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ERIC Number: EJ953346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Has John Hattie Really Found the Holy Grail of Research on Teaching? An Extended Review of "Visible Learning"
Terhart, Ewald
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v43 n3 p425-438 2011
In this article the author reviews and discusses John Hattie's book "Visible Learning". In this book Hattie presents the results of a meta-meta-analysis on the conditions of successful teaching and learning in schools. Hattie's work is based on more than 800 meta-analyses, and these meta-analyses are substantiated by more than 50 000 empirical research studies. Among the six groups of factors influencing successful learning in schools--student, home, school, teacher, curricula, teaching--the factor "teacher" seems to have the strongest effect. Hattie not only evaluates empirical research but also places the results in a theoretical context of a theory of teaching and a certain concept of teacher professionalism. The author discusses Hattie's approach to combine empirical research and conceptual work on teaching and on teachers' work. The limits of meta-analyses and future meta-meta-analyses are pointed out. (Contains 6 notes, 3 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand