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Who Really Cares about Using Education Research in Policy and Practice? Developing a Culture of Research Engagement, 28 July 2023

The publication provides analyses of data collected from more than 30 education systems. It delves into how systemic and organisational capacity for thoughtful engagement with research can be built into policy and practice. It also contains concrete examples of building a culture of research engagement by presenting diverse case studies, analyses, tools and processes. It is intended as a practical resource for policy makers, educational leaders, teachers and the research community to stimulate reflection and guide their efforts to developing a culture of research engagement in education. 

Who Cares about Using Education Research in Policy and Practice? Strengthening Research Engagement, 18 July 2022 

The report describes the mechanisms used to strengthen the impact of education research in policy and practice, and the levels of engagement of various actors in these processes. It also maps the drivers of, and barriers to, using research in education policy and practice. While some promising practices are highlighted across the report, the primary focus at this stage is not to provide clear solutions. This initial mapping of structures and processes aimed at improving research use points to a number of knowledge gaps and directions for future work.

The report is based on the contributions from leading experts who provided insights into lessons learnt from the field of “evidence-informed” policy and practice, and data collected from over 30 countries through an OECD policy survey.


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More than just a go-between: The role of intermediaries in knowledge mobilisation19 December 2022

This working paper reviews theoretical and empirical literature on knowledge mobilisation, proposes a set of frameworks for describing knowledge intermediaries’ objectives, functions and impact, identifies knowledge gaps in the current literature and directions for future research on knowledge mobilisation in the education sector.  



How to be a Marco Polo of education research, policy and practice, 19 September 2023

Even The Beatles needed an Intermediary, 13 January 2023





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