JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL CONTROVERSY
Publication Date - 2016
Papers due - Fall, 2016
THEME: Is “Best Practices” Research in Education Insufficient or even Misdirected?
CONTROVERSY TO BE ADDRESSED BY AUTHORS:
For decades the research
agenda for identifying “best practices” for reforming education has been
structured around testing hypotheses of either effectiveness or prediction of
outcomes. Within the quantitative approach researchers have used a
variety of traditional causal and correlational designs to examine
relationships between specific measurable variables. Researchers have also used
qualitative approaches to examine implementation of such practices in more
depth through observations in the field, interviews with students and
educators, and content analysis of curriculum and student work.