Dissemination

Education
There is good research on policy, but because so many individual policies are in play at any given moment, it is very difficult for policy researchers or policy makers to figure out the effects of anything.
Education
When a program moves to the next level, it may be working in many schools or distant locations, and the approach must change
Education
Generalization can happen. It happens all the time. It has to be planned for, designed for, not just assumed, but it can
Education
Discussions about when generalization is most likely to take place are healthy and welcome. But they are not academic. America's schools are not getting better fast enough, and achievement gaps by race and class remain unacceptable.
Education
Back in 1993, Carl Kaestle memorably wrote about the "awful reputation of educational research." At the time, he was right
Education
G&S express concern that half of studies did not state what curriculum the control group was using. This would be nice to
Education
In the U.S., this is also true, though it's somewhat less obvious. The main committees in Congress that deal with education
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The Department of Agriculture has long sponsored research and development to identify productive farming methods, seeds, and
Education
Valentine's Day is this Sunday. If you are spending it thinking about effect sizes or research designs or education policy, shame on you. Unless, of course, that sort of thing turns you on.
Education
My wife Nancy and I were recently in Barcelona, a beautiful and fascinating city famous for its innovations in architecture, art, and design. We were speaking to various groups about evidence-based reform in education and about cooperative learning.
Education
Why is it ok to leave the reading success of children to chance? Why don't we treat reading success the way we treat air safety, as something to ensure no matter what?
Education
For a long time, education has paid little attention to evidence. There are still far too few researchers, educators and policy-makers involved in the evidence movement.
Education
Small studies are fine in a process of development. However, we need to see it repeated in multiple experiments or in studies with many students. Big experiments are expensive and difficult, but if we're serious about evidence-based reform, we'd better go big or go home!
Education
Over the course of my career, I've written a lot of proposals. I've also reviewed a lot, and mostly, I've seen many funded projects crash and burn, or produce a scholarly article or two that are never heard of again.