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Evidence-based practice in education

Author: Gary Thomas; Richard Pring
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2004.
Series: Conducting educational research.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The movement to evidence-based practice in education is as important as it is controversial, and this work explores the arguments of its leading advocates and critics. Questions are raised about what is meant by evidence, and about the consequences of a move to evidence-based practice.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Thomas; Richard Pring
ISBN: 0335213359 9780335213351 0335213340 9780335213344
OCLC Number: 56662183
Description: x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : evidence and practice / Gary Thomas --
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Part 1. What is Evidence-Based Practice? --
Systematic reviews and the Campbell Collaboration / Philip Davies --
Developing evidence-informed policy and practice / Judy Sebba --
Systematic research synthesis / David Gough --
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Part 2. Evidence-Based Practice in Practice --
Section a: in education --
Between Scylla and Charybdis: the experience of undertaking a systematic review in Education / Richard Andrews --
Teachers using evidence : using what we know about teaching and learning to reconceptualise evidence-based practice / Philippa Cordingley --
Section b: in medicine and allied fields --
Practice-based evidence / Michael Eraut --
Reflections from medical practice --
Balancing evidence-based practice with practice-based evidence / Ed Peile --
Section c: problems in practice --
Educational research, philosophical orthodoxy, and unfulfilled promises : the quandary of traditional research in U.S. special education / Deborah J. Gallagher --
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Part 3. Questions --
Some questions about evidence-based practice in education / Martyn Hammersley --
The relationship between research, policy and practice / Phil Hodkinson, and John K. Smith --
Evidence-based practice, action research, and the professional development of teachers / John Elliott --
Using action research to generate knowledge about educational practice / Harry Torrance --
Conclusion : Evidence-based Policy and Practice / Richard Pring.
Series Title: Conducting educational research.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Thomas and Richard Pring.

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