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Citations from 2008

Gordon, Stephen P., ed., Collaborative Action Research:Developing Professional Learning Communities. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008., Stephen P. Gordon

Annotation: Reports a series of collaborative action research studies done by school-university partnerships; analyzes their results and the lessons learned from them; provides guidelines for doing this kind of action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Teacher Research

Boote, David, "Notes Toward a Naturalistic Study of Education Research Methodology," Interchange, 39(July, 2008), 303-325., David Boote

Annotation: Discusses the need to examine how research is actually conducted in order to avoid blind adherence to methodology and to take context into account; urges producing reasoned arguments for research results.

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

Craig, Cheryl J., and Vicki Ross, "Cultivating the Image of Teachers as Curriculum Makers," pp. 282-305 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Cheryl J. Craig and Vicki Ross

Annotation: Traces the literature on the topic over four decades; highlights the contributions of Schwab, Eisner, Seymour Fox, Shulman, and Connelly; takes note of related research on teacher-group planning, narratives, and action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Planning, Teacher Research, Curriculum Development Strategies, Authority of Teacher, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Cornbleth, Catherine, "Echo Effects and Curriculum Change," Teachers College Record, 110(October, 2008), 2148-2171., Catherine Cornbleth

Annotation: Analyzes the effects on curriculum policy and practice of external social actions by use of the "echo" metaphor; gives illustrations and notes what contributes to weaker or stronger management of echo effects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, 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: Curriculum and Politics, Discourse Analysis

Grumet, Madeleine. Amy Anderson, and Chris Osmon, "Finding Form for Curriculum Research," pp. 136-156 in Kathleen Gallagher, ed., The Methodological Dilemma: Creative, Critical, and Collaborative Approaches to Qualitative Research. New York: Rutledge, 2008., Madeleine Grumet, Amy Anderson, and Chris Osmon

Annotation: Suggests three ways curriculum may be studied: as a cultural object, as an event, and as a researcher's subjectivity--each with its appropriate form of qualitative method; case studies are included to illustrate these points.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

McCowan, Tristan, "Curricular Transposition in Citizenship Education," Theory and Research in Education, 6(No.2, 2008), 153-172., Tristan McCowan

Annotation: Poses a four-stage model of curriculum transposition as a process of moving from ideals and aspirations underlying an initiative--to a curricular program designed to achieve them--to its implementation in practice--to its effects on students; illustrated through analysis of a citizenship education project in Brazil.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Student Assessment, Comparative Curriculum

Boostrom, Robert, "Transdimensional Curriculum: A Review of the SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction," Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 10(Nos. 1 & 2, 2008), 281-300. Additional reviews of this Handbook appear in Curriculum Inquiry 39(January, 2009)., Robert Boostrom

Annotation: Reviews and critiques the 2008 Handbook and raises issues related to the treatment of some of its topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Literature, Literature of Curriculum

Linn, Robert L., "Educational Accountability Systems," pp. 3-24 in Katherine E. Ryan and Lorrie A. Shepard, eds., The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability. New York: Routledge, 2008., Robert L. Linn

Annotation: Reviews various types of assessments used in accountability systems in NCLB and other test-based approaches.

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

Citations from 2007

Michael, Deanna L., and Sherman Dorn, "Accountability as a Means of Improvement: A Continuity of Themes," pp. 83-116 in Kathryn M. Borman and Sherman Dorn, eds., Educational Reform in Florida: Diversity and Equity in Public Policy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007., Deanna L. Michael and Sherman Dorn

Annotation: Traces the historical development of the educational accountability system in Florida as enacted in the administration of Governor Bush (1999-2007); gives an appraisal of the system.

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

Biesta, Gert, "Education and the Democratic Person: Toward a Political Conception of Democratic Education," Teachers College Record, 109(March, 2007), 740-769., Gert Biesta

Annotation: Distinguishes eduction "for" democracy from education "through" democracy and explicates the intellectual background for the latter as the preferred mode.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Democratic Education

Biesta, Gert J. J., and Deborah Osberg,"Beyond Re/Presentation: A Case for Updating the Epistemology of Schooling," Interchange, 38(March, 2007), 15-29., Gert J. J. Biesta and Deborah Osberg

Annotation: Describes with careful analysis a presentational rather than a representational epistemology; ponders what schooling would be like if it relied upon the former rather than the latter; other articles follow on the implications of this thesis (p. 31 and p. 69).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Kennedy, Mary M., "Defining a Literature," Educational Researcher, 36(April, 2007), 139-147., Mary M. Kennedy

Annotation: Classifies different types of literature reviews and explores several issues related to determining the body of literature appropriate to each type; stipulates various distinctions and illustrates them with examples.

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

Pinnegar, Stefinee, and J. Gary Daynes, "Locating Narrative Inquiry Historically," pp. 3-34 in D. Jean Clandinin, ed., Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007., Stefinee Pinnegar and J. Gary Daynes

Annotation: Discusses four themes that emerge from the literature of narrative inquiry; 1) how the researcher relates to the persons who are the subjects of such studies, 2) the move from numbers to words, 3) the focus on the specific rather than the general, and 4) use of alternative epistemologies.

