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BOOK REVIEW
The Untested Accusation: Principals, Research Knowledge, and Policy Making in Schools


Sirajuddin Tenri 
School of Education, Flinders University
sirajbriton@gmail.com

 

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Abstract

The main objective of Biddle and Saha in their study was to challenge the view that educational research has weak methods, vacuous contributions, minimal or non-existent impact, feckless characters and lack of evidence. Secondly, they sought information about how generated-research knowledge is disseminated and diffused to principals and what types of sources most principals read and cited. The study also investigated principals' attitudes toward the value of research knowledge and sought to find out if the principals had a deep understanding of that knowledge. Finally, the study investigated whether or not research knowledge had an impact on principals' thinking and policy-making in schools. The study was conducted with a sample of 120 school principals in the United States and in Australia.

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Tenri, S. (2005) Book Review: The Untested Accusation: Principals, Research Knowledge, and Policy Making in Schools. International Education Journal, 6 (5), 655-658.
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