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Jenkins, Toby S. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2016
Through the article, I share the theoretical foundations, structure, knowledge acquisition, and outcomes of a cultural leadership course. The process for course development integrates several theories and research methods into practice: L. Dee Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Theories, Feminism, Critical Theory
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Abaci, Serdar; Pershing, James A. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2017
Human Performance Technology (HPT) is the applied study and practice of improving organizational performance through training and non-training interventions. For practitioners working in this area that identify themselves as an HPT practitioner, organizational training and performance (OTP) specialist, or instructional designer--offering the right…
Descriptors: Performance Technology, Organizational Development, Training, Intervention
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Furman Shaharabani, Yael; Yarden, Anat – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: The gap between theory and teachers' practice is a barrier to education improvement. There is therefore an ongoing need to understand teachers' thinking and find new ways to meaningfully relate theory and practice in STEM education. The research explores, through teachers-as-learners' questions, the connections made by experienced…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Evidence, Inservice Teacher Education, Biology
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Carlyle, Donna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article discusses the merits of vitalism theory in practice. It suggests a more creative and ecological approach to vitalism theory in the field of child health and development as a way of unlocking childhood potential and research innovation. By using an example from the author's doctoral research concept (based on Deleuzian ideas) for…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Philosophy
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Brown, Bryan A.; Boda, Phillip; Lemmi, Catherine; Monroe, Xavier – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports on urban elementary teachers' understandings of cultural relevancy and the practices they enacted after a professional development on culturally relevant education (CRE) and cognitive apprenticeship. Focus group interviews support that participating teachers understood some principles of CRE but did not always match the theory…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Teaching, Urban Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Lin, Fou-Lai; Yang, Kai-Lin; Hsu, Hui-Yu; Chen, Jian-Cheng – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2018
This study explored the perspectives of mathematics teacher educator-researchers (MTE-Rs) on the use of theory in facilitating teacher growth. We adopted the framework of the theory-centered scholarship triangle (Silver & Herbst, 2007) to probe the underlying meanings of perspectives on theory use expressed by MTE-Rs. Qualitative analysis…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Researchers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Improvement
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Flores, Maria Assunção – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
The link between theory, practice and research in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) has been widely discussed in international literature. However, more needs to be done in regard to the examination of concrete examples to foster research and teaching practice in existing teacher education programmes. This paper focuses on a practicum model in ITE…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Democratic Values
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Säntti, Janne; Puustinen, Mikko; Salminen, Jari – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Our aim in this article is to examine the relationship between theory and practice in Finnish teacher education from the 1960s to the present. We identify four different periods to represent this relationship based on our analysis of national committee and evaluation reports. Theory and practice gradually converged, culminating in a research-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education Programs, Values
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This article explores the importance of sustaining a rich and vibrant discourse of theory to inform the practice of adult education. Beginning with a brief overview of factors that have shaped the development of theory in adult education, the article then explores reasons why educators may not spend as much time teaching and learning about theory…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Critical Theory
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Wang, Greg G.; Swanson, Richard A. – Human Resource Development Review, 2008
Recent human resource development (HRD) literature focuses attention on national HRD (NHRD) research and represents problems in both HRD identity and research methodology. Based on a review of development economics and international development literature, this study analyzes the existing NHRD literature with respect to the theory development…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Research Problems
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Godwin, Marcia L.; Meek, Jack W. – Teaching Public Administration, 2016
This article outlines how Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) programs from one university in the United States approach the integration of theory, research, and practice. The article reviews the historic missions of US public administration programs that focus on the development of public service…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Schultheiss, Donna E. Palladino – Career Development Quarterly, 2008
This article reviews the current status and a future agenda for childhood career development theory, research, and practice. The fragmented nature of the current state of the literature is noted, and a call is made for a reexamination and reconsideration of the childhood developmental pathways of life's work. It is suggested that the study of…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Literature Reviews
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Herrmann, Bailey; Gallo, Jessica R. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
Field experience seminars, discussion-based courses paired with school-based practicum experiences, provide a space for teacher candidates to discuss the theories they study in their university classes and the practices they observe and implement in their school placements. This article describes an action research study that examines teaching…
Descriptors: Seminars, Theory Practice Relationship, Action Research, Critical Thinking
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McMahon, Mary; Bimrose, Jenny; Watson, Mark – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2010
This paper considers women's career development and the potential contribution of career development theory, research, practice and policy in advancing a social inclusion agenda. In particular, the paper focuses on older women in the contexts of an ageing population, labour market shortages and Australia's social inclusion agenda. Supporting young…
Descriptors: Females, Labor Market, Foreign Countries, Career Development
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Huguet, Alice; Marsh, Julie A.; Farrell, Caitlin C. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
Coaching has become a central strategy in district and school efforts to build teacher capacity to interpret and respond to student learning data. Despite their popularity, there is limited research on the implementation of these initiatives. This article begins to addresses this gap by examining the elements of a coach's practice that appear…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Coaching (Performance), Mentors, Data
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