ERIC Number: EJ1060685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Leveraging the Relationship: Knowledge Processes in School-University Research Networks of Master's Programmes
Cornelissen, Frank; Daly, Alan J.; Liou, Yi-Hwa; Van Swet, Jacqueline; Beijaard, Douwe; Bergen, Theo C. M.
Research Papers in Education, v30 n3 p366-392 2015
This study investigated the way developing, sharing and using of research-based knowledge occurred in the school-university research network of a master's programme for in-service teachers in the Netherlands. Over a 10-month period, a combination of quantitative and qualitative network data was collected. Data were analysed at three network levels: school, pairs of master's students and research supervisors, and individuals. Overall, results indicate that building knowledge productive relationships in a master's programme is a complex endeavour. Although individual master's students and research supervisors aimed for continuing knowledge processes in school and university after student's graduation, few actually did. The school context and the strategies of research supervisors provided students with too little support for sustaining the knowledge processes. This study shows from a network perspective the complexities, challenges and potential of developing partnership relationships in a master's programme between schools and universities as well as between master's students and research supervisors.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, College School Cooperation, Educational Research, Inservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Management, Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Questionnaires, Social Networks, Special Education, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands