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McColl, Ann, "Tough Call: Is No Child Left Behind Constitutional?" Phi Delta Kappan, 86(April, 2005), 604-610., Ann McColl

Annotation: Raises questions about legal authority for NCLB Act of 2001, its lack of clarity and funding, and its function; raises question of state versus federal power over education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, 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 and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Eisner, Elliot W., Reimagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliot W. Eisner. New York: Routledge, 2005., Elliot W. Eisner

Annotation: Reprints twenty-one of Eisner's articles published from 1965-2002.

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 Aims and Objectives, Art Education, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Qualitative Research, Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Frameworks

Sagor, Richard, The Action Research Guidebook: A Four-Step Process for Educators and School Teams. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2005., Richard Sagor

Annotation: Gives teachers heuristic procedures and model forms for planning and data gathering in a four-step practical how-to-do-it manual; gives rationale for each step in the 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, Teacher Research

Doll, William E., Jr., "The Culture of Method," pp. 21-75 in William E. Doll, Jr., M. Jayne Fleener, Donna Trueit, and John St. Julien, eds., Chaos, Complexity, Curriculum, and Culture: A Conversation. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.*, William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Traces the history of eductional methods from Ramus to Comenius to scientific methods and their appearance in education; proposes a new conception of education method for curriculum design and instruction that is dynamic, transformative, interactive, and practical.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, 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 History, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum as Experience, Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Poetter, Thomas S., "The Role of the Curriculum Specialist in a Public School District's Curriculum Project," pp. 51-67 in Walter Gershon, Thomas Kelly, Kathleen Kesson, and Wendy Walter-Bailey, eds., (De)liberating Curriculum and Pedagogy: Exploring the Promise and Perils of "Scientifically-Based" Approaches. Troy, NY: Educator's International Press, 2005., Thomas S. Poetter

Annotation: Gives a personal report of the author's involvement as an external curriculuma specialist.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Professionalization in Curriculum

Middaugh, Ellen, and Daniel Perlstein, "Thinking and Teaching in a Democratic Way: Hilda Taba and the Ethos of Brown." Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20(Spring, 2005). 234-256., Ellen Middaugh and Daniel Perlstein

Annotation: Traces the thinking and career of Hilda Taba in the 1940s and 1950s related to human relations education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Social Studies, Multicultural Education, Curriculum Professors, Citizenship Education

Baszile, Denise Taliaferro,"Criminal Acts Comitted in the Name of Good Education," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2(Summer, 2005), 20-23., Denise Taliaferro Baszile

Annotation: Critiques standardization in contemporary curriculum policy and practice; calls for action to change this dominant ideology.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, 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: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Denzin, Norman K., and Yvonna S. Lincoln, eds., The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005., Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln

Annotation: Gives status reports on many facets of qualitative research that update essays in earlier editions.

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

Hlebowitsh, Peter S., "Generational Ideas in Curriculum: A Historicla Triangulation," Curriculum Inquiry, 35(Spring, 2005), 73-87., Peter S. Hlebowitsh

Annotation: Examines continuties and differences in the thinking of Bobbitt, Tyler, and Schwab; followed by commentaries by Westbury and by Wright, and a response by the author.

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

Valenzuela, Angela, "Accountability and the Privatization Agenda," pp. 263-294 in Angela Valenzuela, ed., Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-Style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005., Angela Valenzuela

Annotation: Documents the politics of the Texas legislation on school accountability and testing in 2003, and its relation to the conservative movement supporting educational privatization and vouchers.

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

Pring, Richard, "The Development of Curriculum Studies at the Institute of Education [University of London], pp. 195-208 in David Halpin and Paddy Walsh, eds., Educational Commonplaces: Essays to Honour Denis Lawton. London: Institute of Education, University of London, 2005., Richard Pring

Annotation: Gives the history of the initiation and development of the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of London in 1972 with Denis Lawton at its head.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Professors

Voithofer, Rick, "Designing New Media Educaiton Research: The Materiality of Data, Representation, and Dissemitation," Educational Researcher, 34(December, 2005),3-14., Rick Voithofer

Annotation: Discusses the uses of digital technologies in conducting education research; treats their potential for designing research questions, choosing appropriate forms for data collection, and choosing how to report results.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, 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, Knowledge Utilization, Qualitative Research, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Willinsky, John, "Scientific Research in a Democratic Culture: Or What's a Social Science For?" Teachers College Record, 107(January, 2005), 38-51., John Willinsky

Annotation: Urges open access publishing models for educational research to widen access to the public and to policymakers; critiques the concept of scientific research dissemination found in National Research Council's 2002 report , "Scientific Research in Education."

