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Issues in Education Research: Problems and Possibilities

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Issues in Education Research: Problems and Possibilities

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann (Editor), Lee S. Shulman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-787-94810-8 June 1999 Jossey-Bass 464 Pages

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Sponsored by the National Academy of Education's Commission on theImprovement of Education Research

It has been a decade since the National Academy of Education lastissued a review of education research. This new volume arrives at acritical time for our nation's schools. More than twenty prominentscholars provide an overview of the tensions, dilemmas, issues, andpossibilities that currently characterize education research. Theyexamine the state of education research, discuss how it is changingand where it needs to go, and reveal how the results ofresearch--whether good or bad--have become key drivers ofeducational policy and practice. This revelation raises importantquestions about standards for sound research and training forfuture researchers. Issues in Education Research is a valuablereference for the more than 40,000 college faculty members whostudy schooling and prepare tomorrow's teachers.
Introduction: The Improvement of Education Research: A Complex,Continuing Quest (E. Lagemann & L. Shulman).

EDUCATION RESEARCH AS A PROBLEM IN THE HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY OFEDUCATION.

An Auspicious Moment for Education Research? (E. Lagemann).

Research and Purposes of Education (D. Cohen & C.Barnes).

Poles Apart: Reconciling the Dichotomies of Education Research (T.Mitchell & A. Haro).

Needed: Thoughtful Research for Thoughtful Schools (D.Meier).

CHANGING CONFIGURATIONS IN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL RESEARCH.

Sociology and the Study of Education: Continuity, Discontinuity,and the Individualist Turn (C. Bidwell).

From Society to School and Back Again: Questions about Learning inand for a World of Complex Organizations (E. Clemens).

Understanding Educational Processes in an Era of Globalization: TheView from Anthropology and Cultural Studies (K. Hall).

EDUCATION RESEARCH AS A VOCATION.

Professing Educational Scholarship (L. Shulman).

The Core, the Canon, and the Development of Research Skills: Issuesin the Preparation of Education Researchers (A. Shoenfeld).

Discipline and Disciplines in Education Research--Elusive Goals?(S. Heath).

Culture and Commitment: Challenges for the Future Training ofEducation Researchers (V. Walker).

Preparing Education Practitioners to Practice Education Research(A. Neuman, et al.).

THE ORGANIZATION AND COMMUNICATION OF EDUCATION RESEARCH.

The Changing Infrastructure of Education Research (A.Collins).

Research, Reform, and Aims in Education: Modes of Action in Searchof Each Other (J. Greeno, et al.).

New Media Communications Forums for Improving Education Researchand Practice (R. Pea).

Multiples of Evidence, Time, and Perspective: Revising the Study ofTeaching and Learning (D. Ball & M. Lampert).

Postscript: Some Reflections on Education Research (J. Bruner).
"This volume constitutes a milestone and a directional marker onthe path to improving the training of educational researchers aswell as enhancing the quality and the impact of educationalresearch. It is comprehensive, scholarly, and readable, and itpresents a challenge to schools of education and to the society asa whole to do whatever is necessary for us to upgrade the questionswe ask and the answers we provide." (Catherine Snow, Henry LeeShattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School ofEducation)

"This important project of the National Academy of Education willhelp researchers and policymakers understand the complexity ofconducting high-quality research in the context of real classroomsand schools." (Lorrie A. Shepard, president, American EducationalResearch Association, and professor, University of Colorado atBoulder)

"Issues in Education Research's greatest contribution is to providethe reader with a set of well-written chapters that present in onevolume much of the lay of the land--or disputed territory--thatcharacterizes current-day education research.... This book preparesus for the tough task of going beyond particularistic views."(Richard J. Shavelson, dean, School of Education, StanfordUniversity)