Henig, Jeffrey, R., "The Evolving Relationship between Researchers and Public Policy," 89(January, 2008), 357-360.


Describes five factors affecting the relationship between educational research and its use by policymakers: new means of dissemination, new discipline-based researchers and fragmentation of publication outlets, expanded corporate (non-public) producers of research, increased foundation-supported research, and increased bias induced by government requirements on research.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development


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