When research policy and practice disconnect

Farwell, Vicki (2016) When research policy and practice disconnect. In: Political pressures on educational and social research: international perspectives. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Oxon, United Kingdom, pp. 150-166. ISBN 978-1-138-94712-2

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Articulating and developing policy for implementation is an ongoing part of the significant political processes which influence education at the school level in Australia. This is particularly the case for the state school systems run by every state government, as the changes in political leadership can and does significantly impact policy direction (Cranston & Ehrich, 2006). This chapter reviews an example of development of educational leadership focus in Queensland state government policy and traces the changes in policy discourse, language and implementation processes across a specific time period from 2006 to 2013. The continuum of policy iterations that occur are evaluated based on the The Bowe, Ball and Gold Policy Cycle (1992), which is used to identify reasons behind disconnects that can occur between policy, implementation and policy text.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to Accepted version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 05:04
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 03:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: state schools; Queensland; government policy
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Identification Number or DOI: LCCN 2015046892
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30480

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