The Untested Accusation: Principals, Research Knowledge, and Policy Making in Schools


The author provides long-needed evidence challenging widespread claims about the supposed shortcomings and weak impact of educational research. The study is based on interviews with principals sampled from major types of schools in two nations: the United States--a highly populated country where research knowledge is often distributed through secondary sources but policy decisions may be made at the local level--and Australia--a less-populated country where research knowledge may be distributed directly to users but policy decisions are more often made at the state and federal levels.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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