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An Elusive Science: The Troubling History of Education Research
by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann
University of Chicago Press, 2000
Paper: 978-0-226-46773-3 | Cloth: 978-0-226-46772-6
Library of Congress Classification LB1028.25.U6L33 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 370.72

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Since its beginnings at the start of the 20th century, educational scholarship has been a marginal field, criticized by public policy makers and relegated to the fringes of academe. An Elusive Science explains why, providing a critical history of the traditions, conflicts, and institutions that have shaped the study of education over the past century.

"[C]andid and incisive. . . . A stark yet enlightening look at American education."—Library Journal

"[A]n account of the search, over the past hundred or so years, to try and discover how educational research might provide reliable prescriptions for the improvement of education. Through extensive use of contemporary reference material, [Lagemann] shows that the search for ways of producing high-quality research has been, in effect, a search for secure disciplinary foundations."—Dylan William, Times Higher Education Supplement

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