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Alton-Lee, A. (2015, September). Disciplined innovation for equity and excellence in education: Learning from Māori and Pasifika change expertise. Invited paper for the World Educational Research Association focal session: Education of Diverse Students: A Multi Country Perspective
Selected Papers and Publications
|Alton-Lee, A. (2016, April). Evidence in Action: Bringing the 'how' of equity, excellence and inclusion in education to the forefront of policy dialogue. [PDF 154KB] Statement prepared for the invited seminar 'Thinking about Teachers, Teaching and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' University of Cambridge, Education International, Open Society Foundations, and the Centre for Research and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development|
Alton-Lee, A. (2014, October). Disciplined Innovation for Equity and Excellence in Education Statement prepared for the 'Quality Education for All' Challenge. [PDF 80KB] Invited Working Seminar. University of Cambridge, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (OECD), Education International and the Open Society Foundation
Alton-Lee, A. (2012). The use of evidence to improve education and serve the public good. Paper prepared for the New Zealand Ministry of Education and the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
|Alton-Lee, A. (2011). (Using) evidence for educational improvement. [PDF 1.1MB] Cambridge Journal of Education, 41:3, 303-329.|
|Alton-Lee, A. (2008). Chapter 13: Making a bigger difference fordiverse learners [PDF 1.9MB]. The Iterative Best Evidence synthesis Programme in New Zealand. in G. Wan, (Ed.). The Education of Diverse Populations: A Global Perspective. The Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.|
Alton-Lee, A. (2007). The Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis Programme: Collaborative knowledge building and use across research, policy and practice in education. In CERI Evidence in Education: Linking research and policy [PDF 1.5 MB].
Paris: OECD. |
This paper provides an in-depth discussion of the application of best evidence synthesis findings to research, policy and practice in education.
Timperley, H., & Alton-Lee, A. (2008). Reframing teacher professional learning: An alternative policy approach to strengthening valued outcomes for diverse learners. Review of Research in Education [PDF 521.8KB 32, 328 – 369. |
This paper dicusses significant findings from the Teacher Professional Learning and Development best evidence synthesis and their application to increasing the effectiveness of teacher professional learning that will enable improved outcomes for diverse learners.
|Alton-Lee, A. (2009). Te Kotahitanga: establishing a culturally responsive pedagogy of relations.||DVD Presented by Adrienne Alton-Lee (PhD), Chief Education Advisor, Best Evidence Synthesis Programme, Ministry of Education|
Alton-Lee, A. (2008).
Designing & supporting teacher professional
development to improve valued student outcomes [PDF 668KB]|
Invited paper, General Assembly of Fellows of the International Academy of Education, Limassol, Cyprus, 26th September.
This paper discusses the ways in which teacher professional development could be developed in order to positively influence student outcomes for diverse students.
It's Time for a New Learning Agenda in Policy, Research and Practice in Education: Making a Bigger Difference in Desired Educational Outcomes for Diverse Learners through Collaborative Cultures of Inquiry and DevelopmentPacific Circle Consortium [PDF 306KB]Pacific Circle Consortium [MS Word 173KB]
|31st Conference of the Pacific Circle Consortium: 'Education in a Pacific Circle Context: Educational Outcomes for the Twenty-first Century', 25-29 June 2007, Hawaii.|
Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis:Strengthening Research, Policy and Practice Links to Improve OutcomesResearch, Policy & Practice [PDF 476KB] Research, Policy & Practice [MS Word 337KB]
|4th Annual Policy Conference: Policy Evolution 29 March, 2006|
Collaborating across Policy, Research and Practice: Knowledge Building for Sustainable Educational DevelopmentCollaborating Across Policy [PDF 387KB] Collaborating Across Policy [MS Word 214KB]
|OECD/Netherlands Evidence Based Policy Research Conference Linking Evidence to Practice The Hague, September 14-15, 2005|
Quality Teaching: How an Evidence-Based Approach Can HelpQuality Teaching [PDF 530KB]
|Australian Curriculum Studies Association, Melbourne, 24 May 2005|
A Collaborative Knowledge Building Strategy To Improve Educational Policy and Practice: Work in Progress in the Ministry of Education's Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis ProgrammeKnowledge Building Strategy [PDF 317KB] Knowledge Building Strategy[MS Word 173KB]
|New Zealand Association for Research in Education, National Conference, Wellington, November 25, 2004|
Improving Education Policy and Practice through an Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis ProgrammeEducation Policy & Practice [PDF 270KB]Education Policy & Practice [MS Word 104K
|OECD-US Seminar, Evidenced-Based Policy Research, Washington DC, April 19-20, 2004|
The following sites provide access to programmes of work that are focused on linking research evidence to practice in education.
The NZ Education These Database was last updated in June 2014. Should you require more recent New Zealand Education theses, please contact the Ministry of Education Library.
Evidence Informed Policy & Practice in Education in Europe (EIPPEE)
(EIPPEE) is a two year project from March 2011 to March 2013. The project aims to further evidence-informed policy and practice and increase the use of decision making in education across Europe.
Harnessing Knowledge to Practice.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education: Research Supporting Practice in Education. (RSPE)
The Ontario Ministry of Education has made available a Capacity Building Series designed to support leaders and teachers in sharing and developing capability in effective teaching approaches.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (IIEP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (IBE)
Education Endowment Foundation
Teaching & Learning Toolkit - What is the Toolkit?
The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching Learning Toolkit is an independent UK resource which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
The Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research. It currently covers 21 topics, each summarised in terms of their potential impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them, their cost, and their applicability
International Academy of Education
The International Academy of Education is a not-for-profit scientific association that promotes educational research.