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Roles for systematic social enquiry on policy and practice in mature educational systems

WithJOHN M. OWEN

This chapter argues that the fi ndings of properly negotiated social enquiry can and should have a strong infl uence on educational change and school improvement. Drawing on the experiences of a dedicated evaluation centre at a major university in Australia, conclusions are inductively drawn about ways in which evaluators can position themselves to infl uence decision-making by educational policy makers and providers.1