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, 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 Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Linkage, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Kim, James S., and Gail L. Sunderman, "Measuring Academic Proficiency under the No Child Left Behind Act: Implications for Educational Equity," Educational Researcher, 34(November, 2005), 3-13., James S. Kim and Gail L. Sunderman

Annotation: Highlights differences in various between-state ratings of school performance and NCLB's adequate yearly progress (AYP) results; highlights equity issues uncovered and makes recommendations to overcome them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation

MacLure, Maggie, "'Clarity Bordering on Stupidity': Where's the Quality in Systemic Review," Journal of Educational Policy, 20(No. 4, 2005), 393-416. Reprinted pp. 45-70 in Bridget Somekh and Thomas A. Schwandt, eds., Knowledge Production: Research Work in Interesting Times. New York: Routledge, 2007., Maggie MacLure

Annotation: Critiques the approach to doing research reviews labeled "systematic review" that ignores nuanced reading, writing, and interpretation of all studies on a given topic and that resorts to narrow protocols of government defined "evidenced-based research."

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

Pinar, William F., "The Birth of Bergamo and JCT: Toward an Archive of Feeling and the Creation of a Counter Educational Culture in Curriculum Studies," JCT, 20(No. 4, 2005), 7-18. Reprinted in William F. Pinar, The Synoptic Text Today and Other Essays: Curriculum Development after the Reconceptualization. New York: Peter Lang, 2006., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Traces the story of the Bergamo conferences and the JCT journal from 1980 to the development of recent conferences and journal associated with the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: American/International Curriculum Organizations, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum History

Goodson, Ivor F., "Long Waves of Educational Reform," pp. 105-129 in Ivor F. Goodson, Learning, Curriculum, and Life Politics: The Selected Works of Ivor F. Goodson. London: Routledge, 2005., Ivor F. Goodson

Annotation: Reports findings of the "Change over Time" project that examined historical waves of change in United States and Canadian schools with respect to restrictive and/or progressive reforms.

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

Halpin, David, and Paddy Walsh,eds., Educational Commonplaces: Essays to Honour Denis Lawton. London: Institute of Education, University of London, 2005., David Halpin and Paddy Walsh

Annotation: Contains eleven essays by colleagues of Denis Lawton collected in honor of his academic accomplishments as a curriculum studies scholar and administrator at he University of London's Institute of Education; contains a 2005 interview with him and a comprehensive list of his publications 1963-2005.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Professors, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Dede, Chris, James P. Honan, and Lawrence C. Peters, eds., Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-Based Educational Improvement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005., Chris Dede, James P. Honan, and Lawrence C. Peters

Annotation: Reports ten studies involving scaling up successful educational innovations (to other settings or districts) and examines the process and problems in doing so; the last chapter summarizes key themes and insights across studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Development as Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Bowers, C. A., "Afterword," pp. 151-192 in C. A. Bowers and Frederique Apffel-Marglin, eds., Rethinking Freire: Globalization and the Environmental Crisis. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005., C. Bowers

Annotation: Identifies missing elements in Friere's critical pedagogy and explains why addressing these elements that embrace ecojustic and local knowledge are important to include in the education of educators and in school and college curricula.

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: Criticism of Schooling, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Teacher Education, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Wells, Amy Stuart, Jennifer Jellison Holme, Awo Korantemaa Atanda, and Anita Tijerina Revilla, "Tackling Racial Segregation One Policy at a Time: Why School Desegregation Only Went So Far," Teachers College Record, 107(Sepember, 2005), 2141-2177., Amy Stuart Wells, Jennifer Jellison Holme, Awo Korantemaa Atanda, and Anita Tijerina Revilla

Annotation: Reports on a 5-year case study of six racially diverse high schools from the late 1970s; describes their curricular and organizational methods of school integration, the external societal factors that influenced the effects of these efforts, and the views of graduates about the long-term impact of their school experiences.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Multicultural Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

White, John, "Should Schools Determine Their Own Curricula?" pp. 91-102 in John White, The Curriculum and the Child: The Selected Works of John White. London: Routledge, 2005. Originally published in Proceedings of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, 10(July, 1976), 58-78., John White

Annotation: Reviews the arguments for and against teacher/school or state control of curriculum aims and content.

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

Yatvin, Joanne, "Making Whole Language Disappear: How the National Reading Panel Worked its Magic," pp. 81-91 in Leslie Poynor and Paula M. Wolfe, eds., Marketing Fear in America's Public Schools: The Real War on Literacy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005., Joanne Yatvin

Annotation: Critiques the research process used in this study of reading research; demonstrates the ideological influences on the doing and the using of the study; related studies in other chapters.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Reading

Richey, J., and J. Klein, "Developmental Research Methods: Creating Knowledge from Instructional Design and Development Practice," Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 16(No. 2, 2005). 23-38., J. Richey and J. Klein

Annotation: Outlines the steps and methods in developmental research for product design, evaluation, validation, model development, model use, and model validation.

