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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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Ulvik, Marit; Riese, Hanne; Roness, Dag – Educational Action Research, 2018
Teacher education is often criticised for not being relevant and for there being a lack of continuity between practice teaching and the university coursework. In the literature, action research is presented as a way to bridge the gap and connect the two. The present article explores, through a qualitative study, how research-based knowledge…
Descriptors: Action Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers
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Southern, Stephen; Devlin, James – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2010
Theory development is an intentional process by which marriage and family counselors may bridge the gap between research and practice. The theory building process includes inductive and deductive forms of reasoning, qualitative and quantitative approaches to knowledge development, and diffusion of innovations. Grounded theory provides an…
Descriptors: Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Theory Practice Relationship, Grounded Theory
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Brown, Zeta; Edwards, Tracey; Perkins, Helen – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This study investigated changes made to the Childhood Studies placement journey of one post-1992 University in England. The Childhood Studies degree includes "practitioner options" that requires students to complete 200 h placement experience, including 50 h in year one. In 2014, the participant university responded to this expectation…
Descriptors: Learning Modules, Student Placement, Professional Identity, Professional Development
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Albers, Peggy; Turnbull, Sarah; Angay-Crowder, Tuba – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
How professional development is delivered in today's networked world has shifted greatly, and research into online spaces of learning is growing. Numerous questions, however, remain regarding how online spaces can be leveraged to foster meaningful conversations that address current critical educational issues. This qualitative study examines the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Ulvik, Marit; Riese, Hanne – Professional Development in Education, 2016
This article presents a case study aiming at deepening the understanding of action research as a tool in professional development in pre-service teacher education. The case is the practice of action research in a teacher education programme for secondary school teachers in Norway. While there has been limited research on consequences of inquiry,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Case Studies
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Lampi, Jodi P.; Dimino, Renee K.; Taylor, Judi Salsburg – Journal of Developmental Education, 2015
The authors write here that they fundamentally believe that developmental education is about social justice. Professionals in this field are not only responsible to implement evidence-based best practices but also to ensure access to higher education. To meet this need, it is imperative that practitioners turn, as a supportive team, to…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Professional Development, Models, Theory Practice Relationship
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Avery, Helen; Nordén, Birgitta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The paper aims to provide a conceptual map of how to mediate between sustainability theory and practice in higher education and how disciplinary divides can be bridged. It further looks at issues linked to knowledge views and drivers for institutional change that affect opportunities for whole institution development promoting action…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Sustainability
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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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Brantmeier, Cindy; Havard, Megan; Sancho, Irene Domingo – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
This paper examines the role of technology in the professional development of teaching assistants, and specifically, it addresses how applications of technology to teaching can provide continuity for the L2 curriculum beyond the basic levels. After a discussion about the importance of grounding instructional practice in research and theory, the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Acquisition, Teaching Assistants, Theory Practice Relationship
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Houghton, Luke; Ruutz, Aaron; Green, Wendy; Hibbins, Ray – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
There is growing interest in the role Communities of Practice (CoPs) play in continuing professional development of academics. However, very little research has explored how CoP theory is applied in practice in academic settings. Using the concepts of resonance and micro-mobilisation from social movement theory, we explore academic engagement (and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Universities
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Grob, George F. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
This article is the fifth in a series on the relationship of evaluation theory and practice. It was commissioned by the Eastern Evaluation Research Society and the American Evaluation Association as part of The Chelimsky Forum, launched in 2013 to honor Eleanor Chelimsky, one of the most influential and respected program evaluators of our era, and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Ethics, Evaluation Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
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Abramo, Joseph Michael; Campbell, Mark Robin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
This article develops criteria for the selection, professional development, and assessment of cooperating teachers through four "notions." These notions suggest that cooperating teachers might (1) possess knowledge of educational theory and practice; (2) understand the importance of context in education; (3) understand narrative's role…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Selection, Cooperating Teachers, Student Teachers
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Mensah, Felicia Moore – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article discusses how issues of diversity and equity are addressed in the preparation of science teachers who are charged with teaching diverse students in schools. Highlighting examples from my own teaching and research and other studies in education, I frame this article in terms of a broad application of theory in science teacher…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Diversity, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Appleby, Yvon; Hillier, Yvonne – Studies in Continuing Education, 2012
This paper discusses the contribution that practice-research networks can make to support critical professional development in the Learning and Skills sector in England. By practice-research networks we mean groups or networks which maintain a connection between research and professional practice. These networks stem from the philosophy of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Action Research, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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