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Citations from 2009

Zeichner, Kenneth M., "Action Research: Personal Renewal and Social Reconstructionism," pp. 68-84 in his Teacher Education and the Struggle for Social Justice. New York: Routledge, 2009., Kenneth M. Zeichner

Annotation: Explains the nature of action research generally and highlights its use in teachers's professional development, school change, and knowledge generated by practitioners for teacher education; argues for its place in the struggle for social justice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge, Knowledge Generation, In-service Teacher Development

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

Lopes, Alice Casimiro, and Elizabeth Macedo,, "An Analysis of Disciplinarity on the Organization of School Knowledge," pp. 169-185 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Alice Casimiro Lopes and Elizabeth Macedo

Annotation: Discusses the difference between the organization of curriculum into school subjects and by discipline; shows the difficulty of integrating disciplinary knowledge; illustrates these issues in science in Brazil.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: School Subjects, Curriculum Integration

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

Walker, Melainie, "Capabilities, Flourishing, and the Normative Purposes of Action Research," pp. 301-312 in Susan Noffke and Bridget Somekh, eds., The Sage Handbook of Educational Action Research. Thousand Oaks,CA: Sage, 2009., Melainie Walker

Annotation: Identifies crucial educational aims for democratic societies and proposes that action research be done within these normative contexts.

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

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

Lofaso, Anne Marie, "Curriculum Issues," pp. 61-80 in Anne Marie Lofaso, Religion in the Public Schools: A Road Map for Avoiding Lawsuits and Respecting Parents' Legal Rights. Washington, DC: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 2009., Anne Marie Lofaso

Annotation: Sets forth guidelines based on decisions of the courts regarding constitutionality of curriculum related religious issues such as library books, opting out of content/materials, evolution, and intelligent design; other church/state/school issues are addressed in other sections of the book.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry, Historical Inquiry, Religious Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum History, Content Selection and Organization

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

Moss, Pamela, D. C. Phillips, Frederick D. Erickson, Robert E. Floden, Patti Lather, and Barbara L. Schneider, "Learning from Our Differences: A Dialogue Across Perspectives on Quality in Education Research," Educational Researcher, 38 (October, 2009). 501-517., Pamela Moss, D. C. Phillips, Frederick D. Erickson, Robert E. Floden, Patti Lather, and Barbara L. Schneider

Annotation: Reports a panel discussion of ways to judge quality educational research across a variety of research approachers; related issues are discussed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Bohan, Chara Haeussler, "O. L. Davis, Jr.'s Impact on Curriculum Research in the 1990s," Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 11(Nos. 1 & 2, 2009), 43-51., Chara Haeussler Bohan

Annotation: Gives an overview of Davis's career and of his mentoring of graduate students; related articles appear before and after this article in a festschrift series honoring Davis.

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, Curriculum History

Howe, Kenneth R., Eric Bredo, R. Burke Johnson, and Linda C. Tillman,"Epistemology, Methodology, and Education Sciences," Educational Researcher, 38(August/September, 2009), 428-466., Kenneth R. Howe, Eric Bredo, R. Burke Johnson, and Linda C. Tillman

Annotation: Treats alternatives to positivist views on educational research; a series of scholars comment on these ideas and Howe responds.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Au, Wayne, "Fighting with the Text: Conceptualizing and Reconceptualizing Freire's Critical Pedagogy," pp. 221-231 in Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au, and Luis Armando Gandin, eds., The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education. New York: Routledge, 2009., Wayne Au

Annotation: Provides a succinct but penetrating overview of Paulo Freire's ideas on critical pedagogy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Practical Knowledge, Teaching/Learning Process

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

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

Osguthorpe, RIchard D., "On the Possible Forms a Relationship Might Take between the Moral Character of a Teacher and the Moral Development of a Student," Teachers College Record, 111(January, 2009), 1-26., RIchard D. Osguthorpe

Annotation: Analyzes this relationship into three logical forms and elaborates on each and their applications; concludes that none of the three is definitive with respect to whether any such relationships actually exist; the three forms are "direct," "indirect with intervening variables," and "no relationship exists."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Character Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in 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

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

Cormack, Phillip, and Bill GReen, "Re-reading the Historical Record: Curriculum History and the LInguistic Turn," pp. 223-236 in Bernadette Baker, ed., New Curriculum HIstory. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Phillip Cormack and Bill Green

Annotation: Reviews nature and place of linguistic (discourse) analysis in doing historical inquiry in curriculum.

