Guest Talk: Linking Research and Policy in Education: A (Sceptical) View from across the Pond, with Geoff Whitty
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 04/01/2016
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Description/Abstract: Linking Research and Policy in Education: A (Sceptical) View from across the Pond, with Geoff Whitty, Thursday, 4/14, 3:30-5pmGeoff Whitty first became interested in the study of education policy while an undergraduate student at Cambridge in the mid-1960s. In this presentation, he will reflect on his subsequent fifty year career in education research and consider how education research and education policy have changed over the years. He will chart the often troubled relationship between research and policy in the field of education and suggest that the brave new world of "what works" and "evidence-based policy" is unlikely to bring an end to the troubles. Furthermore, he will argue that it should not be allowed to dominate the agenda at the expense of other research traditions.For ten years, from 2000 until 2010, Geoff Whitty was Director of the University of London's Institute of Education, which (like Teachers College) is one of the world's leading graduate schools of education. In the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2011, he was awarded a CBE for services to teacher education. He is now Director Emeritus of the UCL Institute of Education, as well as holding a Research Professorship at Bath Spa University, UK and a Global Innovation Chair in Equity in Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His many publications include Making Sense of Education Policy (Sage, 2002), while his latest book, Research and Policy in Education: Evidence, Ideology and Impact, was published last month by UCL IOE Press. Nancy Lesko, Professor of Education, Maxine Greene Professor, will introduce Dr. Whitty.This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Teaching.Please rsvp by Tuesday, April 12th with your details.Where: 104b Russell