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Issues in Education Research : Problems and Possibilities (Sponsored By the National Academy of Education's Commission on the Improvement of Edition Rs - Ellen Condliffe Lagemann

Issues in Education Research

Problems and Possibilities (Sponsored By the National Academy of Education's Commission on the Improvement of Edition Rs

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


Published: 29th June 1999
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Sponsored by the National Academy of Education's Commission on the Improvement of Education Research

It has been a decade since the National Academy of Education last issued a review of education research. This new volume arrives at a critical time for our nation's schools. More than twenty prominent scholars provide an overview of the tensions, dilemmas, issues, and possibilities that currently characterize education research. They examine the state of education research, discuss how it is changing and where it needs to go, and reveal how the results of research--whether good or bad--have become key drivers of educational policy and practice. This revelation raises important questions about standards for sound research and training for future researchers. Issues in Education Research is a valuable reference for the more than 40,000 college faculty members who study schooling and prepare tomorrow's teachers.

"This volume constitutes a milestone and a directional marker on the path to improving the training of educational researchers as well as enhancing the quality and the impact of educational research. It is comprehensive, scholarly, and readable, and it presents a challenge to schools of education and to the society as a whole to do whatever is necessary for us to upgrade the questions we ask and the answers we provide." (Catherine Snow, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education)

"This important project of the National Academy of Education will help researchers and policymakers understand the complexity of conducting high-quality research in the context of real classrooms and schools." (Lorrie A. Shepard, president, American Educational Research Association, and professor, University of Colorado at Boulder)

"Issues in Education Research's greatest contribution is to provide the reader with a set of well-written chapters that present in one volume much of the lay of the land--or disputed territory--that characterizes current-day education research.... This book prepares us for the tough task of going beyond particularistic views." (Richard J. Shavelson, dean, School of Education, Stanford University)

Introduction: The Improvement of Education Research: A Complex, Continuing Quest (E. Lagemann & L. Shulman).


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).


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

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

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


Professing Educational Scholarship (L. Shulman).

The Core, the Canon, and the Development of Research Skills: Issues in 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 of Education Researchers (V. Walker).

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


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

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

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

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

Postscript: Some Reflections on Education Research (J. Bruner).

ISBN: 9780787948108
ISBN-10: 0787948101
Series: Jossey-Bass Education
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 29th June 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 18.7  x 3.4
Edition Number: 1