ERIC Number: ED425020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
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Using Technology To Link Families and Schools to Research-Based Information.
Osher, David; Snow, Stephanie
A historic problem in knowledge use is the gap--the disconnect--between research and practice. This gap is particularly noticeable in the education of children with disabilities and of others who are placed at risk of school failure--areas in which the United States Department of Education has invested significant research and development resources. This paper discusses how the Internet may be employed to address this disconnect by linking researchers, practitioners, and families and by connecting family members and practitioners to useful and usable information about practices based upon and validated by research. The paper first examines the research-practice gap and briefly identifies effective approaches to addressing that gap. The paper then examines the promise that the Internet presents, as well as barriers to its effective use. Finally, strategies and tactics to leverage the opportunities presented by the Internet and to address the potential problems that may weaken their impact are examined. (Author/LPP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Families, Technology, and Education Conference (Chicago, IL, October 30-November 1, 1997); see PS 027 175.