ERIC Number: EJ923413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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Supporting Evidence-Based Practice in Schools with an Online Database of Best Practices
Powers, Joelle D.; Bowen, Natasha K.; Bowen, Gary L.
Children & Schools, v33 n2 p119-128 Apr 2011
In spite of multidisciplinary recommendations to use evidence-based interventions in schools and a growing knowledge base of such practices, most schools are not using empirically supported interventions. On the basis of a careful analysis of barriers to the implementation of the best researched programs, an online, free, and publicly available database of best practices (School Success Best Practices Database) has been created to facilitate their use in schools. The database provides detailed information about evidence-based programs; promising practices; and resources for social workers, teachers, and other school staff to address student needs across multiple domains. This article describes why the database was developed, how it is organized, and how it can be used to support evidence-based practice in schools.
Descriptors: Evidence, Student Needs, School Psychology, Databases, Social Work, Best Practices, Intervention, Information Sources, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Educational Resources, Program Design, Computer System Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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