Elusive Science The Troubling History of Education Research

ISBN-10: 0226467732

ISBN-13: 9780226467733

Edition: 2002

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Since its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century, the science of education has been regarded as a poor relation, reluctantly tolerated at the margins of academe. In this history of education research, Condliffe explains how this came to be.
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: A Slow Evolution: Education Becomes a Subject of University Research
The Feminization of Teaching
Conflict and Competition: High Schools, Normal Schools, Colleges, and Universities
In Quest of Science: the Early Years of Education Research
Reluctant Allies: Psychologists Turn to Education
G. Stanley Hall and the Child-Study Movement
Clark University: "The Perfect Non-University of G. Stanley Hall"
William James's Search for Vocation
Psychology and Education at Harvard
From Child Study to Child Hygiene
Specialization and Isolation: Education Research Becomes a Profession
John Dewey's Youth and Early Career
Dewey at the Laboratory School
A Creative Community: The Social Sources of Dewey's Thought
Edward L. Thorndike: "Conquering the New World of Pedagogy"
Thorndike and Teachers College: A Reciprocal Relationship
Dewey Displaced: Charles Hubbard Judd at the University of Chicago
Technologies of Influence: Testing and School Surveying
The History and Philosophy of Education: From Center to Periphery
Dignity amidst Disdain: Ellwood Patterson Cubberley and the First Generation of Scholars of School Administration
Leonard P. Ayres, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the School Survey Movement
The Cleveland Survey
Lewis M. Terman and the Testing Movement
Consensus and Community: A Science for School Administration
Cacophony: Curriculum Study During the Interwar Years
Politics, Patronage, and Entrepreneurship: The Dynamics of Curriculum Change
The Scientific Study of Society
Child Interest
The Teachers College "School System"
Denver, Colorado, Teachers Study the Curriculum
The Emergence of a New Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction
Social Reconstructionism and Its Transformation
Developmental Perspectives: Critics Challenge Determinism in Education
The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Fund
Nature versus Nurture: The Iowa Child Welfare Research Station
The Progressive Education Association's Eight-Year Study
Ralph W. Tyler: From Mental Measurement to Evaluation
Human Development: The PEA's Commission on Curriculum and Human Relations
Class, Caste, Mobility, and Cultural Bias: The University of Chicago Committee on Human Development
The Educational Testing Service
Excellence and Equity: The Continuing Problems and Potential of Education Research
Contested Terrain: The Disciplines versus Education
The "New Math"
The National Science Foundation
Jerrold R. Zacharias and the Physical Sciences Study Committee
The Process of Education: "St. Jerome's Gospel"
From the History of Education to History and Education
The Theory Movement in Educational Administration
Gaining Ground and Losing Support: The Federal Role in Education Research
The Cooperative Research Program
The National Assessment of Educational Progress
James S. Coleman and Equality of Educational Opportunity
Title I Evaluation Studies
The National Institute of Education
Promoting Learning and Reform: New Directions in Education Research
The Beginnings of Cognitive Science
The Center for Cognitive Studies at Harvard
Cognition and Education
Qualitative Methods and Interpretive Studies
New Links between Research and Practice
Systemic Research
Conclusion: Toward the Reconfiguration of Educational Study
Problems of Status, Reputation, and Isolation
Problems of Governance and Regulation
What's to Be Done?
Notes
Index
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