ERIC Number: ED246023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
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On Getting from Here (Research) to There (Practice).
Fenstermacher, Gary D.
There is no easy way to get from research on teaching to teaching practice; moreover, trying to make teaching practices directly out of research can have destructive effects for teaching. Research can be extremely beneficial when results are linked with teachers' goals, and when teachers are aware that a specific occasion is appropriate for realization of the goal. This awareness enables them to engage in actions appropriate to fulfilling the goal. Research results can be brought to bear on teaching practices through careful, considered incorporation into the practical arguments in the minds of teachers. If research is presented to teachers in a manner that shows regard for their prior beliefs and experience, teachers will be encouraged to consider the research and its impact on practice. (CJB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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