How teachers use research– and maybe how they should?. Ralf St.Clair University of Glasgow. Contents. Two different worlds Five questions about research Responses to the two worlds Questions for you!. Teacher. Teacher’s World. Short time to make decisions
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How teachers use research– and maybe how they should?
University of Glasgow
Teachers’ knowledge is tacit
Researchers’ knowledge is explicit
(Hayek, idea from the marketplace)
...the majority of teachers, counselors, and administrators spend their careers at the receiving end of "manufactured" research products produced in remote university "factories" by unseen research experts.
(Quigley, 1997, p.3)
. . . there are a lot of useful things and mainly it's towards the grant writing entity, or proving to United Way why or why not you can make certain gains, or to business or companies that think literacy can be a business
It just helps the program to run a little more smoothly and a little more cheaply and a little more efficiently, and all of those things