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ERIC Number: ED535436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 41
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: ISBN-1-8966-6050-9
Research Use and Its Impact in Secondary Schools: Exploring Knowledge Mobilization in Education
Levin, Ben; Cooper, Amanda; Arjomand, Shalini; Thompson, Kathy
Canadian Education Association
Research can and should inform teaching and learning. The importance of solid research evidence can, therefore, not be underestimated. Unfortunately, significant gaps still exist between research evidence, policy, and practice. The literature suggests there are many reasons for this, including a lack of awareness about the benefits of research, a lack of capacity within school districts, or a "lack of alignment" between the available research and the daily work of educators. Not surprisingly, relatively little is known about how research is encountered and used to shape policy and practice in Canadian schools. The report's conclusions enhance one's knowledge of how to present and mobilize research so that it will be understood and used in schools and districts. The research will be of particular interest to school districts, faculties of education and department/ministries of education across Canada. The study found that Canadian school districts are interested in using research to inform their work and have begun to take steps in that direction. It is believed that this report will assist them in their efforts. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Education Association
Identifiers - Location: Canada