Quality Research in Literacy and Science Education

International Perspectives and Gold Standards

  • Mack C. ShelleyII
  • Larry D. Yore
  • Brian Hand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. General Introduction

  3. Setting the Agenda: Science Education and Science-based Research

  4. Curriculum and Pedagogy

  5. Statistics, Research Methods, and Science Literacy

  6. Public Policy and “Gold Standard(s)” Research

    1. Hsiao-Ching She, Larry D. Yore, John O. Anderson, Sibel Erduran, Wolfgang Gräber, Alister Jones et al.
      Pages 467-509
    2. Robert J. Anthony, Larry D. Yore, Richard K. Coll, Justin Dillon, Mei-Hung Chiu, Cynthia Fakudze et al.
      Pages 511-557
    3. David J. Dude, Michelle A. Mengeling, Catherine J. Welch
      Pages 559-573
    4. Stephen P. Norris, Linda M. Phillips, John S. Macnab
      Pages 603-620
  7. Epilogue: New Standards, New Directions, and New Realities

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 651-666

About this book


This book addresses implications for "Gold Standards" of education research—especially in science education and literacy. These standards are meant to provide evidence-based educational outcomes found effective in randomized controlled trials, following patterns of evidence used in medical research. Similar expectations have emerged in other countries—from education ministries, for researchers working with U.S. colleagues, and for researchers with multinational and non-profit support.

The current "Gold Standard" policy, developed in the United States through the 2001 "No Child Left Behind" [NCLB] Act and the 2002 Education Sciences Reform Act, attempts to improve the effects of schooling and enhance educational research. The contributions to this book explore perspectives on how best to implement multiple standards of education research.


Evaluation PISA education education research educational research evidence-based practice gold standard mathematics mixed-methods research no child left behind public policy randomized controlled trails

Editors and affiliations

  • Mack C. ShelleyII
    • 1
  • Larry D. Yore
    • 2
  • Brian Hand
    • 3
  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of VictoriaCanada
  3. 3.University of IowaUSA

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