Eisenhart, Margaret, and Lisa Towne, "Contestation and Change in National Policy on 'Scientifically Bases' Education Research," Educational Researcher, 32(October, 2003), 31-38.


Traces the definitions of educational research that appear in varied federal education legislation passed in 2000 through 2003 and notes the uses intended for each and the effect of outside testimony in shifting the language that eventually appeared in these laws.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes


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