Scientific research and theoretical analysis of the educational enterprise have reached impressive levels of participation, funding and public support. However, when the pedagogical techniques and classroom management strategies employed are ...
examined, an overwhelming number of teachers relying on outdated, long-disproved practices (eg: corporal punishment) are discovered. Further, even with the current wealth of empirically-supported strategies, policy makers still advocate educational guidelines based on refuted theories or pseudoscientific trends. This book compiles some of the positive empirical findings that can be used in classrooms or be used to support public policy, as well as a detailed description of the research findings on the bad practices that waste valuable resources and potentially harm students.