How can educational psychology inform policy?

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The authors in this special issue focus on ways educational psychology scholarship can and should strive to inform education policy. In this commentary, I describe how each of the articles speaks to policymakers’ (ranging from those in decision-making positions in school districts to legislators) use of research evidence. In addition, I present my thoughts on some of the challenges educational psychologists face in their efforts to inform policy with research. I will conclude my commentary with thoughts on the kind of training scholars must have to ensure their research is accessible to those who develop and make decisions on policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-283
Number of pages6
JournalEducational Psychologist
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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