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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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Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Adamson, Lena; Kumpfer, Karol L.; Eichas, Kyle – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2012
Background: Effectiveness research is maturing as a field within intervention and prevention science. Effectiveness research involves the implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the dissemination of evidence-based interventions in everyday circumstances (i.e., type 2 translational research). Effectiveness research is characterized by…
Descriptors: Evidence, Family Problems, Intervention, Effective Schools Research
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Schenke, Wouter; van Driel, Jan H.; Geijsel, Femke P.; Volman, Monique L. L. – Professional Development in Education, 2017
A recurrent discussion in the field of education is how to build linkages between educational research and school practice. Cross-professional collaboration between researchers and school practitioners can contribute to the interplay between practice-based research and school development. The aim of our study is to obtain a better understanding of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Correlation, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Neal, Jennifer Watling; Mills, Kristen J.; McAlindon, Kathryn; Neal, Zachary P.; Lawlor, Jennifer A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: We apply diffusion of innovations theory to examine two key research questions designed to inform efforts to improve the research--practice gap in education: (1) Are there distinct types of educators that differ in their prioritization of the compatibility, observability, complexity, relative advantage, and trialability of research? and…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Principals
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Magnell, Marie; Geschwind, Lars – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The purpose of this article is to challenge the idea of incompatibility between links to research and links to professional practice in engineering education. The concept of 'academic drift' is introduced, both related to drift towards theory and towards research links in the curriculum. Empirical data were collected through a case study conducted…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Foreign Countries
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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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Koichu, Boris; Pinto, Alon – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2018
This theoretical article explores an issue of developing education research competencies in mathematics teachers through their involvement in mathematics education research. We first argue that the development of education research competencies is beneficial for the teachers' professional growth. We then identify opportunities for mathematics…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Stafford-Brizard, K. Brooke; Cantor, Pamela; Rose, L. Todd – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
Mind, brain, and education is a field developed with two key purposes: (1) to accelerate the knowledge developed through research by using an interdisciplinary approach, and (2) to create a bridge to connect and apply this knowledge to educational practice. While great progress has been made with regard to the interdisciplinary efforts of mind,…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Practices
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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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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Sim, Timothy; Austin, Michael; Abdullah, Fazlin; Chan, Tak Mau Simon; Chok, Martin; Ke, Cui; Epstein, Irwin; Fisher, Mike; Joubert, Lynette; Julkunen, Ilse; Ow, Rosaleen; Uggerhøj, Lars; Wang, Samuel; Webber, Martin; Wong, Keith; Yliruka, Laura – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
This statement on social work practice research highlights the contributions of scholars, practitioners, and conference participants in the Fourth International Conference on Practice Research (ICPR) in 2017, hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in May 2017. It focuses on the contexts and challenges of carrying out practice research in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caseworkers, Social Work, Research and Development
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Gaševic, Dragan; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Joksimovic, Srecko – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The field of learning analytics was founded with the goal to harness vast amounts of data about learning collected by the extensive use of technology. After the early formation, the field has now entered the next phase of maturation with a growing community who has an evident impact on research, practice, policy, and decision-making. Although…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Analysis, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hammond, Marie S.; Michael, Tony; Luke, Charles – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2017
Research on the processes of change in career development has focused on developmental stages rather than processes. This manuscript reports on the development and validation of the stages of change-career development scale, adapted from McConnaughy, Prochaska, & Velicer (1983) measure of stages of change in psychotherapy. Data from 875…
Descriptors: Career Development, Developmental Stages, Psychotherapy, Factor Analysis
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Young, Kathryn S.; Florian, Lani – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2013
This article describes how a methodological memo (MM) was used in a research and development project designed to reform initial teacher education (ITE). A MM was used to explore what often remains an opaque part of the research process--the relationships between theory and practice that underpin many research studies. Yet, without detailed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Educational Change
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Biesta, Gert; Allan, Julie; Edwards, Richard – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2011
The question of capacity building in education has predominantly been approached with regard to the methods and methodologies of educational research. Far less attention has been given to capacity building in relation to theory. In many ways the latter is as pressing an issue as the former, given that good research depends on a combination of high…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Change, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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