The Last Word in Research on Teaching - A Review of the Handbook of Research on Teaching, 4th Edition - An Overview


reviewed by Christopher M. Clark, Mark Girod, Ebony Roberts, Jaime Galindo, Patricia Aben, Sean Farmer & Lanetia Noble - 2003

coverTitle: The Last Word in Research on Teaching - A Review of the Handbook of Research on Teaching, 4th Edition - An Overview
Author(s): Virginia Richardson (ed.)
Publisher: American Educational Research Association, Washington
ISBN: 0935302263, Pages: 1278, Year: 2001
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The Handbook of Research on Teaching, like the United States Census, is a heroic effort to document the state of the field of inquiry, in all its variety, once a decade or so. The first, second, and third editions of the Handbook stand tall in the wake of research on teaching, providing history, intellectual points of reference, state of the art reviews of the literature, methodological wisdom, and generative questions for future research. Metaphorically, the Handbooks are the fixed stars by which researchers on teaching navigate as they push into uncharted waters and make new syntheses and interpretations of perennial problems of practice. Now we have a fourth edition, edited by Virginia Richardson and published by the American Educational Research Association. The new edition is larger than any of its predecessors, with fifty-one chapters by eighty-six authors. At 1278 pages, it is an imposing reference work, summing up progress in research on teaching since the 1986 publication of the third edition. The profession owes a debt... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 4, 2003, p. 656-666
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11036, Date Accessed: 9/21/2020 2:03:50 PM

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