Forms of Curriculum Inquiry

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Edmund C. Short
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Education - 336 pages
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This book presents an overview of seventeen forms of inquiry used in curriculum research in education. Conventional disciplinary forms of inquiry, such as philosophical, historical, and scientific, are described, as well as more recently acknowledged forms such as ethnographic, aesthetic, narrative, phenomenological, and hermeneutic. Interdisciplinary forms such as theoretical, normative, critical, deliberative, and action research are also included. These forms of inquiry are distinguished from one another in terms of purposes, types of research questions addressed, and the processes and logic of procedure employed in arriving at knowledge claims.
 

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Contents

Conceptual Analysis
27
Ampliative Criticism
43
The Speculative Essay
61
Telling Real Stories
77
Explanations and Limits
89
Understanding Culture and Experience
101
Storied Experience
121
Art Criticism
155
The Hermeneutic Imagination
187
Components and Structure
211
Dimensions and Stances
225
A Paradigm for Praxis
243
Situational Assessment
259
The Arts of Planning
285
Studied Enactment
309
Closing Reflections
327

LifeWorld Perceptions
173

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Edmund C. Short is Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The Pennsylvania State University.

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