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Education & Language - Higher Education | Educational Research: Why 'What Works' Doesn't Work

Educational Research: Why 'What Works' Doesn't Work

Series: Educational Research, Vol. 1

Smeyers, Paul, Depaepe, Marc (Eds.)

2006, VI, 196 p.

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Education and educational research, according to the current fashion, should be concerned with ‘what works’, to the exclusion of all other considerations. All over the world, and particularly in English-speaking countries, governments look to improve ‘student achievement’ as measured by standardized test scores. Such improvements are often to be welcomed, but they do not answer significant questions about what constitutes good education. Educational research cannot ignore the distinctive nature of what it studies: a social activity where questions of meaning and value cannot be eliminated, and where interpretation and judgment play a crucial role.

Provocative and original, this book brings together educational research, philosophy and history of education to demonstrate how philosophical and historical approaches are relevant to the practice and theory of education.

Distinguished philosophers and historians of education from six countries focus on the problematical nature of the search for ‘what works’ in education. Beginning with specific problems, they move on to more general and theoretical considerat

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Evaluation - Governance - Philosophy of Education, History of Education, Philosophy of - Professor - education - educational research - science - university

Related subjects » Education & Language - Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Higher Education

Table of contents 

Introduction: P. Smeyers and M. DePaepe. 1. The Good Practices of Jozef Emiel Verheyden-Schoolman and Professor of Education at the Ghent University: M. Depaepe, F. Simon & A. van Gorp.2. Ovide Decroly, a Hero of Education: A. van Gorp. 3. Why Generalizability is not Generalicable: L. Fendler. 4. New Languages and Old Institutions: the Problems of Implementing New School Governance: Daniel Tröhler. 5. Problematisation or Methodology: J.D. Marshall. 6. The Relevance of Irrelevant Research; the Irrelevance of Relevant Research: P. Smeyers. 7. Expectations of What Scientific Research Could (Not) Do: Kathleen Coessens and Jean Paul van Bendegem. 8. Kuhnian Science and Education Research: Analytics of Practice and Training: Lynda Stone. 9. The International and the Excellend in Educational Research: David Bridges. 10. Technical Difficulties: the Workings of Practical Judgement: R. Smith. 11. The Science of Education – Disciplinary Knowledge on Non-Knowledge/Ignorance?: Edwin Keiner. Index. Notes on Contributors.

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