A Grand Educational Experiment in Reading Instruction: Toward Methodology for Building the Capacity of Pre-Collegiate Schooling
by Dick Schutz - January 24, 2012
Context: The results of 14 very-large-scale Randomized Control Experiments calls into question the utility of the methodology for building the capacity of pre-collegiate schooling.
Purpose: To sketch the workings of Planned Variation methodology as an alternative and to call attention to a Natural Experiment currently in progress involving reading instruction in the UK and the US.
Conclusions: (1) Planned Variation methodology offers considerable promise for improving pre-collegiate schooling capacity. (2) The Grand Experiment warrants careful consideration as its operations unfold.
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