Willinsky, John, "Scientific Research in a Democratic Culture: Or What's a Social Science For?" Teachers College Record, 107(January, 2005), 38-51.


John Willinsky


Urges open access publishing models for educational research to widen access to the public and to policymakers; critiques the concept of scientific research dissemination found in National Research Council's 2002 report , "Scientific Research in Education."

Broad Topical Focus

Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Linkage, Government Role in Educational Research & Development


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