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

Bryk, Anthony S., "Support a Science of Performance Improvement," Phi Delta Kappan, 90(April, 2009), 597-600.*, Anthony S. Bryk

Annotation: Argues for a D-EE-D (Design-Educational Engineering-Development) infrastructure that will address core problems of educational practice, both to determine whether a program can work at scale and to discern how to make it work; discusses creating usable knowledge for professional development communities focusing on specific instructional systems.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development

Mintrop, Heinwich, and Gail L. Sunderman, "Predictable Failure of Federal Sanctions-Driven Accountability for School Improvement -- And Why We May Retain It Anyway," Educational Researcher, 38(june/July,2009), 353-364., Heinwich Mintrop and Gail L. Sunderman

Annotation: Summarizes results of studies on three questions: 1) Do sanctions-driven accountability systems produce the intended results in NCLB and other attempts? 2) Is it practical and can it be implemented? 3) Is it valued and legitimate?

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Student Assessment, Social Efficiency/Control, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Implementation

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

Berliner, David C., "MCLB (Much Curriculum Left Behind): A U. S. Calamity in the Making," The Educational Forum, 73(No. 4, 2009), 284-296., David C. Berliner

Annotation: Brings together research that demonstrates the narrowing of the U. S. curriculum that follows from "teaching for the test' and from "excessive testing"; gives examples of alternative policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, 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 Standards and Testing

Citations from 2008

Schiro, Michael Stephen, Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008., Michael Stephen Schiro

Annotation: Outlines four curriculum ideologies (scholar academic, social efficiency, learner-centered, and social reconstruction) and systematically illustrates and analyzes each ideology for its view of aims, knowledge, the child, learning, teaching, and evaluation; contrasts and compares the four curriculum ideologies, and provides an inventory for educators to identify their own curriculum ideologies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Schubert, William H., "Curriculum Inquiry," pp. 399-419 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., William H. Schubert

Annotation: Reviews several decades of inquiry in curriculum related to practical inquiry, evaluation, existentialist perspectives, hidden curriculum, critical theory, teacher action research, reconceptualist theorizing, and curriculum history; the diversity of substantive topics addressed in this research is also illustrated; both the form and the substance of curriculum inquiry are treated alongside four paradigmatic perspectives (empirical-analytic, hermeneutic, critical, and post-modern).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Noddings, Nel, "The New Outspoken Atheism and Education," Harvard Educational Review, 78(Summer, 2008), 369-390., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Proposes ways of teaching religious vocabulary, history, and ideas in the public school curriculum within a legal framework that honors belief in God and non-belief in God in a religiously pluralistic society; argues the importance of doing so.

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 Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization

Kitching, Gavin, The Trouble with Theory: The Educational Costs of Postmodernism. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008., Gavin Kitching

Annotation: Contains a set of philosophical arguments against theorists' adopting a postmodern philosophy of language like that found in the work of Foucault; draws on Wittgenstein's work to support the Enlightenment understanding of language and language use; critiques postmodern theorizing by students in excerpts from their theses.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

McDonnell, Lorraine M., "The Politics of Educational Accountability: Can the Clock Be Turned Back?" pp. 47-67 in Katherine E. Ryan and Lorrie A. Shepard, eds.. The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability. New York: Routledge, 2008., Lorraine M. McDonnell

Annotation: Discusses why test-based accountability developed as a dominant policy idea; explains what would have to change to install an alternative approach.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics

Doll, William E., Jr., "Complexity and the Culture of Curriculum," Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40(February, 2008), 190-212., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Traces the culture within which curriculum design has been conceived historically; also draws implications from chaos and complexity sciences of the development of new forms of curriculum design and teaching.

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

Buras, Kristen L., Rightist Multiculturalism: Core Lessons on Neoconservative School Reform. New York: Routledge, 2008., Kristen L. Buras

Annotation: Provides a thorough review and critique of E. D. Hirsh's Core Knowledge Movement; specifically challenges its neoconservative definition of multiculturalism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Multicultural Education

Levin, Ben, "Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should Be Learned in Schools," pp. 7-24 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Ben Levin

Annotation: Lays out the practical aspects of the processes by which governments determine curriculum policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Curriculum Deliberation

Valli, Linda, Robert G. Croninger, Marilyn J. Chambliss, Anna O. Graeber,and Daria Buese. Test Driven: High-Stakes Accountability in Elementary Schools. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008., Linda Valli, Robert G. Croninger, Marilyn J. Chambliss, Anna O. Graeber, and Daria Buese

