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Title Evidence and public good in educational policy, research and practice / Mustafa Yunus Eryaman, Barbara Schneider, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

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Series Educational governance research ; v. 6
Educational governance research ; v. 6.
Subject Education and state.
Education -- Research.
Education -- Political aspects.
Education -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Eryaman, Mustafa Yunus,
Schneider, Barbara,
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This volume draws together interdisciplinary approaches from political philosophy, social work, medicine and sociology to analyze the theoretical foundations and practical examples of evidence-based and evidence-informed education for the public good. It presents a range of conceptions of the evidence-based and evidence-informed education and a justification for why the particular examples or issues chosen fit within that conception for the sake of public good. It explores the current literature on evidence-based and evidence-informed educational policy, research and practice, and introduces a new term, 'evidence free', meaning actions of some policymakers who disregard or misuse evidence for their own agenda. The demands about the quality and relevance of educational research to inform the policy and practice have been growing over the past decade in response to the Evidence-Based Education movement. However the literature is yet to tackle the question of the interrelationships between evidence, research, policy and practice in education for the public good in an international context. This book fills that gap.
Contents Acknowledgments; Contents; Contributors; Introduction: Evidence and Public Good in Educational Policy, Research, and Practice; Evidence and Public Good in Educational Policy, Research, and Practice; Focus of the Book; Guiding Questions of the Book; Chapter Contributions in the Book; References; Chapter 1: Understanding Public Good in the Context of Evidence Discourse in Education; Introduction; What Is Evidence? and What Constitutes Scientific Evidence?; Practitioners and Policymakers' Definition and Use of Evidence; Practitioners Definition and Use of Evidence.
Policymakers and Administrators' Definition and Use of Evidence Understanding Public Good in the Context of Evidence Discourse; Conclusion and Recommendations; References; Chapter 2: Capturing the 'Evidence' and 'What Works' Agenda in Education: A Truth Regime and the Art of Manoeuvring Floating Signifiers; Introduction; Discourses, Genealogies and Floating Signifiers; The Genealogy of 'Evidence' and 'What Works' Discourse in Education; 'Evidence', 'What Works' and the Reconfiguration of Dominant Policy.
Thinking 'Evidence' and 'What Works' Differently: Exploring the Potentials of a Floating Signifier Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed Knowledge and Professional Discretion; Global Versus Local Forms of Evidence: Which Kind of Knowledge Is Relevant?; External or Internal Evidence: Who Has the Decision-Making Powers to Require Which Knowledge Should Be Applied?; Join the Struggle to Expand 'Evidence' and 'What Works'!; References; Chapter 3: What Is Evidence Required for and Who Generates That Evidence in the Finnish Educational System?
Introduction: Public or Common Good and Evidence in the Finnish Context What Is Evidence for in the Finnish Context?; The National Enhancement-Led Evaluation Policy; The Role of International Evaluations in the Finnish Context; Research Providing Evidence; Who Should Provide the Evidence?; Practitioners' Role in Using and Creating Evidence; Discussion; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Educational Policy in Spain: Between Political Bias and International Evidence; Introduction; International Assessments Used as Grounds for Political Justification; The Socialist Reform.
The Conservative Counter-Reformation Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: Defining How We Get from Research to Practice: A Model Framework for Schools; Introduction to the Issue; Creating an Accountable U.S. Educational System; Research and Research Use as a Public Good; What Do We Know About Research Use in Schools?; A Bidirectional Perspective on Research and Practice; What's Next?; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Assessing Students' Growth in Mathematics and English Language in Singapore: The Practice, the Evidence and the Perceptions; Introduction.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9783319588506 (electronic bk.)
3319588508 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-58850-6
OCLC # 991854407
Additional Format Print version: Evidence and public good in educational policy, research and practice. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] 9783319588490 3319588494 (OCoLC)982651949

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