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Author Willingham, Daniel T.

Title When can you trust the experts? [electronic resource] : how to tell good science from bad in education / Daniel T. Willingham.

Imprint San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint, [2012]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 255 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents pt. 1. Why we so easily believe bad science -- pt. 2. The shortcut solution.
Summary "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 "based on the latest research." 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 members--who don't have years of statistics courses under their belts--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 "brilliant analysis" by The Wall Street Journal and "a triumph" by The Washington Post Author blogs for The Washington Post and, 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 'educational snake oil'"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Education -- Research.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781118130278
9781118225691 (electronic bk.)

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