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Godfrey, David; Brown, Chris – London Review of Education, 2018
This article examines the role of research and development within England's school system. From a range of literature past and present we argue that six features (three dimensions) should form the focus for action at the institutional, systemic and policy levels. Applying these stress tests to the current system, we suggest that an effective…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Ecology, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Brown, Chris; Taylor, Carol; Ponambalum, Lorna – London Review of Education, 2016
The Haverstock Primary to Secondary Transition Project was designed to improve the experience of transition to secondary school for vulnerable pupils in Camden (London). The project used lesson study to help primary and secondary practitioners work collaboratively, to develop effective cross-phase pedagogical approaches to teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Transitional Programs, Communities of Practice
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Brown, Chris; Rogers, Sue – London Review of Education, 2014
This paper examines our use of knowledge-creation activity as a way of developing evidence-informed practice among a learning community of 36 early years practitioners in one London borough. It also seeks to illustrate how we approached the idea of measuring evidence use and our engagement with, and adapted use of, two separate measurement scales:…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Brown, Chris – London Review of Education, 2013
The process of "knowledge adoption" is defined as the means through which policy-makers digest, accept then "take on board" research findings. It is argued in Brown, however, that current models designed to explain knowledge adoption activity fail to fully account for the complexities that affect its operation. Within this…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Policy, Models, Public Officials