CUREE say: our research has identified a number of barriers to an evidence-based approach.
For example, large-scale international evidence highlights that time, inadequate facilitation, difficulties with research methods and processes, and diverse foci are the main obstacles to engagement in and with research (Bell et al., 2010). A survey of over 1000 practitioners found that time and access to research were significant barriers (NTRP, 2011).
National Teacher Research Panel [NTRP]. (2011) Habitats for teacher research: teacher perspectives on research as a sustainable environment for CPD. [Online]. Coventry: Centre for Use of Research and Evidence in Education [CUREE].