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ERIC Number: EJ995861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Research Evidence and School Board Deliberations: Lessons from Three Wisconsin School Districts
Asen, Robert; Gurke, Deb; Conners, Pamela; Solomon, Ryan; Gumm, Elsa
Educational Policy, v27 n1 p33-63 Jan 2013
This article analyzes the use of research evidence in school-board deliberations in three school districts in Wisconsin. In these settings, the circulation, meaning, and function of research depended importantly on the interests and backgrounds of advocates, the composition of audiences, and the values and contexts of decision-making. Board members and other meeting participants sought direct connections between research evidence and local district concerns. Their use of research gainsays linear models of policymaking, demonstrating that research carries different meanings in different situations and that research may not resolve value differences that inform policy disputes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin