International Collaboration and Its Contributions: Disseminating Knowledge and Supporting Evidence-Based Practices Across Countries

Collins B. C., TEKİN İFTAR E., Olcay-Gul S.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, vol.52, no.3, pp.227-239, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier


This article explores how international collaboration among researchers can contribute to developing evidence-based practices and disseminating knowledge in the field of special education. A review of a sample of special education journals published in English to identify articles written in collaboration by researchers from different countries is followed by an example of a collaborative relationship between special education researchers in Turkey and the United States that illustrates the potential of international collaboration to impact evidence-based practices. The article concludes with a discussion of the importance of international collaboration and recommendations for others who are interested in international collaboration.