What Works in Education



J. Crandall, J. Jacobson, & H. Sloane

Sometimes it seems that the defining trademark of American education is a destructive cycle. We search for the latest innovation, adopt it, shortly later we reject, and then start over again. To end the cycle, we must begin systematically to use the knowledge we have about effective educational practices. This monograph summarizes a sample of programs and procedures demonstrated to work. Each program included in the monograph has been validated through solid scientific research. Most have been developed using a combination of field-testing, revision, and ongoing data collection to fine-tune educational decisions. Each has been found to produce consistent, predictable outcomes in a variety of settings, by a variety of independent researchers and educators. Each is readily available for use across a wide variety of settings and student populations.
ISBN 1-881317-05-6 / 1997 / 64 p.