Knowledge brokers in education: How intermediary organizations are bridging the gap between research, policy and practice internationally

Amanda Cooper, Samantha Shewchuk

Abstract


Interest in how to better connect research to policy and practice is gaining momentum globally. Also gaining widespread agreement is the view that intermediary organizations have an important role to play in facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships between researchers, practitioners and policymakers in order to increase the mobilization of research and its impact in public service sectors. Knowledge mobilization (KMb) includes efforts to strengthen linkages between research, practice and policy in public service sectors. This special issue explores a range of intermediary organizations, networks and initiatives in order to showcase how research-practice-policy gaps are being addressed in different contexts.  


Keywords


knowledge mobilization; knowledge brokering; intermediaries; research brokering organizations

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v23.2355

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