More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 5/29/2013.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
It is generally agreed that the problem of research use in education is multifaceted, involving a combination of issues attributed not only to the user end but also to the production end of research itself. Attempts to reach an understanding are often thwarted when discussions surrounding these complex issues become debates shaped by territorial disputes rather than dialogue. This book uses a variety of context-sensitive theoretical approaches (e.g. Cultural Historical Activity Theory, discourse analysis, and Communities of Practice) to understand practice, enabling us to interrogate assumptions and to consider the possibilities for the application of research in the pursuit of evidence-based practice. At its core this book focused on two commonly held assumptions: that "best practice" is readily identifiable in a way that is then transferrable to new contexts for use by practitioners more widely, and that theory will not help with what to do on Monday morning in the classroom or in developing policies with direct and visible impact. As the writers show these assumptions betray misconceptions about theory and practice which need to be explicitly addressed and unpacked. To understand better the realities of the situation the international contributors provide a range of perspectives on theorising and practicing which explicitly consider the relationships between these activities which are too often, and mistakenly, treated separately. The book is an invitation to all researchers to think "outside the box" and identify opportunities for advancing theory and practice in education.