ERIC Number: ED507422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation: The Missing Link between Research and Practice. Implementation Brief. Number 1
Fixsen, Dean L.; Blase, Karen A.
FPG Child Development Institute
There is a great deal of discussion about the need to revitalize the nation's infrastructure. New roads, bridges, schools, and public buildings need to be built using the latest in green technology. Current infrastructure needs to be repaired and retrofitted. This brief makes the case that the human services infrastructure for effective implementation requires a similar investment so that effective programs and practices can be widely adopted and used to produce socially significant outcomes. In the United States, the federal government spends over $95 billion a year to fund research to help create new interventions and over $1.6 trillion a year to support services to citizens (Clancy, 2006). However, research results are not being used with sufficient quantity and quality to impact human services and have not provided the intended benefits to consumers and communities.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Technology Transfer, Program Implementation, Barriers
FPG Child Development Institute. University of North Carolina, Publications Office, CB# 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0857; e-mail: FPGpublications@unc.edu; Web site: http://www.fpg.unc.edu/
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FPG Child Development Institute
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Cited: ED552484