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

Clinchy, Evans, Rescuing the Public Schools: What It Will Take to Leave No Child Behind. New York: Teachers College Press, 2007., Evans Clinchy

Annotation: Offers an alternative model to NCLB; also describes programs in several progressive schools on which the author worked over the last 50 years.

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

Kridel, Craig, and Robert V. Bullough, Jr., Stories of the Eight-Year Study: Reexamining Secondary Education in America. Albany, NY: State University Press of New York,2007., Craig Kridel and Robert V. Bullough Jr.

Annotation: Details many aspects of the history of the Eight-Year Study (1930-1942) and includes vignettes of several of its leading contributors (Aikin, Thayer, Eugene Smith, Tyler, Keliher, Zachry, Alberty, Bode, Willis). A review appears in Curriculum Inquiry, 40(March, 2010), 2905-316.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History, Curriculum Integration, Curriculum Professors, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Literature, Literature of Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Assessment

Franklin, Barry M., and Gary McCulloch, eds., The Death of the Comprehensive High School? Historical, Contemporary, and Comparative Perspectives. New York: Palsgrave Macmillan, 2007, Barry M. Franklin and Gary McCulloch

Annotation: Offers ten chapters (reviews and case studies) of the successes, , problems and changes in the comprehensive high school in the United States and around the world over the last half-century and into the contemporary period; the introduction and the epilogue by the editors provide succinct summaries of this work.

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: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Secondary School Curriculum

Thomas, Gary, Education and Theory: Strangers in Paradigms. New York: Open University Press, 2007., Gary Thomas

Annotation: Examines critically the tenacity with which education adheres to theory; chapter six explicitly critiques Strauss and Corwin's "grounded theory."

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

Waks, Leonard J., "The Concept of Fundamental Educational Change," Educational Theory, 57(No. 3, 2007), 277-295., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Addresses the differences between educational change at the organizational and at the institutional levels of education; defines "fundamental change" in this context; examines Cuban's 1992 article on curriculum stability and change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Organization Theory

Waks, Leonard J., "Rereading 'Democracy and Education' Today," Education and Culture, 23(No.1, 2007), 27-37., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Draws on Dewey to suggest two emphases for the curriculum: 1) studies of transnational human concerns, and 2) shared activities/subject matter across ethnic and cultural groups locally; these can help to overcome the excesses of nationalism and a fractured culture.

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: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Fiala, Robert, "Educational Ideology and the School Curriculum," pp 15-34 in Aaron Benavot and Cecilia Braslavsky, eds., School Knowledge in Comparative and Historical Perspective: Changing Curricula in Primary and Secondary Education. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2007., Robert Fiala

Annotation: Reports a study of eighteen aims of education by world regions post WWII-2000.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Comparative Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge

Selden, Steven, "Biological Determinism and the Narrative of Adjustment: The High School Biology Textbooks of Truman Jesse Moon, c 1921-1963," Curriculum Inquiry, 37(June, 2007), 159-196., Steven Selden

Annotation: Examines the presence of eugenics thought in a textbook series in biology along with the reasons for this content.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Science, Ideology and School Knowledge, Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation

Freeman, Melissa, Kathleen de Marrais, Judith Preissle, Kathryn Roulston, and Elizabeth A. St. Pierre, "Standards of Evidence in Qualitative Research: An Incitement to Discourse," Educational Researcher, 36(January/February, 2007), 25-32., Melissa Freeman, Kathleen de Marrais, Judith Preissle, Kathryn Roulston, and Elizabeth A. St. Pierre

Annotation: Addresses questions related to standards of evidence in qualitative research in education.

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, Qualitative Research

Lee, Reginald S., Kathryn M. Borman, and William Tyson, "Florida's A+ Plan: Education Reform Policies and Student Outcomes," pp. 241-279 in Kathryn M. Borman and Sherman Dorn, eds., Educational Reform in Florida: Diversity and Equity in Public Policy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007., Reginald S. Lee, Kathryn M. Borman, and William Tyson

Annotation: Reports and analyzes student outcomes data in Florida under Governor Bush's A+ Plan for the first years of implementation; poverty and race (among 20 variables) highly correlates with poor results.

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

Phillips, D. C., "Muddying the Waters: THe Many Purposes of Educational Inquiry," pp. 7-21 in Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin, eds., The Sage Handbook for Research in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006., D. C. Phillips

Annotation: Relates diversity of purposes of educational inquiry to those found in inquiry in the natural sciences and beyond.

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

Howlett, James, and Brad Huff, "Industrial Arts/Technology: What Are We Doing?" Phi Delta Kappan, 88(June, 2007), 764-767., James Howlett and Brad Huff

Annotation: Makes the case for industrial arts/technology in the curriculum at the present time.

