ERIC Number: EJ535732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Use of Research in Local Policy Making: A Case Study of Corporal Punishment in Public Education.
Smith, Christopher E.
Educational Policy, v10 n4 p500-17 Dec 1996
This case study of a community's corporal punishment task force illustrates impediments to applying educational research in local policy making. Because the nature of empirical research is not well understood, scientific knowledge can be distorted or ignored. For scholarship to serve society, scholars must confront impediments to accurate understanding of scientific knowledge and help students understand and use educational research. (35 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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