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

Waks, Leonard J., "Brown v Board, Common Citizenship,and the Limits of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20(Winter, 2005), 94-128., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Shows how equal or common citizenship has not been achieved through court decisions since Brown, how factors inside and outside schools have changed the context for equal citizenship, and poses a possible solution: the networked common school in a virtual megasetting.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, 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 History, Citizenship Education, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Hidden Curriculum, Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Ferrero, David, "Does 'Research Based' Mean 'Value Neutral'?" Phi Delta Kappan, 86(February, 2005). 425-432., David Ferrero

Annotation: Shows how value judgments play a role in translating educational research into practice; presents a typology of traditional and progressive philosophies of education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Philosophical Schools

Louis, Karen Seashore, "Knowledge Producers and Policymakers: Kissing Kin or Squabbling Siblings?" pp. 219-238 in Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datgrow, Kenneth Leithwood, and David Livingstone, eds., International Handbook of Educational Policy, Part One. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005., Karen Seashore Louis

Annotation: Discusses issues arising between researchers and policymakers regarding knowledge use.

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

Hostetler,Karl, "What is 'Good' Education Research? Educational Researcher, 34(August/September, 2005), 16-21., Karl Hostetler

Annotation: Argues for relating education research to people's well-being, making research good in procedures, aims, and benefits.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Moral Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Education as a Field of Study, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Kamberelis, George, and Greg Dimitriadis, On Qualitative Inquiry: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research. New York: Teachers College Press, 2005., George Kamberelis and Greg Dimitriadis

Annotation: Provides a conceptualization of four possible stances (chronotypes) toward inquiry that take into account variations in epistemological assumptions; illustrated in the field of language and literacy 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, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Learning for Tomorrow's World: First Results from PISA 2003. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Education Publications, 2004., Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Annotation: Gives detailed data from 31 countries on mathematics, science, and reading assessments of fifteen year-olds in 2003 and the relationship of other educational factors to these data.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Student Assessment, Mathematics, Reading, Science

Bascia, Nina, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood, and David Livingstone, eds., International Handbook of Educational Policy. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005., Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood, and David Livingstone

Annotation: Contains 55 articles under the headings: large-scale educational reforms, learning and governace, teachig quality, literacies, and workplace learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Development Strategies

Sunderman, Gail L., James S. Kim, and Gary Orfield, NCLB Meets School Realities: Lessons from the Field. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2005., Gail L. Sunderman, James S. Kim, and Gary Orfield

Annotation: Documents problems in six states in their attempts to implement NCLB; covers curricular and other aspects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Miller, Janet L., "The Necessary Worldliness of American Curriculum Studies," pp. 245-250 in Janet L. Miller, Sounds of Silence Breaking: Women, Autobiography, Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang, 2005., Janet L. Miller

Annotation: Explores the issues surrounding how and whether U.S. curriculum studies should be implicated world-wide.

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: American/International Curriculum Organizations, Comparative Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Literature of Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Molnar, Alex, School Commercialism: From Democratic Ideal to Market Commodity. New York: Routledge, 2005., Alex Molnar

Annotation: Documents inroads into schools made by commercial interests and the consumer ideology; indicates influences on curriculum and other aspects of schooling.

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: Ideology and School Knowledge, Criticism of Schooling, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Deets, Jennifer, "Twilight Conversations with A. W. Foshay," pp. 81-89 in Lynn M. Burlbaw and Sherry L. Field, eds., Explorations in Curriculum History Research. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2005., Jennifer Deets

Annotation: Reports on Foshay's professional work and views on a variety of curriculum and school phenomena over his lifetime.

