When Can You Trust the Experts?

When Can You Trust the Experts?

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Clear, easy principles to spot what's nonsense and what's reliable Each year, teachers, administrators, and parents face a barrage of new education software, games, workbooks, and professional development programs purporting to be qbased on the latest research.q While some of these products are rooted in solid science, the research behind many others is grossly exaggerated. This new book, written by a top thought leader, helps everyday teachers, administrators, and family membersa€”who don't have years of statistics courses under their beltsa€”separate the wheat from the chaff and determine which new educational approaches are scientifically supported and worth adopting. Author's first book, Why Don't Students Like School?, catapulted him to superstar status in the field of education Willingham's work has been hailed as qbrilliant analysisq by The Wall Street Journal and qa triumphq by The Washington Post Author blogs for The Washington Post and Brittanica.com, and writes a column for American Educator In this insightful book, thought leader and bestselling author Dan Willingham offers an easy, reliable way to discern which programs are scientifically supported and which are the equivalent of qeducational snake oil.qcompatibility in progress decisions. Organizational ... Available online at http:// nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ pdf/main2010/2011466.pdf. 10. ... Investigating pedagogic practice around interactive whiteboards in British primary classrooms.

Title:When Can You Trust the Experts?
Author:Daniel T. Willingham
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-06-20


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