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, Computers and Technology as Subjects

Hansen, David T., ed., Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophies in Practice. New York: Teachers College Press, 2007., David T. Hansen

Annotation: Presents portrayals of ten eminent educational philosophers' ethical visions of educational practice, together with commentaries on each (Dewey, Freire, DuBois, Makiguchi, Jane Addams, Zingzhi, Montessori, Tagore, Steiner, and Schweitzer).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

O'Malley, Michael P., "Conceptualizing a Critical Pedagogy of Human Soul: Ethnographic Implications for Curriculum Studies," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 4(Summer, 2007), 84-112., Michael P. O'Malley

Annotation: Reports a study of high school seniors'interior experiences and personal transformation during a 4-day Kairos curriculum group process event; highlights spirituality and soulful aspects of education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Religious Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Religious & Private Schooling, Qualitative Research, Values in the Classroom

Hofman, Amos, Braca Alpert, and Izhak Schnell, "Education and Social Change: The Case of Israel's State Curriculum," Curriculum Inquiry, 37(December, 2007), 303-328., Amos Hofman, Braca Alpert, and Izhak Schnell

Annotation: Describes the changes over the last few decades in Israel's curriculum policies and content.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
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, Citizenship Education

Westbury, Ian, "Theory and Theorizing in Curriculum Studies," pp. 1-19 in Eva Forsberg, ed., Curriculum Theory Revisited (Research Reports No. 7). Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University, Studies in Educational Policy and Educational Philosophy, 2007., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Treats the topic from an international perspective.

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

Au, Wayne, "High-Stakes Testing and Curricular Control: A Qualitative Metasynthesis," Educational Researcher, 36(June/July, 2007) 258-267., Wayne Au

Annotation: Reports a metsynthesis of 49 qualitative studies using template analysis to examine effects of high-stakes testing on subject matter content alignment/contraction, changes in form of knowledge (fractured/integrated), and pedagogic change (student/teacher-centered).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Qualitative Research, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Knowledge Generation

Floden, Robert E., "Philosophical Issues in Educational Policy Research," pp. 3-15 in David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., Robert E. Floden

Annotation: Addresses epistemological and political issues related to three approaches to educational policy research (economic, organizational, and critical).

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: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Clements, Douglas H., "Curriculum Research: Toward a Framework for 'Research-based Curricula," Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 38(January, 2007), 35-70., Douglas H. Clements

Annotation: Contrasts goals of curriculum development research and of science research; argues the case for curriculum research related to practice, policy, and theory; posits 10 phases for curriculum development research; applies the model to mathematics curriculum; gives ramifications and caveats.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
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, Mathematics

Connelly, F. Michael, with Shijing Xu, "On the State of Curriculum Studies: A Personal Practical Inquiry," Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 9(Nos. 1 & 2, 2007). 3-19., F. Michael Connelly and Shijing Xu

Annotation: Traces the author's entry into and contributions to the field of Curriculum Studies; highlights the study of teacher's practical knowledge; two related articles follow.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Teacher Knowledge

Owen, John M., Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches, 3rd ed. New York: The Guilford Press, 2007., John M. Owen

Annotation: Provides guidelines for doing evaluative inquiry related to making judgments on program quality.

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

Madda, Christina L, Richard R. Halverson, and Louis M. Gomez, "Exploring Coherence as an Organizational Resource for Carrying Out Reform Initiatives," Teachers College Record, 109(August, 2007), 1957-1979., Christina L. Madda, Richard R. Halverson, and Louis M. Gomez

Annotation: Reports on a study of how one district's program design team approached implementing a reform program to provide district-wide student performance data; attention was given to attaining design process coherence as well as instructional program coherence.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Ball, Deborah Loewenberg, and Fancesca M. Foryani, "What Makes Education Research 'Educational'?" Educational Researcher, 36(December, 2007), 529-540., Deborah Loewenberg Ball and Fancesca M. Foryani

Annotation: Posits a formulation of multiple interactions named "the instructional dynamic" and argues that research in colleges of education should relate in some manner to these kinds of interactions at the heart of educational practice and policy; gives examples.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge

Sandlin, Jennifer A., Jennifer L. Milam, and Corrine M. Wickens, " 'Spend Smart, Live Rich': Popular Pedagogy and the Construction of the 'Good Consumer' in the Popular Culture Lifestyle Magazine 'Budget Living'," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 4(Summer, 2007), 113-135., Jennifer A. Sandlin, Jennifer L. Milam, and Corrine M. Wickens

Annotation: Presents a critical media analysis of what is conveyed to readers of the magazine 'Budget Living'; addresses the not-so-hidden curriculum of consumerism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, Hidden Curriculum

Sandlin, Jennifer A., and Jennifer L. Milam, "Cultural Jamming as Curriculum: Exploring the Critical Public Pedagogy of Adbusters and Reverend Billy," pp. 131-150 in Sheri Leafgren, Brian D. Schultz, Michael P. O'Malley, Larry Johnson, Jeanne F. Brady, and Audrey M. Dentith, eds., The Articulation of Curriculum and Pedagogy for a Just Society: Advocacy, Artistry, and Activism. Troy, NY: Educator's International Press, 2007., Jennifer A. Sandlin and Jennifer L. Milam

Annotation: Describes efforts at jamming (or confronting) cultural messages in ads from a critical curriculum perspective.

