''''Important perspectives on the politics of educational research!''The transformations taking place in our society also affect academia and research. This book brings into focus the new realities and methodologies that have emerged in the field of educational research in recent years. In this twelfth yearbook of the Politics of Education Association, editors Cooper and Randall bring together major contributors and examine the politics of educational research. They offer critical perspectives not examined extensively in previous books. ''Some of the issues addressed by this book include: ''''''Designing research in the postmodern age ''The politics of bilingual education ''School choice research ''Research-information use ''Race, class, and gender in education research ''Research on educational productivity''''A valuable resource for anyone concerned with the politics of educational research.
Understanding the Politics of Research in Education - E Vance Randall, Bruce S Cooper and Steven J Hite The Politics of Research-Information Use in the Education Policy Arena - Bob L Johnson Jr Compromised Positions - Catherine Emihovich The Ethics and Politics of Designing Research in the Postmodern Age Evaluating Integrated Children's Services - Carolyn D Herrington and Irving Lazar The Politics of Research on Collaborative Education and Social Service Research Researching the Margins - Catherine Marshall Feminist Critical Policy Analysis Race, Class and Gender in Education Research - Michele Foster Surveying the Political Terrain The Politics of Bilingual Education - Douglas E Mitchell et al The Politics of School Choice Research - Jeanne M Powers and Peter W Cookson Jr Fact, Fiction and Statistics The Politics of the Production Function - Bruce D Baker The Influence of Political Bias on the Deductive Process The Politics of Research on Educational Productivity - Patrick F Galvin Constructing Knowledge - George J Bedard Realist and Radical Learning within a Canadian Royal Commission The Extended School Day in Israel - Haim Gaziel and Nachum Blass Do Research Findings Really Matter? Three Researchers Reflect - James G Cibulka Vignettes and Verities Reflections on Political Responses to Policy Research - Betty Malen What Evaluation Has to Say About School Choice - Paul E Peterson Making Meaning of the Relationship Between Research and Policy - Karen Seashore Louis An Epilogue