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    The Importance of Being Thorough: On Systematic Accumulations of 'What Works' in Education Research.Alis Oancea & Richard Pring - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (s1):15-39.
    This article outlines and appraises the considerable criticism of educational research, both in the United Kingdom and in North America, and shows how it has pointed to a narrowing of what counts as good or worthwhile research in the policy discourse. In particular, this involved prioritising research that purports to show clearly and unmistakably 'what works', and institutionalising this view of research in a range of centres that receive official approval. The article, though recognising the fruit of such centres, challenges (...)
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    The Future of Teacher Education.Alis Oancea & Janet Orchard - 2012 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 46 (4):574-588.
    Conceptions of teaching quality and teacher accountability, and the values and assumptions that underpin them, are relatively under-examined by policy makers. We suggest ways in which philosophers might address this deficit, with reference to policy concerns found in the United Kingdom (UK). Further philosophical questions are generated by this process of reflection and we offer a partial analysis of those we judge to be of particular significance. While optimistic generally, we identify three challenges to asserting a role for philosophical analysis (...)
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    The Impacts of Incentives for International Publications on Research Cultures in Chinese Humanities and Social Sciences.Xin Xu, Alis Oancea & Heath Rose - 2021 - Minerva 59 (4):469-492.
    Incentives for improving research productivity at universities prevail in global academia. However, the rationale, methodology, and impact of such incentives and consequent evaluation regimes are in need of scrutinization. This paper explores the influences of financial and career-related publishing incentive schemes on research cultures. It draws on an analysis of 75 interviews with academics, senior university administrators, and journal editors from China, a country that has seen widespread reliance on international publication counts in research evaluation and reward systems. The study (...)
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