Survey: Most Educators Find Research Hard to Access

Publisher 
Education Dive
Author 
Linda Jacobson
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Educators routinely access education research and prefer journal articles, news stories and presentations at conferences over other sources. But their views on whether education research is timely, easy to find, understandable or transferrable to their practice fall in the 4.5-to-4.9 range on a 1 to 7 scale, according to a new report from the Jefferson Education Exchange — a nonprofit supported by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and Human Development.

Based on the responses of 1,334 educators from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the findings show that educators prefer research that they can act on and that is presented in a way that applies to the context in which they work.

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