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ERIC Number: ED310408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 12
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How To Discuss Educational Research on the Opinion Page of a Newspaper.
Mackey, James
The op-ed page in the newspaper can be a good place to discuss opinions and ideas that the public needs to know, but which have been ignored by the media. For example, in 1983 a speech on educational research by William Spady of the United States Office of Education was given coverage by the news media. The news media described the speech and offered opinions on it, yet presented no comments from educators who could apply their expertise to the problems of public schools. Op-ed pieces can provide an arena for important ideas that get little play in the press. These pieces elicit more feedback and provide it sooner than academic articles published for small, but more sophisticated, audiences, and, the opinion pieces have a better chance of influencing public policy. (Ten guidelines on how to write columns for the op-ed page are included.) (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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