Since its beginnings at the start of the 20th century, educational scholarship has been a marginal field, criticized by public policy makers and relegated to the fringes of academe. An Elusive Science explains why, providing a critical history of the traditions, conflicts, and institutions that have shaped the study of education over the past century. q[C]andid and incisive. . . . A stark yet enlightening look at American education.qaLibrary Journal q[A]n account of the search, over the past hundred or so years, to try and discover how educational research might provide reliable prescriptions for the improvement of education. Through extensive use of contemporary reference material, [Lagemann] shows that the search for ways of producing high-quality research has been, in effect, a search for secure disciplinary foundations.qaDylan William, Times Higher Education Supplement... had been planned to settle questions concerning the relative importance of aquot; nature versus nurture, aquot; and, not surprisingly, ... According to Hamilton Cravens, who has written extensively about the controversy, most psychologists who were anbsp;...
|Title||:||An Elusive Science|
|Author||:||Ellen Condliffe Lagemann|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2002-05-15|