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ERIC Number: EJ942054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
On the Reconstruction of Educational Science
Fritzell, Christer
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n2 p129-143 Apr 2006
Ever since its formative years in the USA a century ago, the discipline of education has taken an uneasy stand on its own "scientific" status, not least with regard to the basic issue of the relationships between theory and practice. When a science of education was introduced as a panacea for rational planning in the fields of schooling and teacher training, general solutions on a scientific basis were to underpin efficient steering at all levels. Presently, there are signs of similar approaches to science in federal policies concerned with evidence-based educational practice in the USA. At the same time a new conception of educational science has been launched in Sweden as a means to promote more fruitful research. With the background of some striking similarities as well as differences among dominant conceptions of educational science in these varying contexts, this article aims to reconsider some basic aspects of the persistent issue of the relationships between pedagogic theory and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden; United States