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ERIC Number: EJ954310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1030-0112
Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap: A Review of the Literature Focusing on Inclusive Education
Grima-Farrell, Christine R.; Bain, Alan; McDonagh, Sarah H.
Australasian Journal of Special Education, v35 n2 p117-136 Dec 2011
Despite advances in our knowledge of evidence-based inclusive educational practice, much of this knowledge does not reach routine classroom practice. There remains a significant gap between our accumulated knowledge about what can work in classrooms and the extent to which evidence-based practice is used in sustainable ways. This inability to bridge the research-to-practice gap has an adverse effect on the progress of inclusion in schools and the ability of individual teachers to respond to the needs of all students. This review examines those factors that both enable and interfere with the successful translation of research to practice in education settings.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia