For more than twenty years, Research on Educational Innovations has helped readers draw distinctions between truly innovative educational programs backed by sound empirical research and faddish policy trends of the day. Using a variety of current and emerging topics as practical case studies, this book offers a clear theoretical framework for program evaluation and for ways to delve into the research base behind any educational innovation. From examining the theoretical basis of a proposed program to understanding the nature of the research done to document the validity of the proposed program, it highlights the importance of differentiating opinions from results before implementing educational policies of any size or scope.
Features and Updates to the New Edition include:
•Framework provides clarity to the research process, helping both experts and novices in the field make reasonable assessments as consumers
•A fully revised and updated chapter on brain research provides an overview of the unfolding research applications of neuroscience to education.
•Snapshots features offer brief summaries of highly current topics such as problem-based learning, flipped classrooms, reflective assessment, and curriculum integration.