Hess, Frederick, ed., When Research Matters: How Scholarship Influences Education Policy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2008.
Contains eleven articles summarizing and assessing the status of educational research and its use by policy-makers; takes up topics such as federal research organizations in education, NCLB, out-of-field teachers, public opinion, the courts, school administrator decision-making, demand for/consumers of/and political influence on educational research.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Type of Study
Collection of Studies
Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Linkage
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