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

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Prelude to Professional Identity and Organization: Public School Curriculum Workers and their Annual Meetings, 1927-1929." pp. 39-51 in Lynn M. Burlbaw and Sherry L. Field, eds., Explorations in Curriculum History Research. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2005., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Traces in detail the development of the two professional organizations of curriculum specialists that in 1932 became the Society for Curriculum Study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Professionalization in Curriculum, American/International Curriculum Organizations, Curriculum Professors

Baker, Eva L., "Techology and Effective Assessment Systems," pp. 358-378 in Joan L. Herman and Edward L. Haertel, eds., Uses and Misuses of Data for Educational Accountability and Improvement. 104th NSSE Yearbook, Part II. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005., Eva L. Baker

Annotation: Defines a generic design (structure, functions, evaluation) for an assessment system and indicates what new technologies can assist with each element.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Evaluation of Instruction, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Program Audit/Evaluation

Flowers, Ronald B., "Religion in Public Schools," pp, 99-128 in Ronald B. Flowers, The Godless Court? Supreme Court Decisions on Church-State Relationships, 2nd ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005., Ronald B. Flowers

Annotation: Gives detailed history of Supreme Court decisions related to religion and public schools (and on aid to church-related schools in a preceding chapter).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Religious & Private Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Miller, Janet L., "Teachers, Researchers, and Situated School Reform: Circulations of Power," pp. 165-176 in Janet L. Miller, Sounds of Silence Breaking: Women, Autobiography, Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang, 2005., Janet L. Miller

Annotation: Critiques the total-school-reform strategy and advocates an alternative strategy: situated school reform and research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
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 Development Strategies, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Flinders, David J., "The Failings of NCLB," Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 7(No. 1 & 2, 2005), 1-9., David J. Flinders

Annotation: Critiques the flawed accountability assumptions undelying NCLB and offers alternative policy strategies.

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: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation

Pinar, William F., "The Problem with Curriculum and Pedagogy," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2(Summer, 2005), 67-82. Reprinted pp. 109-120 in William F. Pinar, The Synoptic Text Today and Other Essays: Curriculum Development after the Reconceptualization. New York: Peter Lang, 2006., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Critiques the tying of "teaching" rather than "study" to curriculum; explicates the use of the active study model by students rather than the social engineering model by teachers and the accountability system.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, 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: Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Conceptions of Teaching, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Spring, Joel, Political Agendas for Education: From the Religious Right to the Green Party, 3rd ed. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005., Joel Spring

Annotation: Describes compassionate conservatism, new-conservatism, and new democrats and their respective education agendas.

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

Pruyn, Marc, and Luis M. Huerta-Charles, eds., Teaching Peter McLaren: Paths of Dissent. New York: Peter Lang, 2005., Marc Pruyn and Luis M. Huerta-Charles

Annotation: Presents ten essays giving McLaren's intellectual contributions and ways his ideas are used with students.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Miller, Janet L., Sounds of Silence Breaking: Women, Autobiography, Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang, 2005., Janet L. Miller

Annotation: Contains a compilation of the author's writings over a period of thirty years.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum

Yorks, Lyle, "Adult Learning and the Generation of New Knowledge and Meaning: Creating Liberating Spaces for Fostering Adult Learning through Practitioner-Based Collaborative Action Inquiry," Teachers College Record, 107(June, 2005), 1217-1244., Lyle Yorks

Annotation: Reviews the literature on the dimensions of collaborative action inquiry in the context of adult education and reports an example from a VA project; draws implications for adult learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research, Practical Knowledge

Levin, Benjamin R. "The Grade Three Assessment: Even Doing What People Want Can Be Hard," pp. 84-100 in his Governing Education. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005., Benjamin R. Levin

Annotation: Gives the author's experience as a top Department of Educational official in dealing with grade three assessment policy proposals and implementation in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, from 1999-2002.

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

Willinsky, John, "Just Say Know? Schooling the Knowledge Society," Educational Theory, 55(No. 1, 2005), 97-111., John Willinsky

Annotation: Reviews and critiques three books (Andy Hargraves, Barry Smith, Peter Jarvis) on the knowledge society and its implications for schooling.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Miller, Janet L., "The American Curriculum Field and Its Worldly Encounters," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 21(Summer, 2005), 9-24., Janet L. Miller

Annotation: Reflects upon the state of the curriculum field after 25 years of Bergamo conferences and the internationalization of the field; suggests possible future directions for the U. S. curriculum field.

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

Miller, Janet L., Curriclum Reconceptualized: A Personal and Partial History," pp. 27-41 in Janet L. Miller, Sounds of Silence Breaking: Women, Autobiography, Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang, 2005., Janet L. Miller

Annotation: Expands and updates her 1999 article with the same title; provides a personal history of work emanating from participants in the Bergamo Conferences and from the JCT: The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Knowledge Generation, Literature of Curriculum

Reason, Peter, "Living as Part of the Whole: The Implications of Participation," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2(Winter, 2005), 35-41., Peter Reason

Annotation: Discusses participation as a method of inquiry, having political, educative, ontological, epistemological, ontological, aesthetic, and spiritual imperatives.

