Educational Contracting and the Translation of Research into Practice: The Case of Data Coach Vendors in Delaware

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title Educational Contracting and the Translation of Research into Practice: The Case of Data Coach Vendors in Delaware
 
Creator Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth; University of Delaware
Jones, Akisha R.; University of Delaware
 
Subject Education; policy;
knowledge utilization, research use, data use
 
Description Accountability puts demands on educational agencies that often exceed their capacity. As a result, a variety of educational organizations are contracted to design and implement policy. Programs and services offered by these contractors are not only instrumental in the process of mediating and implementing policy, but may also be instrumental in translating research into practice. To explore this issue, a case study is conducted using vendor proposals for Delaware’s Data Coach initiative. Data are analyzed through content and citation analyses to examine the degree and nature of research use by educational contractors. This research offers new directions for studies of research use in policy but also lessons for policymakers and practitioners that seek the services of educational contractors.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, and GMU
 
Contributor
 
Date 2015-05-06
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
Content analysis, network analysis
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/617
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 10, No 2 (2015): Educational Contracting and the Translation of Research into Practice: The Case of Data Coach Vendors in Delaware
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/617/146
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2015 Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, Akisha R. Jones
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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