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Research and policy in education: evidence, ideology and impact

Whitty, G (2016) Research and policy in education: evidence, ideology and impact. Bedford Way Papers . UCL IOE Press, London. ISBN 9781782770848

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Abstract

Argues that education policy is as often driven by political ideologies as by solid research evidence. Includes case studies of teacher training policy, international policy borrowing, closing the attainment gap and widening participation in higher education. Concludes with a reassertion of the importance of sociology of education in making sense of education policy.

Item Type: Book
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Contributions from Jake Anders, Annette Hayton, Sarah Tang and Emma Wisby.

Contents:
1. Education(al) research and education policy in an imperfect world
2: Ideology and evidence in English teacher education
3. The (mis)use of evidence in policy borrowing: A trans-Atlantic case study
4. ‘Closing the achievement gap’: Rhetoric or reality?
5. ‘Knowing the ropes?’ Access to higher education in England
6. The continuing importance of the sociology of education

Keywords: Education, policy, research, ideology, evidence, impact
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 15:14
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 15:18
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7305
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