Making research matter more

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Interest in strengthening the impact and value of education research has been growing around the world. Here I outline a view of the nature of “impact” and point to instances where research has had a positive impact in education, but always within a larger social and political framework. A three element “model” of research impact is developed and used as the basis to assess current situations and to suggest steps that could be taken to support a fuller contribution to education and learning from research.


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Levin, B. (2004). Making research matter more. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12, 56.
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Ben Levin, University of Manitoba

Ben Levin is Professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Manitoba. On Dec 6, 2004, he becomes Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario, a position he will hold while on a leave of absence from a new academic position in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at OISE/University of Toronto.