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The impact of research in education: An international perspective

Ben Levin, Jie Qi, Hilary Edelstein, and Jacqueline Sohn


Research by universities plays an increasingly important role in shaping education policy around the world yet there is much dissatisfaction with the ways that they share that work. This much-needed, original book analyzes efforts and systems in nine countries to mobilize research knowledge, describing the various factors that support or inhibit that work. Beginning and concluding chapters offer analytical lenses for understanding these various elements across the cases. Together, this collection from a wide range of experienced contributors, provides an unprecedented international view of the ... More

Keywords: Research, Impact, Education, Policy, international

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447306207
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306207.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Levin, editor

Jie Qi, editor

Hilary Edelstein, editor

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One Introduction and Overview

Jie Qi and Ben Levin, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Two Knowledge Mobilisation and Utilisation

Robyn Read, Amanda Cooper, Hilary Edelstein, Jacqueline Sohn and Ben Levin, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Three Knowledge Mobilisation and Utilisation in the Singapore Education System: The Nexus Between Researchers, Policy Makers and Practitioners

Laikwoon Teh, David Hogan and Clive Dimmock National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Four Knowledge Mobilisation in Education in England

David Gough Institute of Education, University of London

Five Knowledge Mobilisation in Australian Education Research

John Polesel, Professor of Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Seven Mobilising Knowledge in Higher Education in Denmark

Claus Holm, Department of Education (DPU), Aarhus University, Denmark

Nine Knowledge Mobilisation in Education in South Africa

Johan Muller and Ursula Hoadley, University of Cape Town

Ten Knowledge Mobilisation and Education Policy Making in China

Chengwen Hong, Leiyu Mo, Yan Meng, Yipeng Tang, Xianming Xia and Yijuan He. Beijing Normal University, China University of Mining and Technology

Eleven The Federal Challenge to University-Based Education Research in the United States: Turning Research into Policy and Practice

Sarah A. Mason, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Twelve Reflections on the Mobilisation of Education Research

Sandra Nutley, School of Management, University of St Andrews

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