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Beware of wise men bearing gifts: A case study in the misuse of educational research

Hammersley, Martyn and Scarth, John (1993). Beware of wise men bearing gifts: A case study in the misuse of educational research. British Educational Research Journal, 19(5) pp. 489–498.

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This article is concerned with the report of the 'three wise men', Curriculum Organisation and Practice in Primary Schools: a discussion document, which was published in early 1992. The background to the report is examined, and its central argument assessed. In the course of this it is shown that the research evidence cited does not offer convincing support for the claims made. It is concluded that the report represents a misuse of educational research, and implies a false relationship between research and the professional practice of teachers.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1993 Routledge
ISSN: 1469-3518
Extra Information: Reprinted in R. Gomm and P. Woods (eds). Educational Research in Action, London, Paul Chapman, 1993
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20418
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 15:35
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:33
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