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ERIC Number: EJ1194138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: EISSN-2332-8584
Going for Broke: A Multiple-Case Study of Brokerage in Education
Malin, Joel R.; Brown, Chris; St. Trubceac, Angela
AERA Open, v4 n2 Apr-Jun 2018
Although the central role of educational intermediaries that can connect research and practice is increasingly appreciated, our present understanding of their motivations, products, and processes is inadequate. In response, this multiple-case study asks how and why three large-scale intermediaries--Edutopia, the Marshall Memo, and Usable Knowledge--are engaging in brokerage activities, and compares the features of the knowledge they seek to share and mobilize. These entities were deliberately chosen and anticipated to reveal diversity. Multiple data sources were analyzed based primarily upon Ward's knowledge mobilization framework. These entities contrasted widely, especially in relation to core knowledge dimensions, enabling us to identify two distinct brokerage types. To conclude, theoretical (how to conceptualize brokerage) and practical (how to foster interactive knowledge exchange) implications are presented. This study also reveals certain innovative mobilization approaches, including skillful use of social media and the production of videos depicting how and why to adopt particular strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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