Previous Chapter Chapter 30: Getting the Word Out: Challenges and Opportunities in Explaining Educational Research to the World

GERALD W. Bracey

In: The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry

Chapter 30: Getting the Word Out: Challenges and Opportunities in Explaining Educational Research to the World

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Getting the Word Out: Challenges and Opportunities in Explaining Educational Research to the World
Getting the word out: Challenges and opportunities in explaining educational research to the world

The educator/journalist George Kaplan once wrote that part of education's problem with getting its story out is that education's story doesn't break—it oozes (Kaplan, 1982). And it was true at the time that education changed incrementally, that research studies offered at most small steps, not great leaps or breakthroughs. The pace has changed since Kaplan penned his words in 1982. We can date the change to 1983 and the appearance of A Nation at Risk—the document that is often referred to as the “paper Sputnik” and that riveted attention on education more than did the original Sputnik (National ...

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