The Center for Research Use in Education is “Rethinking Research for Schools” (R4S).
Our mission is to expand the study of research use and produce a more holistic picture of what drives it, from the production of knowledge by researchers to the application of research in schools. We also seek to identify strategies that can make research more meaningful to classroom practice.
Why Research Use?
At our center, we believe that education research is an important part of the educational process. We further believe that rigorous evidence, whether qualitative or quantitative, can foster better opportunities and outcomes for children by empowering educators, families, and communities with additional knowledge to inform better decision-making. For this reason, we seek to support strong ties between research and practice.
Educational Researchers’ Survey Launched
The Center is currently disseminating a pilot survey to educational researchers to help better understand and describe the relationship that currently exists between the communities of researchers and school-based practitioners. How is the research being disseminated to administrators and teachers in schools? How do the problems of schools inform educational research? If you have received this survey, we look forward to having you complete a survey.