Quality Research in Literacy and Science Education

International Perspectives and Gold Standards

Editors: Shelley, Mack C., Yore, Larry D, Hand, Brian B. (Eds.)

  • Provides uniquely international perspective on modern applications of research methods in education
  • Demonstrates how researchers and educators in science education and literacy can strengthen their findings and have more impact on teachers’ classroom practice and students’ learning
  • Shows how those who make education policy can be informed and their decisions affected by researchers
  • Deepens and broadens communications among the fields of education, statistics, political science and public policy
  • Attempts to bring unity to the quantitative and qualitative research traditions
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About this book

This book addresses implications for "Gold Standards" of education research—especially in science education and literacy. These standards are meant to provide evidence-based educational outcomes found effective in randomized controlled trials, following patterns of evidence used in medical research. Similar expectations have emerged in other countries—from education ministries, for researchers working with U.S. colleagues, and for researchers with multinational and non-profit support.

The current "Gold Standard" policy, developed in the United States through the 2001 "No Child Left Behind" [NCLB] Act and the 2002 Education Sciences Reform Act, attempts to improve the effects of schooling and enhance educational research. The contributions to this book explore perspectives on how best to implement multiple standards of education research.

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The strength of this book, its inclusion of many perspectives that include political and policy pressures, budget priorities, task force reports, research complexities, curriculum complexities, and teaching-learning complexities, will be appreciated by many who see "No Childe Left Behing" and "high-stakes testing" as overly simplistic and potentially harmfull to education. It contains important information and valuable insight into the complexities of conducting quality sience literacy research in particular and education research in general. Also, the emphasis on producing research that can be understood and used properly by policy makers at local, state, and national levels is a strength of the book. I have been in the science education research field for over 40 years, including a stint as editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and I can say that I profited from reading this book.

Ron Good, Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University and Florida State University, USA


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Education Research Meets the “Gold Standard”: Evaluation, Research Methods, and Statistics after No Child Left Behind

    Shelley, Mack C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Why “Gold Standard” Needs Another “s”: Results from the Gold Standard(s) in Science and Literacy Education Research Conference

    Yore, Larry D. (et al.)

    Pages 19-39

  • Research and Practice: A Complex Relationship?

    Millar, Robin (et al.)

    Pages 41-61

  • Moving Beyond the Gold Standard: Epistemological and Ontological Considerations of Research in Science Literacy

    Alvermann, Donna E. (et al.)

    Pages 63-81

  • Longitudinal Studies into Science Learning: Methodological Issues

    Tytler, Russell

    Pages 83-105

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Hardcover $239.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality Research in Literacy and Science Education
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives and Gold Standards
Editors
  • Mack C. Shelley
  • Larry D Yore
  • Brian B. Hand
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8427-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8427-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8426-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7877-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 666
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