Generating Improvement Through Research and Development in Education Systems

April 19th, 2013 | RESEARCH

To effectively address problems in education, research must be shaped around a problem of practice. Reorienting research and development in this way must overcome three obstacles. First, the incentive system for university researchers must be changed to reward research on problems of practice. Second, the contexts must be created that will allow the complexity of problems of practice to be understood and addressed by interdisciplinary teams of researchers, practitioners, and education designers. And third, meaningful experimentation must become acceptable in school systems in order to develop a better understanding of how to effectively stimulate and support the desired changes.


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M. Suzanne Donovan, Author, SERP Institute


Identifier Type: doi
Identifier: 10.1126/science.1236180

Publication: Science
Volume: 340
Number: 6130
Page(s): 317

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Public Programs