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ERIC Number: EJ986906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
Collaborative Inter-Professional Policy and Practice: In Search of Evidence
Morrison, Marlene; Glenny, Georgina
Journal of Education Policy, v27 n3 p367-386 2012
Collaborative inter-professional practice (IPP) is hailed increasingly by policy-makers and a growing number of practitioners as "the" new form of professional practice for those working within and across services for children and young people. Based on desk research, and drawing upon an increasingly invasive use of the term "collaborative" at macro as well as micro-levels of the state, this paper interrogates the discursive and organisational forms upon which this "new" advocacy rests and permeates the fields of Education, Health, Social Care, and Social Work, including standards agendas. Definitional complexity is compounded, it is argued, by relative paucity in evidence to demonstrate its benefit to and purposes for users/clients/students and professionals. Summarising evidence from case examples, conclusions draw attention to the need for more rigorous research not only about the benefits and disbenefits of inter-professional education (IPE) and collaborative IPP but also about the purported causal links between them. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom