Educational research: a critique: a survey of published educational research: report presented to OFSTED


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Author: Tooley, James; Darby, Doug


David Hargreaves recently sparked debate with his comments criticising educational research for being poor value for money, remote from educational practice, and often of indifferent quality. Prompted by this debate, this research set out to examine a small part of educational research to ascertain the extent to which some of these criticisms could be justified. Its focus was on academic educational research in journals, and aimed to provide, for the interested lay person as well as policy-makers and academics, a snapshot of such research. From the analysis of 41 articles in the light of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Quality; Research

Keywords: Pedagogics; Best practice; Research project; Research method; Educational research

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain

Published: London, England: Office for Standards in Education, 1998

Physical description: 82 p.

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Statement of responsibility: By James Tooley with Doug Darby

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/INT 56.148

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