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Curriculum Inquiry and Related Scholarship (Web Site)

  • By: Thomas P. Thomas
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Curriculum Inquiry and Related Scholarship is an academic bibliography Web site with over 3,000 annotated citations organized and compiled by Edmund Short. Curriculum inquiry was conceived by Short as a congregation of intellectual approaches to variously understand, interpret, and create knowledge. These approaches differ in their intellectual origins, the kinds of curriculum questions asked, their immediate practicality, and their apparent compatibility to other methods of inquiry. In his edited volume, Forms of Curriculum Inquiry, published in 1991, Short identified 17 research approaches to curricular considerations, arguing for scholarly acceptance of alternative modes of inquiry beyond those that were conventionally practiced in curriculum development.

Making the case that the complex practical, relational, and holistic nature of curriculum study invites multi- and transdisciplinary scholarship, Short contended various inquiry ...

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