers College Press, 2011., Roger Schank

Annotation: Proposes a cognitive process-based education built around 12 processes: four conceptual processes (prediction, judgment, experimentation, evaluation), four analytic processes (argument, planning, causation, judgment), and four social processes (influence, teamwork, negotiation, describing); argues against a subject-centered (knowledge) curriculum; sees online schooling as the future of education.

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, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Practical Knowledge, Criticism of Schooling

Rothman, Robert, Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2011., Robert Rothman

Annotation: Traces the origin and progression of the Common Core Standards movement and its political history over the last two decades; presents examples of the standards in reading and mathematics; gives the arguments pro and con for various stances on the standards.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History

Harris, Phillip, Bruce M. Smith, and Joan Harris, They Myths of Standardized Tests: Why They Don't Tell You What You Think They Do. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011., Phillip Harris, Bruce M. Smith, and Joan Harris

Annotation: Argues cogently the limitations of standardized tests and their current use; helps the public understand why the current uses are misguided; gives a thorough treatment of the subject in easily understood terms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing

Young, Michael, "Curriculum Policies for a Knowledge Society," pp. 125-138 in Lyn Yates and Madeleine Grumet, eds., Curriculum in Today's World: Configuring Knowledge, Identities, Work, and Politics. World Yearbook of Education 2011. New York: Routledge, 2011., Michael Young

Annotation: Discusses issues surrounding curriculum theory and practice for a knowledge society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Differentiation, Knowledge Utilization

Brownlee, Jo, Gregory Schraw, and Donna Berthelsen, "The Nature of Teachers' Personal Epistemologies," pp 3-21 in Jo Brownlee, Gregory Schraw, and Donna Berthelsen, eds., Personal Epistemology and Teacher Education. New York: Routledge, 2012., Jo Brownlee, Gregory Schraw, and Donna Berthelsen

Annotation: Describes the field of educational research that focuses on teachers' personal epistemologies; reviews paradigms and samples research in this field; ties the discussion to the preparation of pre-service teachers and in-service teachers.

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

Sahlberg, Pasi, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? New York: Teachers College Press, 2011., Pasi Sahlberg

Annotation: Describes and explains the changes in and results of educational policies and practices in Finland during the last two decades; accounts for what unique features have put student achievement at or near the top of international comparisons; offers thoughts on what lessons other nations might (or perhaps should not) derive from this Finnish experience.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Kirylo, Peter D., Paulo Freire: The Man from Recifi. New York: Peter Lang, 2011., Peter D. Kirylo

Annotation: Explicates Freire's life and work (1921-1997) throughout his pre-exile years, his exile years, and the years following his return to Brazil; summarizes the influence that his own experiences had and that others' thinking had on his conception of critical education and pedagogy; analyzes the various themes found in his writings and his practice of education; presents the views of numerous scholars on Freire's legacy and his use of liberation theology and critical pedagogy; contains lengthy interviews with James A. Cone and with Freire's second wife Nita; opens with a foreword by Donald Macedo and a preface by Shirley Steinberg and concludes with an afterword by Peter McLaren; quotes and exposes the reader to most of Freire's writings and ideas apart from having to read original sources.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Historical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum History, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics

Bhattacharya, Asoke, Paulo Freire: Rousseau of the Twentieth Century. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2011., Asoke Bhattacharya

Annotation: Re-presents the various ideas and writings on education by Paulo Freire against the backdrop of Brazilian history and culture and of Freire's own life story; quotes and comments on several of Freire's published works; interprets them and his teachings both in Brazil, in Chile, and in his speaking around the world; offers commentaries on Freire by essayists from three recent book collections; provides a masterful, intelligible grasp of Freire and his ideas in one convenient volume.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Polikoff, Morgan S., Andrew C. Porter, and John Smithson, "How Well Aligned are State Assessments of Student Achievement with State Content Standards?" American Educational Research Journal, 48(August, 2011), 965-995., Morgan S. Polikoff, Andrew C. Porter, and John Smithson

Annotation: Discusses the rationale for and measurement of alignment of standards and assessments; reports an empirical study of 19 states and three subject areas with respect to the extent of alignment and the nature of misalignments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing

Plank, David N., and Bob L. Johnson, Jr., "Curriculum Policy and Educational Productivity," pp. 167-188 in Douglas E. Mitchell, Robert L. Crowson, and Dorothy Shipps, eds., Shaping Educational Policy: Power and Process. New York: Routledge, 2011., David N. Plank and Bob L. Johnson Jr.

