For Whom and To What End is Educational Research Ultimately Directed An Analysis of Knowledge Mobilization Strategies Developed (ASUF 30006172)

Project: Research project

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For Whom and To What End is Educational Research Ultimately Directed An Analysis of Knowledge Mobilization Strategies Developed (ASUF 30006172) For Whom and To What End is Educational Research Ultimately Directed? An Analysis of Knowledge Mobilization Strategies Developed by Schools of Educat Education research: For whom and to what end? An analysis of knowledge mobilization strategies developed by Schools of Education Abstract Researchers in education are wrestling with questions related to the impact and relevance of their research. In an attempt to address this tension, some research institutions are engaging in and advancing alternatives to traditional forms of education research by engaging in knowledge mobilization (KM). KM aims to understand and develop strategies to increase the impact and usability of research. This study targets three colleges of education in large Research Universities with high research activity, each at different points in the development of KM agendas, and12 public K-12 schools within the vicinity of each research institution. Taken together, data collected in this combination of institutions will enable this study to (1) describe college strategies and faculty practices involved in knowledge mobilization, (2) triangulate and analyze these efforts with respect to practices of research use at local schools, (3) characterize the relationships between university based research producers and some of the possible research users, and (4) analyze the resources enlisted to enable relationships between research producers and users as well as others that might occur. Our results will characterize a developmental arc of knowledge mobilization across three colleges and illuminate broader opportunities and challenges for complementary KM agendas elsewhere.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/147/31/16

Funding

  • Spencer Foundation: $46,856.00

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