ERIC Number: ED255986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Research, Policy and Practice. World Yearbook of Education 1985.
Nisbet, John, Ed.; And Others
Nineteen articles on the status of the relationship among educational research, policy, and practice around the world are collected in the 1985 edition of the "World Yearbook of Education." Contributors address the development of national policies on educational research in countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand, considering such influencing factors as developments in other countries, the form and attitude of the national government in question, the structures selected for financing and governance, and the impact of other national policies on education. Major research concerns being addressed are identified, and trends are noted. The impact of research on policy-making and on educational practice is discussed in many of the papers. Among the major trends identified are: the significant growth in major research efforts during the 1960's and 1970's; a tendency toward centralization of control of these efforts; a movement away from basic research and toward applied research aimed at achieving national goals; reductions in funding; and a growing interest in action research. The book also contains an introduction that analyzes the questions raised and trends observed by the contributors, and a bibliography of 502 relevant documents, of which 31 are annotated. (PGD)
Descriptors: Action Research, Agency Role, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Governance, Government Role, National Programs, Politics of Education, Public Agencies, Research and Development, Research and Development Centers, Research Problems, Research Utilization
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Researchers; Practitioners; Policymakers
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Identifiers: Australia; Canada; England; France; Germany; India; Latin America; Netherlands; New Zealand; Poland; Research Trends; Scotland; Singapore; Sweden; United States; Wales
Note: For individual chapters, see EA 017 424-444.