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ERIC Number: EJ780976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Using Research to Inform the Practice of Teachers, Schools, and School Reform Organizations
Ancess, Jacqueline; Barnett, Elisabeth; Allen, David
Theory Into Practice, v46 n4 p325-333 Oct 2007
The authors describe how a university research center partners with intermediary organizations and high schools to use research methods to support particular goals. These researcher-practitioner partnerships establish goals, articulate effective strategies, and co-construct new approaches to address the challenges of school reform. The article presents two case studies. In the first, the center collaborated with a consortium of innovative secondary schools to build organization-wide capacity to use data to inform school-based decision making. In the second, the center collaborated with a school coach from a high school redesign intermediary to develop a process for using performance assessment data to spur a cross-disciplinary professional development focus on teaching writing. The cases demonstrate the critical importance of researcher-practitioner collaboration and research partners' responsiveness to the identified goals and emerging needs of partner organizations and of the schools and practitioners with whom they work. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A