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When Can You Trust the Experts? : How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education

ISBN: 9781118130278 | 1118130278
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: 7/24/2012

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Clear, easy principles to spot whats nonsense and whats reliable Each year, teachers, administrators, and parents face a barrage of new education software, games, workbooks, and professional development programs purporting to be "based on the latest research." While some of these products are rooted in solid science, the research behind many others is grossly exaggerated. This new book, written by a top thought leader, helps everyday teachers, administrators, and family members-who dont have years of statistics courses under their belts-separate the wheat from the chaff and determine which new educational approaches are scientifically supported and worth adopting. Authors first book, Why Dont Students Like School?, catapulted him to superstar status in the field of education Willinghams work has been hailed as "brilliant analysis" by The Wall Street Journal and "a triumph" by The Washington Post Author blogs for The Washington Post and Brittanica.com, and writes a column for American Educator In this insightful book, thought leader and bestselling author Dan Willingham offers an easy, reliable way to discern which programs are scientifically supported and which are the equivalent of "educational snake oil."


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