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Author Whitty, Geoff, author

Title Research and Policy in Education : Evidence, ideology and impact / Geoff Whitty, Jake Anders, Annette Hayton, Sarah Tang, Emma Wisby
Published London : UCL IOE Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (134 pages)
Series Bedford Way Papers
Bedford Way papers.
Contents Cover; Acknowledgements; About the authors; Introduction; 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; 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; References; Index
Summary This book argues that education policy is as often driven by political ideologies as by solid research evidence. It makes a plea for more discipline-based research on education, and reasserts the importance of the sociology of education as an essential resource for making sense of contemporary education policy
Subject Education and state -- Great Britain.
Education -- Research -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Anders, Jake, contributor
Hayton, Annette, contributor
Tang, Sarah, contributor
Wisby, Emma, contributor
ISBN 1782771425 (electronic bk.)
9781782771425 (electronic bk.)