- 2007 American Educational Research Association, Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture: What makes education research "educational"? by Deborah Loewenberg Ball and Francesca M. Forzani
Education research is plagued by skeptics who doubt its quality and relevance. Inhabitants of schools of education have been among the sharpest critics, and internal battles rage over method and rigor. Yet often lacking is research that explains causes or examines the interplay at the heart of educational practice and policy. This article argues for a conception of research in education that deliberately presses into what is called here the instructional dynamic.
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