Schwandt, Thomas A., "A Diagnostic Reading of Scientifically Based Research for Education," Educational Theory, 55(No. 3, 2005), 285-305.


Notes the reascendance of the market model of educational research and shows why adherence to this ideology is devaluing other forms of research that should affect practice; three related articles appear in this issue of Educational Theory.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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