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Wellisch, Mimi – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
A relatively pervasive "silence" exists concerning giftedness in Australian preservice early childhood teacher courses. There is also a lack of research about educator attitudes to giftedness and programming in Australian early childhood services. This study, consisting of a survey and interviews, is intended to help to fill the research…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Gifted, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Murray, Christine E. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2009
This article presents a diffusion of innovation theory-based framework for addressing the gap between research and practice in the counseling profession. The author describes the nature of the research-practice gap and presents an overview of diffusion of innovation theory. On the basis of the application of several major postulates of diffusion…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Counselors, Counseling, Innovation
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Runesson Kempe, Ulla – European Journal of Education, 2019
Taking as its point of departure the discussion about the disconnection between research and practice, this article presents learning study as a research approach to overcoming this gap. Learning study has commonalities with design research and lesson study, but is a teacher-researcher collaboration where both have a common object of research.…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Lesson Plans, Learning Processes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Neal, Jennifer Watling; Mills, Kristen J.; McAlindon, Kathryn; Neal, Zachary P.; Lawlor, Jennifer A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: We apply diffusion of innovations theory to examine two key research questions designed to inform efforts to improve the research--practice gap in education: (1) Are there distinct types of educators that differ in their prioritization of the compatibility, observability, complexity, relative advantage, and trialability of research? and…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Principals
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Aspiranti, Kathleen B.; Jackson, Carrie – School Psychology Forum, 2018
Although one of the main functions of school psychology research is to inform practice, there remains a large research-to-practice gap. Both practitioners and scholars are crucial in ensuring that research within the field is comprehensive and well represented. In the current study, presenter, contributor, and presenter affiliation demographics…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Participant Characteristics, School Psychology, Demography
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Daum, Thomas; Buchwald, Hannes; Gerlicher, Ansgar; Birner, Regina – Field Methods, 2019
One challenge of collecting socioeconomic data, such as data on time-use, is recall biases. While time-use researchers have continuously developed new methods to make data collection more accurate and easy, these methods are difficult to use in developing countries, where study participants may have low literacy levels and no clock-based concepts…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Data Collection
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Edwards, Brydne M.; Cameron, Debra; King, Gillian; McPherson, Amy C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
Despite the importance of students without special needs' perspectives in promoting successful social inclusion strategies in the classroom, their perspectives are not well represented in the literature. The purpose of this scoping review was to summarise the perspectives of students without special needs around the social inclusion of students…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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Hernandez, Theresa E.; Puente, Veronica – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study is part of recent efforts to fill the research gaps in access to doctoral education for underrepresented students, with primary focus on Black students. This case study of an elite research university was conducted through semi-structured interviews with 5 Black PhD students in order to learn about their aspirations and decisions to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Doctoral Students, Research Universities, Access to Education
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Kester, Karen R.; Lucyshyn, Joseph M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Across the disciplines of psychology, the research to practice gap is gaining recognition. This study used an integrated knowledge translation (iKT) framework to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility, and sustainability of delivering an anxiety intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (i.e., "FYF"), in schools. Five…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stress Management, Children, Autism
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LeBeau, Ling Gao – International Research and Review, 2018
This article examines how De Wit's process approach (De Wit, 2002) describes internationalization and impacts its effectiveness, through a case study research at a comprehensive public university in the U.S. It aims to explore how a higher education institution may plan for internationalization, implement its plan, review how the implementation…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Strategic Planning, International Education, Accountability
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Deng, Liping – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Accompanying the rise of Web 2.0 technologies in the past decade is the growing interest in applying the tools in supporting student learning through participation. This paper reports on a systematic review of empirical studies on educational use of wiki, a popular Web 2.0 tools, in the higher education context. In particular, it focuses on how…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Editing
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Smidt, Wilfried; Kammermeyer, Gisela; Roux, Susanna; Theisen, Christiane; Weber, Christian – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The career success of preschool teachers has been discussed to be important because it can be a precondition for the ability to provide a high-quality preschool education. Consequently, the identification of factors that can help explain individual differences in career success is a crucial research issue. Previous research covering various…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Personality Traits, Locus of Control, Self Efficacy
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Ghecham, Mahieddine Adnan; Hamada, Nuha – Journal of International Education in Business, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on the role of students' cultural background in explaining their academic performance. Design/methodology/approach: The paper aims at achieving the research objective with the use of questionnaires and structural equation modelling (SEM). Findings: This paper shows that students' code of conduct,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Bennett, Troy – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2016
Academic researchers dedicated to contributing to quality improvement in professional practice need to find more effective ways to bridge the gap between research and practice. Bridging the gap requires understanding what encourages the use of research findings by practitioners and what discourages it, as well as understanding how practitioners…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Program Improvement, After School Programs, Recreational Activities
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Wetherby, Amy M.; Woods, Juliann; Guthrie, Whitney; Delehanty, Abigail; Brown, Jennifer A.; Morgan, Lindee; Holland, Renee D.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Lord, Catherine – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2018
Purpose: The need for community-viable, evidence-based intervention strategies for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a national priority. The purpose of this research forum article is to identify gaps in intervention research and needs in community practice for toddlers with ASD, incorporate published findings from a randomized…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention
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