ERIC Number: ED485676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 77
Advancing Scientific Research in Education
Towne, Lisa, Ed.; Wise, Lauress L., Ed.; Winters, Tina M., Ed.
National Academies Press
The title of this report reveals its purpose precisely: to spur actions that will advance scientific research in education. The recommendations for accomplishing this goal, detailed in this report, build on the National Research Council (NRC) report "Scientific Research in Education" (National Research Council, 2002). That report offers an articulation of what constitutes high-quality scientific inquiry into education; this report recommends ways to promote it. Building on "Scientific Research in Education," the Committee on Research in Education was convened to advance an improved understanding of a scientific approach to addressing education problems; to engage the field of education research in action-oriented dialogue about how to further the accumulation of scientific knowledge; and to coordinate, support, and promote cross-fertilization among NRC efforts in education research. The main locus of activity undertaken to meet these objectives was a year-long series of workshops to engage a range of education stakeholders in discussions about five key topics. This report is a synthesis of themes and recommendations that emerged from the workshop series viewed as a whole. Appended are: (1) Workshop Agendas; (2) Understanding and Promoting Knowledge Accumulation: Summary of Workshop Key Points; and (3) Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff.
Descriptors: Workshops, Scientific Research, Educational Research, Research Committees, Educational Improvement, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.; Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Education.