Gage, N. L., "The Paradigm Wars and Their Aftermath: A 'Historical' Sketch of Research on Teaching Since 1989." Educational Researcher, 18(October, 1989), 4-10.*


N. L. Gage


Presents viewpoints of the antinaturalist, interpretist, and critical theorist critics of product-process research and the effects each might have if they win the paradigm wars in educational research; defends the role of each and describes a modified version of the scientific approach.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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