Evidence-Based Education Policy

Evidence-Based Education Policy

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This book raises important questions about the extent to which policy can be derived from research and about the kind of evidence which should inform policy. Challenges contemporary orthodoxies and offers constructive alternatives Critiques the narrower conceptions of evidence which might inform policy advanced by the a€˜what worksa€™ movement Investigates the logical gaps between what can be shown by research and the wider political requirements of policy Examines the different educational research traditions e.g. large population studies, individual case studies, personal narratives, action research, philosophy and a€˜the romantic turna€™ Calls for a more subtle understanding of the ways in which different forms of enquiry may inform policy and practice Discusses the recognition and utilisation of the insights offered by the rich variety of educational research traditions available to usHe is a Council member of both the British and European Educational Research Associations and is an Honorary Vice-President ... School and Head of Department of Religious Education at the University, and has taught in Higher Education, Schools and Adult Education. ... visiting Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Fordham University, New York. ... literature in moral education, the future of education for religious literacy and the history of faith- based schooling.

Title:Evidence-Based Education Policy
Author:David Bridges, Paul Smeyers, Richard Smith
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2009-06-15


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