ERIC Number: EJ1145451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Educators' Use of Research and Other Evidence within Local Grant Foundation Applications
Malin, Joel R.
Planning and Changing, v47 n1-2 p82-100 2016
In this study, educators' requests for foundation grant funding to purchase desired educational materials or services were examined. Specifically, this study sought to review to what extent, and in what manner, educators utilize research and other forms of evidence to support their decision making. Data analysis revealed several themes. Although references to research were sparse, educators consistently focused upon fitness to context and enhancing student engagement. This study's findings provide clues both regarding the types of research that will most often be found useful to educators, and the conditions within which educators and researchers could partner.
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Grants, Grantsmanship, Program Proposals, Financial Support, Proposal Writing, Research Utilization, Evidence, Inferences, Information Sources, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Performance Factors, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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