and Kenneth Kavale and Steven Forness describe the application of meta-analyses to determine and influence public policy decisions.
The editors of this book would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following reviewers: Scott Baker, Eugene Research Institute; Roland Good, University of Oregon; Kenneth Kavale, University of Iowa; Tom Keating, Eugene Research Institute; Ron Nelson, Arizona State University; and Jeanne Schumm, University of Miami. In addition, the editors would like to thank reviewers of earlier technical reports such as Lynn S. Fuchs, Robert Rueda, Rose Marie Weber, and Bernice Wong. Their commentaries helped us all further distill what we had learned. And virtually all of us received expert mentoring from Harris Cooper of the University of Missouri at Columbia.
We would like to acknowledge the support of the Research-to-Practice Division of the Off ice of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education and the Director, Lou Danielson, for the support provided for these syntheses. And finally we would like to express our appreciation to Karie Hume of Portland State University, who did a superb job as an administrative assistant for this project and to our dynamic index team--Katie Tate, Camas Davis, and Francis Keating.
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