Annotation: Presents data on how high-stakes testing and NCLB affected three elementary schools in the same school district during 2004-2005; teachers' stories are told about the test-taking cultures that developed, how they affected teachers' roles and responsibilities, how the curriculum was affected by the test-taking culture, how professional development changed, and how actual teaching was driven by this culture; key findings and policy recommendations are included with this report.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing

Anderson-Levitt, Kathryn M., "Globalization and Curriculum," pp. 349-368 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt

Annotation: Highlights the importance of an international or global perspective on curriculum; surveys a variety of cross-national studies of the intended, the enacted, and the achieved curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Comparative Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Connelly, F. Michael, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion

Annotation: Contains 26 articles summarizing the state-of-the-field research in a wide variety of subtopics under Curriculum in Practice, Curriculum in Context, and Curriculum in Theory.

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

Henig, Jeffrey, R., "The Evolving Relationship between Researchers and Public Policy," 89(January, 2008), 357-360., Jeffrey R. Henig

Annotation: Describes five factors affecting the relationship between educational research and its use by policymakers: new means of dissemination, new discipline-based researchers and fragmentation of publication outlets, expanded corporate (non-public) producers of research, increased foundation-supported research, and increased bias induced by government requirements on research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Pinar, William F., "Curriculum Theory Since 1950: Crisis, Reconceptualiztion, Internationalization," pp. 491-513 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Reviews the theorists who have contributed to understanding curriculum through multi-discursive efforts such as politically, autobiographically, gendered, postmodern, internationally, and more.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Egan, Kieran, The Future of Education: Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008., Kieran Egan

Annotation: Envisions an approach to teaching, curriculum, and schooling that focuses on accumulating five cognitive tools: somatic, mythic, romantic, philosophic,and ironic understandings; presents an imaginative future history from the years 2010-2060 of how changes from current practices to the ideal (called Imaginative Education) might occur.

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 Theory Creation and Uses, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Frameworks

He, Ming Fang, JoAnn Phillion, Elaine Chan, and Shijing Xu, "Immigrant Students' Experience of Curriculum," pp. 219-239 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Ming Fang He, JoAnn Phillion, Elaine Chan, and Shijing Xu

Annotation: Traces several lines of inquiry on the topic and notes several unresolved issues as well as instances of hope and possibility.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Multicultural Education

Short, Edmund C., "Curriculum Policy Research," pp. 420-430 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Gives an overview of curriculum policy research, outlines the approaches and inquiry methods being used in this domain of research, and maps out various facets of curriculum policy research that pertains to the policy-making process itself (developing, choosing, enacting, and evaluating policy options); cites illustrative studies in each category.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Knowledge Generation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Curriculum and Politics

Hansen, David T., Rodino F. Anderson, Jeffrey Frank, and Kiera Nieuwejaar, "Reenvisioning the Progressive Tradition in Curriculum," pp. 440-459 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., David T. Hansen, Rodino F. Anderson, Jeffrey Frank, and Kiera Nieuwejaar

Annotation: Traces the intellectual resources found in Dewey, Emerson, Du Bois, Jane Addams for reenvisioning the progressive tradition in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Davis, Jessica Hoffman, "The Case for the Arts in Education," pp. 43-78 in her Why Our Schools Need the Arts. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008., Jessica Hoffman Davis

Annotation: Gives five unique features and ten outcomes as compelling reasons for including the arts in education.

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: Art Education

Nieto, Sonia, Patty Bode, Eugenie Kang, and John Raible, "Identity, Community, and Diversity: Retheorizing Multicultural Curriculum for the Postmodern Era," pp. 176-197 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Sonia Patty Nieto, Bode Eugenie Kang, and John Raible

Annotation: Reviews research on multicultural education and related issues; presents three ethnographic studies that highlight the theoretic frameworks discussed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education

Pinar, William F., "A Portrait of Bill Doll," Journal of the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, 6(Spring-Summer, 2008), 21-23., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Provides an overview of the contributions of Bill Doll to the field of curriculum studies; several articles related to Doll's work follow this article.

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, Curriculum History

Ayers,William, Therese Quinn, David O. Stovall, and Libby Scheiern, "Teachers' Experience of Curriculum, Policy, Pedagogy, and Situation," pp. 306-326 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., William Ayers, Therese Quinn, David O. Stovall, and Libby Scheiern

Annotation: Cites research on the topic classified by various research approaches; major categories include policy and curriculum, curriculum and pedagogy, and situations of resistance and justice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, Practical Knowledge, Curriculum and Politics, Teaching/Learning Process, Values in the Classroom

Erickson, Frederick, Rishi Bagrodia, Alison Cook-Sather, Manuel Espinoza, Susan Jurow, Jeffrey J. Shultz, and Joi Spencer, "Students' Experience of School Curriculum: The Everyday Circumstances of Granting and Withholding Assent to Learn," pp.198-218 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Frederick Erickson, Rishi Bagrodia, Alison Cook-Sather, Manuel Espinoza, Susan Jurow, Jeffrey J. Shultz, and Joi Spencer

Annotation: Explains the importance of studies on the topic, reviews a broad range of relevant research, and raises further questions that need to be studied.

