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Mark, Melvin M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
George Grob presented the fifth and final Eleanor Chelimsky Forum address at the 2017 annual meeting of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society. In this commentary, I respond to several points that George raises in the "American Journal of Evaluation" paper based on that address. An overarching theme of my comments involves the potential…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Evaluation Research, Research Needs, Evaluation Methods
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McQuade, Sarah; Davis, Louise; Nash, Christine – Quest, 2015
Current thinking in coach education advocates mentoring as a development tool to connect theory and practice. However, little empirical evidence exists to evaluate the effectiveness of mentoring as a coach development tool. Business, education, and nursing precede the coaching industry in their mentoring practice, and research findings offered in…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Mentors, Theory Practice Relationship, Physical Education
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Rushmer, Rosemary; Shucksmith, Janet – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
In this paper the development of askFuse is used as a case study to illustrate contextual and system barriers to universities providing useful, usable and timely research evidence in response to local practice and policy partners' stated public health research needs. Entrenched systems (research excellence framework, academic career pathways,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Research Utilization, Public Health, Case Studies
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Godfrey, David; Brown, Chris – London Review of Education, 2018
This article examines the role of research and development within England's school system. From a range of literature past and present we argue that six features (three dimensions) should form the focus for action at the institutional, systemic and policy levels. Applying these stress tests to the current system, we suggest that an effective…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Ecology, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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McGrath, Simon – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
The current decade has seen a significant return of interest in vocational education and training (VET) amongst the international policy community. This rise in policy and programmatic interest in VET's role in development, however, stands in contrast to the state of the academic debate. Whilst there have continued to be both policy and academic…
Descriptors: International Education, Debate, Vocational Education, Educational Development
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Licht, Barbara G. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1988
In response to a previous article, the paper argues that effective instruction of the learning disabled is most likely to develop from systematic theoretically based research though instructional studies can contribute to theory development. Research in many other areas is necessary to develop the powerful teaching methods required. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Research and Development
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Tate, Kevin A.; Kathleen M. Fallon; Casquarelli, Elaine J.; Marks, Laura Reid – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study investigated the career and work life challenges faced by traditionally marginalized populations (e.g., women; historically oppressed racial/ethnic groups; people who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and/or queer; immigrants; individuals with mental or physical disabilities; older individuals; and those of lower…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Investigations, Economic Impact, Quality of Working Life
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Hynes, Kathryn – New Directions for Youth Development, 2012
Career programming is a useful framework for thinking about how to support youth development across schools and multiple out-of-school-time contexts. The articles in this issue of "New Directions for Youth Development" highlight the broad research base relevant to career programming from which policy and practice can draw. This concluding article…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Adolescent Development, Career Development
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Baxen, Jean; Botha, Liz Johanson – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Poor literacy and numeracy levels in schools have raised questions in South Africa, as they have internationally, on the quality and appropriateness of initial teacher education for preparing teachers for the complexities faced in schools generally and for the mediation of literacy and numeracy in the early years in particular. This paper profiles…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Agenda Setting, Literature Reviews, Journal Articles
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Ralston, Nicole; Weitzel, Bruce; Waggoner, Jacqueline; Naegele, Zulema; Smith, Rebecca – AILACTE Journal, 2016
There has been a recent shift in university-district partnership models from traditional transactional partnerships, which lack a shared purpose, to transformational partnerships that are mutually beneficial to both universities and school districts. These transformational research-practice partnerships have gained popularity in the United States…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Research Needs, College School Cooperation
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Omona, Walter; van der Weide, Theo; Lubega, Jude – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2010
The adoption and use of ICT to enhance and facilitate Knowledge Management (KM) has brought to focus the urgent need to come out with new methods, tools and techniques in the development of KM systems frameworks, knowledge processes and knowledge technologies to promote effective management of knowledge for improved service deliveries in higher…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Higher Education, Technology Integration
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Moore, Edward H. – ERS Spectrum, 2010
Advances in communication technology have created many new tools for school communicators--as well as increasing complexities for their programs. As a result, solid school communication research programs offering practical research insights for planning, tracking, and assessing school communication efforts are more important than ever. Still, many…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Public Relations, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies
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McKeown, Rosalyn – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Twenty-eight researchers whose work is related to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) met in February 2006 at UNESCO for three days of discussion to advance the thinking on how research can create a foundation for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD). The overall purpose of the workshop was to…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Workshops, Sustainable Development, Researchers
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Giambona, G.; Birchall, D. W. – Educational Media International, 2011
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in creating a dynamic and successful European economy. Time-poor managers in these organisations generally have fewer opportunities for training and development than their counterparts in larger organisations. As a result, different requirements are placed on training. The aim of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Needs, Experiential Learning, Evidence
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Pipere, Anita; Reunamo, Jyrki; Jones, Marion – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
This paper reports on a study undertaken to investigate international perspectives of what constitutes research in education for sustainable development (ESD). By employing inductive thematic content analysis, the authors sought to examine the perceptions of 66 ESD researchers from 19 countries. The findings reveal a concern with the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Research, Content Analysis, Thematic Approach
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