Annotation: Presents an overview and an analysis of the politics of curriculum since the 1950s; treats equalizing of educational opportunity, inclusion of marginalized groups, the end of tracking, standards and competition, centralization and accountability, and other curriculum issues.

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

Kennedy, David, "After Socrates: Community of Philosophical Inquiry and the New World Order," pp, 55-68 in Joe L. Kincheloe and Randall Hewitt, eds., Regenerating the Philosophy of Education: What Happened to School? New York: Peter Lang, 2011., David Kennedy

Annotation: Argues for teaching philosophic inquiry in schools.

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: Philosophy for Children, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Day, Trevor, and Paul Tosey, "Beyond SMART? A New Framework for Goal Setting," Curriculum Journal, 22(No. 4, 2011), 515-534., Trevor Day and Paul Tosey

Annotation: Examines the business-oriented (SMART) framework for goal-setting in education in light of related theory and research on goal-setting; proposes an alternative to SMART that allows student and teacher to set their own well-formed goals.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Oates, Tim, "Could Do Better: Using International Comparisons to Refine the National Curriculum in England," Curriculum Journal, 22(No.2, 2011), 121-150., Tim Oates

Annotation: Critiques the 2007 revision of the National Curriculum in England for incorporating the wrong lessons from international curriculum comparison studies; suggest appropriate lessons that could have been incorporated into it; reviews domestic research that also could have been incorporated and was not; identifies the problems thus created by the National Curriculum; calls for a new consideration in the 2011 revision.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Young, Michael, "The Return to Subjects: A Sociological Perspective on the UK Coalition Government's Approach to the 14-19 Curriculum," Curriculum Journal, 22(No. 2, 2011), 265-278., Michael Young

Annotation: Critiques the model of curriculum adopted by UK's Secretary of State, Michael Gove, and his failure to give consideration to the 14-19 curriculum as a whole; the traditional vocational curriculum is described and critiqued; supports the Tomlinson Report of 2004.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, School Subjects, Vocational vs. Liberal Education

Siotta, OliveAnn Davis, and Karen L. Fernandez, "Cautions and Assurances for Those Who Would Design a Small Urban High School: Bringing 20 Years of Research to the Planning Table," Curriculum Journal, 22(No. 1, 2011), 93-104., OliveAnn Davis Siotta and Karen L. Fernandez

Annotation: Describes the roles, goals, responsibilities, and activity patterns of five stake-holder groups in two Denver secondary schools in planning new curricular programs.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Development Strategies

Sandlin, Jennifer A., Michael P. O'Malley, and Jake Burdick, "Mapping the Complexity of Public Pedagogy Scholarship 1894-2010," Review of Educational Research, 81(September, 2011),338-375., Jennifer A. Sandlin, Michael P. O'Malley, and Jake Burdick

Annotation: Traces the meaning and use of the term "public pedagogy" in the literature; reviews studies of its use in the areas of 1) popular culture and everyday life, 2) informal institutions and public spaces, 3) cultural and political discourse, and 4) public intellectuals and social activism; makes recommendations for future research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Curriculum as Experience

Luke, Allan, "Generalizing Across Borders: Policy and the Limits of Educational Science," Educational Researcher, 40(November, 2011), 367-377., Allan Luke

Annotation: Explores the issue of transferring educational policies from one country to another, including into the United States from outside; critiques specific attempts and stresses the centrality that the cultural context plays in such situations.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Pajak, Edward, "Cultural Narcissism and Education Reform," Teachers College Record, 113(September, 2011), 2018-2046., Edward Pajak

Annotation: Interprets recent policy reforms in education as being rooted in psychological processes associated with narcissistic parenting wherein the following behavioral patterns prevail: expectations for perfection, grandiose sense of superiority and entitlement, relentless fault-finding, projection of personal fantasies, absence of empathy, preoccupation with control, conditional approval, and well-intentioned view of own motives; suggests alternatives that respect and trust children more.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Motivation, Psychology and Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Penuel, William R., Barry J. Fishman, Britte Haugan Cheng, and Nora Sabelli, "Organizing Research and Development at the Intersection of Learning, Implementation, and Design," Educational Researcher, 40(October, 2011), 331-337., William R. Penuel, Barry J. Fishman, Britte Haugan Cheng, and Nora Sabelli

Annotation: Describes four elements of design-based implementation research; identifies challenges to successful research of this kind; sets steps that research communities focused on this kind of research need to undertake.

