Understanding evidence use within education policy

a policy narrative perspective

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Abstract

There are growing calls for improved understandings of the role of evidence within policy development. There is long-standing recognition of the role of narratives and narrative processes in public policy. The aim of this paper is to explore the potential of policy narratives as a way to make sense of evidence use in policy. Drawing on an exploratory study of evidence use by Australian education policymakers, we describe how policy narratives emerged as a recurring theme and repeated reference point. Building on these findings, we argue that policy narratives deserve greater attention and discussion within the field of evidence use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-252
Number of pages18
JournalEvidence and Policy
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

Keywords

  • policy narrative
  • evidence use
  • Policy
  • Education

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