Bauer, Korinna; Fischer, Frank (2007): The educational research-practice interface revisited. A scripting perspective. In: Educational Research and Evaluation, Vol. 13, Nr. 3: S. 221-236




The question of how the realms of research and practice might successfully relate to one another is a persisting one, and especially so in education. The article takes a fresh look at this issue by using the terminology of collaboration scripts to reflect upon various forms of this relationship. Under this perspective, several approaches towards bridging the research/ practice gap are being described with regard to the type and closeness of interaction between the two realms. As different focuses and blind spots become discernible, the issue is raised concerning which 'script' might be appropriate depending upon the starting conditions of research interacting with practice.