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Education(al) research and educational policy making: is conflict inevitable?

Whitty, Geoff (2006) Education(al) research and educational policy making: is conflict inevitable? British Educational Research Journal, 32. pp. 159-176. ISSN 0141-1926

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Additional Information: Details: Whitty, G. (2006) British Educational Research Journal 32 (2) 159-176 Theme: 1 Key words: Educational research; education policy; policy making; New Labour. Field of enquiry: Education policy. Theoretical perspectives, analytical and/or empirical methods used: Contrasts the critique of educational research with its use in relation to recent education policy and the realities of the policy making process. Coupled with this is an analysis of the appropriate direction for educational research in this context. Original contributions to theory/methodology/policy/practice: Provides an overview of recent commentaries on educational research and its relationship to policy and sets this besides a consideration of the way in which policy has been used in relation to current policies, but also the realities of the policy making process in terms of the other influencing factors. In response, the article offers a statement on the implications of the current context for educational researchers, on an appropriate profile for educational research and on the role of the research community and subject association to this end. Evidence of significance (eg, prizes, awards, keynote): Inaugural presidential address, British Educational Research Association annual conference 2005; earlier version of the paper presented as a keynote address to the Scottish Executive Education Department’s Schools Research Conference, January 2005 (‘Research, policy and practice: a crucial but complex relationship’). Refereeing procedures to which the output has been subject: Peer reviewed in accordance with journal’s procedures.
Controlled Keywords: England , Educational reform , Evidence based policy and practice , Public policy analysis
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 08:45
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:52
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