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ERIC Number: EJ918852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Using Research in Secondary Schools: Education Leaders Respond
Cooper, Amanda; Levin, Ben
Education Canada, v50 n4 Fall 2010
Improving the use of research evidence in schools is important to ensure that school practices are as effective as possible in helping students succeed. Currently, the use of research is a hit and miss affair. In some cases, the empirical evidence needed to inform practice does not exist or is not easy to find or apply. In other cases, evidence does exist but is not incorporated into the daily lives of educators and schools. A survey of 188 secondary school leaders across Canada asked about the extent and nature of their research use. It found that the picture is not nearly as bleak as some critics suggest. Canadian school districts are interested in making use of research to shape their work, and they have taken a number of steps in that direction. However, if we assume that research can help schools and teachers improve teaching and learning for themselves and their students, more progress is needed. (Contains 4 figures and 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada