School is the most important place outside of the home for children and young people and, as such, plays a crucial role in helping to shape their health and well-being. There is a growing demand for evidence to assist schools to promote health and well-being ever more effectively. However, the gaps in professional culture and organisational priorities, between researchers and school practitioners, which contribute to limiting the quality of research about child health.
Making the link: The role of the teacher in educational research and the future of evidence-based teaching
Making the link is about the use and misuse of evidence in education, and about the huge gap between classroom practice and educational research.
This article discusses the inquiry a multi-professional team engaged with at a center school in South West Florida.
Evaluation of Whole Education’s Pilot
By David Leat, Rachel Lofthouse and Anna Reid
Prezi presentation by Lila Kossyvaki
Introductory chapter of “School-based research” by Elaine Wilson
Scanning, focusing, developing a hunch, learning, taking action, checking
Volume 1, edited by Alison Lawson
PowerPoint diagrams of the accessible research cycle
How Sunfield School, a residential special school, created an accessible, meaningful and rewarding process for research work, supported by appropriate ethical guidelines.
The factors which might encourage teachers to become more involved in research, discussing their motivations, the support required and the advantages which they perceive as emanating from classroom inquiry.