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

Taubman, Peter, "What is to Be Done in the Age of Accountability?" pp. 1-13 in Sheri Leafgren, Brian D. Schultz, Michael P. O'Malley, Larry Johnson, Jeanne F. Brady, and Audrey M. Dentith, eds., The Articulation of Curriculum and Pedagogy for a Just Society: Advocacy, Artistry, and Activism. Troy, NY: Educator's International Press, 2007., Peter Taubman

Annotation: Urges that professors of education not only resist accountability ideologies through their scholarly work but also that they refuse to comply with mandates related to this ideology.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum Professors

Mosher, Fritz, and Susan H. Fuhrman, "The Research that Policy Needs," pp. 372-382 in David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., Fritz Mosher and Susan H. Fuhrman

Annotation: Discusses what would be necessary to produce knowledge related to successful policymaking (as a summary of earlier studies in the same volume); these are expressed as conditions, not as research agenda items.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Generation

Stufflebeam, Daniel L., and Anthony J. Shinkfield, Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007., Daniel L. Stufflebeam

Annotation: Presents a thorough, comprehensive guide to the discipline of evaluation; covers 26 different approaches to doing evaluations classified within five major types; illustrates in detail seven of the best approaches; provides guidance on all practical aspects of evaluation work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Knowledge Generation

Karmon, Amnon, "Institutional Organization of Knowledge: The Missing Link in Educational Discourse," Teachers College Record, 109(March, 2007), 603-634., Amnon Karmon

Annotation: Describes two main models of organizing knowledge in an educational institution--inculcating existing knowledge and producing new knowledge; proposes a new model -- the pedagogical discipline -- that overcomes the shortcomings of the two traditional models.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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: Content Selection and Organization, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Cohen, David K., Susan L. Moffitt, and Simona Goldin, "Policy and Practice," pp. 63-85 in David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., David K. Cohen, Susan L. Moffitt, and Simona Goldin

Annotation: Views the policy/practice dilemma as a problem of consistency among four factors: aims, capabilities among practitioners to implement them, instruments used to encourage revised practice, and resources available.

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

Kelly, Anthony E., and Robert K. Yin, "Strengthening Structured Abstracts for Education Research: The Need for Claim-Based Structured Abstracts," Educational Researcher, 36(April, 2007), 133-138., Anthony E. Kelly and Robert K. Yin

Annotation: Sets forth norms for writing structured abstracts of research reports in education based on the need to present convincing arguments for claims made in the research; provides a model for a research report itself.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, 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: Knowledge Generation

Hewitt, Randy, "Human Capital as the Summum Bonum of Public Education: Past and Present," The Educational Forum, 71(Winter, 2007), 128-140., Randy Hewitt

Annotation: Traces the influence of corporate interests on schools and school children; urges critical education to confront this narrow, undemocratic ideology.

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

Elliott, John, "From 'Human Capital' Theory to "Capability Theory" as a Driver of Curriculum Reform," pp. 142-165 in Bridget Somekh and Thomas A. Schwandt, eds., Knowledge Production: Research Work in Interesting Times. New York: Routledge, 2007, John Elliott

Annotation: Contrasts and combines elements of Sen's "capability theory' and Dewey's evaluative reasoning to posit a functional curriculum theory that replaces an objectives model with a process model.

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, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Thiessen, Dennis, "Researching Student Experiences in Elementary and Secondary School: An Evolving Field of Study," pp. 1-76 in Dennis Thiessen and Alison Cook-Sather, eds., International Handbook of Student Experiences in Elementary and Secondary School. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2007., Dennis Thiessen

Annotation: Gives a comprehensive overview of the available research on the topic, organized around three "orientations" in each of which are catalogued and described the major studies done in the periods 1966-1990 and 1991-2005; 28 articles follow which report research studies on specific subtopics.

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

Finser, Torin M., Silence is Complicity: A Call to Let Teachers Improve our Schools through Action Research -- Not NCLB. Great Barrington, MA: Steiner Books, 2007., Torin M. Finser

Annotation: Gives practical guidance for teachers doing action research; illlustrates work done in Waldorf schools

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

Benavot, Aaron, and Cecilia Braslavsky, eds., School Knowledge in Comparative and Historical Perspective: Changing Curriculum in Primary and Secondary Education. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2007., Aaron Benavot and Cecilia Braslavsky

Annotation: Reports 15 studies of curriculum change, content, and organization across and within various countries (see especially chapters 1, 12, and 15).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge

Sudsawad, Pimjai, Knowledge Translation: Introduction to Models, Strategies, and Measures. Austin, TX: Southwestern Educational Development Laboratory, National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research, 2007., Pimjai Sudsawad

