Research on Educational Innovations

ISBN-10: 1930556969
ISBN-13: 9781930556966
Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)
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List price: $44.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

The fourth edition of this highly praised book includes coverage of evidence-based education and No Child Left Behind. Like the previous editions, it offers authoritative and balanced overviews to help you make distinctions between innovative programs backed up by sound research support and "faddish" ideas which lack a research base.

About the Author
Preface
The Nature of Educational Innovation
What Is an Innovation?
Where Are They Now?
Research-Based?
How Educational Theories Develop
Level I
Level II
Level III
Conclusion
References
The Structure of Educational Innovation
Reaping the Whirlwind
One More Such Victory and We Are Undone
In Retrospect
The Long and Winding Road from Theory to Practice
References
"The Research Says..."
What "Kind" of Research?
Level I Research
Level II Research
Level III Research
Summary
The Following Chapters
References
Setting Standards
It Was Better in the Old Days, or Was It?
Plus ca Change, Plus C'est la Meme Chose
The Movement Gathers Steam
The Role of the States
Accountability and Standards
Points of Origin: Level I
Essentialist Goals, Progressive Means
Research at Levels II and III
The Critics' Corner
Where Does This Leave Us?
References
Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
What Is Self-Esteem?
The Claims and the Programs
The Critics
Level I Research
Levels II and III Research
Conclusion
References
Innovations from Brain Research
The Pendulum is Well into Its Swing
Research on Education and the Brain
Conclusion
References
Teaching for Intelligence
What is Intelligence?
Reuven Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment
Does It Work? The Research
Howard Gardner and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Research on Multiple Intelligences: A Bridge Too Far?
Robert Sternberg and the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
Research on the Triarchic Model
Daniel Goleman and the Theory of Emotional Intelligence
Conclusion
References
Thinking Skills Programs
Thoughts About Thinking
Program Implementation
MegaSkills
Writing as a Thinking and Learning Tool
The Research Base for Thinking Skills Programs
Basic Research on Thinking
Is There Any Evidence? Levels II and III Research
Conclusion
References
Whole-Language Learning
A "Slippery Quarry"
Whole Language in the Classroom
Politics and Whole Language
The Research Base for Whole Language
How Do We Do It?
What We Do Know
So Where Does This Leave Us?
The Search for Common Ground
References
Elements of Styles: Learning, Thinking, Teaching
Styles and Intelligence
Implications for the Classroom
The Research Base for Learning Styles
The Search for Empirical Findings: Levels II and III
Conclusion
References
Curriculum Integration
All Things Are Connected
The Research Base for Curriculum Integration
Remember John Dewey?
Bold Claims--Little Evidence
Other Research
Conclusion
References
Cooperative Learning
Cooperative-Learning Models
The Critics Corner
The Research Base for Cooperative Learning
Conclusion
References
Success for All and Schoolwide Reform
The Success for All Model
Level I Theory and Research
Level II and Level III Research
The Continuing Controversy Over Success for All
Enter the Web
Answers to Critics
Where Does This Leave Us?
Conclusion
References
Direct Instruction
What Is Direct Instruction?
The Critics
The Research Base for Direct Instruction
Level I Research
Levels II and III Research
Conclusion
References
Authentic and Performance Assessment
The Movement
Traditional Measures
Authentic Assessment
Alternative Assessment Strategies
Is It Working?
Educational Research and Alternative Assessment
Conclusion
References
Epilogue
Hope Springs Eternal
The Graveyard of Lost Ships
Beyond Empiricism
Research Questions to Ask
Closing Thoughts and a Final Plea
References
Index

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