Evidence and Public Good in Educational Policy, Research and Practice

  • Mustafa Yunus Eryaman
  • Barbara Schneider

Part of the Educational Governance Research book series (EGTU, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Gonzalo Jover, Enric Prats, Patricia Villamor
    Pages 63-78
  3. Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, Allison E. Karpyn, Kalyn McDonough, Katherine Tilley
    Pages 79-95
  4. Jeffrey S. Brooks, Mark Rickinson, Jane Wilkinson
    Pages 159-174
  5. Sarah Kay McDonald, Barbara Schneider
    Pages 175-197
  6. Selahattin Turan, Derya Yılmaz Kılıçoğlu
    Pages 199-216
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-220

About this book


This volume draws together interdisciplinary approaches from political philosophy, social work, medicine and sociology to analyze the theoretical foundations and practical examples of evidence-based and evidence-informed education for the public good. It presents a range of conceptions of the evidence-based and evidence-informed education and a justification for why the particular examples or issues chosen fit within that conception for the sake of public good. It explores the current literature on evidence-based and evidence-informed educational policy, research and practice, and introduces a new term, ‘evidence free’, meaning actions of some policymakers who disregard or misuse evidence for their own agenda.

The demands about the quality and relevance of educational research to inform the policy and practice have been growing over the past decade in response to the Evidence-Based Education movement. However the literature is yet to tackle the question of the interrelationships between evidence, research, policy and practice in education for the public good in an international context. This book fills that gap.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mustafa Yunus Eryaman
    • 1
  • Barbara Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EducationÇanakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityÇanakkaleTurkey
  2. 2.College of EducationMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58849-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58850-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-9548
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-9556
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