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Scientific Research in Education

reviewed by Gary Natriello - 2004

coverTitle: Scientific Research in Education
Author(s): Richard J. Shavelson and Lisa Town, eds.
Publisher: National Academy Press, Washington
ISBN: 0309082919, Pages: 188, Year: 2002
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Approaching the task of reviewing Scientific Research in Education, I had a faint understanding of the significant challenge faced by the National Research Council Committee charged with conducting a study to “…review and synthesize recent literature on the science and practice of scientific education research and consider how to support high quality science in a federal education research agency” (p. 22).  Offering comment on the policies that might structure the flow of federal research funds in education exposes the Committee to the criticisms of any and all who view their interests as at stake, i.e., every serious educational researcher.  As if providing advice to the federal government in this area were not a sufficiently daunting task, the Committee and the editors of this report took it upon themselves to offer advice to the entire field of education research.  This book is an act of courage, for which the members of the Committee should be applauded even by those who disagree with the advice presented.  The field... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 329-337
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11165, Date Accessed: 7/30/2021 6:53:13 AM

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  • Gary Natriello
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    Gary Natriello is Professor of Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and the executive editor of the Teachers College Record.
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