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Marchant, Gregory J. – Teacher Educator, 2014
Since becoming an educational researcher in the late 1980s, Gregory Marchant has struggled with the disconnect between what is known from educational research and what is practiced in educational policy. In fact, his dissertation looked at support for practices identified through the process-product effective teaching research from elementary and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Researchers, Policy Formation
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King, Lid – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2007
In this article, the author reflects on three or four main areas where policy and research coincide or conflict as exemplified in the varied articles of the "Cambridge Journal of Education" and suggests some of the things that he and other authors might learn from each other. Before considering those areas where the researcher philosopher and the…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Policy Formation, Inferences, Decision Making
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Winch, Christopher – Educational Theory, 2006
In this essay, Christopher Winch explores the relevance of Ludwig Wittgenstein's account of rule-following to vocational education with particular reference to the often-made claim that any account of an activity in terms of rule-following implies rigidity and inflexibility. He argues that most rule-following is only successful when it involves a…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Persuasive Discourse, Theory Practice Relationship
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Molas-Gallart, Jordi; Davies, Andrew – American Journal of Evaluation, 2006
This article reviews the literature and practice concerned with the evaluation of science, technology, and innovation (STI) policies and the way these relate to theories of the innovation process. Referring to the experience of the European Union (EU), the authors review the attempts to ensure that the STI policy theory is informed by advances in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Analysis, Innovation, Technology
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Simpson, Richard L. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2003
This article discusses the need to connect research and policy in the education of children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. It considers issues related to selecting and implementing use of research and evidence-based practices and the need for appropriately trained educational professionals. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Autism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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McDonnell, John; O'Neill, Rob – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2003
This article discusses concerns with the No Child Left Behind definition of scientifically based research and its preference for random-assignment experiments from a single/within subject research perspective. A comprehensive program of research that can focus on the bridging the gap between research and practice is proposed. (CR)
Descriptors: Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research
Reimers, Fernando; McGinn, Noel – 1997
This book is about how the process of deciding about education, or education policymaking, can be informed by research-based knowledge. Part 1 offers three chapters that attempt to clarify the central issues caught up in the problem of knowledge utilization--why there is so little utilization of research in educational policymaking, how research…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Smith, Andy – 2001
Vocational education and training (VET) research in Australia has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. In a 1993 report titled "No Small Change," VET research was characterized as a fragmented activity that was underfunded and had little or no relevance to policy or practice in the VET sector. Since that time, increased funding through the…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Educational Trends
Moore, Kristin A. – 1995
Based on the assumption that basic science is the crucial building block for technological and biomedical progress, this paper examines the relevance for public policy of basic demographic and behavioral sciences research on children and families. The characteristics of basic research as they apply to policy making are explored. First, basic…
Descriptors: Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Policy Formation, Public Policy
Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; And Others – 1991
This book grew from a collection of papers presented in the 1987-88 academic year at the University of Cincinnati. Some of the papers explore issues prevalent in the 1988 presidential election year. The issues are critical to an understanding of the relationships between social issues and political activity in U.S. society. Chapters examine two…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Usage
Elliott, Emerson J. – 1994
This paper offers examples of the ways in which research influences national policies related to assessment and program evaluation. It describes an ongoing evaluation being conducted by the National Academy of Education (NAE) of the "Trial State Assessment," a piece of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). At this interim stage,…
Descriptors: Blue Ribbon Commissions, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Research
Wendel, Frederick C., Ed. – 1992
This publication contains four chapters that examine the reform of administrator preparation programs. In "The Reform Paradigm: Exploring the Fuzzy Logic of Educational Administration," William Ammentorp and Thomas Morgan develop a model based on linguistic algorithms to understand qualitative policy formation and decision making. In "Student…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
Frantz, Nevin R., Jr. – 1990
How can research and practice can be linked together to improve vocational education? Vocational education researchers should conduct research that can directly benefit policy makers and practitioners and present their findings in ways that influence the improvement of policy and practice. Three basic assumptions need to be recognized: (1) the…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Information Dissemination, Linking Agents, Networks
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Iversen, Roberta Rehner – Social Work, 1998
Despite the profession's historic commitment to poor people, little advanced social work practice is reported in work-enhancement programs. Outlines employment-related needs among poor people in the context of economic and policy change. Discusses successful work programs. (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment, Employment Programs
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Cooper, Harris – Educational Researcher, 1996
Explores experiences of a school board member, himself an educational researcher, that relate to the relationship between social science research and educational policymaking. Why decision makers are skeptical about the value of research in formulating policy is considered, and thoughts are presented on the future of educational research. (SLD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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