This book provides a fascinating insight into the sometimes troubled relationship between ‘research’ and ‘policy-making’ in education. It shows how each of these areas of social and intellectual endeavour is in a state of dynamic change and how, as a result, they are becoming more mutually inter-permeable and posing increasingly challenging problems for each other. It suggests a number of scenarios for the future development of the relationship and throws down some challenges for both communities.
Drawing together contributions from the premier league of UK educationalists the book is both thought-provoking and anxiously awaited by other academics wanting to learn from the experience of senior researchers.
Table of Contents
1. The Ethics of Mass Innovation in Education 2. An Observational Study of Interactions Between Policy-Makers and Researchers 3. The Interplay Between Policy and Practice for ICT in Education in England: Issues From Twenty Years or Programme Evaluation 4. Exploring Literacy Policy-Making from the Inside and out 5. Managers, Mediators or Masseurs: Exploring the Roles and Responsibilities of Research Managers/Advisers in National Agencies 6. ‘Policy Drivers’ in CPD: The Changing Relationship Between Schools and HE 7. A Policy-Oriented Approach to Synthesizing Policy-Related Research on CPD for Capacity-Building 8. User Engagement in Research: Implications for Research Design