What Matters in a Research to Practice Cycle?

Teachers as Researchers

  • Christine Grima-Farrell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. The Gap Between Research and School Practice in Inclusive Education: Concerns and Complexities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christine Grima-Farrell
      Pages 3-14
    3. Christine Grima-Farrell
      Pages 15-66
  3. Research and Practice Paradigms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-110
    2. Christine Grima-Farrell
      Pages 139-160
    3. Christine Grima-Farrell
      Pages 161-196
    4. Christine Grima-Farrell
      Pages 197-224
  4. Moving Forward in Reducing the Research to Practice Gap

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-227
    2. Christine Grima-Farrell
      Pages 237-250
    3. Christine Grima-Farrell
      Pages 251-258
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-282

About this book


This book introduces a comprehensive RTP Model that reframes research to practice knowledge and inclusive education philosophy to promote the sustained use of research to promote and enhance meaningful education for all students.

In these welcome days of implementation science, research has to be real. There has to be a direct and rich connection between what is known and what translates from such data. In this volume Grima-Farrell delivers exactly that balance: a triumph of deep analysis on a complex and synergistic area, namely, inclusive classrooms and schools. This is a must read if you want to know what is happening in this challenging and compelling field and where we need to head if research is to inform daily practice.
Michael Arthur-Kelly, University of Newcastle

Much is written about the challenges education faces in bringing its research to professional practice at scale. Little of that work reflects a rigorous empirical investigation of the research to practice process. This book stands alone as a research-based account of the challenge based upon the study of multiple applied research cases each targeted at implementing an evidence-based innovation in an inclusive education setting. The essence of the book is the story of these case studies and the way the findings derived from them are employed to produce a practical model for bringing evidence-based practice to scale in inclusive education. This is truly a unique offering that ‘walks the talk’ of research to practice and should be read by anyone interested in better professional practice in inclusive and general education.
Alan Bain, Charles Sturt University

An innovative working relationship is proposed and celebrated in this book. This relationship can best be described and constructed as a partnership of equals.
Alex Moore, University of London


Educational Theory to Practice Inclusive education Professional Development Research to Practice in Education Teacher Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Christine Grima-Farrell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia, Australian Catholic UniversityStrathfieldAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2085-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2087-2
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