Bridging the Research-Policy-Practice Divide: Emergence of the 'Research-Engaged' School of the Future

Dimmock, C. (2013) Bridging the Research-Policy-Practice Divide: Emergence of the 'Research-Engaged' School of the Future. Series: Gateways to Leading Learning – APCLC-HKPI Monograph Series (3). Institute of Education, Hong Kong: Hong Kong, China.

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This monograph argues that current imperatives to address the divide are compelling, for two reasons: first, the wasted resources involved in public and private investment in research that ends up on shelves, finds its way into academic journals and fails to penetrate schools to influence practice, is a cost that societies can no longer afford to bear. Second, practitioners and policy makers can no longer afford to ignore important research evidence at a time when schools have immense pressures on them to secure continuous improvements in student learning while at the same time address the growing inequality issues between students of different socio-economic and ability groups. Accordingly, this monograph has two main purposes and sections: the first explores and conceptualizes the phenomenon of the research-policy/practice divide, presenting it as problematic in holding back advances that promise improved outcomes from schooling. The second purpose and section applies the conceptual frameworks previously outlined, and capitalises on contemporary trends in education policy and practice to advocate a strategy for overcoming the problem, namely, one founded on promoting and enabling research-engaged schools.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dimmock, Professor Clive
Authors: Dimmock, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Professional Learning and Leadership
Publisher:Institute of Education, Hong Kong

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