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Coburn, Cynthia E., Ed.; Stein, Mary Kay, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010
That there is a divide between research and practice is a common lament across policy-oriented disciplines, and education is no exception. Rhetoric abounds about the role research plays (or does not play) in the improvement of schools and classrooms, and policy makers push solutions that are rooted in assumptions about the way that research…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Curriculum Design, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Vessey, Judith A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
When school nurses embrace evidence-based practice (EBP), higher-quality care is provided to students, their families, and the larger community. Despite this, school nursing has been slow to embrace EBP. Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs), which capitalize on the combined strengths of clinicians and researchers to study clinical questions,…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Nursing, Network Analysis, Social Networks
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Cogan-Drew, Dan – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2009
"VideoPaper Builder" (VPB) was originally funded in 2001 through the National Science Foundation's "Bridging Research and Practice" program in recognition of the software's promise to articulate the relevance and facilitate the dissemination of educational research to practicing teachers. After four years and two subsequent…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Computer Software, Professional Development, Theory Practice Relationship
Kane, Thomas J.; Baxter, Andrew D.; Schooley, Korynn – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
Launched in 2008, the Strategic Data Project, housed at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, seeks to bridge the divide between educational research and practice in order to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement. Through the project, the authors build robust research partnerships with…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Agencies, School Districts
Selman, Robert L. – Russell Sage Foundation, 2003
Education specialists have written volumes on the best ways to help children learn to read and write, but who is helping them navigate the potentially treacherous waters of social interactions? While in school to study, children are also preoccupied with understanding the rules governing social relationships. Issues of trust and loyalty, rivalry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Psychology, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence