What Do We Know and How Well Do We Know It? Identifying Practice-Based Insights in Education

Full Description: 

Knowledge derived from practice forms a significant portion of the knowledge base in the education field, yet is not accessible using existing empirical research methods. This paper describes a systematic, rigorous, grounded approach to collecting and analyzing practice-based knowledge using the authors' research in teacher leadership as an example. Practitioners with relevant experience and expertise participated in multi-round, online panels in which they responded to several types of items, culminating in 'advice to the field.' Strategies used for sampling, panel implementation, and analysis are described for identifying practice-based insights that are useful to practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Author(s): 

Barbara Miller, Joan Pasley

Publication Date: 

05/01/2012
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