Crain-Dorough, Mindy, and Adam C. Elder, "Absorptive Capacity as a Means of Undersatanding and Addressing the Disconnects Between Research and Practice," Review of Research in Education. March 2021. Vo. 45, pp. 67-100.
Reviews the research on the disconnects between research and practice, including 1) prior knowledge, 2) the view of the value that both communities place on research, 3) their methods of acquisition of new knowledge, 4) their ability to assimilate/transform new knowledge, and 5) contingent factors such as power relationships and social integration mechanisms; discusses ways that future research can deal with these disconnects and improve research use; employs an "absorptive capacity" framework derived from Todorova and Durisin, 2007.
Broad Topical Focus
Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Knowledge Generartion, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization
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