Dr. William Firestone of Rutgers University (PI) and Jill Perry (co-PI) have received a William T. Grant Foundation grant for $511,000, for a research project entitled "The Education Doctorate: A Promising Strategy to Promote Smart Use of Research Evidence."
The study will focus on four CPED-influenced education doctorate (EdD) programs reputed to successfully promote research evidence use but that vary in size, location, and faculty research activity. Because of the importance of the capstone experience to future research evidence use, two programs will feature individual dissertations and two will use team, client-centered projects. The project will investigate whether revisions to the EdD, as envisioned by CPED, develop “scholarly practitioners” who are prepared to effectively incorporate research evidence into ongoing improvement efforts. The grant will begin in spring 2017.
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