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Volume 23, Issue 3 (1994)

Editor's Comments

pp. 337

If you were planning to build fine kitchen cabinets, you certainly would select the right tools for the job. More importantly, as a craftsman you would select tools that have been proven to give the best results. If you were a surgeon, you certainly would demand that the most modern and up-to-date tools be used in the operating room. In particular, you would want assurance that the tools you selected had been tested and researched to be the best possible instruments available. As psychologists, we demand that the tools we select in conducting our assessments and designing our interventions meet the rigorous requirements of reliability and validity. Indeed, we spend a significant amount of our professional lives debating these characteristics. Why shouldn’t we also place the same high demands on the tools of education - the curriculum materials used to teach our children?

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