Parents increasingly come face-to-face with important educational decisions that they feel ill prepared to make. Whether they are choosing among schools, math programs or early interventions for a learning disability, this book will help them figure out which options are backed by the best science. Educators and administrators faced with adopting new curricula and policies will likewise find it of value.
This article was originally published with the title "Recommended: When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education" in Scientific American 307, 2, 84 (August 2012)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Anna Kuchment is a contributing editor at Scientific American and a staff science writer at the Dallas Morning News. Previously a reporter, writer and editor with Newsweek magazine, she is also author of The Forgotten Cure, which is about bacteriophage viruses and their potential as weapons against antibiotic resistance.