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Division L/Graduate Student Council Joint Fireside Chat. Reducing Research Misuse and Disuse: Taking Scholarship Beyond the Journal to Public Influence

Sat, April 9, 4:05 to 6:05pm, Convention Center, Floor: Level One, Room 140 AB

Session Type: Invited Speaker Session


Education scholars have documented the weak link between research evidence and policymaking (Lubienski, Scott, & DeBray, 2014). When research is taken up, it is often misused or misunderstood. This session brings influential education policy scholars together to address two issues. First, this session will examine the politics of how research is produced, promoted, and used, highlighting the barriers that limit the efficacy of research. Second, panelists will describe the actions they have taken and tools they have used to promote their work and increase its likelihood of affecting policy. Panelists will also discuss whether researchers’ roles end when the research project is complete or whether scholars have a responsibility to promote their work and act as public intellectuals.

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