Bridging the Chasm Between Research and Practice: A Guide to Major Educational Research (Paperback)
  • Bridging the Chasm Between Research and Practice: A Guide to Major Educational Research (Paperback)

Bridging the Chasm Between Research and Practice: A Guide to Major Educational Research (Paperback)

Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 09/08/2008
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Bridging the Chasm Between Research and Practice: A Guide to Major Educational Research is written for anyone concerned about the education of the 48 million children in elementary and secondary schools in the United States. Obviously, a large number of parents, teachers, legislators, school board members, and taxpayers have a keen interest in these children's education since it costs $8,000 per year to educate a single child in the U.S. Unfortunately, there is a chasm between the educational researchers who do the science and the general public. The chasm exists because educational researchers publish their findings in low circulation, stuffy, academic journals that are rarely read by anyone outside the research community. Bridging the Chasm Between Research and Practice is a bridge across the research-practice chasm. It is the first serious effort to thoroughly explain education science to the layperson in an understandable and conversational manner. The accumulated body of knowledge on the following critical topics is simply and thoughtfully explained: grade retention, dropouts, radical differences in children rearing practices, remedial programs that work, class size, school size, high stakes testing, and graduation tests. The vast implications of this research are also discussed.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781578868063
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm

This is an important book about important topics in education. Everyone who cares about the lives of children should understand how poverty and early experiences affect children's success in school. Every concerned citizen should know how educational practices such as grade retention and high-stakes testing influence school success. The author effectively uses both empirical data and incisive quotes from educational researchers to illuminate these issues and practices. Prospective teachers and practicing teachers, as well as the general public, will gain valuable insights from this book. -- Donald Kauchak, professor emeritus, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Dr. Van Horn has produced a book that makes a significant contribution to the field of educational research and practice. "Words of Fire" summarizes research findings that challenge current educational practices and presents ample evidence to indicate changes need to be made. Teachers, professors, administrators and policy makers should find this to be a valuable resource. -- Dr. Alan T. Seagren, emeritus professor, Educational Administration, The University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Several topics...are explained in an understandable and thoughtful fashion. People inside and outside of education will gain valuable insights from this book. * American School Board Journal, April 2009 *
Royal Van Horn has written a most timely, engaging, visionary, and needed book. In the present mean-spirited dark age of mandatory retention, high stakes testing, and negative labeling of students, teachers, and schools, Van Horn's new book represents a renaissance of research based, clear thinking about such challenges as dropout rates, class size, and high-stakes testing. It is a powerful addition to the professional literature. -- William Watson Purkey, professor emeritus of Counselor Education, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Co-Founder, International Alliance for Invitational Education

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