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

Kvernbekk, Tone, "The Concept of Evidence in Evidence-Based Practice," Educational Theory, 61(No.5, 2011), 515-532., Tone Kvernbekk

Annotation: Gives a philosophical analysis of the concept of evidence as employed in the phrase "evidence-based practice"; argues against the limited conception of evidence as employed in studies using randomized controlled trials; shows four possible relationships evidence can have to epistemic truth and to practice based on research evidence.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Teaching/Learning Process, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Null, J. Wesley, "Deliberative Curriculum," pp. 149-182 in J. Wesley Null, Curriculum: From Theory to Practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011., J. Wesley Null

Annotation: Explains the deliberative tradition in curriculum theory (Reid, Westbury, Schwab, McKeon) and analyzes it in terms of Schwab's commonplaces.

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 Deliberation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Powell, Dave, "Moving Forward, Looking Back: Renewing the Struggle for an American Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 8(No. 2, 2011), 136-154., Dave Powell

Annotation: Analyzes the views of Kliebard and Ravitch on American curriculum and school reform.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Poetter, Thomas S., ed., 10 Great Curricula: Lived Conversations of Progressive, Democratic Curricula in School and Society. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2011., Thomas S. Poetter

Annotation: Presents narratives on the lived curricula from ten settings that embody progressive forms of curriculum and pedagogy; prepared by doctoral students of the editor; contains commentaries and critiques on each; epilogue written by the editor contains summary of themes and lessons derived from this kind of research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Alternatives in Education, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Democratic Education, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Philosophical Schools, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Fallace, Thomas D., "Tracing John Dewey's Influence on Progressive Education, 1903-1951: Toward a Received Dewey," Teachers College Record, 113(March, 2011), 463-492., Thomas D. Fallace

Annotation: Focuses on what Dewey's peers took from his ideas and used for their own purposes in shaping thought and practice in civic and social education--often in ways that conflicted with Dewey's actual statements; challenges the conventional understandings of social efficiency and social justice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Social Studies, Materials Development and Evaluation, Social Efficiency/Control

Ylimaki, Rose M., and C. Cryss Brunner, "Power and Collaboration-Consensus/Conflict in Curriculum Leadership: Status Quo or Change?" American Educational Research Journal, 48(December, 2011) 1258-1285., Rose M. Ylimaki and C. Cryss Brunner

Annotation: Provides a sociological analysis of organizational change as the basis for a qualitative study of curriculum leaders' rhetoric and philosophies of change in two schools' literacy programs; points to the need to incorporate notions of power and conflict into models of collaboration-consensus.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Discourse Analysis, Reading

Rohman, Aliya, and Bruce Parker, "Engaging Race and Nation in Curriculum Studies," Curriculum Inquiry, 41 (January, 2011), 81-91., Aliya Rohman and Bruce Parker

Annotation: Reviews Curriculum Studies Reader (2009) and Curriculum Studies Handbook (2010); describes how each volume maps the field; shows how the two volumes understand race, nationality, and their interrelationship; comments of the state of the field.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Literature, Literature of Curriculum, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Citations from 2010

Kirylo, James D., and Ann K. Nauman, eds., Curriculum Development: Perspectives from Around the World. Olney, MD: Association for Childhood Education International, 2010., James D. Kirylo and Ann K. Nauman

Annotation: Contains well-documented articles giving current and historical information on the content of curriculum and on the processes of curriculum development found in 27 countries around the world; some deal with all of their curricula and some deal only with sciences, special education, or languages.

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, Comparative Curriculum

McFarland, Daniel, and Eric Klopfer, "Network Search: A New Way of Seeing the Educational Knowledge Domain," Teachers College Record, 112(October, 2010), 2669-2702., Daniel McFarland and Eric Klopfer

Annotation: Proposes a means by which educational knowledge can be structured and retrieved online to facilitate linkages and use.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Law, Edmond Hau-fai, and Nienke Nieveen, eds., Schools as Curriculum Agencies: Asian and European Perspectives on School-based Curriculum Development. Rotterdam: Sense Publications, 2010., Edmond Hau-fai Law and Nienke Nieveen

Annotation: Reports status of use of SBCD in six Asian countries and seven European countries; explores issues such as definitions of SBCD, effects of cultural and legal contexts, stakeholders' views and experiences with SBCD, and theoretical and practical analysis of SBCD.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum

Welner, Kevin G., Patricia H. Hinchey, Alex Molnar, and Don Weitzman, eds., Think Tank Research Quality: Lessons for Policy Makers, the Media, and the Public. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2010., Kevin G. Welner, Patricia H. Hinchey, Alex Molnar, and Don Weitzman

