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ERIC Number: EJ1083440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Teachers and School Research Practices: The Gaps between the Values and Practices of Teachers
Procter, Richard
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v41 n5 p464-477 2015
Recent research has shown that improving education processes has become a priority for all governments. There have also been recent calls for the knowledge that is already in existence to be used more effectively to improve these education systems both internationally and nationally. For research evidence to be used more effectively, it is important to know the extent to which research evidence is currently being used by teachers and their schools. This paper reports on research into the research practices used by teachers and their schools, and the value that teachers ascribe to those research practices. A questionnaire focusing on the use of research in schools shows the importance of asking about practices rather than attitudes when questioning practitioners. This research highlights the value-practice gaps, between the extent that a research practice is being used by a teacher or a school and the value that teachers ascribe to that practice. The study shows a consistent gap between how much teachers value the use of research and how much they use research in their daily practices. This study gives some useful insights into the debate surrounding practitioners use of research in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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