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Shaxson, Louise; Boaz, Annette – Environmental Education Research, 2021
This special issue examines how relationships between research and policy in environmental and sustainability education (ESE) can be strengthened. Our contribution draws on three cases from outside the ESE space to analyse policymakers' perspectives on using evidence to inform decision-making, and to show that government-based policymakers develop…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Theory Practice Relationship, Public Policy
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Weinberg, James – Journal of Education Policy, 2021
The 2017-2019 House of Lords' select committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement made a number of bold proposals to reinvigorate citizenship education in the UK. However, the public and academic debate surrounding the Lords' report and its recommendations has been startlingly muted. To tackle this lacuna, this article analyses a range of 'policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Federal Government
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Pallett, Helen – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Background: Debates about evidence-based policy (EBP) were revived in the UK in the 2010s in the context of civil service reform and changing practices of policy making, including institutionalisation of public participation in science policy making. Aims and objectives: This paper aims to explore this revival of interest in EBP in the context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Citizen Participation, Policy Formation
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Gray, Lena – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2020
This article conceptualises the relationship between exam board insider research and the policy-making context in which they operate. Exam board researchers are constrained by commercial and political interests in disclosing their knowledge. and face pressures in disseminating research, but also find themselves working in contexts where calls to…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Standard Setting, Exit Examinations
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Verger, Antoni; Moschetti, Mauro C.; Fontdevila, Clara – Comparative Education, 2020
Despite Public-Private Partnerships' (PPPs) growing popularity within education policy circles, research on their effects yields contradictory results. The understanding of PPP effects is limited by the prevalence of generalist analyses that neglect to acknowledge the exceptional heterogeneity of the policy frameworks in which PPPs crystallize.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Policy, Public Sector, Private Sector
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Crack, Angela M. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
Britain has funded English language teaching (ELT) initiatives in developing countries for decades, despite changes in government and a series of substantial overhauls in the administration of development aid. This article reveals the relevance of ideational factors in explaining how ELT remained a key part of Britain's aid policy during a period…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Developing Nations
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Rose, David Christian; Kenny, Caroline; Hobbs, Abbi; Tyler, Chris – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Despite claims that we now live in a post-truth society, it remains commonplace for policy makers to consult research evidence to increase the robustness of decision making. Few scholars of evidence-policy interfaces, however, have used legislatures as sites of study, despite the fact that they play a critical role in modern democracies. There is…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation
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Rahimi, Muhammad; Pakzadian, Maryam – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
This article reports on a qualitative study that investigated English learners' attitudes toward English as an International Language (EIL). Four major findings were identified in the current study. First, majority of the participants thought that English belongs to all its users, regardless of being its native speakers or not. Second, lack of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
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Twalo, Thembinkosi – Educational Action Research, 2019
The knowledge value chain has multiple stakeholders such as researchers and policy-makers. These are conventionally knowledge producers and knowledge users, respectively. Knowledge producers and knowledge users sometimes have conflicting interests, expectations, concerns, and priorities. To mitigate these differences, one of the strategies used is…
Descriptors: Researchers, Policy Formation, Action Research, Power Structure
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Wray, Mike; Houghton, Ann-Marie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Since 1995 the UK higher education sector has been required to implement national disability related legislation. This paper reports on a study which explored the role that policies play in influencing how staff support disabled students. In particular the extent to which staff in HE behave in similar ways to those described as street level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Educational Policy
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Harte, Dave; Long, Paul; Naudin, Annette – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
This article examines the nature and role of courses designed to train creative workers, policy-makers and related actors, in the skills necessary for cultural management, enterprise or intermediation and their relationship in apprehending the sector. The article takes a case study approach, engaging with university policy, student research,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Creative Activities, Economics
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Hawkins, Benjamin; Ettelt, Stefanie – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2019
Current debates on e-cigarette policy in the UK are highly acrimonious and are framed in terms of evidence-based policymaking. Aims and objectives: The article aims to understand the use of evidence in policymaking in the context of both political controversy and limited policy-relevant evidence via a case study of UK e-cigarette debates. Methods:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Electronic Equipment, Policy Formation
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Ellefson, Michelle R.; Baker, Sara T.; Gibson, Jenny L. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2019
This article gives a reflective account of lessons learned from the experiences of three cognitive developmental scientists conducting psychological research in educational settings. First, we describe and analyze four key cultural distinctions between traditional approaches to research in psychology and education: 1) different structures, 2)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Executive Function, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Hughes, Tim; Webber, Don; O'Regan, Nicholas – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Universities, across the globe, are increasingly judged on social and economic impact. An important initiative in the UK is the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, which assessed the wider impact of university research. The Impact Case Studies, produced for REF 2014, provide a rich new source of information to explore the wider impact of…
Descriptors: Universities, Economic Impact, Research Utilization, Relevance (Education)
Universities UK, 2019
Universities UK has been explicit that a 'no deal' exit from the EU would be bad for our students, researchers and 136 member universities. This briefing sets out the consequences of exiting the EU without a deal and the stabilising policies required for the higher education sector.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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