Annotation: Critiques several Think Tank "research" reports on topics ranging from school choice, vouchers, charter schools, NCLB, standards, to teacher quality; prepared by Think Tank Review Project at University of Colorado-Boulder; gives evidence of weaknesses in many Think Tank studies and urges techinical critiques of other such reports be done; cautions policy makers, media, and the public not to rely upon non-peer reviewed studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics

Holme, Jennifer Jellison, Meredith P. Richards, Jo Beth Jimerson, and Rebecca W. Cohen, "Assessing the Effect of High School Exit Examinations," Review of Educational Research, 80(December, 2010), 476-526., Jennifer Jellison Holme, Meredith P. Richards, Jo Beth Jimerson, and Rebecca W. Cohen

Annotation: Sums up and appraises the research on the topic in relation to student achievement, dropping out or graduation, post-secondary outcomes, and school responses.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment

Kridel, Craig, ed., Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (2 Volume Set). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2010., Craig Kridel

Annotation: Contains more than 500 short entries on topics related to the field of curriculum studies.

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: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum

Miller, Janet L., "Nostalgia for the Future: Imaging Histories of JCT and the Bergamo Conferences," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 26(No.2, 2010), 7-23., Janet L. Miller

Annotation: Expresses the author's participation in thirty years of JCT and the Bergamo Conferences and her vision for their future.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Franklin, Barry N., Curriculum, Community, and Urban School Reform. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010., Barry N. Franklin

Annotation: Contains a collection of ethnographic/history reports of concrete urban school settings that attempted various curricular and educational reforms form the 1960s to the 2000s; analyzes them within the framework of certain concepts of community and curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics

Hlebowitsh, Peter, "Centripetal Thinking in Curriculum Studies," Curriculum Inquiry, 40(September, 2010), 503-513., Peter Hlebowitsh

Annotation: Explores tendencies in the field of Curriculum Studies toward divergent work versus more focused work; argues for serious dialogue across existing divergent discourses in search of a center; a rejoinder by Malewski and a response by Hlebowitsh follow this article,

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 History, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Professors, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Strike, Kenneth A., Small Schools and Strong Communities: A Third Way of School Reform. New York: Teachers College Press, 2010., Kenneth A. Strike

Annotation: Contrasts standards, choice, and community paradigms for school reform; sets forth and argues for the merits of the school community model built around a shared educational project and characterized by coherence, cohesion, care, and connection; a theory of curriculum is presented with examples of schools already possessing these characteristics, including some small schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Janesick, Valerie J., Oral History for the Qualitative Researcher: Choreographing the Story. New York: Guiford Publications, 2010., Valerie J. Janesick

Annotation: Provides a vision of what doing oral history should be like and many practical techniques and examples of gathering, analyzing, and reporting oral history stories; cites many digital and other resources.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Mathis, William J., and Kevin G. Welner, eds., The Obama Education Blueprint: Researchers Examine the Evidence. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2010., William J. Mathis and Kevin G. Welner

Annotation: Takes six documents issued by USDOE, presenting summaries of research upon which A Blueprint for Reform (2010) was based, and critiques them on the basis of credibility, comprehensiveness of existing research, and their implications for the reform approaches recommended in the Blueprint.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum and Politics, Education as a Field of Study

Stake, Robert E., Qualitative Research: Studying How Things Work. New York: The Guilford Press, 2010., Robert E. Stake

Annotation: Gives practical guidance on doing qualitative research studies along with thorough rationales for producing quality work at every step of the process from setting the research question to gathering data to reviewing literature to interpreting evidence to writing the report and more; uses excerpts from Stake's own work and that of his students as examples of what is discussed; a down-to-earth text, very readable, and one that constantly provokes thought.

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

Wallin, Jason J., A Deleuzian Approach to Curriculum: Essays on a Pedagogical Life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010., Jason J. Wallin

Annotation: Draws on the ideas of Giles Deleuze and others to critique several existing views of curriculum theory; puts forward and argues for a form of doing curriculum theory based on ontological experimentation and artistic innovation; explores a huge range of writers and the implications of their thought for this new view of curriculum theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Koyama, Jill P., Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010., Jill P. Koyama

Annotation: Reports a study of certain New York City schools' efforts at implementing the Supplementary Education Services component of NCLB; employs ethnographic methods of research and actor-network theory; focuses on United Education, provider of these services; reports verbatim quotations from its providers and from other actors in and out of the public schools.

