Jack Schneider's new book sheds light on one of the great mysteries of American education: why do some ideas from researchers gain acceptance, while others do not? Lucidly analyzing several high-profile cases, he offers insight into why the connection between scholarship and practice is so muddy--and explains how it might be clearer. --Diane Ravitch, research professor of education, New York University
This book should be required reading for all people new to the field of education. It is a thoughtful, dispassionate, carefully documented analysis of how ideas in good currency--and their related practices--are formed, and why some persist and others don't. A sobering and powerful challenge to the field. --Richard F. Elmore, Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Bridging the gulf between the ivory tower and the schoolhouse is an ambitious undertaking. But Jack Schneider makes a significant contribution to the effort, clearly detailing the history of key theories and outlining their implementation in classrooms. This book offers us much to learn in the tough but crucial work of connecting research with practice. --Adam Urbanski, founding director of the Teacher Union Reform Network and a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers
About the Author
Jack Schneider is an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross.