Title

Biesta, Gert, "Why 'What Works' Won't Work: Evidence-Based Practice and the Democratic Deficit in Educational Research," Educational Theory, 57(No. 1, 2007), 1-22.

Authors

Gert Biesta

Annotation

Critiques the arguments for limiting educational practices to those supported by evidence of success in achieving goals; explains why actions based on research require democratic deliberation.

Broad Topical Focus

Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline

Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization

 

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