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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335954
Title:
Teachers and reseach: what they value and what they do
Authors:
Procter, Richard
Abstract:
ecent research has shown that improving education processes has become a priority of all governments (OECD, 2010; Barber and Mourshed, 2007). There have also been recent calls for the knowledge that is already in existence to be used more effectively to improve these education systems both internationally (OCED, 2010) and nationally (Pollard, 2008). This study aims to evaluate an approach to teachers' use of research knowledge to help inform their practice. It will provide a web-based knowledge management system for teachers that will support their professional development. Within this broader evaluation this study is interested in what research practices are used by teachers at present and what value if any, teachers ascribe to these practices? A questionnaire focusing on the use of research practice by teachers adapted from Levin et al. (2010) shows the importance of asking about practices rather than attitudes when questioning practitioners. The questionnaire is designed using a dual scale format (Pedder et al., 2010) that allows teachers two responses for each questionnaire item; their perception of the extent to which a practice is being used by them and their value of that practice. This research highlights the value-practice gaps, between the extent that a research practice is being used by a teacher and the value that teachers ascribe to that practice. The study shows a consistent gap between how much teachers value the use of research and how much they use research in their daily practices. This study gives some useful insights into the debate surrounding practitioners use of research in schools (Thomas and Pring, 2004).
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Procter, R. (2013) 'Teachers and research: what they value and what they do', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 3 (1), pp.31-37.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335954
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-3-issue-1/teachers-and-research-what-they-value-and-what-they-do
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 3; Issue 1
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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dc.contributor.authorProcter, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-21T13:45:03Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-21T13:45:03Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-
dc.identifier.citationProcter, R. (2013) 'Teachers and research: what they value and what they do', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 3 (1), pp.31-37.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/335954-
dc.description.abstractecent research has shown that improving education processes has become a priority of all governments (OECD, 2010; Barber and Mourshed, 2007). There have also been recent calls for the knowledge that is already in existence to be used more effectively to improve these education systems both internationally (OCED, 2010) and nationally (Pollard, 2008). This study aims to evaluate an approach to teachers' use of research knowledge to help inform their practice. It will provide a web-based knowledge management system for teachers that will support their professional development. Within this broader evaluation this study is interested in what research practices are used by teachers at present and what value if any, teachers ascribe to these practices? A questionnaire focusing on the use of research practice by teachers adapted from Levin et al. (2010) shows the importance of asking about practices rather than attitudes when questioning practitioners. The questionnaire is designed using a dual scale format (Pedder et al., 2010) that allows teachers two responses for each questionnaire item; their perception of the extent to which a practice is being used by them and their value of that practice. This research highlights the value-practice gaps, between the extent that a research practice is being used by a teacher and the value that teachers ascribe to that practice. The study shows a consistent gap between how much teachers value the use of research and how much they use research in their daily practices. This study gives some useful insights into the debate surrounding practitioners use of research in schools (Thomas and Pring, 2004).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 3en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 1en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-3-issue-1/teachers-and-research-what-they-value-and-what-they-doen
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten
dc.subjectteacher educationen
dc.subjectquestionnairesen
dc.subjectresearchen
dc.subjectresearch methodsen
dc.titleTeachers and reseach: what they value and what they doen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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