Scientific Research in Education
National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education, Committee on Scientific Principles for Education Research
National Academies Press, Apr 28, 2002 - Education - 204 pages
Researchers, historians, and philosophers of science have debated the nature of scientific research in education for more than 100 years. Recent enthusiasm for "evidence-based" policy and practice in education‚€"now codified in the federal law that authorizes the bulk of elementary and secondary education programs‚€"have brought a new sense of urgency to understanding the ways in which the basic tenets of science manifest in the study of teaching, learning, and schooling.