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: Curriculum as Experience

Weaver-Hightower, Marcus B., "An Ecology Metaphor for Educational Policy Analysis: A Call to Complexity," Educational Researcher, 37(April, 2008), 153-167., Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower

Annotation: Presents a conceptualization of policy ecology and its uses in policy analysis in education.

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

Ainscow, Mel, "Teaching for Diversity: The Next Big Challenge," pp. 240-258 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Mel Ainscow

Annotation: Focuses on inclusive teaching practices used to respond to diversity among learners and on implications for school organizational arrangements and teacher behaviors.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Exceptional Education, Teaching/Learning Process

Hansen, David T., "Curriculum and the Idea of a Cosmopolitan Inheritance," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 40(June, 2008), 289-312., David T. Hansen

Annotation: Traces the history of the idea of the cosmopolitan and various conceptions of cosmopolitanism; contrasts these ideas with other "isms," suggests that a cosmopolitan-oriented curriculum need not conflict with organizing curriculum content or structures but can affect the understanding or world inheritance of that content; discusses the contours of cosmopolitan sensibility and how to educate for it.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, 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 Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process

Hjalmarson, Margaret A., and Richard A. Lesh, "Engineering and Design Research: Intersections for Education Research and Design," pp. 96-110 in Anthony E. Kelly, Richard A. Lesh, and John Y. Beck, eds., Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., Margaret A. Hjalmarson and Richard A. Lesh

Annotation: Describes the parallels between engineering design processes and products and educational design processes and products.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Materials Development and Evaluation

Cochran-Smith, Marilyn, and Kelly E. Demers, "Teacher Education as a Bridge? Unpacking Curriculum Controversies," pp. 261-281 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Kelly E. Demers

Annotation: Analyzes variations in U. S. teacher education curricula and explores three contemporary controversies in teacher education curriculum related to the professional knowledge base, the science of reading, and social justice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Content Selection and Organization

Hansen, Klaus-Henning, "Rewriting Bildung for Postmodernity: Books on Educational Philosophy, Classroom Practice, and Reflective Teaching," Curriculum Inquiry, 38(January,2008), 93-115., Klaus-Henning Hansen

Annotation: Reviews three books (2000, 2002, 2003) on the concepts of Bildung and Bildung-centered Didaktik and underlines the need to rewrite Bildung today.

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: Liberal Education/General Education, Content Selection and Organization

Glass, Gene V, "Notes on Theory, Research, and Policy," pp. 281-287 in Gene V Glass, Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips: The Fate of Public Education in America. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2008., Gene V. Glass

Annotation: Gives the author's view of theory and conceptual frameworks in educational research and discusses the limited role educational research plays in educational policy-making.

Broad Topical Focus: 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 Utilization

Deyhle, Donna, Karen Swisher, Tracy Stevens, and Ruth Trinidad Galvan, "Indigenous Resistance and Renewal: From Colonizing Practices to Self-Determination," pp. 329-348 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Donna Deyhle, Karen Swisher, Tracy Stevens, and Ruth Trinidad Galvan

Annotation: Surveys the issues related to the education of indigenous populations in the Western Hemisphere; gives illustrations of programs focusing on language revitalization.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Comparative Curriculum

Young, Michael F. D., "Durkheim, Vygotsky, and the Curriculum of the Future," pp. 35-64 in Michael F. D. Young, Bringing Knowledge Back In: From Social Constructivism to Social Realism in the Sociology of Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Treats concepts of insularity and hybridity within an analysis of knowledge s viewed by Durkheim and Vygotsky; draws implications for curriculum; a related essay follows.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Middleton, James, Stephen Gorard, Chris Taylor, and Brenda Bannen-Ritland, "The 'Compleat' Design Experiment," pp. 21-46 in Anthony E. Kelly, Richard A. Lesh, and John Y. Beck, eds., Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., James Middleton, Stephen Gorard, Chris Taylor, and Brenda Bannen-Ritland

Annotation: Defines the grammar of the design research process in education (based on its practice in engineering); gives a multiple-phase model of the compleat design cycle; illustrates this with an extended example in mathematics instructional design.

