The Use of Evidence in Policy

This page brings together a range of resources to inform the use of evidence in policy.

Introduction/Whakataki

Featured Resource

Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis Programme |
Evidence Based Policy Project Report

The Iterative BES Evidence-based Policy Project was developed as a change management pilot project.

It sought to examine factors influencing the relationship between research and policy practices. The findings are presented here by Penny Moore (2006).

Resources

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Links to more

Sir Peter Gluckman: Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee

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International

Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education,

EIPPEE Network is made up of organisations and individuals working together in groups on specific aspects of the use of evidence, including partnership work on the BES programme.  They work in dozens of countries and communicate mainly electronically and occasionally by meeting.

Teaching and 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.

Archived Articles

2011

Alton-Lee, A. (2011). (Using) evidence for educational improvement  Cambridge Journal of Education, 41:3, 303-329.

Download: (Using) evidence for educational improvement [PDF 1.1mB]

2008

Alton-Lee, A. (2008). Chapter 13: Making a bigger difference for diverse learners. The Education of Diverse Populations: A Global Perspective. The Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.The Iterative Best Evidence synthesis Programme in New Zealand. in G. Wan, (Ed.).

Download: Chapter 13: The Education of Diverse Student Populations [PDF 1.9mB]


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 32, 328-369.

This paper discusses 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.

Download: Review of Research in Education [PDF 522kB]

2007

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. Paris: OECD. This paper provides an in-depth discussion of the application of best evidence synthesis findings to research, policy and practice in education.

Download: Evidence in Education: Linking Research and Policy [PDF 1.5mB]


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. The Pacific Circle Consortium.

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2006

4th Annual Policy Conference: Policy Evolution, 29 March, 2006. 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. The Pacific Circle Consortium.

Download: Pacific Circle Consortium 2007 [PDF 1.5mB]