Annotation: Defines knowledge translation and provides six models of knowledge translation; discusses the effectiveness of knowledge translation strategies; reviews methods of measuring knowledge use; broadly applicable but treated in the context of the medical field.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Kincheloe, Joe L., "Critical Pedagogy in the Twenty-first Century," pp. 9-42 in Peter McLaren and Joe L. Kincheloe, eds., Critical Pedagogy: Where are We Now? New York: Peter Lang, 2007., Joe L. Kincheloe

Annotation: Traces the scholarly work in and the challenges ahead of the field of study called critical pedagogy; reviews and assesses its purposes, assumptions, methods of inquiry, and significance; identifies qualitative standards for its work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Democratic Education

Clandinin, D. Jean, and Jerry Rosiek, "Mapping a Landscape of Narrative Inquiry: Borderland Spaces and Tensions," pp. 35-75 in D. Jean Clandinin, ed., Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007., D. Jean Clandinin and Jerry Rosiek

Annotation: Situates narrative inquiry within a Deweyan theory of experience; shows how its philosophical assumptions differ from post-positivism, Marxism, and post-structuralism while sharing some of their assumptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Benson, Lee, Ira Harkavy, and John Puckett, Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007., Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, and John Puckett

Annotation: Describes an effort to inaugurate community schools in Philadelphia in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania; traces the community school concept to Dewey among others.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Democratic Education, Higher Education Curriculum, Literature of Curriculum

Cohen, David K., Susan H Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher

Annotation: Contains 16 chapters summarizing the current status of research topics related to education policymaking.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study:
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Implementation

Cohen, David K., "Problems in Education Policy and Research," pp. 349-371 in David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., David K. Cohen

Annotation: Reviews the changing shape of education policy and the problems of resource allocation, place of race in policy, teacher quality, and access to school; discusses the role of research in policymaking and the gap between policymakers and practitioners.

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

Slattery, Patrick, Karen A. Krasney, and Michael P. O'Malley, "Hermenuetics, Aesthetics,and the Quest for Answerability: A Dialogic Possibilitiy for Reconceptualizing the Interpretive Process in Curriculum Studies," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 39(October, 2007), 537-558., Patrick Slattery, Karen A. Krasney, and Michael P. O'Malley

Annotation: Offers an account of seven approaches to hermeneutics (traditional theological, conservative philosophical, contextual, reflective, post-structural, critical, dialogical); advances dialogical hermeneutics as appropriate for curriculum development practice and illustrates in a case report; concludes with arguments supporting this approach.

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

Lyons, Nora, "Narrative Inquiry: What Possible Future Influence on Policy and Practice," pp. 600-631 in D. Jean Clandinin, ed., Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007., Nora Lyons

Annotation: Discusses the relationship of narrative inquiry to "scientifically-based research;" summarizes the nature of interpretive inquiry and the increasing use of narrative inquiry in law, medicine, and education; and highlights ways its results can relate to policy and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Hopmann, Stefan T., "No Child, No School, No State Left Behind: Comparative Research in the Age of Accountability," pp. 363-415 in Stefan T. Hopmann, Gertrude Brinek, and Martin Retzl, eds., PISA According to PISA. Vienna: Lit-Verlag, 2007., Stefan T. Hopmann

Annotation: Analyzes the multiple realities of accountability (child, school, state) within the context of NCLB in the U. S. and of other policies in European countries; comments on the pluses and minuses of PISA testing.

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

Noddings, Nel, When School Reform Goes Wrong. New York: Teachers College Press, 2007., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Critiques current features of curriculum and instruction policies and practices, especially the No Child Left Behind Act.

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

Hansen, David T., Mary Erina Driscoll, and Rene V. Arcilla, eds., A Life in Classrooms: Philip W. Jackson and the Practice of Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2007., David T. Hansen, Mary Erina Driscoll, and Rene V. Arcilla

Annotation: Presents eleven essays in honor of the professional life and work of Philip W. Jackson; including analyses of several of his writings, including Life in Classrooms, and his several works on Dewey; chapter 9 focuses on his contributions to Curriculum Studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Teaching/Learning Process, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Biesta, Gert, "Why 'What Works' Won't Work: Evidence-Based Practice and the Democratic Deficit in Educational Research," Educational Theory, 57(No. 1, 2007), 1-22., Gert Biesta

Annotation: Critiques the arguments for limiting educational practices to those supported by evidence of success in achieving goals; explains why actions based on research require democratic deliberation.

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: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization

Pinar, WIlliam F., "Introduction," pp. xi-xxxv in William F. Pinar, Intellectual Advancement through Disciplinarity: Verticality and Horizontality in Curriculum Studies. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2007., WIlliam F. Pinar

Annotation: Advocates the study of the intellectual history of the discipline of Curriculum Studies and the analysis of the current status of the field as bases for moving it forward; points out advances in the field since the publication of Understanding Curriculum (1995); introduces other writings of his in the book.