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

Young, Michael F. D., "Curriculum Studies and the Problem of Knowledge: Updating the Enlightenment?" pp. 81-92 in Michael F. D. Young, Bringing Knowledge Back In: From Social Constructivism to Social Realism in the Sociology of Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Reflects on views of knowledge in the curriculum as evident in the field of Curriculum Studies; outlines an alternative approach with principles for guiding curriculum policy.

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 and the Disciplines

Staller, Karen M., Ellen Block, and Pilar S. Horner, "History of Methods in Social Science Research," pp. 25-51 in Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy, eds., Handbook of Emergent Methods. New York: The Guilford Press, 2008., Karen M. Staller, Ellen Block, and Pilar S. Horner

Annotation: Reports a study of the development of social science research methods from the 1960s to the present; charts the emergence of postmodern methods, globalization and internet impact on methods, and the troubling role of the researcher, of theory, and of technology in methods; discusses the blurring of the lines between humanistic and social science approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Bai, Heesoon, and Avraham Cohen, "Breathing Qi (Ch'i), Following Dao(Tao): Transforming This Violence-Ridden World," pp. 35-54 in Claudia Eppert and Hongyu Wang, eds., Cross-Cultural Studies in Curriculum: Eastern Thought, Educational Insights. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2008., Heesoon Bai and Avraham Cohen

Annotation: Explains these concepts from Chinese philosophy and argues for curriculum based on these concepts as an antidote to Western dualism; stresses empmowerment through criticism, creativity, and ethics.

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 as Experience, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Koretz, Daniel, "What Test Scores Tell Us About American Kids," pp. 74-112 in his Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008., Daniel Koretz

Annotation: Presents well-argued explanations about what data from standardized tests can and cannot tell us about student achievement; draws on careful analyses of a variety of data from tests like the SAT to tests of international comparisons; alerts readers to several kinds of misinterpretations of test scores that are made by people lacking adequate understanding of the principles of measurement and test construction.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment

Whitson, James A., "Decomposing Curriculum, vs Curriculum-as-Text," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 5(Summer, 2008), 111-137., James A. Whitson

Annotation: Discusses and critiques the prevailing understandings of these two conceptions of curriculum; suggests ways curriculum inquiry can take into account the interweaving dimensions of curriculum realities including not only the formal textual aspects but also those embracing the formative experiences of the individual.

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 Frameworks, Curriculum as Experience

Teitelbaum, Kenneth, "Curriculum," pp. 168-177 in Sandra Mathison and E. Wayne Ross, eds., Battleground Schools. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008., Kenneth Teitelbaum

Annotation: Identifies controversies in the field of curriculum that require deliberation and decision; includes definitional issues, competing interests, what knowledge is of most worth, and a list of current debates over specific content.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Darling-Hammond, Linda, and Laura McCloskey, "What Would It Mean to be Internationally Competitive?" Phi Delta Kappan, 90 (December, 2008), 263-272., Linda Darling-Hammond and Laura McCloskey

Annotation: Suggests policy directions for U.S. education in light of policies in place in countries with outstanding achievement records (Finland, Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong).

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

Stiegelbauer, Suzanne M., "The Dimensions of Implementation: From Plans to Action," pp. 112-133 in Stephen P. Gordon, ed., Collaborative Action Research: Developing Professional Learning Communities. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008., Suzanne M. Stiegelbauer

Annotation: Gives a synthesis of research on the implementation process as it relates to action research projects; is cast in practical language.

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

Sandlin, Jennifer A., "What Is(n't) Curriculum Studies?" Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 5(WInter, 2008), 65-68., Jennifer A. Sandlin

Annotation: Contains a well elaborated statement on how the author (a professor of adult education) construes the field of curriculum studies and its purposes.

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

Roby, Thomas W., IV, "How Joe Schwab Thinks: A Review of 'The Practical' after 40 Years," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 24(No. 1, 2008), 85-89., Thomas W. Roby IV

Annotation: Explores the meaning and potential impact of Schwab's view of "The Practical."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
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 Deliberation, Curriculum Development Strategies

Smyth, John, "Critical Engagement for Collaborative Action Research," p. 58-76 in Stephen P. Gordon, ed., Collaborative Action Research: Developing Professional Learning Communities. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008., John Smyth

Annotation: Makes the case for taking a critical perspective in doing collaborative action research; examines five propositions necessitated by this perspective; argues vigorously for freedom from governmental restraint on using research approaches such as action research and other so-called "non-scientific" approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Teacher Research, Practical Knowledge

