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ERIC Number: EJ955434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Interdisciplinary Journal Club: Advancing Knowledge Translation in a Rural State
Dennis, Ruth E.; Potvin, Marie-Christine; MacLeod, Marie
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v29 n2 p20-37 Fall 2010
Professionals who provide health and related supports and services to children with disabilities in educational programs and community settings must practice in an evidence-based manner to ensure children and families receive the highest quality care. Vermont's Interdisciplinary Journal Club provides a successful approach to supporting professional development of rural professionals through a variety of knowledge translation activities, including: (a) building relationships and communities integral to the sharing and application of current knowledge; (b) overcoming barriers of time, distance and various levels of research skill; and (c) collaboratively identifying topics of interest and discussion that include skilled interpretation of research and experiential knowledge of stakeholders. This article describes the structure, processes and evaluation strategies of the Journal Club. Challenges identified over three years of implementation and related solutions may be helpful for groups who are interested in initiating a similar knowledge translation activity for rural interdisciplinary professionals on a regional or statewide level. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont