British Journal of Educational Studies 49 (3):329 - 352 (2001)
The starting point for this paper is the ongoing debate about the relation between research and policy in education. Recent developments in England and Scotland are reviewed in the context of political and academic arguments about the nature and function of research activity. The defensiveness of the research community in the face of professional and political attacks is examined critically. A case study of the Higher Still programme is used to illustrate the complexity of the relationships between evidence, ideology, values and professional practice. It is argued that the research community needs to become more politically sophisticated and to advance a clearer vision of its social function in advanced democratic societies if its potential contribution to educational development is to be realised. The dangers of a retreat to a narrow empirical role are highlighted.
|Keywords||research Higher Still scholarship , evidence‐based policy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Philosophy as a Basis for Policy and Practice: What Confidence Can We Have in Philosophical Analysis and Argument?James C. Conroy, Robert A. Davis & Penny Enslin - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (s1):165-182.
Philosophy of Education in the UK: The Historical and Contemporary.Alis Oancea & David Bridges - 2009 - Oxford Review of Education 35 (5):553-568.
Educational Studies Beyond School.John Field - 2002 - British Journal of Educational Studies 50 (1):120 - 143.
Educational Research and Policy: Epistemological Considerations.David Bridges & Michael Watts - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (s1):41-62.
Curricular Effectiveness in Moral/Values Education: A Review of Research. [REVIEW]James S. Leming - 1981 - Journal of Moral Education 10 (3):147-164.
The Politics of Teacher Professional Development: Policy, Research and Practice.Ian Hardy - 2012 - Routledge.
Basic Skills Provision for Offenders on Probation Supervision: Beyond a Rhetoric of Evidence-Based Policy?Caroline Hudson - 2003 - British Journal of Educational Studies 51 (1):64 - 81.
Philosophy, Methodology and Educational Research: Introduction.David Bridges & Richard Smith - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 40 (2):131–135.
Philosophy, Methodology and Educational Research.David Bridges & Richard Smith (eds.) - 2007 - Blackwell.
Action Research and Policy.Lorraine Foreman-peck & Jane Murray - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (s1):145-163.
Epistemology as Ethics in Research and Policy: The Use of Case Studies.John Elliott & Dominik Luke - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (s1):87-119.
The Formation and Transformation of Moral Impulse.Ronald Lee Zigler - 1999 - Journal of Moral Education 28 (4):445-457.
Education(Al) Research, Educational Policy-Making and Practice.Charles Clark - 2011 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (1):37-57.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads2 ( #778,125 of 2,178,184 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #316,504 of 2,178,184 )
How can I increase my downloads?