Published in association with the British Educational Leadership and Management Society.
`The papers in the book make a very useful and stimulating contribution to the current debate about evidence-informed practice in relation to developing educational leadership' - Journal of In-Service Education
`This is a very worthwhile book with, unusually, something for different dispositions. Reading it is like attending a research conference; an activity restricted to a fortunate few. For those who have never attended one, put this on your bookshelf! I would recommend that it takes a prominent place on reading lists for masters courses in educational leadership' - Mervyn Flecknoe, Leeds Metropolitan University
Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice (EIPP) has emerged as an important concept. The availability and growing interest in evidence, alongside pressure for improved public services have made it a key component of the government's modernization agenda. It is relevant to all parts of the public sector, to education, and specifically, to educational leadership. Successful educational leadership is regarded as an essential factor in raising educational standards.
In this book, the editors have drawn together key figures in the field of EIPP to introduce its role in informing educational leadership, with the aim of improving learning and teaching. The EIPP approach is considered, both for structuring research studies and for the analysis of the data generated. Relevant examples are also provided to inform the current debate.
This book is important reading for educational professionals, policy makers, practitioners and students.
Introduction - Lesley Anderson and Nigel Bennett
Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in Teaching and Learning - Charles Desforges
A Government Strategy for Research and Development in Education - Judy Sebba
Systematic Reviews - Philip Davies
How are They Different from What We Already Do?
Practical Systems Sysematic Reviews of Research to Inform Policy and Practice in Education - James Thomas and Angela Harden
Developing Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in Educational Leadership and Management - Rosalind Leva[ce]cic and Ron Glatter
A Way Forward
Foul Is Fair and Fair Is Foul - Les Bell, Ray Bolam and Leela Cubillo
Conducting a Systematic Review of an Aspect of Educational Leadership and Management
Research and Evidence-Based Practice - Philippa Cordingley
Focusing on Practice and Practitioners
Practitioner Research in Educational Leadership and Management - Marianne Coleman
Support and Impact
Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in the Learning and Skills Sector - Jacky Lumby
Valuable Insights or Further Distractions? - Chris Dark
Using Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice to Determine School-Based Decisions and Actions
Leading to Improve - Will Wale
EIPP at a Personal Level
Leadership Studies in Education - Peter Ribbins and Helen Gunter
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