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

Nord, Warren A., Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010., Warren A. Nord

Annotation: Provides a book-length argument in support of teaching religious studies as a separate set of courses in schools and universities and of infusing religious perspectives into all other subjects where relevant.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Religious Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Liberal Education/General Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Criticism of Schooling, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Hidden Curriculum, Religious & Private Schooling

Grimmett, Peter, and Mark Halvorson, "From Understanding Curriculum to Creating Curriculum: The Case of Co-Evolution of Re-conceptualized Design with Re-conceptualized Curriculum," Curriculum Inquiry, 40(March, 2010),241-262., Peter Grimmett and Mark Halvorson

Annotation: Discusses the problem of design practice as it relates to curriculum design; notes the omission of reconceptualizing curriculum design in Pinar's Understanding Curriculum which the authors review.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Furlough, Mike, "Open Access, Education Research, and Discovery," Teachers College Record, 112(October, 2010), 2623-2648., Mike Furlough

Annotation: Reviews studies on open access publication policies and researchers' understanding and use of such options in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage

Prado, C. G., "Educating the Self: Dewey and Foucault," pp. 174-193 in Paul Fairfield, ed., John Dewey and Continental Philosophy. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010., C. G. Prado

Annotation: Presents a clear analysis of the similarities and differences between Dewey's and Foucault's philosophical positions: argues that Dewey goes farther down the road that both traveled.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Self-Knowledge, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Conceptions of Teaching, Character Education, Curriculum and Politics, Social Efficiency/Control, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Phillips, Vicki, and Carina Wong, "Tying Together the Common Core of Standards, Instruction, and Assessment," Phi Delta Kappan, 91(February, 2010), 37-42., Vicki Phillips and Carina Wong

Annotation: Gives the conception and rationale for the Common Core Standards being developed by the Gates Foundation for use nationally in the U. S.; assumes a single set of standards are appropriate for all students, both college and non-college bound, no matter local or individual student needs; hopes this plan will be enacted into legislation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, 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 Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Scott, David, Education, Epistemology, and Critical Realism. New York: Routledge, 2010., David Scott

Annotation: Explores systematically and in detail various processes of knowledge generation and related epistemic issues; analyzes arguments and criteria for educational judgments; makes the case for a critical realist approach to knowledge and its application to education; presents implications for curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Knowledge Generation

Thornton, Stephen J., and Keith C. Barton, "Can History Stand Alone? Drawbacks and Blind Spots of a 'Disciplinary' Curriculum," Teachers College Record, 112(September, 2010) 2471-2495., Stephen J. Thornton and Keith C. Barton

Annotation: Summarizes the array of positions taken on the question of what place and form historical knowledge should have within school curriculum; analyzes the arguments made by various authorities over the last 100 years or more on this question; lays out a basis for gaining some consensus on the matter across conflicting positions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Social Studies

Bogdan, Robert C., and Sari Knopp Biklen, "Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education," pp. 21-44 in Wendy Luttrell, ed., Qualitative Educational Research: Readings in Reflexive Methodology and Trransformative Practice. New York: Routledge, 2010., Robert C. Bogdan and Sari Knopp Biklen

Annotation: Gives a comprehensive overview of the nature and history of qualitative research approaches available for use in educational contexts.

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

Kennedy, Mary M., ed., Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality: A Handbook. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010., Mary M. Kennedy

Annotation: Contains fourteen articles synthesizing research on various aspects of assessing the quality of teachers and teaching; treats assessment of candidates for admission into teacher education, graduates of preparation programs for teaching, practicing teachers, and teachers being considered for dismissal.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Teacher Evaluation

Connelly, F. Michael, and Shijing Xu, "An Overview of Research in Curriculum Inquiry," pp. 324-334 in Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, and Barry McGaw, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd ed. (8 volumes) Oxford: Elsevier, 2010., F. Michael Connelly and Shijing Xu

Annotation: Summarizes the state of research in Curriculum Inquiry as of the date of publication of the third edition of this encyclopedia; identifies background and issues related to this field of research; discusses two ways of thinking about the structure of the field and of curriculum inquiry--the practice-context-theory organization and that which is organized around subject matter, topics, preoccupations, and curriculum theory; makes note of five ongoing trends that have continued to develop over recent years; and lists five questions deserving future attention in Curriculum Inquiry.

