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Lou Talman

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Re: research
Posted: Oct 25, 1995 12:15 PM
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Tad Watanabe wrote:

> Although I do not deny the importance of questions raised by classroom

> teachers, I don't agree with Eileen that researchers will find "all the

> questions they want" in the classrooms. I'm not sure if research should

> be addressing only the "needs" of classroom teachers. Perhaps

> researchers should address more questions raised by classroom teachers

> than they have been. But, at the same time, maybe classroom teachers can

> engage in "research" of their own more, too. I do think, however,

> researchers and teachers need to engage in more meaningful dialogue.

I have to agree. The suggestion that research should be driven only by its
potential applications is antithetical to the spirit of research.


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