Greenwalt, Kyle, "Discursivity, Heteroglossia, and Interest: Revisiting Kliebard's Dewey," Education and Culture, 24(No.2, 2008), 41-53., Kyle Greenwalt

Annotation: Takes issue with Kliebard's treatment of U.S. curriculum politics (competing interests) by drawing on Baktin's notion of discourses and Dewey's notion of interests; offers an alternative rooted in concrete curriculum institutional practices.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Fallace, Thomas, "Did the Social Studies Really Replace History in American Secondary Schools?" Teachers College Record, 110(October, 2008) 2245-2270., Thomas Fallace

Annotation: Re-examines the question of what groups dominated the history/social studies curriculum design controversy during the early 20th century in the US; provides analyses of the Committee of 10, Committee of 7, and Committee on Social Studies reports.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Social Studies, Curriculum and Politics, Content Selection and Organization

William, Dylan, "What Should Education Research Do, and How Should It Do It?" Educational Researcher, 37(October, 2008), 432-438., Dylan William

Annotation: Draws on concepts from Aristotle, Churchman, and Nonaks & Takeuchi to analyze research and inquiry in education; supports a practical, clinical model of research.

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

Young, Michael, "From Constructivism to Realism in the Sociology of the Curriculum." pp. 1-28 in Gregory J. Kelly, Allan Luke, and Judith Green, eds., What Counts as Knowledge in Educational Settings: Disciplinary Knowledge, Assessment, and Curriculum. Review of Research in Education, 32, 2008. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 2008., Michael Young

Annotation: Provides a thorough summary of the author's and other related work on the sociology of knowledge and the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and the Disciplines, Content Selection and Organization

Zhang, Hua, "Toward a Confusian Vision of Curriculum," pp. 335-347 in Claudia Eppert and Hongyu Wang, eds., Cross-Cultural Studies in Curriculum: Eastern Thought, Educational Insights. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2008., Hua Zhang

Annotation: Explicates the nature of a Confusian curriculum as based on moral creativity and aimed at the development of personhood.

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 as Experience, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Fullan, Michael, "Curriculum Implementation and Sustainability," pp. 113-122 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Michael Fullan

Annotation: Synthesizes what is known from recent research about curriculum innovation, reform, and implementation; treats whole school reforms as well as system reforms; describes projects in England, Seattle, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Ontario.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation

Young, Michael F. D., Bringing Knowledge Back In: From Social Constructivism to Social Realism in the Sociology of Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Contains fifteen essays on various aspects of the sociology of knowledge; several offer implications for curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Knowledge Generation

Deng, Zongyi, and Allan Luke, "Subject Matter: Defining and Theorizing School Subjects," pp. 66-87 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Zongyi Deng and Allan Luke

Annotation: Describes how curriculum planners draw upon disciplinary, practical, and experiential knowledge to develop subject matter for schooling; illustrates and analyzes the various approaches in relation to historical curriculum orientations and the changing demands of technology and society.

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

Bryk, Anthony S., and Louis M. Gomez, "Reinventing a Research and Development Capacity," pp. 181-206 in Frederick M. Hess, ed., The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship: Possibilities for School Reform. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2008., Anthony S. Bryk and Louis M. Gomez

Annotation: Analyzes the status of the design-engineering-development method of school improvement; reviews the infrastructure needed for this type of development; discusses an agenda and funding for needed work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Curriculum Development Strategies, Knowledge Generation

Shepard, Lorrie A., "A Brief History of Accountability Testing, 1965-2007," pp. 25-46 in Katherine E. Ryan and Lorrie A. Shepard, eds., The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability. New York: Routledge, 2008., Lorrie A. Shepard

Annotation: Traces the history of attempts in the U. S. to use tests for accountability purposes; discusses NAEP, minimum competency testing, National Commission on Excellence in Education, the Standards Movement, and the No Child Left Behind Act.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation

Kridel, Craig, "What Is Curriculum Studies? As Others See the Field," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 5(Winter, 2008), 22-23., Craig Kridel

Annotation: Introduces fifteen essays that follow that are written by professors in others fields of education about how they view 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: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Enns, Robin J., "Hidden Research in Curriculum," pp. 431-439 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Robin J. Enns

Annotation: Highlights curriculum research carried out on issues of interest to particular policy-making bodies, which often is not published or used outside the local context; urges that this hidden research be published and explored for its usefulness elsewhere.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Evaluation, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Knowledge Utilization, Classroom Observation & Research

Begg, Andrew J. C., Emerging Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers,2008., Andrew J. C. Begg

