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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

Zeichner, Kenneth M., and Hilary G. Conklin, "Teacher Education Programs," pp. 645-735 in Marilyn Cockran-Smith and Kenneth Zeichner, eds., Studying Teacher Education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005., Kenneth M. Zeichner and Hilary G. Conklin

Annotation: Reviews research on teacher education program structures and outcomes, both traditional and alternative, and proposes a research agenda for the future.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Content Selection and Organization

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

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

Denzin, Norman K., and Yvonna S. Lincoln, "The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research," pp.1-32 in Norman K. Denzin 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: Lays the groundwork for the 44 articles in this handbook; characterizes differences among eight periods of qualitative research from 1900-2005; discusses the work of the qualitative researcher by styles, methods, and challenges; previews organization of the handbook which focuses on five phases of the research process.

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

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

Burlbaw, Lynn M., and Sherry L. Field, eds., Explorations in Curriculum History Research. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2005., Lynn M. Burlbaw and Sherry L. Field

Annotation: Collects 24 studies presented to the Society for the Study of Curriculum History between 1989 and 2004.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum

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

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

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

Durst, Anne, " 'The Union of Intellectual Freedom and Cooperation': Learning from the University of Chicago's Laboratory School Community, 1896-1904," Teachers College Record, 107(May, 2005), 958-984., Anne Durst

Annotation: Examines teaching and curriculum-planning in Dewey's Laboratory School with comparisons to author's experiences today.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum History, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Pink, Daniel H., A Whole New MInd: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age. New York: Riverhead Books, 2005, Daniel H. Pink

Annotation: Posits six kinds of thought that utilize the right brain (design, story, symphony, empathy, play, meaning); gives ideas and exercises for fostering each of them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives

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

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

Noddings, Nel, "Introduction," pp. xiii-xxvi in Nel Noddings, The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education, 2nd ed. New York: Teachers College Press, 2005., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Argues for responsiveness to children and their situations by creating alternatives in schooling and curricula based on caring (instead of the present "tyanny of opposing purposes"); suggests creating both progressive and traditional schools within public education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Alternatives in Education, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Democratic Education, Practical Knowledge, Religious & Private Schooling, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Miech, Edward J., Bill Nave, and Frederick Mosteller, "The 20,000 Article Problem: How a Structured Abstract Can Help Practitioners Sort out Educational Research," Phi Delta Kappan, 86(January, 2005), 396-400., Edward J. Miech, Bill Nave, and Frederick Mosteller

Annotation: Proposes the use of a structured abstract in each research report (treating 9 or 10 common elements) for use in detecting the report's usefulness for the reader.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Publication Outlets for 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, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Berlak, Harold, "From Local Control to Government and Corporate Takeover of School Curriculum: The NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND Act and the READING FIRST Program," pp. 267-285 in H. Svi Shapiro and David E. Purpel, eds., Critical Social Issues in American Education, 3rd ed. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005., Harold Berlak

Annotation: Traces history of NCLB Act and the corporate interests that made its passage possible; points out the damage done to public education by this Act and urges changing these policies

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum History, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing

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

Davis, Elizabeth A., and Joseph S. Krajcik, "Designing Educative Curriculum Materials to Promote Teacher Learning," Educational Researcher, 34(April, 2005), 3-14., Elizabeth A. Davis and Joseph S. Krajcik

Annotation: Discusses designing K-12 curriculum materials so they can be instructive for teachers as well as for students; offers nine design heuistics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Materials Development and Evaluation, Science

Hewitt, Randy, "Priming the Pump: 'Educating' for Market Democracy," pp. 47-58 in Deron R. Boyles, ed., Schools or Markets? Commercialism, Privitization, and School-Business Partnerships. Mahwah, NJ: Laurence Erlbaum, 2005., Randy Hewitt

Annotation: Traces Dewey's arguments for education for democratic social action; contrasts this with current corporate actions in education.

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 Aims and Objectives, 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

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

Fishman, Barry J., "Adapting Innovations to Particular Contexts of Use," pp. 48-66 in Chris Dede, James P. Honan, and Lawrence C. Peters, eds., Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-Based Educational Improvement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005., Barry J. Fishman

Annotation: Gives a theoretical framework for evaluating the usabiltity of innovations; presents an example of an innovation in learning technology scaled up from a local to a broader context; analyzes usability gaps related to the fromework.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Development as Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

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

Andrews, Richard, "The Place of Systematic Reviews in Educational Research," British Journal of Educational Studies, 53(December, 2005), 399-416., Richard Andrews

Annotation: Proposes a model of educational research incorporating systematic reviews.

