Draft outline for the forthcoming CERI publication "Research and Evidence in Educational Policy-making: New Challenges"

 

Part 1 The Evidence Agenda:  the issue and why it is important

Secretariat paper from Tracey Burns and Tom Schuller

Part 2 Methodological Issues:   what counts and should count as evidence

Two papers focussing on the following questions, followed by a dialogue between the authors:
- Is there a (single) hierarchy of evidence? (Tom Cook, USA)
- Why is there not more mixed-method research? (Stephen Gorard, UK)

- What’s changed in debate in last ten years (Albert Tuijnman, LUX)

Part 3 Mediating the Research/Policy Interface: the role of brokerage agencies

Brief case studies of a selection of such agencies in education
- What Works Clearinghouse (US), Bob Baruch
- EPPI Centre (UK), David Gough
- Iterative Best Practice Synthesis (NZ), Adrienne Alton-Lee
- Canadian Council on Learning (CAN), Charles Ungerleider
- Knowledge Chamber (The Netherlands)
- Danish Clearinghouse (Denmark)
- Social Care Institute of Excellence (UK), Bill Kilgallon

Part 4 EbPR in practice:  examples from the field

- Satya Brink (CAN)
- Hannele Niemi   (FIN)
- Andrew Pollard (UK)
- Dvid Hogan (Singapore)

Part 5 The importance of using evidence effectively in education policy

The politician’s perspective

Annexe: - useful sources and weblinks

 (revised December 2006)

 

 

 

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