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"Parents increasingly come face-to-face with important educational decisions that they feel ill prepared to make. Whether they are choosing among schools, math programs or early interventions for a learning disability, this book will help them figure out which options are backed by the best science. (Recommended)"—Scientific American
"By my bedtable is Dan Willingham's new book, When Can You Trust the Experts?... This is help we all can use, from one of the most sensible guys around."—John Merrow, The Huffington Post
"A brilliant new book... Willingham presents a 'short cut' to assessing the value of a given idea—a set of four steps that will be useful to anyone sizing up an unfamiliar concept. I’ve read Willingham’s book and I recommend it highly!"—Annie Murphy Paul
In When Can You Trust the Experts? Daniel Willingham offers a solution for those who must sift through the information overload and discern which of the latest educational models, programs, and approaches are worthy of their attention. Willingham provides a reliable shortcut comprising four steps. For each step he offers an explanation of why the principle works by referring back to the rules for what constitutes good science. Willingham's easy-to-apply process consists of:
When Can You Trust the Experts? offers parents, teachers, administrators, and policymakers the tools they need to ask tougher questions, think more logically about why an intervention might or might not work, and ultimately make more informed decisions.
This is a book that I highly recommend for any teacher at any level. There is a huge industry in education for marketing the next great educational breakthrough. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lionel S. Taylor
Sorting through education policy, curriculum and strategies are very important parts of education. Since there is no definitive place to receive vetted information for educators... Read morePublished 16 months ago by SC
Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions...
This book is better that i see about education cognitive!
Very sound interpretation of science’s structure and role in society, mainly in education. Didactically managed, the text is well elaborated, full of useful hints about how we can... Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Pedro Demo
This is short, simple take on using scientific reasoning to evaluate proposed, or implemented, educational policies. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by Michael A. Duvernois
This book uses a four step process to look at claims made by "experts" and determine if they are true. It also looks at why people so easily believe bad science. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by scesq
A much needed expose of some of the pseudo-science and hype that surrounds educaional ideas and materials. Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
As someone who was very used to reading scientific claims before entering the educational field, in a way I was depressed that this book needed to be written in the first place. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Nyghtewynd
A quick and informative read, and a really important journey through the foibles of our own perceptions and understandings. Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by D. Meyer