When Can You Trust the Experts
How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education
Each year, teachers, administrators, and parents face a barrageof new education software, games, workbooks, and professionaldevelopment programs purporting to be "based on the latestresearch." While some of these products are rooted in solidscience, the research behind many others is grossly exaggerated.This new book, written by a top thought leader, helps everydayteachers, administrators, and family members—who don't haveyears of statistics courses under their belts—separate thewheat from the chaff and determine which new educational approachesare scientifically supported and worth adopting.
- Author's first book, Why Don't Students Like School?,catapulted him to superstar status in the field of education
- Willingham's work has been hailed as "brilliant analysis" byThe Wall Street Journal and "a triumph" by The WashingtonPost
- Author blogs for The Washington Post and Brittanica.com,and writes a column for American Educator
In this insightful book, thought leader and bestselling authorDan Willingham offers an easy, reliable way to discern whichprograms are scientifically supported and which are the equivalentof "educational snake oil."
240 pages; ISBN 9781118233276
, or download in or
Title: When Can You Trust the Experts
Author: Daniel T. Willingham
Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd Edition 2005 US$ 32.95 383 pages
Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms 2010 US$ 38.95 249 pages
The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st-Century Schools 2012 US$ 36.95 257 pages
The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting 2012 US$ 36.95 273 pages