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The Scientific Basis of Educational Productivity : Research in Educational Productivity - Rena F. Subotnik

The Scientific Basis of Educational Productivity

Research in Educational Productivity

By: Rena F. Subotnik (Editor), Herbert J. Walberg (Editor)

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This volume, however, is not primarily concerned with what students should learn, nor even how they should learn. Rather it concerns how we can discover the best means and conditions for teaching them in school, at home, and in society. Expressed more explicitly, we seek to find out how students can learn efficiently or productively as much as possible within a given amount of time and resources. As in agriculture, medicine, public health, and modern industries, we can turn to rigorous science as one of the best sources for informing ourselves. Thus, the purpose of this book was to seek first-class authorities with a variety of views who could help answer this question. The intended audiences are not only scholars in a variety of academic disciplines but also research consumers, including educators, policymakers, parents, and citizens who seek principles to critically separate valid from invalid claims for the efficacy and efficiency of education products, personnel, and policies. Initial versions of the chapters were discussed at a national invitational conference sponsored by the Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), the mid-Atlantic regional educational laboratory, at Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education. LSS operates under a contract with the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.

Introduction and overviewp. 1
Evidence-based reform : experimental and quasi-experimental research consideredp. 9
Scientific formative evaluation : the role of individual learners in generating and predicting successful educational outcomesp. 29
Blending experimental and descriptive research : the case of educating reading teachersp. 45
The enhancement of critical thinking : with decades of converging evidence, meta-analyses with large effect sizes, and societal need, would you allow your child to be assigned to a "control" group?p. 85
Improving educational productivity : an assessment of extant researchp. 103
The scientific basis for the theory of successful intelligencep. 161
Science, politics, and education reform : the national academies' role in defining and promoting high-quality scientific education research, 2000-2004p. 185
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence : applying research to develop a standards-based teacher certification programp. 201
Evidence-based interventions and practices in school psychology : the scientific basis of the professionp. 229
The Institute of Education Sciences' What Works Clearinghousep. 269
Conclusions and recommendationsp. 283
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ISBN: 9781593114503
ISBN-10: 1593114508
Series: Research in Educational Productivity
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.62