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Yuan, Shupei; Dudo, Anthony; Besley, John C. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2019
Scientific societies play an important role in scientists' career development and can have an impact on scientific advancement. The current study explores scientific societies' view of and support for public engagement. Interviews with key actors of 21 US-based scientific societies suggest that societies recognize the value of public engagement…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Community Involvement, Citizen Participation, Outreach Programs
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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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Bruce, Ann; O'Callaghan, Kenneth – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The evidence-policy interface is important for delivery of sustainable development policy. We examine one specific form of knowledge brokering, the temporary placement of academic research scientists in UK policy arenas. We argue that successful knowledge brokerage depends on establishing social processes critical to effective knowledge exchange.…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Evidence Based Practice, Policy Formation, Sustainable Development
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Balian, Estelle V.; Drius, Liza; Eggermont, Hilde; Livoreil, Barbara; Vandewalle, Marie; Vandewoestjine, Sofie; Wittmer, Heidi; Young, Juliette – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Knowledge brokerage on biodiversity and ecosystem services can apply communication tools such as policy briefs to facilitate the dialogue between scientists and policymakers. There is currently considerable debate on how to go beyond the linear communication model, outdated in theoretical debate but still often implicitly leading interaction with…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Biodiversity, Ecology, Policy
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Hajjar, David P.; Moran, George W.; Siddiqi, Afreen; Richardson, Joshua E.; Anadon, Laura D.; Narayanamurti, Venkatesh – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) policies in the Gulf Arab States are as diverse as the individual economies and political processes that characterize its member states. During the past decade, a number of expert review groups have argued that science and technology policy needs to be reformed and revitalized in the Gulf…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Prewitt, Kenneth, Ed.; Schwandt, Thomas A., Ed.; Straf, Miron L., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2012
"Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy" encourages scientists to think differently about the use of scientific evidence in policy making. This report investigates why scientific evidence is important to policy making and argues that an extensive body of research on knowledge utilization has not led to any widely accepted explanation…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Policy Formation, Scientists, Evidence
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Van Egmond, Stans; Bekker, Marleen; Bal, Roland; van der Grinten, Tom – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2011
The use of evidence in health promotion has become the gold standard, and obliges rethinking how to increase the (often limited) use of evidence in public health policy. Recently calls have been made to reconceptualise science policy relations as dynamic, interactive and co-constructive practices. Building on a qualitative investigation of an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Health Promotion, Public Health
National Academies Press, 2012
In many countries, colleges and universities are where the majority of innovative research is done; in all cases, they are where future scientists receive both their initial training and their initial introduction to the norms of scientific conduct regardless of their eventual career paths. Thus, institutions of higher education are particularly…
Descriptors: Science Education, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Colleges
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Logue, Danielle – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2009
The mobility of scientists and the concerns surrounding "brain drain" are not new. Even in the Ptolemic dynasty, the first king set out to attract and influence the movements of scholars to shift the centre of learning from Athens to Alexandria. Yet after all this time, there is still much policy discourse and debate focused on attempting to…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Scientists, Brain Drain, Public Policy
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Paroske, Marcus – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2009
International science policy controversies involve disputes over cultural differences in the assessment of knowledge claims and competing visions of the policy-making process between different nations. This essay analyzes these dynamics in the recent controversy surrounding AIDS policy in South Africa. It develops the notion of an epistemological…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Calvert, Jane – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2004
Today, there is increasing concern about the health of "basic research", yet considerable disagreement about its definition. This paper examines the way in which the term is used in everyday practice. Drawing upon interviews with British and American scientists and policy-makers, we identify six different definitions currently in use.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Scientific Research, Foreign Countries, Scientists
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Froelich, Adrienne – Bioscience, 2003
Discusses dilemmas that biologists face since fear of bioterrorism has increased. Points out the need for definitions for terms such as "sensitive" and policies that reflect the dual nature of biological research. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Biotechnology, Higher Education, Policy Formation
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources. – 1981
This document contains two papers commissioned by the Human Resources Commission of the National Research Council to explore the potential effects of military personnel requirements on the supply of scientists and engineers, and reaction to the papers from a one-day seminar of invited participants. The first paper, by Dr. Dael Wolfle, considers…
Descriptors: Demand Occupations, Demography, Employment Projections, Engineers
Holdgate, Martin W., Ed.; White, Gilbert F., Ed. – 1977
The International Council of Scientific Unions formed the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) to survey environmental changes, recommend international research programes, and suggest ways and means of lessening environmental hazards. In this publication, an attempt is made to identify to college students and interested…
Descriptors: Ecology, Environment, Environmental Research, Higher Education
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Thiemann, Hugo – Science, 1970
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Government Role, Policy Formation, Political Influences
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