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The School as Workplace

by John I. Goodlad - 1983

In this chapter, I first examine the strength of this hypothesis, concluding that it can be defended only on heuristic grounds. That is, it is unproved but valuable for research. However, since proof is so elusive, especially in matters of education, and the need for educational improvement so pressing, we cannot afford to stand idle waiting for the slow accumulation of knowledge. Consequently, if strong arguments for the hypothesis can be put forward—stronger, let us say, than for extant alternatives—then we would be well advised to consider its implications for staff development. This I also attempt to do.

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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 82, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 84 Number 6, 1983, p. 36-61
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19032, Date Accessed: 1/21/2022 9:04:26 PM

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  • John Goodlad
    University of California, Los Angeles
    JOHN I. GOODLAD is the dean of education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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