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ERIC Number: EJ1140026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
To Jump the Wave or Not: Teachers' Perceptions of Research Evidence in Education
Mausethagen, Sølvi; Raaen, Finn Daniel
Teacher Development, v21 n3 p445-461 2017
This article presents a microanalysis of how a group of primary school teachers deals with research evidence in their work. Based on analysis of a group of Norwegian teachers' interactions over issues of educational research and research-based knowledge, we find that teachers' representations of educational research particularly center on the following issues: educational research being perceived as circular, "polyphonic," and a matter of accommodation to their experience-based knowledge. These metaphors also shed light upon the dilemmas that arise when research evidence meets teachers' more contextual knowledge. We conclude that teachers' practice-based evidence may take new forms with an increased policy focus on research-based evidence, as well as bringing forth challenges for teacher work and professionalism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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