Knowledge for policy: improving education through research

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Falmer Press, 1991 - Education - 313 pages
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Contents

Introductory Essay
1
Basic and Applied Social Psychology
23
The National Interest in the Support of Rasic Research
32
What Ails Education Research
39
Dilemmas in Social Research
60
Why Isnt Educational Research More Useful?
70
Science and Behavioral Research
87
On the Impact of Basic Research in
103
Knowledge Creep and Decision Accretion
183
The Use of Social Research Knowledge at the National Level
193
If Dissemination is the Solution What is the Problem?
214
Insiders Gadflies Limestone
225
Brown vs Board of Education
237
Special Commissions and Educational Policy in the U S A
245
Some Historical Facts about IQ Testing
259
Does Evaluation Make a Difference?
268

Social Policy Research and Societal Decision Making
113
Reforming Educational Policy with Applied Social Research
123
Social Psychology as History
141
What is the Constructivist Paradigm?
158
The Many Meanings of Research Utilization
173
The SelfFulfillment of the SelfFulfilling Prophecy
276
Name Index
305
Subject Index
311
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