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Learning Research and School Subjects


reviewed by Joe L. Byers 1970

coverTitle: Learning Research and School Subjects
Author(s): Robert M. Gagne, William J. Gephart
Publisher: Peacok Press,
ISBN: , Pages: 268, Year: 1968
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Though some educators have expressed doubts about the value of conclusion-oriented research in education or instruction, the Gagne and Gephart book, a symposium report, offers testimony of the potential value of creative and rigorous conclusion-oriented research efforts. As the editors note, the symposium, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, was intended to increase the understanding between the psychologist's lab and the nation's classrooms. In the reviewer's opinion, the book may accomplish its goal in a rather oblique fashion. However, the educator who approaches the book in the hope that here at last he will find ample help or suggestions for instruction in particular subject matters will probably be disappointed. Like most conference reports, the book is composed of a series of papers by recognized authorities with accompanying discussions and rejoinders by the other invited participants. The editors have preserved much of the spontaneity and flavor of the original sessions. Several of the most stimulating ideas resulted from the discussion between an author and one of his discussants. The five major... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 2, 1970, p. 317-321
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1701, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 11:00:52 PM

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