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Engaging science policy; from the side of the messy.

9781433103292

Engaging science policy; from the side of the messy.

Lather, Patti.

Peter Lang Publishing Inc

2010

118 pages

$22.95

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Counterpoints, studies in the postmodern theory of education; v.345

Q180

For students and academics in education, feminist policy analysis, and qualitative research across disciplines, Lather (cultural foundations in education, Ohio State U.) discusses the relationship between qualitative research and education policy and how it might contribute to a social science of engagement. She addresses neoliberalism and the neo-positivist dominance over standards and accountability, and considers issues of policy-oriented education sciences and the education science movement, particularly how to rethink the relationship of research and policy in the context of government, citizen democracy, and the social uses of research. She discusses how policy research in education is a contested area and how these issues are part of larger debates about government. She looks at interventionism in UK education policy, proposes alternate discourse practices, reviews the debate in the US about quality in education research that has affected research mandated in federal legislation, challenges "repositivization," and discusses other modes of science research.

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