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

Schubert, William H., "Sensibility and Imagination: Curriculum Contributionns of Elliot W. Eisner, pp. 17-32 in P. Bruce Uhrmacher and Jonathan Matthews, eds., Intricate Palette: Working the Ideas of Elliot Eisner. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education/Merrill, 2005., William H. Schubert

Annotation: Identifies Eisner's writings and ideas that have influenced curriculum studies and related fields; personal influences are mentioned as well.

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, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors, Art Education

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

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

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

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

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

Berkowitz, Marvin W., and Melinda C. Beir, What Works in Character Education? A Research-Driven Guide for Education. Washington, DC: Character Education Partnership, 2005., Marvin W. Berkowitz and Melinda C. Beir

Annotation: Summarizes a study of 33 research studies evaluating character education programs; analyzes their characteristics and effects.

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

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

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

Simon, Katherine G., "Classroom Deliberation," pp. 107-129 in Susan Fuhrman and Marvin Lazerson, eds., The Public Schools. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005., Katherine G. Simon

Annotation: Reviews examples of classroom civic deliberations , the skills involved, and obstacles to such deliberations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Social Studies, Curriculum Deliberation, Citizenship Education

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

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

Phillion, JoAnn, Ming Fang He, and F. Michael Connelly, eds., Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005., JoAnn Phillion, Ming Fang He, and F. Michael Connelly

Annotation: Collects 13 studies of daily living in multicultural educational settings that employ narrative inquiry approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education, Knowledge Generation

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

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

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

Boote, David N., and Penny Beile, "Scholars before Researchers: On the Centrality of the Dissertation Literature Review in Research Preparation," Educational Researcher, 34(August/September, 2005), 3-15.*, David N. Boote and Penny Beile

Annotation: Argues for sophisticated literature reviews in education dissertations and for explicit preparation in doing them in predissertation doctoral education; a related article and a response by these authors appears in the same journal, 35(December, 2006), 28-31; 32-35.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Knowledge Generation, Education as a Field of Study

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

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

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

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

Boostrom, Robert, "Arts and Disciplines," pp. 34-54 in Robert Boostrom, Thinking: The Foundation of Critical and Creative Learning in the Classroom. New York: Teachers College Press, 2005., Robert Boostrom

Annotation: Examines Plato's focus on physical education and music, history of seven liberal arts, and what makes a discipline; all this relates to thinking as a curricular emphasis.

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, Liberal Education/General Education, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Curriculum History

Darling-Hammond, Linda, et al., "Educational Goals and Purposes: Developing a Curricular Vision for Teaching," pp. 169-200 in Linda Darling-Hammond and John Bransford, eds., Preparing Teachers for a Changing World. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.*, Linda Darling-Hammond

Annotation: Posits the purposes and content of the dimension of teacher education programs that focuses on curriculum, decision-making, planning, and evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, 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: Teacher Education, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Deliberation, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

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

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

Schwandt, Thomas A., "A Diagnostic Reading of Scientifically Based Research for Education," Educational Theory, 55(No. 3, 2005), 285-305., Thomas A. Schwandt

Annotation: Notes the reascendance of the market model of educational research and shows why adherence to this ideology is devaluing other forms of research that should affect practice; three related articles appear in this issue of Educational Theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, 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-Ampliative Criticism, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

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

Roby, Thomas W., IV, "What to Do about Joseph Schwab and the Rabbis," Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 1(February, 2005).* Available online: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/jaaacs/vol1/roby.htm, Thomas W. Roby IV

Annotation: Reviews Schwab's six papers on The Practical and tapes of his seminars on Jewish education (newly discovered); documents the author's connection with Schwab; reviews Block's book on Schwab's debt to Judaic thought.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Professors, Literature of 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

Macpherson, Ian, Bob Elliott, Ed Mickel, Pamela B. Joseph, Leanne Crosswell, and Tania Aspland, "Defining a Conversational Space for Curriculum Leadership." Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2(Winter, 2005), 119-138., Ian Macpherson, Bob Elliott, Ed Mickel, Pamela B. Joseph, Leanne Crosswell, and Tania Aspland

Annotation: Examines three discourses (cultural, moral, personal) related to transformative thought on curriculum leadership.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Specialists in Schools

Miller, Janet L., "Autobiography and the Necessary Incompleteness of Teachers' Stories," pp 45-56 in Janet L. Miller, Sounds of Silence Breaking: Women, Autobiography, Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang, 2005., Janet L. Miller

Annotation: Explores the creation of autobiogrphical narratives of teachers' selves, with examples and references to Maxine Greene.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry, Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum as Experience, Teacher Knowledge

Citations from 2004

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

Hammersley, Martyn, "Some Questions about Evidenced-based Practice in Education," pp. 133-149 in Gary Thomas and Richard Pring, eds., Evidenced-based Practice in Education. New York: Open University Press, 2004.*, Martyn Hammersley

Annotation: Argues that research evidence should not be privileged to the exclusion of evidence from professional experience in choosing courses of action in educational policy-making and practice; explains the underlying flaws in the arguments put forth in favor of research-based practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
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

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

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

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

de Marrais, Kathleen, and Stephen D. Lapan, eds., Foundations of Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., Kathleen de Marrais and Stephen D. Lapan

Annotation: Contains chapters describing 20 different forms of inquiry in education, how to do each, and citing examples.

