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Linking Research to Educational Policy and Practice: What Kind of Relationships in How (de)Centralized a Context?

Mantilla, Martha E. and Adams, Don and Ginsburg, Mark and Clayton, Thomas and Sylvester, Judy and Wang, Yidan (2001) Linking Research to Educational Policy and Practice: What Kind of Relationships in How (de)Centralized a Context? In: Policy as Practice: Towards a Comparative Sociocultural Analysis of Educational Policy. Sociocultural Studies in Educational Policy Formation and Appropriation , 1 . Ablex Publishing, Westport, Connecticut; London, pp. 59-76. ISBN 1-56750-516-3

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    There have been debates on two issues related to the process of improving educational quality. The first concerns the alternative models for the relationship between researchers and policymakers/practitioners in efforts in efforts to link research and policy/practice. The second involves arguments about merits of centralized, linear versus decentralized, iterative strategies for reforming education. In this chapter, we summarize the issues raised in these debates and then explore them using illustrations drawn from documentation research of a USAID-funded project, Improving Educational Quality (IEQ), which operated in Ghana, Guatemala and Mali during the years from 1992 to 1996.


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    Item Type: Book Section
    Title: Linking Research to Educational Policy and Practice: What Kind of Relationships in How (de)Centralized a Context?
    Status: Published
    Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Center for Latin American Studies
    Abstract: There have been debates on two issues related to the process of improving educational quality. The first concerns the alternative models for the relationship between researchers and policymakers/practitioners in efforts in efforts to link research and policy/practice. The second involves arguments about merits of centralized, linear versus decentralized, iterative strategies for reforming education. In this chapter, we summarize the issues raised in these debates and then explore them using illustrations drawn from documentation research of a USAID-funded project, Improving Educational Quality (IEQ), which operated in Ghana, Guatemala and Mali during the years from 1992 to 1996.
    Date: 2001
    Date Type: Publication
    Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
    Patent pending: No
    Series Name: Sociocultural Studies in Educational Policy Formation and Appropriation
    Volume: 1
    Publisher: Ablex Publishing
    Place of Publication: Westport, Connecticut; London
    Page Range: pp. 59-76
    Number of Pages: 327
    Institution: University of Pittsburgh
    Refereed: Yes
    ISBN: 1-56750-516-3
    Title of Book: Policy as Practice: Towards a Comparative Sociocultural Analysis of Educational Policy
    Editors:
    EditorsEmail
    Sutton, Margaret
    Levinson, Bradley A. U.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Improving Educational Quality, Ghana, Guatemala, Mali, Educational Reforms, Educational Policies, Educational Practices, Research.
    Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
    University libraries > University Library System
    Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2012 14:52
    Last Modified: 17 Feb 2012 14:52

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