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ERIC Number: EJ882367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Meeting Teachers Half Way: Making Educational Research Relevant to Teachers
Miller, Shazia Rafiullah; Drill, Karen; Behrstock, Ellen
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n7 p31-34 Apr 2010
A focus group of 49 teachers revealed that teachers do use research, but they seek it out under very specific conditions. They also use different criteria than researchers use to judge the quality of research. For teachers, important factors include an ethos of localized learning, a shortage of time, and the primacy of local context. Researchers who want to get their research used by teachers need to adapt it to fit teachers' specific needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A