© 2018 by Beth S. Rous

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My Approach

My philosophy of consulting, teaching and advising is influenced by work I have done in the field over the course of my career to support educators and policymakers as life-long learners. I strongly believe in:

  • providing opportunities for leaders in P-20 educational settings to learn from each other, reflect on real-world dilemmas, challenge themselves to ask hard questions, and use creative problem solving to move their organizations and programs forward.

  • understanding adult learning, including the need to respect both the experiences and values of the learners, and

  • a responsibility to help others understand and reflect on evidence-based and recommended practice as a way to inform daily decisions.

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
-- Norman Vincent Peale

My Research

I am passionate about the research to practice to policy link.  As such I enjoy a variety of research designs and methods including nested, multi-method studies, such as studying children nested within classrooms nested within programs.

 

In terms of methodological expertise, I am adept at and have guided students in quasi-experimental designs, critical incident technique, and survey design, as well as qualitative, mixed method and action research designs using interviews, focus groups, observations, and document analysis.  I also am experienced in navigating longitudinal datasets and building datasets from multiple sources.

 

You can find my work on my CV.

I have profiles on Academia and ResearchGate