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Title The best available evidence : decision making for educational improvement / edited by Paul Newton and David Burgess
Published Rotterdam, the Netherlands : SensePublishers, [2016]
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Contents Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Evidence-Driven Policy and Practice in Education: Issues of Veracity in Quantitatively Based Research -- Issues with Evidence in Constructivist/Interpretivist Educational Research -- Exploring Types of Educational Action Research: Implications for Research Validity -- Narrative, Insight, and Effective Decision Making in Education -- Values, Virtues, and Human Capabilities: A Positive Perspective on Educational Improvement -- The Cartography of Success: Mapping the Education Data Terrain toward Ethical Practice for Continuous Improvement -- Learning Organisations and Their Relationship to Educational Improvement -- The Assessment Imperative: Evidence-Based Decision Making in Student Affairs -- Change and Improvement in Post-Secondary Education -- Decision Making and Problems of Evidence for Emerging Educational Technologies -- Epilogue: Evidence and the Research-Practice Gap in Education -- About the Contributors -- Index
Summary In The Best Available Evidence: Decision-Making for Educational Improvement, the editors and contributing authors explore the intricacies of working with data and evidence for the purpose or organizational development in educational institutions. A broad theme that runs throughout this book is the need for policy makers and practitioners to be informed and critical consumers of educational research. The chapters in this volume explore quantitative, qualitative, narrative, and practitioner research approaches and explore the implications for evidence use in educational improvement efforts. Many
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Educational planning -- Decision making.
Educational evaluation.
Form Electronic book
Author Newton, Paul, editor
Burgess, David, editor
ISBN 9463004386 (electronic bk.)
9789463004381 (electronic bk.)