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From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education Paperback – April 15, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1612506692 ISBN-10: 1612506690

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Education Press (April 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612506690
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612506692
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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Jack Schneider is an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. With an MA in History and a PhD in Education (Stanford University), he conducts research on the influence of rhetoric, politics, history, and culture on educational policy. Specifically, his work looks at how and why key stakeholders in K-12 education - parents, teachers, and policymakers - come to think the things they do about schools. His scholarship has addressed phenomena like white flight, school choice, teacher licensure, curricular reform, standardized testing, and teacher evaluation.

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I liked this book a lot it was very helpful. Shipment was quick. I learned how to get my sixth grade class more involved in the process of their own learning. This book is a great buy. Highly recommended.
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