The Roles Foundations are Playing in the Evidence-Based Policy Movement

The Roles Foundations are Playing in the Evidence-Based Policy Movement
The role of private foundations in the evidence-based policy movement is extensive and significant. Foundations have been shifting their focus from the general government to supporting more state and local levels. Robert C. Granger explores the evolving nature of foundations and provides examples to place the change in context. Continue reading The Roles Foundations are Playing in the Evidence-Based Policy Movement

The Institute of Education Sciences: A Model for Federal Research Offices

The Institute of Education Sciences: A Model for Federal Research Offices
Research offices of cabinet-level departments in the federal government are crucial in maintaining and promoting evidence-based policy. Grover J. Whitehurst uses the Institute of Education Sciences as a model for addressing the challenges and recommendations for improving the functioning of federal government research offices. Continue reading The Institute of Education Sciences: A Model for Federal Research Offices

The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies

The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies
Federal agencies’ push towards the intentional use of evidence in policy development is cause for federal agencies to evaluate the accessibility of existing evidence. Rebecca A. Maynard discusses the four pillars of support provided by federal agencies in the road to advance the federal evidence-based policy agenda. Continue reading The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies

The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies

Federal agencies’ push towards the intentional use of evidence in policy development is cause for federal agencies to evaluate the accessibility of existing evidence.  Rebecca A. Maynard discusses the four pillars of support provided by federal agencies in the road to advance the federal evidence-based policy agenda.   Rebecca Maynard is Professor of Education and Social Policy atContinue reading The Role of Federal Agencies in Creating and Administering Evidence-Based Policies

Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Educational Change: A Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement

Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Educational Change: a Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement
Reforming schools depends on the interplay between research and local knowledge. This article uses examples from a multiyear project to improve reading achievement of Spanish-speaking children. Continue reading Local Knowledge, Research Knowledge, and Educational Change: A Case Study of Early Spanish Reading Improvement

A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would It Look Like and How Can We Get One?

A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would it Look Like and How Can We Get One?
This study explores the possibilities of building a useful knowledge base for teaching by beginning with practitioners’ knowledge and identifies the requirements for this knowledge to be transformed into a professional knowledge base for teaching. Continue reading A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would It Look Like and How Can We Get One?