ERIC Number: EJ1091669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Design Research as a Mechanism for Consultants to Facilitate and Evaluate Educational Innovations
Castillo, Jose M.; Dorman, Clark; Gaunt, Brian; Hardcastle, Beth; Justice, Kelly; March, Amanda L.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v26 n1 p25-48 2016
Schools across the nation are implementing innovative practices; however, questions remain regarding how to facilitate quality implementation. Research designs that emphasize high degrees of control over independent variables result in findings with internal validity, but that may not generalize to complex, dynamic educational systems. The purpose of this article is to propose a design research framework as a mechanism for consultants to facilitate and evaluate innovation implementation. Information on design research principles and processes is provided, and issues to consider when applying the framework are discussed. An illustration of how a design research framework was applied in a large-scale initiative to implement and evaluate Response to Intervention (RtI) implementation is also provided. Finally, issues and questions to consider relative to consultants' use of design research principles are explored.
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Consultants, Research, Response to Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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