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: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Literature, Literature of Curriculum

De Falco, Anthony, "An Analysis of John Dewey's Notion of Occupations: Still Pedagogically Valuable?" Education and Culture, 26(No. 1, 2010),82-99., Falco Anthony De

Annotation: Examines Dewey's concept of "occupations" and its value for the curriculum; points out its misinterpretation by other writers; "occupations" is distinguished from early 20th century manual training and vocational education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Content Selection and Organization

Jacobs, Heidi Hayes, "A New Essential Curriculum for a New Time," pp. 7-17 (and 3 related articles, pp. 18-79) in Heidi Hayes Jacobs, ed., Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,, 2010., Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Annotation: Makes the case for upgrading the curriculum within a new vision of schools that fully utilizes current technologies; threats upgrading assessment, content, program structures, and grouping of students and of professionals; introduces 9 related essays in this book which discuss and give examples of new visions at work in schools.

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: Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Curriculum Frameworks, Content Selection and Organization, Student Assessment

Schubert, William H., "Journeys of Expansion and Synopsis: Tensions in Books that Shaped Curriculum Inquiry, 1968-Present," Curriculum Inquiry, 40(January, 2010), 17-94., William H. Schubert

Annotation: Lays out the historical background of the published literature of the Curriculum Studies field during the 40-year period during which the journal, Curriculum Inquiry, has been published; the essay not only reviews the contributions of dozens of contributors, but it also highlights and comments on many of their seminal ideas; Schubert covers historical and philosophical literatures--policy, professional, and popular pedagogical literatures-- aesthetic and artistic literatures--practical and narrative literatures--critical literatures--inner and contextual literatures--indigenous and globalization literatures; finally, he discusses the field's prominent heuristic devices and venues and speculates on the future of curriculum inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum

Thiessen, Dennis, Elizabeth Campbell, Ruben Gaztambide-Fernandez, and Kelli Nigh, "40th Anniversary of 'Curriculum Inquiry'-- Part I," Curriculum Inquiry, 40(January, 2010), 1-16., Dennis Thiessen, Elizabeth Campbell, Ruben Gaztambide-Fernandez, and Kelli Nigh

Annotation: Introduces the first two issues of Curriculum Inquiry (volume 40) in celebration of the 40th anniversary year of the journal (written by the current editors); provides some history of the early years of the journal; lists 14 essay reviews of key publications that were commissioned to appear in Volume 40 (Nos. 1 & 2) following an introductory essay written by William H. Schubert; see also their essay introducing Volume 40 (No. 2)

Broad Topical Focus: Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum

Santolli, Susan P., Rebecca McMahan Giles, and Edward L. Shaw, Jr., "Curriculum in the United States: A Work in Progress," pp. 360-375 in James D. Kirylo, and Ann K Nauman, eds. Curriculum Development: Perspectives from Around the World. Olney, MD: Association for Childhood Education International, 2010., Susan P. Santolli, Rebecca McMahan Giles, and Edward L. Shaw Jr.

Annotation: Discusses the major features of curriculum in the United States from colonial times to the present.

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

Kuo, Victor, "Transforming American High Schools: Possibilities for the Next Phase of High School Reform," Peabody Journal of Education, 85(No. 3, 2010), 389-401., Victor Kuo

Annotation: Discusses five possibilities for high school reform and philanthropy's role in such reforms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Malewski, Erik, "Proliferating Curriculum," pp. 1-39 in Erick Malewski, ed., Curriculum Studies Handbook: The Next Moment. New York: Routledge, 2010., Erik Malewski

Annotation: Places the essays that follow this article in the context of their contributions to recognizing the current status of the field of curriculum studies; analyzes them and articulates a framework for viewing them on a number of dimensions; based on papers by young reconceptualist scholars given at 2006 Purdue conference and responses to them by older scholars; gives the editor's sense of the field at the current moment and where it might go in the future.

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: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Yates, Lyn, and Michael Young, "Globalization, Knowledge, and the Curriculum," European Journal of Education, 45(No. 1, 2010), 4-10., Lyn Yates and Michael Young

Annotation: Addresses five key issues facing curriculum policy makers and researchers in a global context; 1) the impact of global economic pressures on curriculum, 2) issues of inequality, 3) how to continue to reflect one's nation traditions and concerns under international pressures, 4) general vs vocational education, and 5) knowledge issues; introduces a set of articles on the topic from writers in five countries.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Ideology and School Knowledge, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Nauman, Ann K., "A Historical Overview of Curriculum (Prehistory to 1900 C.E.)," pp. 17-30 in James D. Kirylo and Ann K. Nauman, eds., Curriculum Development: Perspectives from Around the World. Olney, MD: Association for Childhood Education International, 2010., Ann K. Nauman

Annotation: Presents and overview of world curriculum history from Mesopotamia to the Semites, China, Greece, Rome, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, and America.

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

Wraga, William G., "From Slogan to Anathema: Historical Representations of Life Adjustment Education," American Journal of Education, 116(February, 2010), 185-210., William G. Wraga

Annotation: Examines the different interpretations of Life Adjustment Education by educational historians pre- and post- 1980; notes overlooked rationales for its existence and contemporary circumstances where it may still be applicable.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum History

Dynarski, Mark, "Connecting Education Research to Practitioners-- and Practitioners to Education Research," Phi Delta Kappan, 9(September, 2010), 61-65., Mark Dynarski

Annotation: Makes the case for exchanges between researchers and practitioners; explains the tasks undertaken by the current "What Works Clearinghouse" in the U. S. Institute of Education Sciences, and the criteria used to select studies to be synthesized.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization

Citations from 2009

Ponte, Petra, and Jan Ax, "Action Research and Pedagogy as Science of the Child's Upbringing," pp. 324-335 in Susan Noffke and Bridget Somekh, eds., The Sage Handbook of Educational Action Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009., Petra Ponte and Jan Ax

Annotation: Elucidates the European concept of pedagogy; distinguishes normative/dogmatic, humanistic, empirical/analytic, and critical pedagogy; notes the potential of action research for studying pedagogy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Ethical Issues in Curriculum

Baker, Bernadette, ed., New Curriculum History. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers,2009., Bernadette Baker

Annotation: Contains a set of studies using or about using various forms of historical inquiry in curriculum by scholars from several different countries.

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

Rizvi, Fazal, "Global Mobility and the Challenges of Educational Research and Policy," pp. 268-289 in Thomas S. Popkewitz and Fazal Rizvi, eds., Globalization and the Study of Education. 108th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Volume II. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009., Fazal Rizvi

Annotation: Discusses the mobility of people, technology, and business across the globe and the implications of this mobility for educational research and policy; centered around the concept of transnationalization of people.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, 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: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Wang, Jessica Ching-Sze, "Reconstructing Dewey on Democratic Education for a Globalized World," Educational Theory, 59(No. 4, 2009), 409-425., Jessica Ching-Sze Wang

Annotation: Elucidates Dewey's ideas on the nature of democracy and gives implications for education.

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

Coulter, Cathy A., and Mary Lee Smith, "The Construction Zone: Literary Elements in Narrative Research," Educational Researcher, 38(November, 2009), 577-590., Cathy A. Coulter and Mary Lee Smith

Annotation: Describes and illustrates ten literary elements used in constructing stories in narrative research; three articles providing comments and criticism of his article immediately follow as well as a response to these articles by the original authors.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Applebaum, Barbara, "Is Teaching for Social Justice a Liberal Bias?" Teachers College Record, 111(February, 2009), 376-408., Barbara Applebaum

Annotation: Explores the meaning of "liberal bias" and of "ideology" in relation to the curriculum issue of their potential imposition on students through teaching for social justice.

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

Olson, Margaret R., and Cheryl J. Craig, " 'Small' Stories and Meganarratives: Accountability in Balance," Teachers College Record, 111(February, 2009),, 547-572., Margaret R. Olson and Cheryl J. Craig

Annotation: Reports a small study of two teachers' and their students' responses to accountability policies under which they taught and learned and the challenges they mounted to these policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Stanley, William B., "Curriculum Theory and Education for Democracy," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 6(Summer, 2009), 44-56., William B. Stanley

Annotation: Analyzes the assumptions underlying the counter-socialization approach to education for democracy, critiques the position of the curriculum reconceptualists on this issue, and offers recommendations on the direction curriculum theory should take.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Darling-Hammond, Linda, and Nikole Richardson,"Teacher Learning: What Matters?" Educational Leadership, 66(February, 2009), 46-53., Linda Darling-Hammond and Nikole Richardson

Annotation: Summarizes current research on teacher professional development and professional learning communities.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development

Henderson, James G., and Kathleen R. Kesson, "Curriculum Work at the Intersection of Pragmatic Inquiry, Deliberation, and Fidelity," Educational Researcher, 38(March, 2009), 132-136., James G. Henderson and Kathleen R. Kesson

Annotation: Reviews and critiques Pinar's 2007 book, Intellectual Advancement through Disciplinarity; compares Pinar's views with their own views on advancement of the field of curriculum studies in the context of a democratic society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
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 Theory Creation and Uses, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Miller, Ron, "Education after the Empire," pp. 121-133 in H. Svi Shapiro, ed., Education and Hope in Troubled Times: Visions of Change for Our Children's World. New York: Routledge, 2009., Ron Miller

Annotation: Champions holistic education as an approach to counter the mechanistic and technocratic current system of education; specifies the differences between the two approaches; sets out five principles characterizing this alternative perspective.