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

Wolk, Steven, "Why Go to School?" Phi Delta Kappan, 88(May, 2007), 648-658., Steven Wolk

Annotation: Proposes a curriculum to cover what schools do not teach: to shape self-identity, to acquire a love of learning, to become caring citizens, to see the moral and ecological implications of our actions, to appreciate cultural differences and to heal the social fabric, to assume responsibility for social and planetary well-being, to learn the processes of peace and non-violence, to gain critical media literacy, to enhance our responsibility for global well-being, to exercise creativity and imagination, and to learn how to conduct and maintain meaningful personal and family life.

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

Hameyer, Uwe, "Transforming Domain Knowledge: A Systemic View at the School Curriculum," The Curriculum Journal, 18(December, 2007), 411-427., Uwe Hameyer

Annotation: Sets a conceptual framework (for relating curriculum knowledge, instructional knowledge, and school knowledge) within which the author discusses seven possible ways of transforming discipline-based domain knowledge into school subjects; also sets an agenda of needed research on this process of knowledge transformation; recommends professional action to facilitate work related to this process of doing actual knowledge transformation.

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

Hopkins, David, "Toward the 'Personalized' Curriculum" and "Metcognition and Learning How to Learn," pp. 60-69 in his Every School a Great School: Realizing the Potential of System Leadership. New York: Open University Press, 2007., David Hopkins

Annotation: Summarizes principles for creating the personalized curriculum and its constituent strategies, content, and skills.

Broad Topical Focus: 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 Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization

Hopkins, David, "Intelligent Accountability," pp. 93-114 in his Every School a Great School: Realizing the Potential of System Leadership. New York: Open University Press, 2007., David Hopkins

Annotation: Reviews arguments for and against accountability and short-term achievement targets within the British context; describes a system of intelligent accountabilty employing both internal and external assessments.

Broad Topical Focus: 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, Student Assessment, Program Audit/Evaluation

Hansen, David T., "John Dewey and a Curriculum of Moral Knowledge," Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 9(Nos. 1 & 2, 2007), 173-181., David T. Hansen

Annotation: Interprets Dewey's notion of the relation between knowledge, teaching the academic subjects, and the development of moral principles and purpose.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Moral Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum as Experience

Mosher, Fritz, "Knowledge and Policy," pp. 233-241 in David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., Fritz Mosher

Annotation: Discusses what policymakers ought to want to know in order to create viable policies and analyzes the kinds of policy research required to provide them this knowledge, including instructional aspects, curriculum materials design, policy evaluation, among others.

Broad Topical Focus: 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 Implementation, Knowledge Generation

Spring, Joel, A New Paradigm for Global School Systems: Education for a Long and Happy Life. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., Joel A. Spring

Annotation: Proposes a global curriculum focusing on "a long and happy life" rather than on economic/human capital as the overriding educational goal of schools around the globe.

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

Deng, Zongyi, "Transforming the Subject Matter: Examining the Intellectual Roots of Pedagogical Content Knowledge," Curriculum Inquiry, 37(September, 2007), 279-295., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Argues that determining what constitutes the subject matter of a school subject is a curricular task whereas transforming disciplinary content into pedagogical content knowledge is primarily a pedagogical task; the two are not the same.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, 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 and the Disciplines, Teacher Planning, Curriculum Development Strategies, Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation, School Subjects

Schubert, William H., "Social Justice in Curriculum and Pedagogy through Art, Advocacy, and Activism," pp. xi - xxxvi in Sheri Leafgren, Brian D. Schultz, Michael P. O'Malley, Larry Johnson, Jeanne F. Brady, and Audrey M. Dentith, eds., The Articulation of Curriculum and Pedagogy for a Just Society: Advocacy, Artistry, and Activism. Troy, NY: Educator's International Press, 2007., William H. Schubert

Annotation: Introduces the volume by tracing historical themes in curriculum thought and in Schubert's professional experience that highlight the book's focus.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, American/International Curriculum Organizations

Nolen, Amanda L., and Jim Vander Putten, "Action Research in Education: Addressing Gaps in Ethical Principles and Practices," Educational Researcher, 36(October, 2007), 401-407., Amanda L. Nolen and Jim Vander Putten

Annotation: Explores unaddressed ethical issues related to conducting teacher (action) research and makes recommendations for addressing them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Teacher Research

Sosniak, Lauren A., "The Generalist Educator: Making a Mark in Curriculum Studies," pp. 108-121 in David T. Hansen, Mary Erina Driscoll, and Rene V. Arcilla, eds., A Life in Classrooms: Philip W. Jackson and the Practice of Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2007., Lauren A. Sosniak

Annotation: Presents a summary of Philip W. Jackson's key curriculum ideas and their place in the field of Curriculum Studies.

