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ERIC Number: EJ976473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Research: How It Supports Teaching and Learning
Zwerger, Natalie; Greninger, Elizabeth
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v13 p4-7 2012
Educators, academics, and social scientists conduct educational research across the globe, producing scientific evidence that can inform teaching practice. How can such research aid teachers in using effective practices in their classrooms? How can teachers ensure that educational research is applicable to the diverse groups of learners in their classrooms? How does research-based instruction support student learning? The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 defined "scientifically based research" as research that employs systematic, empirical methods, involves rigorous analysis of data, relies on methods that are reliable and valid, and has been peer-reviewed. There have been many scientifically based studies demonstrating that the use of a wide range of researched-based strategies can support the academic achievement of students in a variety of settings. The way in which teachers implement research-based strategies can affect student achievement. Factors contributing to the way a strategy is implemented include the fidelity with which the teacher duplicates the strategy, the teacher's willingness to attempt the use of a new instructional practice, and the level of administrative and collegial support offered to the teacher in the application of the innovative practice. When a teacher is continuously exposed to new studies on teaching and learning, he or she is opening up a range of possibilities for success that have been documented among other groups of students. There are several resources teachers can use to access research-based studies, including professional literature, communities of practice, and literature groups. (Contains 2 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001