Introduction: The Improvement of Education Research: A Complex, Continuing Quest (E. Lagemann & L. Shulman).
EDUCATION RESEARCH AS A PROBLEM IN THE HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION.
An Auspicious Moment for Education Research? (E. Lagemann).
Research and Purposes of Education (D. Cohen & C. Barnes).
Poles Apart: Reconciling the Dichotomies of Education Research (T. Mitchell & A. Haro).
Needed: Thoughtful Research for Thoughtful Schools (D. Meier).
CHANGING CONFIGURATIONS IN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL RESEARCH.
Sociology and the Study of Education: Continuity, Discontinuity, and the Individualist Turn (C. Bidwell).
From Society to School and Back Again: Questions about Learning in and for a World of Complex Organizations (E. Clemens).
Understanding Educational Processes in an Era of Globalization: The View from Anthropology and Cultural Studies (K. Hall).
EDUCATION RESEARCH AS A VOCATION.
Professing Educational Scholarship (L. Shulman).
The Core, the Canon, and the Development of Research Skills: Issues in the Preparation of Education Researchers (A. Shoenfeld).
Discipline and Disciplines in Education ResearchElusive Goals? (S. Heath).
Culture and Commitment: Challenges for the Future Training of Education Researchers (V. Walker).
Preparing Education Practitioners to Practice Education Research (A. Neuman, et al.).
THE ORGANIZATION AND COMMUNICATION OF EDUCATION RESEARCH.
The Changing Infrastructure of Education Research (A. Collins).
Research, Reform, and Aims in Education: Modes of Action in Search of Each Other (J. Greeno, et al.).
New Media Communications Forums for Improving Education Research and Practice (R. Pea).
Multiples of Evidence, Time, and Perspective: Revising the Study of Teaching and Learning (D. Ball & M. Lampert).
Postscript: Some Reflections on Education Research (J. Bruner).