Making Evidence Matter: A New Perspective for Evidence-Informed Policy-Making in Education

Making Evidence Matter: A New Perspective for Evidence-Informed Policy-Making in Education

by Chris Brown

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Overview

This book presents new perspectives and crucially, solutions, as it re-examines the arguments in favor of an evidence-informed approach to education policy in today’s altered landscape. It spotlights the factors that lead to a wide variety of evidence and perspectives being disregarded by policy makers and sets out why a paradigm of partnership between researchers and policy-makers is required in order to improve the future for policy development. It is grounded both in empirical and theoretical analysis from a review of existing literature and from interviews held with senior education policy makers and other players on the policy development scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782770206
Publisher: UCL IOE Press
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Series: Bedford Way Papers , #41
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Chris Brown is Professor of Education in the University of Portsmouth’s School of Education and Childhood Studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
About the author
Introduction
1. An introduction to evidence-informed policy making
2. Strategies to enable researchers to increase the impact of their work
3. The policy development process
4. A sociological account of knowledge adoption
5. The post-modern social world, and changing trends in the production of knowledge
6. The consequences of power
7. Notions of expertise
8. Resolving the 'evidence dilemma'
Summary
References
Index

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