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

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

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

Nash, Robert J., Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004., Robert J. Nash

Annotation: Makes the case for and gives guidance for doing Scholarly Personal Narratives; several examples are provided.

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

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

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

Galvan, Jose L., Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed. Glandale, CA: Pyrczak, 2004., Jose L. Galvan

Annotation: Gives structure and procedures for preparing and writing literature reviews.

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

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

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

Horn,Raymond A., Jr., Standards Primer. New York: Peter Lang, 2004., Raymond A. Horn Jr.

Annotation: Sets forth the fundamentals of standards as employed in education and contrasts the differences between the application of technical standards and standards of complexity.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

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

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

Spillane, James P., Standards Deviation: How Schools Misunderstand Education Policy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004., James P. Spillane

Annotation: Provides case histories of Michigan's standards-based reforms in science and mathematics from 1992-1996.

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

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

Edgerton, Susan Huddleston, and Patrick Roberts, "Curriculum Theory and Practice: Searching for the Secret of Historic Tension," pp. 1-17 in Lesley Coia and others, eds., Democratic Responses in an Era of Standardization. Troy, NY: Educator's International Press, 2004., Susan Huddleston Edgerton and Patrick Roberts

Annotation: Analyzes the criticism of reconcepualized curriculum theory given by William Wraga in his 1999 Educational Researcher article; a response by Wraga follows on pp. 18-25.

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: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History

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

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

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

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

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

Carson, Richard N., "A Taxonomy of Knowledge Types for Use in Curriculum Design," Interchange, 35(March, 2004), 59-79., Richard N. Carson

Annotation: Poses a classification of nine knowledge types (empirical, rational, conventional, conceptual, cognitive process skills, psychomotor, affective , narrative, and received) for use in curriculum lesson planning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Teacher Planning

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

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

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

Wixson, Karen K, Elizabeth Dutro, and Ruth G. Athan, "The Challenge of Developing Content Standards," pp. 69-107 in Robert E. Floden, ed., Review of Research in Education, 27: 2003. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 2004.*, Karen K. Wixson, Elizabeth Dutro, and Ruth G. Athan

Annotation: Traces the history of the entire content standards movement, with special attention to the English language arts, both state and national influences.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Standards and Testing, English, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Lather, Patti, "This is Your Father's Paradigm: Government Intrusion and the Case of Qualitative Research in Education," Qualitative Inquiry, 10(February, 2004), 15-34., Patti Lather

Annotation: Critiques U. S. government's legislating "scientific" method through NCLB Act by employing three critical approaches.

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

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

Perlstein, Daniel, "William Van Til and the Nashville Story: Curriculum, Supervision, and Civil Rights," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20(Fall, 2004), 31-38., Daniel Perlstein

Annotation: Covers the role of curriculum leader William Van Til in desegregation efforts in Nashville in the 1950s; also contains other biographical information on his professional life and work.

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: Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors, Curriculum and Politics, Democratic Education, Multicultural Education

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

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

Blumenfeld-Jones, Donald, "Dance Curricula Then and Now: A Critical Historical-Hermenuetic Evaluation," pp. 125-153 in William M. Reynolds and Julie A. Webber, eds., Expanding Curriculum Theory: Dis/positions and Lines of Flight. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., Donald Blumenfeld-Jones

Annotation: Examines and critiques three models for dance education in terms of underlying assumptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Physical Education, Aesthetics Education, 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

Tschamen-Moran, Megan, and Nancy Nestor-Baker, "The Tacit Knowledge of Productive Scholars in Education," Teachers College Records, 106(July, 2004), 1484-1511., Megan Tschamen-Moran and Nancy Nestor-Baker

Annotation: Reports a study of 12 kinds of tacit knowledge held by prolific educational scholars.

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

Null, J. Wesley, "Social Efficiency Splintered: Multiple Meanings Instead of the Hegemony of One,' Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 19(Winter, 2004), 99-124., J. Wesley Null

Annotation: Sets forth three distinct definitions of "social efficiency" in early 20th century curriculum history as opposed to one definition often assumed by historians.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum History, Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

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

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

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

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

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