Research in Education - By 2020, research is now called "REserch" and scientific evidence is called "The New Science" thanks to the brave, pioneering souls from the NICHD who brought us the Report of the National Reading Panel (NRP). REserch and The New Science are bold new efforts to set the record straight on the truth. Let's face it: prior to REserch and The New Science, most research was conducted by people we had never heard of. Worse, it was conducted by people that we didn't regularly have lunch with, people whose grandparents didn't vacation with our grandparents, and whose methodologies included that icky, yucky, ethnographic and qualitative "research data." Yeah, right! Give me The Gold Standard Double-Blind Experimental Study With Meta-Analysis and a Side of Mayo or Give Me Death!
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Friday, April 07, 2006
Dystopia, Part 2
Peter's satiric sense is good, that's all I can say. Check it out. A clip: