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Mintrop, Rick – Harvard Education Press, 2016
At the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms is the need for more robust links between research and practice. One promising approach is design development, a methodology widely used in other fields and only recently adapted to education, which offers a disciplined process for identifying practical problems, assessing…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Case Studies, Research and Development
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Birkeland, Sarah; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – New Educator, 2012
Ample research demonstrates the power of comprehensive induction to develop and retain new teachers. Education scholars generally agree on what powerful systems of induction include, yet few tools exist for guiding schools in creating such systems. Drawing on theory and practice, we have created such a tool. This article introduces the "Continuum…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Harnett, Jenny – Educational Action Research, 2012
This article reports on an action research project in which two New Zealand classroom teachers worked with a university researcher to investigate the effects of their knowledge, thinking, and beliefs on the ways in which they mediated students' learning in teacher-student interactions. Working in a small community of practice over a two-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Action Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Evans, Carol; Waring, Michael; Christodoulou, Andri – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Supporting early career teacher (ECT) research literacy is essential in promoting research-integrated professional practice, however it remains an area in much need of development. This article discusses the importance and process of developing ECTs' research literacy, through establishing strong collaborative links between universities and…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Skill Development, Theory Practice Relationship, College School Cooperation
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Ravitch, Sharon M. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
Within the ever-developing, intersecting, and overlapping contexts of globalization, top-down policy, mandates, and standardization of public and higher education, many conceptualize and position practitioner research as a powerful stance and a tool of social, communal, and educational transformation, a set of methodological processes that…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Global Approach, Teacher Researchers, Educational Research
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Leary, Heather; Severance, Samuel – Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 2018
Education researchers have sought to address the divide between research and persistent problems of practice faced by educators through technology, pedagogy, and methodology innovations (Anderson & Shattuck, 2012; Mishra & Koehler, 2007; Richey, 1998). Barriers to the successful development and implementation of technological innovations…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Barriers, Expertise
Hughes, Fergus P. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2010
Children, Play, and Development, Fourth Edition, discusses the relationship of play to the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional growth of the child. Author Fergus P. Hughes focuses on the historical, sociocultural, and ethological context of play; the role of development in play; and the wide range of theories that provide a framework for…
Descriptors: Play, Cultural Differences, Emergent Literacy, Gender Differences
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Oversby, John; McGregor, Deb; Woodhouse, Fiona – Education in Science, 2013
Well-designed and thoughtful approaches to practitioner research can bring about very positive impacts to improve teaching and learning in science classrooms. Readers of highly-rated research also need to appreciate and understand research design, literature critique, appropriate data collection, methods of analysis, theoretical frameworks,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Classrooms, Educational Change, Professional Development
Zwozdiak-Myers, Paula – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
What do we mean by reflective practice? What does it involve? How can it help you develop as a teacher? "The Teacher's Reflective Practice Handbook" is an essential source of advice, guidance and ideas for both student and practising teachers. Helping you to translate pedagogical knowledge into practice, this "Handbook" guides you through studying…
Descriptors: Evidence, Classroom Research, Problem Based Learning, Classroom Environment
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Hardy, Ian J. – Educational Theory, 2012
In this essay, Ian Hardy argues that a research process involving generalizing from professional educational practice can and should inform the work of educators, including academic researchers, policymakers, and practitioners, but that these generalizations need to be derived from, and in dialogue with, the complexity and specificity of actual…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
Daniels, Harry, Ed.; Lauder, Hugh, Ed.; Porter, Jill, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning" focuses on how education is understood in different cultures, the theories and related assumptions we make about learners and students and how we think about them, and how we can understand the principle actors in education--learners and teachers. Within this volume, internationally renowned…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Brain, Social Environment, Educational Policy
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Meister, Gail R.; Blitz, Cynthia L. – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
An auxiliary and potentially powerful source of practitioners' knowledge, skills, and dispositions can come from participation in research-practice partnerships. Research-practice partnerships link researchers, usually faculty at institutions of higher education, with practitioners working in schools, district central offices, county offices, or…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Researchers
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Kettler, Ryan J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This article presents a framework for practitioners in education and psychology to select accommodations based on student profiles and testing demands. A brief history of testing accommodations policy in the US and a definition of terms provide context for the discussion. A review of theory and empirical findings related to testing accommodations…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Testing, Inferences, Theory Practice Relationship
Popkin, Susan J.; Acs, Gregory; Smith, Robin – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2009
A central goal of U.S. social welfare policy is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential as productive adults. Yet it is increasingly clear that where children live plays a central role in determining their life chances. This paper provides an overview of The Urban Institute's Program on Neighborhoods and…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Place of Residence, Poverty, Violence
van den Broek, Gesa Sonja Elsa – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Building on an earlier 2008 summary prepared for OECD by Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter, this paper by Gesa S. E. van den Broek provides a more extensive discussion of approaches described as "research based innovation." "Fostering Communities of Learning" is a constructivist approach in which teachers help students discover important…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries
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