Policy Press

The Impact of Research in Education

An International Perspective

Edited by Ben Levin, Jie Qi, Hilary Edelstein and Jacqueline Sohn


Jul 31, 2013

Page count

224 pages




234 x 156 mm


Policy Press
The Impact of Research in Education

Research by universities plays an increasingly important role in shaping education policy around the world yet there is much dissatisfaction with the ways that they share that work. This much-needed, original book analyses efforts and systems in nine countries to mobilize research knowledge, describing the various factors that support or inhibit that work. Beginning and concluding chapters offer analytical lenses for understanding these various elements across the cases. Together, this collection from a wide range of experienced contributors, provides an unprecedented international view of the way education research is produced and shared, and provides excellent signposts for improvement for researchers and those interested in more impact from research in education.

"This sober, reflective book would be valuable for new educational researchers concerned with the impact of their work." SRA, Research Matters

Ben Levin is Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto. He is an international leader in research on knowledge mobilization.

Hilary Edelstein is completing her PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Her research centres on building collaborative research partnerships.

Jie Qi is a recent PhD graduate from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She now lives and works in Beijing.

Jacqueline Sohn is a PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, in the Educational Policy programme.

Foreword ~ Andreas Schleicher;

Introduction and overview ~ Ben Levin and Jie Qi;

Knowledge mobilisation and utilisation ~ Robyn Read, Amanda Cooper, Hilary Edelstein, Jackie Sohn and Ben Levin;

Knowledge mobilisation and utilisation in the Singapore education system: the nexus between researchers,policy makers and practitioners ~ Laikwoon Teh, David Hogan and Clive Dimmock;

Knowledge mobilisation in education in England ~ David Gough;

Knowledge mobilisation in Australian education research ~ John Polesel;

Knowledge mobilisation in the Republic of Korea: linkages with economic, political and social development ~ Lynn Ilon;

Mobilising knowledge in higher education in Denmark ~ Claus Holm;

Knowledge mobilisation in education in Canada and the role of universities ~ Jie Qi and Ben Levin;

Knowledge mobilisation in education in South Africa ~ Johan Muller and Ursula Hoadley;

Knowledge mobilisation and education policy making in China ~ Chengwen Hong, Leiyu Mo, Yan Meng, Yipeng Tang, Xianming Xia, Yijuan He;

The federal challenge to university-based education research in the United States: turning research into policy and practice ~ Sarah A. Mason;

Reflections on the mobilisation of education research ~ Sandra Nutley.