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, Democratic Education

McKenney, Susan, and Jan van den Akker, "Computer-based Support for Curriculum Designers: A Case of Developmental Research," Educational Technology Research and Development, 53(No. 2, 2005), 41-66., Susan McKenney and Jan van den Akker

Annotation: Highlights the research and development that took place in connection with exploring the potential of the computer to support curriculum materials development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, 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, Knowledge Generation

Johnson, Aostre N., "Diverse Perspectives on Spiritual Curriculum and Pedagogy," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2(Winter, 2005), 30-34., Aostre N. Johnson

Annotation: Reviews themes found in spiritual, moral, and theological discourses and their implications for curriculum and pedagogy

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Moral Inquiry, Religious Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Ethical Issues in Curriculum

Johanek, Michael C., and John Puckett, "The State of Civic Education: Preparing Citizens in an Era of Accountability," pp. 130-159 in Susan Fuhrman and Marvin Lazerson, eds., The Public Schools. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005., Michael C. Johanek and John Puckett

Annotation: Summarizes current curricular activities in civic education in today's schools, the various meanings of citizenship, the outcomes of citizenship education, and how change may be attempted in these outcomes.

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: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Social Studies, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Citizenship Education

Garman, Noreen B., and Jo Victoria Nicholson-Goodman, " 'It's Research-Based': Truth Claim or a Rhetorical Device for Influencing Teachers'Practice?" pp. 123-139 in Walter Gershon, Thomas Kelly, Kathleen Kesson, and Wendy Walter-Bailey, eds., (De)liberating Curriculum and Pedagogy: Exploring the Promise and Perils of "Scientifically-Based" Approaches. Troy, NY: Educator's International Press, 2005.*, Noreen B. Garman and Jo Victoria Nicholson-Goodman

Annotation: Reports the use of social cartography as a research approach for analyzing discourse; includes a conceptual framework for use in other similar studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Discourse Analysis, Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Padilla, Raymond V., "High-Stakes Testing and Educational Accountability as Social Constructions across Cultures," pp. 249-262 in Angela Valenzuela, ed., Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-Style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005., Raymond V. Padilla

Annotation: Contrasts accountability seen within the culture of measurement and within the culture of engagement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Local Control of Schooling

McNeil, Linda M., "Faking Equity: High-Stakes Testing and the Education of Latino Youth," pp. 57-111 in Angela Valenzuela, ed., Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-Style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005., Linda M. McNeil

Annotation: Analyzes data from the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills testing program and its use in the Texas accountability system to demonstrate phony evidence of student improvement in Texas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Program Audit/Evaluation, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Citations from 2004

Popham, W. James, "Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Amiable Allies or Phoney Friends," Teachers College Record, 106(March, 2004), 417-428., W. James Popham

Annotation: Argues for close relationships among personnel dealing with curriculum, instruction, and assessment, especially in state departments of education and in universities.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, 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 Specialists in Schools, Curriculum Professors, Core Mandates, Curriculum Development Strategies, Evaluation of Instruction, Professionalization in Curriculum, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Webber, Julie A., and William M. Reynolds, "Afterword: Mulitplicities and Curriculum Theory," pp. 203-209 in William M. Reynolds and Julie A. Webber, eds., Expanding Curriculum Theory: Dis/positions and Lines of Flight. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., Julie A. Webber and William M. Reynolds

Annotation: Analyzes preceding articles that employed emerging interpretive forms of curriculum inquiry and identified five characteristics of these approaches.

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

Gado, Issaou, and Greta Verma, "Emerging Issues and Trends in International Curriculum Discourse: Theoretical, Philosophical, and Pedagogical Positions," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 1(Winter, 2004), 151-176., Issaou Gado and Greta Verma

Annotation: Reports perceptions of eight international curriculum scholars regarding both the benefits and the issues related to the internationalization of curriculum discourse.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, American/International Curriculum Organizations

Mosher, Frederic A., "What NAEP Really Could Do." pp. 329 -340 in Lyle V. Jones and Ingram Olkin, eds., The Nation's Report Card: Evolution and Perspectives. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 2004., Frederic A. Mosher

Annotation: Discusses and critiques the changes and uses of NAEP's data reports over time; urges they not be turned into fodder for local accountabiltiy systems that assign rewards and punishments year-by-year.

