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Craig, Cheryl J. – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: Within the context of four locally funded research projects, the researcher was asked to disseminate the findings of her narrative inquiries not to the research community, which had previously been the case, but to the practice and philanthropic communities. This, in turn, created a representational crisis because practitioners…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Research Methodology, Story Telling
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Sallee, Margaret W.; Flood, Julee T. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
Too often, researchers get a bad name for engaging in inquiry that is inaccessible to the practitioner and policy communities who could most benefit from it. Although speaking to others in the scholarly community is important, researchers must also be able to translate their results into more accessible language for multiple audiences. This…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy
Searcey, Chad J.; Snodgrass, Jason T.; Copple, William Bryan, II – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Since the inception of the No Child Left Behind Act, school accountability has increased dramatically. The federal government has taken a much more active role in public education than it did prior to NCLB becoming law. Schools across the United States are working diligently to meet increased accountability standards. As schools and districts meet…
Descriptors: Evidence, Awards, Federal Legislation, Audiences
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Cleary, Linda Miller – Journal of American Indian Education, 2008
This in-depth interview study of the schooling experiences of 120 First Nations, American Indian, and Alaska Native students contributes to understandings of their literacy motivation, highlighting tensions between their insights on literacy learning and literacy practices implicated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. With NCLB in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, American Indians, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education
Chavkin, Nancy Feyl; Chavkin, Allan – School Community Journal, 2008
The issue of research dissemination via websites is part of the larger research utilization question, and the authors begin with a review of literature on the theory and best practices in dissemination. The second part of the study involves an exploratory examination of the websites and dissemination practices of 30 research centers focusing on…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Family School Relationship, Web Sites, Literature Reviews
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Barone, Tom – Qualitative Inquiry, 2007
Narrative construction is an approach to social research in which data are configured into any of a variety of diachronic, or storied, formats. Having recently gained popularity, this approach is now in danger of marginalization (along with other qualitative and quantitative forms of social research) as a result of politically charged attempts to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Story Telling
Public Education Network, 2006
Between September 2005 and January 2006, Public Education Network (PEN) held a series of public hearings to give students, parents, and community members-audiences very much affected by the law, but usually left out of the policy debate-an opportunity to tell their side of the NCLB story. The hearings serve four purposes: (1) They provide venues…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Education, Hearings, Educational Change
Education Sector, 2006
"ES Review" brings together in one publication recent Education Sector work that reflects both the reach of its policy projects and its commitment to translating the complexities of education policymaking for a wide range of audiences. Articles in this first edition of "ES Review" are: (1) Community College Confidential…
Descriptors: Recruitment, Change Strategies, Student Needs, Preschool Education