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Wentworth, Laura; Mazzeo, Christopher; Connolly, Faith – Educational Research, 2017
Background: In the United States, an emphasis on evidence-based decision-making in education has received renewed interest with the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act. However, how best, in practice, to support the use of evidence in educational decision-making remains unclear. Research Practice Partnerships (RPPs) are a popular…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Information Utilization
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Campbell, Carol; Pollock, Katina; Briscoe, Patricia; Carr-Harris, Shasta; Tuters, Stephanie – Educational Research, 2017
Background: The importance of "evidence-informed practice" has risen dramatically in education and in other public policy areas. This article focuses on the importance of knowledge mobilisation strategies, processes and outputs. It is concerned with how these can support the adaptation and implementation of evidence from research and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Information Networks, Evidence Based Practice, Case Studies
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Cooper, Amanda; Klinger, Don A.; McAdie, Patricia – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Within the realm of public education, there is a well-known "knowledge to practice gap" on current conceptions of classroom assessment. A collaborative research project undertaken by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and a research team at Queen's University explored the roots of this gap from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Assessment, Theory Practice Relationship
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Carrier, Nathalie – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Within the wider education industry, a large quantity of ideas, practices and products are routinely promoted as useful innovations. These innovations span many forms such as software applications, open source courseware, online learning platforms and web 2.0 technologies. Coupled with this promotion, there is increasing interest and…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Internet
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Brown, Chris; Schildkamp, Kim; Hubers, Mireille D. – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Data-based decision-making (DBDM) and research-informed teaching practice (RITP) are key to teacher and school improvement. Currently, however, DBDM and RITP represent two distinct approaches to developing evidence-informed practice (EIP) and do not correspond to the all-encompassing notion of EIP envisaged by many academics and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Decision Making
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LaPointe-McEwan, Danielle; DeLuca, Christopher; Klinger, Don A. – Educational Research, 2017
Background: In Canada, contemporary collaborative professional learning models for educators utilise multiple forms of evidence to inform practice. Commonly, two forms of evidence are prioritised: (a) research-based evidence and (b) classroom-based evidence of student learning. In Ontario, the integration of these two forms of evidence within…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Districts, Foreign Countries, Middle Management
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Rickinson, Mark; de Bruin, Kate; Walsh, Lucas; Hall, Matthew – Educational Research, 2017
Background: This paper approaches evidence-informed practice from the perspective of evidence-informed policy-making. Using the findings of a recent study of evidence-use by educational policy-makers to raise questions about evidence-use by educational practitioners, it seeks to explore what such a study might tell us about how to understand and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Ryerson, Rachel – Educational Research, 2017
Background: How can educators and students partner in the work of making transformational changes in schools and school systems? This paper will address how teacher researchers, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education in Canada, have studied the student experience to generate evidence. It will outline changes in practice and benefits for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Research
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Williams, Keith; Swift, Jennifer; Williams, Hefin; Van Daal, Victor – Educational Research, 2017
Background: This paper is a qualitative evaluation of a small-scale pilot study that attempted to generate parental involvement in children's learning. It used problem-solving mathematics homework in order to raise the children's self-efficacy, or, put another way, the child's belief that success lies in their own hands. Purpose: Homework is often…
Descriptors: Homework, Problem Solving, Parent Child Relationship, Qualitative Research
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Odell, Evan – Educational Research, 2017
Background: School improvement initiatives in England have focused on urban areas, which have traditionally been home to larger numbers of poor and underperforming pupils. Previous research has found that rural regions of the country have had higher overall educational attainment due to their greater affluence. However, that broad picture could be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Isolation, Educational Attainment, Educational Improvement
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Keppens, Gil; Spruyt, Bram – Educational Research, 2017
Background: While, an extensive literature reveals the many risk factors associated with truancy, less is known about the way truancy develops, intensifies and persists. In recent years, authors have argued that the development of truancy should not be understood as an individual phenomenon, but as a process of complex interactions between the…
Descriptors: Truancy, Adolescents, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship
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Azorín, Cecilia M.; Muijs, Daniel – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Networks play an important role in today's societies. As a consequence, changes are apparent in the political, economic, cultural, educational and social agendas. Purpose: The main goal of this article is to map the situation of school networks in Spain. The research questions are focused on what forms collaboration and networking take…
Descriptors: Networks, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Case Studies
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Kowalczuk-Waledziak, Marta; Lopes, Amélia; Menezes, Isabel; Tormenta, Nuna – Educational Research, 2017
Background and purpose: In recent years, there has been a growth in international studies about the impact of different types of professional development programmes for teachers. However, few studies have directly addressed the role of higher research degrees, such as a doctorate, as a strategy for teachers' professional development, and even…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Doctoral Degrees, Faculty Development
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Maher, Damian; Twining, Peter – Educational Research, 2017
Background: The use of 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device strategies in schools is in its infancy and little is known about how mobile devices such as tablets are being used to support educational practice. Purpose: In this article, two suburban primary schools in Sydney, Australia were focused on with an aim to understand how mobile device strategies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Suburban Schools, Handheld Devices
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Hurst, Chris – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Teacher knowledge continues to be a topic of debate in Australasia and in other parts of the world. There have been many attempts by mathematics educators and researchers to define the knowledge needed by teachers to teach mathematics effectively. A plethora of terms, such as mathematical content knowledge, pedagogical content…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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