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, Student Assessment, Curriculum and Politics

Ahwee, Suzette, et al., "The Hidden and Null Curriculum: An Experiment in Collective Educational Biography," Educational Studies, 35(February, 2004), 25-43., Suzette Ahwee

Annotation: Gives examples from schooling of the hidden and the null curriculum along with a literature summary of the two topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Hidden Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge

Lather, Patti, "Scientific Research in Education: A Critical Perspective," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20(Fall, 2004), 14-30., Patti Lather

Annotation: Takes up the issue of governmental legislating of particular forms of scientific research methods, argues for critical action to counter this trend, and discusses three ways of doing this.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Basile, Carole G., A Good Little School. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004., Carole G. Basile

Annotation: Describes a model open school with a thirty-year history of student-centered learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Democratic Education, Local Control of Schooling, Open Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Finder, Morris, Educating America: How Ralph W. Tyler Taught America to Teach. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004., Morris Finder

Annotation: Gives personalized sketches of Tyler's life and work as school and university teacher, on the Eight-Year Study, on the Tyler Rationale, on NEAP, on his roles as consultant and evaluator for schools and government agencies worldwide, and as a mentor to his students; includes seven interviews with Tyler and 50 pages listing his publications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Development Strategies, Literature of Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Student Assessment, Program Audit/Evaluation

Brooks, Nancy J., and Thomas S. Poetter, "Curriculum Studies: The Search for a Moral Core," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 1(Summer, 2004), 55-77.*, Nancy J. Brooks and Thomas S. Poetter

Annotation: Suggests that there has been a long-standing moral core in curriculum theorizing; traces this in Macdonald, Huebner, Klohr, and Greene.

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: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Literature of Curriculum

Janesick, Valerie J., Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2004., Valerie J. Janesick

Annotation: Offers trial exercises in doing observations and interviews for qualitative research.

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

Block, Alan A., "By Way of Introduction," pp. 5-31 in his Talmud, Curriculum, and the Practical: Joseph Schwab and the Rabbis. New York: Peter Lang, 2004., Alan A. Block

Annotation: Argues that Schwab's ideas on curriculum might be situated in Jewish Talmud practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Deliberation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Professors

Winfield, Ann G., "Eugenics and Social Control: Patterns and Influences in Current Thought," pp. 121-137 in Lesley Coia and others, eds., Democratic Responses in an Era of Standardization. Troy, NY: Educator's International Press, 2004., Ann G. Winfield

Annotation: Discusses the nature and influence of eugenics as an ideology on curriculum and other educational policies, both past and present.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Social Efficiency/Control, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Watras, Joseph, "Philosophy of Education and the Eight Year Study, 1930-1940," Curriculum History (SSCH), (2004), 75-81., Joseph Watras

Annotation: Examines the development and curricular philosophies of the work of the Eight-Year Study; considers its impact on progressive ideas of democracy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Brady, Marion, "Thinking Big: A Conceptual Framework for the Study of Everything," Phi Delta Kappan, 86(December, 2004), 276-281., Marion Brady

Annotation: Presents a conception of general education that does not consist of separate disciplines but consists of seeing the big picture with connections, relationships, and synthesizing of ideas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Liberal Education/General Education, Curriculum Integration, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Johnson, R. Burke, and Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, "Mixed Methods Research: A Research Paradigm Whose Time Has Come," Educational Researcher, 33(October, 2004), 14-26., R. Burke Johnson and Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Annotation: Makes the case for mixed methods research in education and presents a model of the research process employed in this paradigm.

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

Pinar, William F., "The Miseducation of the American Public," pp. 15-34 in his What is Curriculum Theory?" Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Shows the shifts over the last thirty years in the field of curriculum studies, the role of curriculum theory, and the impact of business thinking on education; see also related discussion on pp.179-184.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Beadie, Nancy, "Moral Errors and Stategic Mistakes: Lessons from the History of Student Accountability," pp. 35-50 in Kenneth A. Sirotnik, ed., Holding Accountability Accountable: What Ought to Matter in Public Education. New York:: Teachers College Press, 2004., Nancy Beadie

Annotation: Traces the history of student testing and graded schools that explains how we got to the current version of student accountability; draws implications.

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

Kesson, Kathleen, "Curriculum Theory and Pedagogical Practice: Troubling the Split Between Idea and Lived Experience," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 1(Summer, 2004), 83-88., Kathleen Kesson

Annotation: Cautions against dichotomizing thought and practice (curriculum from pedagogy) and illustrates from personal experience the potential of trying to combine them and the difficulties inherent therein.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
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, Knowledge Linkage

Grubb, W. Norton, and Marvin Lazerson, "Transforming the High School," pp. 29-55 in W. Norton Grubb and Marvin Lazerson. The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004., W. Norton Grubb and Marvin Lazerson

Annotation: Explores the history of vocationalism in the U.S. high school, discusses its problems, and offers recommendations for its future.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics

Barone, Tom, "Arts-Based Educational Projects and the Redressing of the Political Spectacle," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 1(Winter, 2004), 36-43., Tom Barone

