December 1, 2005

Neologism of the day

I just received the fall 2005 issue of the American Educational Research Journal with an article by Geoffrey Borman, Robert Slavin, and others, with a multiyear, multilevel evaluation of Success for All (insert appropriate intellectual-property-protecting symbols here, I assume). Among other things, this will put additional pressure on the federal government's exclusion of Success for All from research-based practices. There are some questions I have about Slavin's approach, but there's no perfect intervention in schools. The article's worth the read.

On the other hand, however, I do have to take my fellow education researchers (not really Borman et al.) to task for the coining of a new awful term: biosocial developmental contextualism.

I think I need to gargle after just thinking about that phrase. Ick.

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Posted in Education policy on December 1, 2005 5:18 PM |