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ERIC Number: EJ1138590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-5062
Educational Contracting and the Translation of Research into Practice: The Case of Data Coach Vendors in Delaware
Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth; Jones, Akisha R.
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, v10 n2 2015
In the United States, federal and state accountability policies put demands on educational agencies that often exceed their capacity. As a result, a variety of educational organizations are contracted to design and implement policy. Programs and services offered by these contractors are not only instrumental in the process of mediating and implementing policy, but may also be instrumental in translating research into practice. To explore this issue, a case study is conducted using vendor proposals for Delaware's data coach initiative. Data are analyzed through content and citation analyses to examine the degree and nature of research use by selected educational contractors. This research offers not only new directions for studies of research use in policy, but also lessons for policymakers and practitioners who seek the services of educational contractors.
PDK International, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware
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