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Another Way of Looking At the Matter
|Posted By: Dick Schutz on July 26, 2005|
|I don't have any beef with Clausen's review. In fact, the review provides all the information I need about the book--particularly given the $100. price of the piece.|
Clausen and the book authors share the belief system currently prevailing in EdLand that "research," and "research knowledge" if disseminated and read, can be "used". That belief system is unique to EdLand. In every other sector of life, we use "things"--products and protocols--not "research." These products/protocols are generated by Development, Research is treated as a cost, not a benefit, and the focus is on the useable/marketable outcomes of Development endeavors. Research is "used" to inform Development and to generate further research, period.
In EdLand, R&D today is all research, no development. The very term, development, has been expurgated from the government/academic lexicon.