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 Differentiation, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Grollios, Georgios, Paulo Freire and the Curriculum. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2009., Georgios Grollios

Annotation: Gives a comprehensive analysis and elucidation of Freire's ideas on education and curriculum; examines the contexts in which his ideas were formulated and the settings in which he put them into practice; differentiates his perspective on curriculum planning from other historic and contemporary perspectives.

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: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Teaching/Learning Process, Content Selection and Organization

Suri, Harsh, and David Clarke, "Advancements in Research Synthesis Methods: From a Methodologically Inclusive Perspective," Review of Educational Research, 79(No. 1, 2009),395-430., Harsh Suri and David Clarke

Annotation: Highlights features of a methodologically inclusive research synthesis where connections can be made across interpretive, participatory, and critical lines.

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

Popkewitz, Thomas S., "Curriculum Study, Curriculum History, and Curriculum Theory: The Reason of Reason," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 41(June, 2009), 301-319., Thomas S. Popkewitz

Annotation: Explores the systems of reason that surround the language used within curriculum practices, policies, reforms, and research; several illustrations are given showing political commitments embedded in the language used; discusses issues involved and possible responses.

Broad Topical Focus: Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, 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: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Dillon, J. T., "The Questions of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 41(June, 2009), 343-359., J. T. Dillon

Annotation: Stipulates a scheme of questions concerning the nature, elements, and practice of curriculum based on Schwab's conception of curriculum; elucidates this scheme of questions in relation to those generated by other curriculum theorists.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Deliberation

Morris,Marla, "Dare Curriculum Scholars Cultivate Historical Memory," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 6(Summer, 2009), 67-74., Marla Morris

Annotation: Traces the splits that exist among curriculum scholars, their conferences, and their journals; asserts that all should embrace the widest range of the historical memory of the field and continue to interact across the existing splits.

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, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Sokoloff, Ann L. Winter, "The Quest for a Unitary Curriculum," Curriculum History, (2009), 125-141. (Available through Texas Digital LIbrary), Ann L. Winter Sokoloff

Annotation: Traces the history of efforts to attain a unitary curriculum, with special emphasis on integrated units-of-work and examples from Dewey to the present.

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 Integration

Madaus, George, Michael Russell, and Jennifer Higgins, "Why and How Should High-Stakes Testing be Monitored?" pp. 197-221 in their The Paradoxes of High-Stakes Testing. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2009., George Madaus, Michael Russell, and Jennifer Higgins

Annotation: Traces efforts made to monitor the technical aspects of tests for users and policymakers; proposes an independent body to perform this oversight function and suggests eight principles to follow in creating such an ongoing institution.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, 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: Student Assessment, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics

Au, Wayne, Unequal by Design: HIgh-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of Inequality. New York: Routledge, 2009., Wayne Au

Annotation: Demonstrates the ways high-stakes testing creates, by design, currricular inequality (through content, form, pedagogic, bureaucratic, and discursive control); discusses the NCLB policy on testing; draws on critical social theory and Bernstein for analytic tools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing

Pacheco, Jose Augusto, Whole, Bright, Deep with Understanding: Life Story and Politics of Curriculum Study: In-between William Pinar and Ivor Goodson. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Jose Augusto Pacheco

Annotation: Attempts to bring together hundreds of quotations from Pinar's writing and talks with him into a coherent presentation and interpretation of his ideas and his contributions to the field of curriculum studies; also contains a chapter by Moreira treating Pinar and Goodson; concludes with verbatim interviews with Pinar and with Goodson by Pacheco.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Parkinson, Paul, "Political Economy and the NCLB Regime: Accountability, Standards, and HIgh-Stakes Testing," The Educational Forum, 73(No. 1, 2009), 44-57., Paul Parkinson

Annotation: Analyzes the political economy of academic standards, standardized testing, test scores, and accountability within NCLB in terms of Baudrillard's concepts of functional logic of use value, logic of economic exchange, differential logic of sign value, and logic of symbolic exchange.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum