What we know about using research findings: implications for improving special education practice.

@article{Gersten1997WhatWK,
  title={What we know about using research findings: implications for improving special education practice.},
  author={Russell Gersten and Sharon Vaughn and Donald D. Deshler and Edeltraud Schiller},
  journal={Journal of learning disabilities},
  year={1997},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={466-76}
}
This article discusses the alternative roles and responsibilities that researchers might assume to bridge the gap between special education research and classroom practice. Literature is reviewed that addresses why some research-based practices fail, and the factors likely to lead to sustained use of research-based practices. The roles of researchers as collaborators, facilitators and coaches, interpreters of the culture and dynamics of the school, and critics are described in an attempt to… CONTINUE READING