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 Professors, Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum as Environment

Citations from 2006

Nikitina, Svetlana, "Three Strategies for Interdisciplinary Teaching: Contextualizing, Conceptualizing, and Problem-Centered," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(June, 2006), 251-271., Svetlana Nikitina

Annotation: Distinguishes among a humanities, a scientific, and a crative-product-development form of epistemology in guiding interdisciplinary teaching; examples are given.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Integration, Content Selection and Organization, Higher Education Curriculum, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Squire, Kurt, "From Content to Context: Videogames as Designed Experience," Educational Researcher, 35(November, 2006), 19-29., Kurt Squire

Annotation: Discusses the impact of videogames in education and their potential for conducting research on learning and on designing educational experiences; gives concrete illustrations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Garman, Noreen, "Curriculum Leaders as Public Intellectuals in an Impoverished Landscape," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 3(Summer, 2006), 73-78., Noreen Garman

Annotation: Argues that curriculum leaders should become authors of a language that speaks truth to power rather than embracing or succumbing to a language of political bureau technology.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
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 and Politics, Criticism of Schooling, Alternatives in Education, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Horn, Raymond A., Jr., "What You Don't Know about Standards," pp. 69-87 in Shirley R. Steinberg, and Joe L. Kincheloe, eds., What You Don't Know about Schools. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006., Raymond A. Horn Jr.

Annotation: Reviews the distinction between technical standards and standards of complexity and the differences in curriculum content, teaching and learning, and evaluation that result from the two types; argues for standards of complexity.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Hemmings, Annette, "Great Ethical Divides: Bridging the Gap Between Institutional Review Boards and Researchers," Educational Researcher, 35(May, 2006), 12-18., Annette Hemmings

Annotation: Discusses challenges and strategies related to IRB procedures, with special attention to ethnographic and qualitative 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, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Qualitative Research

Garman, Noreen B., and Maria Piantanida, eds., The Authority to Imagine: The Struggle toward Representation in Dissertation Writing. New York: Peter Lang, 2006., Noreen B. Garman and Maria Piantanida

Annotation: Provides commentaries by members of a study group about their learnings and sharing regarding the doing and writing of various types of qualitative research studies as dissertations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry, Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Qualitative Research, Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Mertler, Craig A., Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006., Craig A. Mertler

Annotation: Gives detailed guidance for conducting all facets of an eight-step action research process.

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

Kemp, Andrew T., "Engaging the Envionment: A Case for a Place-Based Curriculum," Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 8(Nos.1 & 2, 2006), 125-142., Andrew T. Kemp

Annotation: Defines place-based curriculum and reviews the literature related to it.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum as Environment

Slabbert, Johannes A., and Annemarie Hattingh, " 'Where is the Post-modern Truth We Have Lost in Reductionist Knowledge?' A Curriculum Epitaph," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(December, 2006), 701-718., Johannes A. Slabbert and Annemarie Hattingh

Annotation: Discusses truth eradicated, truth revealed, the ethics of truth, the wholeness of truth, and constructing truth as bases for a future post-modern curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Ethical Issues in Curriculum

Boote, David N., "Teachers' Professional Discretion and the Curricula," Teachers and Teaching, 12(August,2006), 461-478.*, David N. Boote

Annotation: Posits three developmental levels of teachers' professional discretion (procedural, substantive, innovative) in making teaching and curriculum decisions and describes the appropriate kinds of professional development required for teachers to move to the highest of these levels of professional discretion; discusses changes in curriculum policies and institutional practices and culture needed to acknowledge and foster teachers' development of innovative professional discretion.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, 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: In-service Teacher Development, Teacher Education, Authority of Teacher, Curriculum Deliberation

Autio, Tero, Subjectivity, Curriculum, and Society: Between and Beyond German Didaktik and Anglo-American Curriculum Studies. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006., Tero Autio

Annotation: Traces the intellectual contributions to the instrumentalist values underlying the dominant curriculum discourse of the 20th century; notes that both the Didaktik and American curriculum traditions fall within this instrumentalist ideology; quotes dozens of thinkers including Descarte, Weber, Calvin, Locke, Kant, and Tyler.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Wraga, William, "Curriculum Theory and Development and Public Policy Making," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 3(Summer, 2006), 83-87., William Wraga

Annotation: Sets an agenda for the academic curriculum field: renew its commitment to public curriculum matters; provide curriculum leaders with conceptual tools for coping with public curriculum problems; and offer practical recommendations for resolving such problems.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
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, Curriculum Professors, Professionalization in Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Knowledge Linkage

Lemesianow, Christine A., and Jamie Grinberg, "Criticality in Education Research." pp. 211-233 in Kenneth Tobin and Joe L. Kincheloe, eds., Doing Educational Research: A Handbook. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2006., Christine A. Lemesianow and Jamie Grinberg

Annotation: Analyzes processes involved in doing critical inquiry in education and discusses an example of a previously published study using this approach.

