I think you have identified a good topic, Tony.
Hasn't there been a good deal of discussion of this in the Ed Researcher?
Should we devote a month or so of XMCA time to getting summaries on this
issue and seeing what it leads to?
On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 20:17:10 -0500, Tony Whitson <email@example.com> wrote:
> There's another particular point in this context that bears noticing by
> people in our circles. I intend this as a response to Jay's concerns in
> general, although it happens to arise again from the particular instance of
> the TV show.
> In objecting to the TV episode, 'Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said
> the "Sugartime!" episode does not fulfill the intent Congress had in mind
> for programming. By law, she said, any funded shows must give top attention
> to "research-based educational objectives, content and materials."'
> The supposed Congressional requirement that programming be "research-based"
> is raised against anything the Right wants to suppress; but was the episode
> with the Utah Mormons or the Texas rodeo folk any more "research-based"?
> We are a community that maybe could be heard on the appropriateness of
> invoking "research" to qualify or disqualify programs and activities.
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