Annotation: Provides an autobiographical narrative of this New Zealand educator's emerging views of curriculum; focuses his report on selected incidents in teaching mathematics, writing textbooks, developing curriculum, teaching teachers, researching curriculum, and comparing international curricula; concludes with how he understands curriculum now.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Ladson-Billings, Gloria, and Keffrelyn Brown, "Curriculum and Cultural Diversity," pp. 153-175 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Gloria Ladson-Billings and Keffrelyn Brown

Annotation: Reviews the literature on the topic in the United States and in England from 1970 to the present and identifies nine research questions that must be asked of any curriculum that proposes to meet the needs of changing student populations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Multiethnic Adaptation, Curriculum Differentiation

Westbury, Ian, "Making Curricula: Why Do States Make Curricula, and How?" pp. 45-65 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Describes how states manage curriculum making and reforms; includes examples from several countries

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Bannen-Ritland, Brenda, and John Y. Beck, "Investigating the Act of Design in Design Research," pp. 299-319 in Anthony E. Kelly, Richard A. Lesh, and John Y. Beck, eds., Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education. New York; Routledge, 2008., Brenda Bannen-Ritland and John Y. Beck

Annotation: Stipulates the phases and methods of the Integrative Learning Design Framework and discusses related issues.

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

Apple, Michael W., "Curriculum Planning: Content, Form, and the Politics of Accountability," pp. 25-44 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Reviews political issues and actions related to deciding curriculum content and curriculum organization, including struggles by various social groups to influence textbook content, standards and testing, and pedagogical practices that are adopted by legislative bodies in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum

Shaker, Paul, and Elizabeth E. Heilman,"The Changing Vision of Education in Our Democratic Society," pp. 1-15 in their Reclaiming Education for Democracy: Thinking Beyond No Child Left Behind. New York: Routledge, 2008., Paul Shaker and Elizabeth E. Heilman

Annotation: Examines, critically, origins of recent education policy in the U. S. and introduces nine related essays on various aspects of this topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Democratic Education

Kincheloe, Joe L., "The Curriculum and the Classroom," pp. 85-103 in Joe L. Kincheloe, ed., Classroom Teaching: An Introduction. New York Peter Lang, 2008. Reprinted pp. 611-632 in Joao M. Paraskeva and Shirley R. Steinberg, ed., Curriculum: Decanonizing the Field. New York: Peter Lang, 2016., Joe L. Kincheloe

Annotation: Esplains why teaching is so difficult and limited under NCLB guidelines; advises teachers on how to teach under repressive conditions (after becoming aware of how knowledge is produced, how power shapes the curriculum, and how a critical perspective can assist); urges teachers to be developers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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, Curriculum Development Strategies, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Ideology and School Knowledge, Local Control of Schooling, Social Efficiency/Control, Teacher Planning, Teacher Research, Teaching/Learning Process, Values in the Classroom

Kennedy, Kerry J., and John C. K. Lee, "Curriculum Reform: School-Based Curriculum Development as a Strategy for Asia's Schools," pp. 89-107 in their The Changing Role of Schools in Asian Societies. New York: Routledge, 2008., Kerry J. Kennedy and John C. K. Lee

Annotation: Notes specific examples of employing the concept of SBCD in curriculum reform in Asian countries; assesses the prospects for increased use of this strategy in Asian schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, 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

Hess, Frederick, ed., When Research Matters: How Scholarship Influences Education Policy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2008., Frederick Hess

Annotation: Contains eleven articles summarizing and assessing the status of educational research and its use by policy-makers; takes up topics such as federal research organizations in education, NCLB, out-of-field teachers, public opinion, the courts, school administrator decision-making, demand for/consumers of/and political influence on educational research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study:
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Linkage

Coulter, David L., and John R. Weins, eds., Why Do We Educate? Renewing the Conversation. 107th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Vol. One. Walden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2008., David L. Coulter and John R. Weins

Annotation: Presents evocative ideas by more than twenty authors regarding fundamental purposes, ideals, and subject matters for consideration by educational policy-makers, school curriculum planners, and the public; aims at "renewing the conversation" on these topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Schubert, William H., "Sources of Wonder that Keep the Professoriate Alive and Relevant," The Sophist's Bane, 4(Spring, 2008), 11-19., William H. Schubert

Annotation: Highlights some personally preferred concepts of meaningful curriculum and mentions related resources.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Hjalmarson, Margaret A.,"Mathematics Curriculum Systems: Models for Analysis of Curricular Innovation and Development," Peabody Journal of Education, 83(October, 2008). 592-610., Margaret A. Hjalmarson

