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


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