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

Jardine, David W., "On Hermeneutics: 'Over and Above our Wanting and Doing'," pp. 269-288 in Kenneth Tobin and Joe L. Kincheloe, eds., Doing Educational Research: A Handbook. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2006., David W. Jardine

Annotation: Examines the purposes and uses of hermeneutics in educational research.

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

Doyle, Clar, and Amarjit Singh, "Curriculum," pp. 59-63 in their Reading and Teaching Henry Giroux. New York: Peter Lang, 2006., Clar Doyle and Amarjit Singh

Annotation: Summarizes Giroux's ideas on curriculum with citations to specific works.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Sloan, Kris, "Teacher Identity and Agency in School Worlds: Beyond the All-Good/All-Bad Discourse on Accountability-Explicit Curriculum Policies," Curriculum Inquiry, 36(Summer, 2006), 119-152., Kris Sloan

Annotation: Sets forth results of a study of teachers' actions in responding to accountability-related curriculum policies.

Broad Topical Focus: 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, Teacher Knowledge, Curriculum and Politics

Tabak, Iris, "Prospects for Change at the Nexus of Policy and Design," Educational Researcher, 35(March, 2006), 24-30., Iris Tabak

Annotation: Discusses the design of policy documents, their nature, structure, and role, for enhancing implementation; draws on the idea of "pattern language."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Materials Development and Evaluation

Scott, David, "Six Curriculum Discourses: Contestation and Edification," pp. 31-42 in Alex Moore, ed., Schooling, Society, and Curriculum. New York: Routledge, 2006., David Scott

Annotation: Identifies and critically appraises six discourses within which curriculum policies and policy-making are conducted: foundationalism, conventionalism, instrumentalism, technical rationality, critical pedagogy, and postmodernism.

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: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Levine, Donald N., "Goals for the Liberal Curriculum I: Powers of Prehension," pp. 190-203; and "II: Powers of Expression," pp. 204-219 in his Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2006., Donald N. Levine

Annotation: Sets forth eight powers of the mind as a proposed structure for liberal curriculum in higher education; includes four powers of prehension (audiovisual, kinesthetic, understanding verbal texts, understanding natural and cultural worlds) and four powers of expression (reflexive self, inventing statements-problems-actions, integrating knowledge, and communication).

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: Liberal Education/General Education, Higher Education Curriculum

Stake, Robert E., Multiple Case Study Analysis. New York: Guilford, 2006., Robert E. Stake

Annotation: Shows how to design, analyze, and report studies that address common issues across a group of cases; illustrated using cases from three Eastern European countries.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research, Program Audit/Evaluation, Comparative Curriculum

Kilbourn, Brent, "The Qualitative Doctoral Dissertation Proposal," Teachers College Record, 108(April, 2006), 529-579., Brent Kilbourn

Annotation: Discusses components and qualities of a doctoral dissertation proposal; emphasizes the nature of arguments appropriate to the various parts and gives examples.

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

Paechter, Carrie, "Gender, Power, and Curriculum: An Inevitable Interconnection," pp. 75-86 in Alex Moore, ed., Schooling, Society, and Curriculum. New York: Routledge, 2006., Carrie Paechter

Annotation: Argues that power influences the ways curricular experiences are made available to boys and girls.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Ideology and School Knowledge

Schwartz, Morey, "For Whom Do We Write the Curriculum?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(August, 2006), 449-457.*, Morey Schwartz

Annotation: Describes a form of curriculum writing called "rehearsal curriculum" that intends to educate the teacher to go through the same learning experiences that are to be used with students.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
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, In-service Teacher Development, Materials Development and Evaluation, Teaching/Learning Process

Cary, Lisa J., "From Currere to Curriculum Spaces," pp. 133-138 in Lisa J. Cary, Curriculum Spaces: Discourse, Postmodern Theory, and Educational Research. New York: Peter Lang, 2006., Lisa J. Cary

Annotation: Sums up the basis of the author's Curriculum Space Research Theory that is explained in detail throughout her book and that highlights the curriculum issue: "the way we know what we know."

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

Stablile, Micheline, "Problamatizing Education Inclusion through Heuristic Inquiry," pp. 35-47 in Noreen B. Garman and Maria Piantanida, eds., The Authority to Imagine: The Struggle toward Representation in Dissertation Writing. New York: Peter Lang, 2006., Micheline Stablile

Annotation: Describes five cycles of heuristic inquiry as employed in a study of inclusion.

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

Bruner, Jerome, In Search of Pedagogy: The Selected Works of Jerome S. Bruner, Volumes 1 and 2. New York: Routledge, 2006., Jerome Bruner

Annotation: Contains brief excerpts from the author's writings (1957-2004) including several that reflect his contributions on teaching and on curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Knowledge Generation, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Jardine, David W., "On the Integrity of Things: Reflections on the 'Integrated Curriculum'," pp. 171-176 in David W. Jardine, Sharon Friesen, and Patricia Clifford, Curriculum in Abundance. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006., David W. Jardine

Annotation: Provides a rationale for curriculum that reflects the integrity rather than the fragmentation of living knowledge.

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