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Handbook of Research on Curriculum, The

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

The Handbook of Research on Curriculum (1992), edited by Philip Jackson, was a project of the American Educational Research Association. This handbook and its successor The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction (2008) are the principle resources for comprehensive research reviews of curriculum studies. This volume has 1088 pages, 34 chapters, 52 authors, a nine-member editorial advisory board, and a name index of approximately 5000 entries. The handbook's purpose was to give conceptual and methodological definition to curriculum studies while also reviewing past achievements. It is organized into four parts:

Part 1: Conceptual and Methodological Perspectives

Part 2: How the Curriculum Is Shaped

Part 3: The Curriculum as a Shaping Force

Part 4: Topics and Issues Within Curriculum Categories

To establish commonality among chapters with widely different content, authors were ...

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