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Supplee, Lauren; Boaz, Annette; Metz, Allison – William T. Grant Foundation, 2023
The fields of implementation science and the study of research use in policy and practice travel on many of the same roads and share similar goals, chief among which is improving societal outcomes through the application of research. Both fields also attract interdisciplinary teams and create strikingly similar knowledge across contexts. However,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Utilization, Evidence
Gamoran, Adam; Murnane, Richard – William T. Grant Foundation, 2023
Educational inequality is a long-standing and persistent challenge. Never has this inequality been more evident than during the COVID-19 era. The pandemic put existing divisions into sharp relief, and made them worse. Recent evidence tells a terrible story of the consequences of the pandemic--and the response of the education system to the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Research
Ming, Norma – William T. Grant Foundation, 2023
Analyzing education through the lens of implementation science illustrates its potential for addressing fundamental challenges in education (Century & Cassata, 2016). Learning emerges from rapidly-changing experiences and high-intensity social interactions, which requires instruction to continually adapt. These adaptations vary in content and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
Dumont, Kimberly – William T. Grant Foundation, 2019
Every year the federal government spends more than $600 billion on grants to fund programs and services in education, social sectors, and health. When deliberating such commitments, policymakers weigh evidence from research, practice, and their own experience while also navigating political pressure, the demands of their constituents, and…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Alignment (Education), Theory Practice Relationship
Tseng, Vivian – William T. Grant Foundation, 2017
Many of the researchers in research-practice partnerships (RPPs) are drawn to them because of frustrations that their work--while esteemed by academic colleagues--too infrequently influences education policies or practices. Many district partners in RPPs also have backgrounds as researchers, and they too want to see research address stubborn…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Research Utilization