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ERIC Number: EJ1153345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
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Closing the Feedback Loop: A Productive Interplay between Practice-Based Research and School Development through Cross-Professional Collaboration in Secondary Education
Schenke, Wouter; van Driel, Jan H.; Geijsel, Femke P.; Volman, Monique L. L.
Professional Development in Education, v43 n5 p860-880 2017
A recurrent discussion in the field of education is how to build linkages between educational research and school practice. Cross-professional collaboration between researchers and school practitioners can contribute to the interplay between practice-based research and school development. The aim of our study is to obtain a better understanding of how a productive interplay between practice-based research and school development is established in the context of 19 research and development (R&D) projects in secondary education. Data from semi-structured interviews with school practitioners and researchers involved in the projects, observations of project meetings and document analysis were used. A productive interplay, in which practice-based research informed school development, was found in two-thirds of the R&D projects. Important conditions in these projects include closing the feedback loop from research to school practice, and making clear agreements on communication and on division of roles and tasks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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