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ERIC Number: EJ1158026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Bridging Divides--Social Science, Educational Policy and the Improvement of Education and Training Systems: An Appreciation the Contribution of David Raffe (1950-2015)
Howieson, Cathy; Spours, Ken; Young, Michael
Journal of Education and Work, v30 n7 p689-699 2017
This Introduction provides an overview of the distinctive contribution of the late David Raffe to educational research in the UK and internationally over a 40-year period. His wide-ranging research on post-compulsory education and training systems was enriched by the development of conceptual distinctions that have become part of the lingua franca of sociology and the study of education reform. David's particular style of scholarship focused on the improvement of education systems through collaborative working; historical and comparative analysis and the processes of policy learning. In particular he argued that both researchers and policy actors should understand the specificities of their own national contexts rather than simply engage in "policy borrowing" from other contexts or countries. The Introduction also outlines how the various contributors to the journal have engaged with David's scholarship, and demonstrates the continuing relevance of his intellectual legacy to understanding today's turbulent political and policy world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (England); Ireland; United States
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