Skip to content

Governments and education reform: Some lessons from the last 50 years

by Ben Levin
Journal of Education Policy ()
Get full text at journal


Over the last few decades many efforts have been made to address education issues through policy at various levels. Looking at these efforts around the world suggests that they have often been motivated more by beliefs than by evidence of impact. Not only are the wrong policies often adopted, but effective implementation of education policy is often lacking. In part this is because governments face particular constraints on what they can do. Education reform efforts would be stronger if they gave more attention to reliable research evidence and a greater focus to what is known about effective teaching. Keywords:

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

41 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
90% Social Sciences
2% Philosophy
2% Arts and Humanities
by Academic Status
41% Student > Ph. D. Student
17% Student > Doctoral Student
15% Student > Master
by Country
5% United States
5% United Kingdom
2% Ireland

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in