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Using research evidence to improve practice


Rickinson, M and Walsh, L and Salisbury, M and Gleeson, J and Cirkony, C, Using research evidence to improve practice, Building Better Schools with Evidence-based Policy, Routledge, Kelly-Anne Allen, Andrea Reupert, Lindsay Oades (ed), United States, pp. 239-246. ISBN 9780367458874 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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There are growing expectations internationally that schools and school systems will use research evidence to underpin and inform their improvement efforts. However, using research evidence in practice is neither simple nor straightforward, and it can be unclear what using research involves and how to do it well.

This chapter aims to help staff in schools to articulate and justify their approach to using research evidence to drive improvement. It covers the commitments a school can make, the practices it can follow and the supports it can provide. It is informed by the idea of quality use of research evidence, that is thoughtful engagement with and implementation of appropriate research evidence.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:evidence use, research evidence, schools, professional learning, professional learning communities, education systems, Q project
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Cirkony, C (Dr Connie Cirkony)
ID Code:153741
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-10-04
Last Modified:2022-11-07

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