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ERIC Number: EJ820801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The New Stupid
Hess, Frederick M.
Educational Leadership, v66 n4 p12-17 Dec 2008-Jan 2009
A decade ago, many education leaders dismissed student achievement data and systematic research as having only limited utility when it came to improving schools or school systems. That was the "old stupid." But now the pendulum has swung the other way. In the "new stupid," data-based decision making and research-based practice can stand in for careful thought, serve as rationales for the same old fads, or be used to justify incoherent proposals. The "new stupid" uses data in half-baked ways, is characterized by trouble translating research, and gives short shrift to management data. Educators can steer clear of the new stupid by remembering the limitations of data, seeking out appropriate data, and applying judicious thinking. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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