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Bynner, Claire; Terje, Anna – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2021
Background: Public service practitioners on all levels aim to solve increasingly complex policy problems by making use of different forms of evidence. While there are many complex models of knowledge mobilisation, not enough attention is paid to the types of knowledge that are mobilised for public service reform. Ward (2017) has returned to…
Descriptors: Public Service, Evidence, Change, Local Government
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Forde, Christine; Torrance, Deirdre – School Leadership & Management, 2021
This article examines the policy construction of leadership at all levels in Scottish education. In the current reforms 'leadership at all levels' is being used to mobilise support around changes to the role of the headteacher and of the local authorities (LAs) to bring about greater system alignment. From a critical policy analysis six themes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Policy Formation, Educational Policy
Mouthaan, Melissa; Johnson, Martin; Greatorex, Jackie; Coleman, Tori; Fitzsimons, Sinéad – Research Matters, 2021
Inspired by the work of David Raffe and his co-authors who set out the positive benefits gained from comparing the policies of "the UK home nations" in an article published in 1999, researchers in the Education and Curriculum Team launched a project in early 2020 that we called Curriculum Watch. The aim of this project was to collate a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Palacios-Hidalgo, Francisco Javier; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A.; Gómez-Parra, María Elena – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
European countries and their regions are trying to develop quality foreign language policies to help citizens become communicatively competent. The Spanish region of Andalusia has implemented Bilingual Education since 2005, whereas in the United Kingdom the take-up rates of languages in schools are low despite the linguistic demands that Brexit…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Thorburn, Malcolm – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
This critical paper investigates one influential post-millennial initiative -- the Daily Mile programme -- which is designed to promote the multifarious lifelong enhancing benefits of running-based experiences. A textually orientated discourse analysis of the language used in media, policy and research-related documentary sources of evidence are…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Perlman, Michal; Howe, Nina; Bergeron, Catherine – Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Based on a government document review, 25 stakeholder interviews, and 7 site visits, we examined how and why outdoor play became a focus of Scottish policy for early learning and care programs; we also documented opportunities and barriers to policy implementation. The outdoor play emphasis began as a bottom-up initiative, with a few early…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Play, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Andrews, Nick; Gabbay, John; Le-May, Andreé; Miller, Emma; Petch, Alison; O'Neill, Martin – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Background: Evidence-based practice in social care and health is widely promoted. Making it a reality remains challenging, partly because practitioners generally see practice-based knowledge as more relevant than empirical research. A further challenge regarding the creative, contextual use of research and other evidence including lived experience…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Policy Formation, Research Utilization, Social Services
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McCluskey, Gillean; Cole, Ted; Daniels, Harry; Thompson, Ian; Tawell, Alice – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article draws on findings from the first cross-national study of school exclusion in the four jurisdictions of the UK. It casts new light on the crucial aspects of children's education that lead to school exclusion. It investigates the reasons for the UK disparities, as well as the policy and practice in place. The focus of this article is on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expulsion, Suspension, Educational Policy
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Christie, Beth; Higgins, Pete; King, Betsy; Collacott, Mary; Kirk, Katie; Smith, Heidi – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
Uearning for Sustainability (UfS), as conceived by Education Scotland and the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), spans all curricular areas and it is positioned as the responsibility of all - teachers, learners and educational leaders (Scottish Government 2016). Yet, such comprehensiveness has the potential to render the term and its…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Educational Policy, Sustainability, Foreign Countries
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Parreira do Amaral, Marcelo; Zelinka, Jozef – Comparative Education, 2019
In the following article, we share our findings from the comparative analyses of 54 lifelong learning policy measures implemented in nine European countries, with a particular focus on their orientations, objectives, and solutions devised. Informed by the theoretical framework of Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA), we have further reasoned on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Young Adults
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Simmons, J.; MacLean, J. – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Policy enactment is a dynamic process, which invites agents to uniquely create and recreate policy as an ongoing process. Few policies arrive in school fully formed and the process of policy enactment involves teachers navigating policy frameworks in a way that provides success for each individual pupil. This research examines the complexities…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland outlines a policy vision of a more progressive, integrated and holistic form of education; a commitment which contains an obligation for health and well-being (HWB) to be a responsibility of all teachers. A critical policy analysis approach was utilized in order to review school-level progress in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, National Curriculum, Excellence in Education
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Cairney, Paul – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
National governments use evidence selectively to argue that a successful policy intervention in one local area should be emulated in others ("evidence-based best practice"). However, the value of such evidence is always limited because there is: disagreement on the best way to gather evidence of policy success, uncertainty regarding the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Evidence Based Practice, Best Practices
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Arnott, Margaret A. – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
Education policy is a key devolved policy arena in which there are considerable tensions between and within institutions, within and across Scotland and the UK, and in relations with Europe. It may be assumed such tensions could increase during the process of Brexit and the implementation of the 2016 Scotland Act (Arnott 2016; Arnott and Ozga…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Governance
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Howieson, Cathy; Croxford, Linda – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper considers the role of independent research in helping an education and training system "know itself", illustrating this through the experience of the Centre for Educational Sociology (CES) of which David Raffe was a member and director. It highlights the tensions in the research-policy relationship arising from the different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Decision Making, Educational Sociology
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