Annotation: Critiques the politics of current corporatist and exclusionist curriculum policies; advocates the use of the arts in challenging this political spectacle.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, 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 and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Gose, Michael D., "Curriculum Animation," Educational Forum, 69(Fall, 2004). 54-64.*, Michael D. Gose

Annotation: Gives five criteria for artistic curriculum development based on the literature.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Cala, William G, "The Mismeasure and Abuse of our Children: Why School Officials Must Resist State and National Standardized Testing Reforms," pp. 149-165 in Sandra Mathison, and E. Wayne Ross, eds., Defending Public Schools, Volume I: The Nature and Limits of Standards Based Reform and Assessment. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004., William G. Cala

Annotation: Argues against using high-stakes testing ang for action against these policies.

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, Curriculum and Politics

Kliebard, Herbert M., "The Search for Meaning in Progressive Education: Curriculum Conflict in the Context of Status Politics," pp. 231-252 in Herbert M. Kliebard, The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 1995. Reprinted pp. 271-292 in 3rd ed. New York: RoutlegeFalmer, 2004., Herbert M. Kliebard

Annotation: Explains the theoretical framework for the author's interpretation of curriculum history in the full volume in terms of status politics and the symbolic nature of interest-group struggles over curriculum during this period.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Gough, David, "Systematic Research Synthesis," pp. 44-62 in Gary Thomas and Richard Pring, eds., Evidenced-based Practice in Education. New York: Open University Press, 2004., David Gough

Annotation: Argues for the formulation and use of systematic research syntheses in education; sets forth stages in producing systematic research syntheses.

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

Morrison, Keith, "A Poverty of Curriculum Theory: A Critique of Wraga and Hlebowitsh," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 36(July-August, 2004), 487-494.*, Keith Morrison

Annotation: Critques the article in issue 35(4) and calls for curriculum theory to become involved in life rather than merely reside in the academy, to become multiple in voice, and to dream.

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

Elliott, John, "Making Evidence-based Practice Educational," pp. 164-186 in Gary Thomas and Richard Pring, eds., Evidenced-based Practice in Education. New York: Open University Press, 2004., John Elliott

Annotation: Contrasts the engineering model of education (outcomes-based education) with Peters' and Stenhouse's process model; demonstrates the flaws in the former in the context of discussing evidence-based practice in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Teacher Research

Petrina, Stephen, "The Politics of Curriculum and Instructional Design/ Theory/ Form: Critical Problems, Projects, Units, Modules," Interchange, 35(March, 2004), 81-126., Stephen Petrina

Annotation: Urges curriculum theorists to understand and work with instructional designers, and vice versa.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Professionalization in Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Maxwell, Joseph A., "Causal Explanation, Qualitative Research, and Scientific Inquiry in Education," Educational Researcher, 33(March, 2004), 3-11., Joseph A. Maxwell

Annotation: Analyzes the difference between causality in scientific inquiry construed as "existing" and contrued as "how it occurs;" argues that the latter kind of causality can be seen through qualitative studies while the former through experiments.

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

Pinar, William F., "Reconstructing the Private and Public Spheres in Curriculum and Teaching," pp. 205-232 in his What is Curriculum Theory ? Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Condemns the anti-intellectual business mentality now dominant in U.S. education and public policies (such as the NCLB Act) and the collusion by groups such as AACTE and NCATE with these policy directions; challenges curriculum theorists to teach against this mentality both in the classroom and with the public.

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

Kramp, May Kay, "Exploring Life and Experience through Narrative Inquiry," pp. 103-122 in Kathleen de Marrais and Stephen D. Lapan, eds., Foundations for Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., May Kay Kramp

Annotation: Explains in ordinary language what narrative inquiry is and what doing it involves.

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

Baker, Eva L., and Robert L. Linn, "Validity Issues for Accountability Systems," pp. 47-72 in Susan H. Fuhrman and Richard F. Elmore, eds., Redesigning Accountability Systems for Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004., Eva L. Baker and Robert L. Linn

Annotation: Formulates a theory of action within which testing and accountability policies lie; sets standards for accountability systems, testing, stakes, public reporting, and evaluation; followed by an article outlining three accountability models by Linn.

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

Jones, Lyle V., and Ingram Olkin, eds., The Nation's Report Card: Evolution and Perspectives. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa Education Foundation, 2004., Lyle V. Jones and Ingram Olkin

Annotation: Gives estensive, detailed history of the development and evaluation of NAEP from 1963-2003, written by key officials and staff of NAEP.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment, Curriculum and Politics

Henderson, James G., and Kathleen R. Kesson, "The Arts of Inquiry: Toward Holographic Thinking," pp. 41-66 in their Curriculum Wisdom: Educational Decisions in Democratic Societies. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Educational, 2004., James G. Henderson and Kathleen R. Kesson

Annotation: Sets forth seven interrelated modes of inquiry needed for gaining the capacity for curriculum wisdom (techne, poesis, praxis, dialogos, phronesis, polis, and theoria).

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

Apple, Michael W., "Creating Difference: Neo-Liberalism, Neo-Conservatism, and the Politics of Educational Reform," Educational Policy, 18(January and March, 2004)., 12-44., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Analyes how market proposals and regulatory proposals are joined in recent educational reforms in several countries, including the U. S., and reflect power blocks supporting standards, testing, and a national curriculum.

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: Comparative Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling

Elmore, Richard F., "The Problem of Stakes in Performance-Based Accountability Systems," pp. 274-296 in Susan H. Fuhrman and Richard F. Elmore, eds., Redesigning Accountability Systems for Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004., Richard F. Elmore

Annotation: Draws conclusions from essays in the volume regarding the status of accountability systems to date; identifies political and practical issues to be resolved; and sets out five design principles for new accountability policies.

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

Pinar, William F., "The Synoptic Text Today," JCT, 20(Spring, 2004), 7-22. Reprinted pp. 1-14 in William F. Pinar, The Synoptic Text Today and Other Essays: Curriculum Development after the Reconceptualization. New York: Peter Lang, 2006., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Recommends doing historical synopses of research on the intellectual content of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Ideology and School Knowledge, Content Selection and Organization

Apple, Michael W., "Away with All Teachers: The Cultural Politics of Home Schooling," pp. 149 -173 in David M. Callejo Perez, Stephen M. Fain, and Judith J.Slater, eds., Pedagogy of Place: Seeing Space as Cultural Education. New York: Peter Lang, 2004., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Analyzes the motives for home schooling and its advantages and disadvantages along with policy implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Alternatives in Education, Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum and Politics, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Hidden Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Religious & Private Schooling, Values in the Classroom

Martin, Jane Roland, "The Love Gap in the Edcuational Text," pp. 21-34 in Daniel Liston and Jim Garrison, eds., Teaching, Learning, and Loving: Reclaiming Passion in Educational Practice. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004., Jane Roland Martin

Annotation: Describes love as the object of the growth and development of children through all educational agencies of society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, 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 Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Burch, Kerry, "Eros, Pedagogy, and the Pursuit of Happiness," pp. 85-100 in Daniel Liston and Jim Garrison, eds., Teaching, Learning, and Loving: Reclaiming Passion in Educational Practice. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004., Kerry Burch

Annotation: Highlights government's role in facilitating the pursuit of happiness; contrasts concepts of economic and personal competitiveness with concepts of individual and civic fulfillment.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, 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 Aims and Objectives, Citizenship Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Gay, Geneva, "Seeking Direction without Adequate Vision," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 1(Summer, 2004), 24-26., Geneva Gay

Annotation: Challenges the current testing and accountability policies in education for their ignoring of professional conventions of curriculum design and implementation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, 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 Standards and Testing, Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Teacher Knowledge

Apple, Michael W., "On Analyzing New Hegemonic Relations: An Interview," pp. 173-202 in Michael W. Apple. Ideology and Curriculum, 3rd ed. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Capures the author's views on 17 questions put to him about the dominant ideologies in contemporary education policies and practices and about what actions he would urge in these circumstances.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Democratic Education, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Sears, James T., "The Curriculum Worker as a Public Intellectual," pp. 1-13 in Ruben A. Gaztambide-Fernanadez and James T. Sears, eds., Curriculum Worker as a Public Moral Enterprise. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004., James T. Sears

Annotation: Traces efforts to link curriculum theory work to curriculum action work; urges speaking to the public on curriculum and related issues about needed action; other chapters of this book give examples.

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

Gay, Geneva, "Beyond 'Brown': Promoting Equality Through Multicultural Education," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 19(Spring, 2004), 193-216., Geneva Gay

Annotation: Traces the history of devleopments in multicultural curriculum and instruction since Brown v. Board of Education fifty years ago.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Integration, Multicultural Education, Teaching/Learning Process, Multiethnic Adaptation

Goodlad, John I., "Toward Schools Commonly Good,'" pp. 303-330 in his Romances with Schools: A Life of Education. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004., John I. Goodlad

Annotation: Makes recommendations for retro-fitting structure of schooling; proposes a curriculum structured around the characteristics, problems, and issues of the world's various domains rather than around the disciplines; all this discussed in the context of reflections by the author on his life as teacher and educator.

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