Using the theory of policy networks and communities to explore who determines the Scottish higher education research policy: Issues for educational managers

Kevin Grant, David Edgar

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    Abstract

    Historically, Scottish education policymaking has been implemented independently of central educational policy makers, With policymakers negotiating with a variety of interest groups and elected policy makers. The paper discusses Scotland's research policy; the purpose of research and its possible link to teaching and learning, the function of a research policy and a critical discussion of the theory of policy networks and policy communities to establish the key playerswho "really" shape and set Scotland's research policy. The paper draws on documentary evidence to support recommendations on how to enhance the policy-making process to ensure a greater representation and more effective implementation at the "grass roots" level of Scottish researchers and their academic managers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)318-329
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Educational Management
    Volume17
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • Educational planning
    • Educational policy
    • Higher education
    • Research
    • Universities

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