Today’s educators recognize the importance of research. That’s not much of a headline, but a new survey from the Jefferson Education Exchange suggests something that might be: Educators aren’t getting as much out of research as they’d like—and they have ideas on how to fix it.
“What we are hearing loud and clear from teachers is that they feel as though the research is being done to them and not for them,” says Bart Epstein, CEO of the Jefferson Education Exchange, which conducted the survey.
The Jefferson Education Exchange is a nonprofit focused on research and decision making around edtech. Recently, it surveyed more than 1,300 educators, mostly online and distributed through various education associations, to gauge perceptions and use of research.