An Introduction: 'Mind the Gap' between research and practice (macro & micro analyses)

 Greetings. Below are the assigned readings for the first week. Read three of the following:

Jimerson, S.R. (2001). Meta-analysis of grade retention research: Implications for practice in the 21st centurySchool Psychology Review, 30, 420-437  

Kearney, C. (2003). Bridging the gap among professionals who address youths with school absenteeism: Overview and suggestions for consensus. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34(1), 57-65. doi:10.1037/0735-7028.34.1.57. 

Yettick, H. (2009). The research that reaches the public: Who produces the educational research mentioned in the News Media? Boulder and Tempe: Education and the Public Interest Center & Education Policy Research Unit. Retrieved [date] from?http://www.greatlakescenter.org/docs/Research/Yettick_Media.pdf

Skerrett, A. & Hargreaves, A. (2008). Student diversity and secondary school change in a context of increasingly standardized reformAmerican Educational Research Journal, 45, 913-945 [qualitative]

Steele, C.M. (1997). A threat in the air: How stereotypes shape intellectual identity and performance. American Psychologist, 52, 613-62 [qualitative]


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