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ERIC Number: EJ1051324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice: Voice of Mediators
Mehrani, Mehdi B.
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v18 n2 p21-38 2014
The present study aimed to explore the strategies that could be potentially employed in the Iranian ELT context to bridge the gap between research and practice. Data were collected through conducting a "focus group discussion" with a number of practitioner-researchers. The findings showed that to improve the relationship between researchers and practitioners both teacher and researcher reward systems should be restructured, so as to encourage teachers toward an evidence-based practice, and researchers toward a problem-based research. Developing professional and social networks, founding an organization for promoting collaboration and cooperation between researchers and practitioners, supporting the involvement of teachers in academic activities, and revising and updating educational materials are also required for improving the link between research and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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