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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
Clark, Ian – Canadian Journal of Education, 2012
Formative assessment is a potentially powerful instructional process because the practice of sharing assessment information that supports learning is embedded into the instructional process by design. If the potential of formative assessment is to be realized, it must transform from a collection of abstract theories and research methodologies and…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Lifelong Learning, Theory Practice Relationship
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Dingfelder, Hilary E.; Mandell, David S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011
There is growing evidence that efficacious interventions for autism are rarely adopted or successfully implemented in public mental health and education systems. We propose applying diffusion of innovation theory to further our understanding of why this is the case. We pose a practical set of questions that administrators face as they decide about…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Autism, Theory Practice Relationship
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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Scher, Lauren; O'Reilly, Fran – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
As investments in K-12 math and science professional development programs expanded over the past decade, researchers and policymakers have questioned whether and how such programs work to improve student learning. This article summarizes the current knowledge-base and offers a theoretical framework researchers can use to design studies that…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development
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Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marian J.; Bos, Karen; Bunkers, Kelley McCreery; Dobrova-Krol, Natasha A.; Engle, Patrice L.; Fox, Nathan A.; Gamer, Gary N.; Goldman, Philip; Groark, Christina J.; Greenberg, Aaron; Grotevant, Harold D.; Groza, Victor K.; Gunnar, Megan R.; Johnson, Dana E.; Juffer, Femmie; Kreppner, Jana M.; Le Mare, Lucy; McCall, Robert B.; Muhamedrahimov, Rifkat J.; Nelson, Charles A., III; Palacios, Jesus; Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J. S.; Steele, Howard; Steele, Miriam; Tieman, Wendy; van IJzendoorn, Marinus H.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Vorria, Panayiota; Zeanah, Charles H. – Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 2011
This monograph reviews literature pertaining to children without permanent parents. Chapters review (1) the development of children while institutional residents; (2) the development of postinstitutionalized children transitioned to family environments (i.e., adoption); the effects of institutionalization on (3) attachment behaviors, (4) physical…
Descriptors: Evidence, Childrens Rights, Child Welfare, Young Children
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Little, Judith Warren – American Journal of Education, 2012
Despite the growing volume of research on data use systems or data use activities in which teachers engage, micro-process studies--investigations of what teachers and others actually do under the broad banner of "data use" or "evidence-based decision making"--remain substantially underdeveloped. Starting with a review of the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Investigations, Decision Making, Evaluation Utilization
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Hayward, E. Louise; Hutchinson, Carolyn – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2013
Scotland, in common with many other countries internationally, has paid considerable attention to the development of assessment for learning. Currently, schools in Scotland are engaged in a major programme of curriculum and assessment reform, entitled Curriculum for Excellence. As part of the reform process, there is concern amongst practitioners,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Malin, Joel R.; Paralkar, Vijay Keshaorao – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2017
The importance of intermediation between communities primarily engaged in research production and those primarily engaged in practice is increasingly acknowledged, yet our understanding of the nature and influence of this work in education remains limited. Accordingly, this study utilizes case study methodology and aspires to understand the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Case Studies, Leaders, Research and Development
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Pugh, John – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Educational psychology has recently experienced something of a revival in the provision of psychological therapy. This revival has aligned with general developments in evidence-based psychology. A product of this has been more frequent delivery of empirically supported therapies in practice settings, for example, anxiety reduction programmes in…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, School Psychologists, Theory Practice Relationship, Therapy
Masten, Ann S. – Education Canada, 2009
Resilience researchers are intrigued with the challenge of understanding how people overcome risk or adversity to succeed in life. The study of resilience emerged about 40 years ago when a group of scientists studying the origins of behaviour problems and mental illness were surprised to find that many children in "high risk" groups were…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Social Systems, Theory Practice Relationship, Predictor Variables
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Bezyak, Jill L.; Kubota, Coleen; Rosenthal, David – Rehabilitation Education, 2010
This study describes certified rehabilitation counselors' attitudes (n=163) about evidence based practice, knowledge and skills related to obtaining and evaluating evidence, use of literature in practice, availability of information, and perceived barriers to evidence-based practice. Responses related to knowledge and skills were mixed with strong…
Descriptors: Evidence, Barriers, Rehabilitation Counseling, Educational Practices
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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
Banilower, Eric; Cohen, Kim; Pasley, Joan; Weiss, Iris – Center on Instruction, 2010
This brief distills the research on science learning to inform a common vision of science instruction and to describe the extent to which K-12 science education currently reflects this vision. A final section on implications for policy makers and science education practitioners describes actions that could integrate the findings from research into…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Policy
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