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ERIC Number: EJ1032021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-17
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: EISSN-1068 2341
Scaling Down: A Modest Proposal for Practice-Based Policy Research in Teaching
Erickson, Frederick
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v22 n9 Feb 2014
This proposal addresses the assumptions underlying the "Science Wars" about the purpose of educational research. The author proposes a more modest "Lake Woebegon" approach to school reform that supports long-term professional education, a shift away from "Best Practices" to "Pretty Good Practices," low fidelity implementation of interventions, and the importance of local context. Action research is presented as one possible qualitative approach for conducting "practice-based research."
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Language: English
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