ERIC Number: ED403335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Using Research To Inform Practice in Urban Schools. Ten Key Strategies for Success. Spotlight on Student Success. No. 103.
Hodges, Helene L. B.
Ten strategies used to facilitate use of research to inform practice in urban schools are reviewed in this digest. The strategies are: (1) using ongoing, building-based staff development (SD) programs to translate instructional research into practice; (2) planning SD programs collaboratively with district personnel to ensure their relevance to local needs; (3) incorporating training components that use demonstrations, practice, feedback, and coaching; (4) including opportunities for teachers to share ideas and attempt research in conjunction with other teachers; (5) designing SD programs to use methods validated by research and to target area of needed student improvement; (6) cultivating the notion that student outcomes can be improved through high standards and high expectations; (7) committing to long-term training to improve teachers' attitudes and knowledge of skills; (8) developing ongoing support systems to help teachers transfer new learning into practice; (9) assessing program effectiveness through teacher performance and student achievement; and (10) strengthening the link between the research community and teacher preparation programs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Utilization, Shared Resources and Services, Staff Development, Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Expectations of Students, Theory Practice Relationship, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.