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Beware of Wise Men Bearing Gifts: A Case Study in the Misuse of Educational Research
Martyn Hammersley and John Scarth
British Educational Research Journal
Vol. 19, No. 5 (1993), pp. 489-498
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1500659
Page Count: 10
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This article is concerned with the report of the 'three wise men', Curriculum Organisation and Practice in Primary Schools: a discussion document, which was published in early 1992. The background to the report is examined, and its central argument assessed. In the course of this it is shown that the research evidence cited does not offer convincing support for the claims made. It is concluded that the report represents a misuse of educational research, and implies a false relationship between research and the professional practice of teachers.
British Educational Research Journal © 1993 Wiley