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dc.contributor.authorDolle, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorWardrip, Peter
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Louis
dc.contributor.authorBryk, Anthony
dc.identifier.citationDolle, J., Wardrip, P., Russell, J., Gomez, L., & Bryk, A. (2012). The Power of Improvement Networks to Transform Educational Inquiry: A Preliminary Exploration. In van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M. J., & Reimann, P. (Eds.), The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012) – Volume 2, Short Papers, Symposia, and Abstracts (pp. 549-550). Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.en_US
dc.description.abstractEducational Improvement Research is offered as an alternative to translational research and action research. Translational research often takes the world's natural variation as noise to be controlled so that the efficacy of an intervention is accurately judged. Translational research, while rigorous, often looses contact with local contexts. Action research takes as its raison d'tre creating the conditions for and the assessment of effectiveness within local contexts, but often is criticized for failing to produce generalizable knowledge. We propose educational improvement research as a middle course. Undergirded by principles from quality improvement and networked improvement communities (NIC), educational improvement research aims to remain connected to settings of practice while producing reliable knowledge.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)en_US
dc.titleThe Power of Improvement Networks to Transform Educational Inquiry: A Preliminary Explorationen_US
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