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.
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
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study
Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization
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