ERIC Number: ED475107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Scientifically Based Research.
Research Roundup, v19 n3 Spr 2003
Most principals are aware that the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 makes it mandatory for school leaders who depend on federal funding to select and implement programs that are based on scientific research. This publication reviews five documents that offer insights into what is meant by scientifically based research and help school leaders evaluate the scientific basis of practices and programs. In Senate testimony, Grover J. Whitehurst stresses the need for increasing the amount of scientific research in education. A report by the Comprehensive School Reform Program Office provides school leaders with guidance on the use of scientific research in initiating comprehensive reform efforts. In "Scientifically-Based Research," Stephen Raudenbush anticipates and addresses questions that educators might have about the nature and implications of scientific research in education. Evelyn Jacob and C. Stephen White edited a special theme issue of "Educational Researcher" on scientific research in education. (RT)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Reform, Educational Development, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($2.50 each; 10+ copies, $2 each). Tel: 703-684-3345; Tel: 800-386-2377 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.naesp.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Published four times per year. Theme issue.