Teaching Book

Implementing the Findings of Research: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice

By Frances Wallace, Karen Blase, Dean Fixsen, and Sandra Naoom, 2008
Price: Paperback, $28
BOOKS implementing the findings of research

Making effective use of the findings of research has long been a problem for school leaders. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of a number of programs, approaches, and techniques, but the gap between what we know and what we are able to implement is a persistent difficulty in the schools. However, the practice and science of implementation has emerged to more reliably and effectively bridge this gap. This book provides a guide to the conceptual and practical knowledge principals, superintendents, and other school leaders need to implement evidence-based educational innovations.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Using Research to Improve Practice
  • Adopt, Adapt, or Implement?
  • Purveyors
  • Stages of Implementation
  • Implementation Drivers: From Staff Selection to Systems Intervention
  • Conclusion