Annotation: Proposes a set of components of a curriculum system for investigating the purposes, representations, and conceptual systems inherent in models of curriculum related to mathematics teaching and learning; the three types of models proposed (content focused, pedagogically focused, learner centered) have relevance beyond the mathematics curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, 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, Curriculum Frameworks

Scott, David, Critical Essays on Major Curriculum Theorists. New York: Routledge, 2008., David Scott

Annotation: Summarizes and critiques arguments for eleven curricular themes or ideas developed by eleven different curriculum theorists (Popham, Stenhouse, Hirst, Foucault, Apple, Bernstein, Vygotski, Bruner, Giroux, Schon, and John White).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Semel, Susan F., and Alan R. Sadovnik, "The Contemporary Small-School Movement: Lessons from the History of Progressive Education," Teachers College Record, 110(September, 2008), 1744-1771., Susan F. Semel and Alan R. Sadovnik

Annotation: Examines similarities and differences between Central Park East Secondary School in New York City and earlier progressive schools such as the Dalton School and the City and Country School.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum History, Local Control of Schooling

Connelly, F. Michael, and Shijing Xu, "The Landscape of Curriculum and Instruction: Diversity and Continuity," pp 514-533 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., F. Michael Connelly and Shijing Xu

Annotation: Reflects on the content and significance of all the chapters in the Handbook; summarizes the current state-of-the-field of curriculum studies in its historical context and in relation to the 1992 Handbook; highlights global and comparative curriculum work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists
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, Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum

Null, J. Wesley, "William Bagley versus Arthur Bestor: Why the Standard Story is Not True," The Educational Forum, 72(No. 3, 2008), 200-214., J. Wesley Null

Annotation: Recovers the distinctive positions on teacher education curriculum held by these two men; shows what institutional forms these different conceptions took historically in higher education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Higher Education Curriculum

Franklin, Barry M., and Carla C. Johnson, "What the Schools Teach: A Social History of the American Curriculum since 1950," pp. 460-477 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Barry M. Franklin and Carla C. Johnson

Annotation: Examines ways schools have specified content for teaching in response to social pressures; cites school districts exemplifying life-adjustment, discipline-centered, basic skills, New Basics, and content area standards-based curricula at various times over the last half century.

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

Proefriedt, William A., High Expectations: The Cultural Roots of Standards Reform in American Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2010., William A. Proefriedt

Annotation: Argues against the policies and practices of educational reformers who demand testing, high individual achievement for all, and an economic model of curriculum for national competitiveness; traces threads both for and against these views throughout American educational history; gives a close reading and balanced interpretation of our leading educators over the last 250 years.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Philosophical Schools, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Null, J. Wesley, "Curriculum Development in Historical Perspective," pp. 478-490 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., J. Wesley Null

Annotation: Discusses contributions of Tyler, Smith/Stanley/Shores, Taba, Schwab, and other scholars to the evolving concept of curriculum development in the United States.

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 Development Strategies, Curriculum Deliberation

Shwartz, Yael, Ayelet Weizman, David Fortus, Joseph Krajcik, and Brian Reiser, "THe IQWST Experience: Using Coherence as a Design Principle for a MIddle School Science Curriculum," Elementary School Journal, 109(November, 2008), 199-291., Yael Shwartz, Ayelet Weizman, David Fortus, Joseph Krajcik, and Brian Reiser

Annotation: Reports a study of how a middle school science curriculum dealt with five aspects of coherence.

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

Linn, Robert L., "Methodological Issues in Achieving School Accountability," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 40(December, 2008). 699-711., Robert L. Linn

Annotation: Analyzes differences between state and NCLB accountability systems that can account for schools meeting targets in the first instance but not in the second instance or vise versa; explores methodological issues between these accountability systems.

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: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation

Farrell, Joseph P., "Community Education in Developing Countries: The Quiet Revolution in Schooling," pp 369-389 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Joseph P. Farrell

Annotation: Summarizes research on traditional and community education forms of schooling in developing countries; reports a comparative analysis of programs in Columbia, Bangladesh, and Egypt; identifies areas of needed research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum as Environment

Mulcahy, D. G., The Educated Person: Toward a New Paradigm for Liberal Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008., D. G. Mulcahy

Annotation: Outlines and justifies a new paradigm for liberal education based on the demands of living (work demands, recreational demands, social and practical demands, philosophical demands); reviews and critiques the ideas on liberal education by Newman, Adler, Martin, and others in formulating this new paradigm.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Liberal Education/General Education