Education Research and Evaluation: For Policy and Practice?  book cover
1st Edition

Education Research and Evaluation: For Policy and Practice?

ISBN 9780750701891
Published November 1, 1993 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Much has been written on the styles, strategies and tactics associated with educational research and evaluation, but relatively little on the social processes associated with the methodology. Few books consider the relationship of research and evaluation to policy and practice and this book opens up key debates in that field. It identifies, through contributions from the USA and Britain, some of the major processes involved, examines the problems of conducting research and evaluation and the ways in which they can be overcome, and details case studies in which problems and processes are encountered.; Probably of worldwide interest to students, researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners, the authors present an examination of a range of different dimensions associated with educational research and evaluation conducted for policy and practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Biting the Hand that Feeds You? Educational Research for Policy and Practice, Robert G. Burgess; Part 1 Issues in Policy Focused Research and Evaluation; Chapter 2 Contractors and Customers: A Research Relationship?, Robert G. Burgess; Chapter 3 The Relationship between Educational Research and Evaluation and the Role of the Local Education Authority, Alan Sanday; Chapter 4 Educational Evaluations for the US Congress: Some Reflections on Recent Experience, Eleanor Chelimsky, Frederick Mulhauser; Chapter 5 Voices of the Researched in a Report for Policy-Makers, Colin Biott; Chapter 6 Inspection, Time-Constrained Evaluation and the Production of Credible Educational Knowledge, Brian Wilcox; Part 2 Educational Research and Evaluation for Policy and Practice: Some Empirical Studies; Chapter 7 Local and National Evaluation, Christopher Pole; Chapter 8 Evaluation for Policy: Rationality and Political Reality: The Paradigm Case of PRAISE?, Mary James; Chapter 9 Changing Times, Changing Identities: Grieving for a Lost Self, Jennifer Nias; Chapter 10 Educational Research and Professional Development: On Minds that Watch Themselves, Mary Louise Holly;

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