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What works? Researching language and literacy learning
English in Australia (1999)
  • Geoff N Masters, ACER
Abstract

This article reflects on the purpose and objectives of educational research. The author argues that the purpose of educational research is to find ways to improve student learning, and that research that does not have this as its ultimate motivation and objective is not educational research. The author also discusses the importance of research syntheses, the value of sharpening the focus of research and that better communication of research results to practitioners should be considered.

Publication Date
April, 1999
Citation Information
Geoff N Masters. "What works? Researching language and literacy learning" English in Australia Iss. 124 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/geoff_masters/204/