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Developing Educational Leadership
Using Evidence for Policy and Practice

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August 2003 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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.


Lesley Anderson and Nigel Bennett
Introduction
 
PART ONE
Charles Desforges
Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in Teaching and Learning
Judy Sebba
A Government Strategy for Research and Development in Education
Philip Davies
Systematic Reviews
How are They Different from What We Already Do?  
James Thomas and Angela Harden
Practical Systems Sysematic Reviews of Research to Inform Policy and Practice in Education
Rosalind Leva[ce]cic and Ron Glatter
Developing Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in Educational Leadership and Management
A Way Forward  
 
PART TWO
Les Bell, Ray Bolam and Leela Cubillo
Foul Is Fair and Fair Is Foul
Conducting a Systematic Review of an Aspect of Educational Leadership and Management  
Philippa Cordingley
Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Focusing on Practice and Practitioners  
Marianne Coleman
Practitioner Research in Educational Leadership and Management
Support and Impact  
Jacky Lumby
Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in the Learning and Skills Sector
Chris Dark
Valuable Insights or Further Distractions?
Using Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice to Determine School-Based Decisions and Actions  
Will Wale
Leading to Improve
EIPP at a Personal Level  
Peter Ribbins and Helen Gunter
Leadership Studies in Education
Maps for EPPI Reviews?  

`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 Metropolitain University

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