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Author Nutley, Sandra M.

Title Using evidence : how research can inform public services / Sandra M. Nutley, Isabel Walter and Huw T.O. Davies.

Published Bristol, U.K. : Policy Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 363 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-354) and index.
Contents Cover; USING EVIDENCE; Contents; List of boxes, figures and tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Using evidence -- introducing the issues; 2. What does it mean to 'use' research evidence?; 3. What shapes the use of research?; 4. Descriptive models of the research impact process; 5. Improving the use of research: what's been tried and what might work?; 6. What can we learn from the literature on learning, knowledge management and the diffusion of innovations?; 7. Improving research use in practice contexts; 8. Improving research use in policy contexts.
Summary "Coming to Care" offers an original contribution to the understanding of care and care work in children's services in Britain in the early twenty first century. It provides fascinating insights into the factors that influence why people enter and leave care work, their motivations and the intersection of their work with their family lives. Focusing on four diverse groups of workers - residential social workers, foster carers, family support workers and community childminders - who take on the care of vulnerable children and young people in the context of relatively low levels of qualifications, the book examines their life course as care workers. It explores: the range of factors that attract people into care work, including the biographical circumstances and the serendipitous factors that propel them into the work; their understandings of and commitment to the work; and how their identities as care workers are created and sustained. The book is highly relevant to current policy debates about the development of children's services and reforming the childcare workforce and offers a range of practical recommendations. It should provide interesting reading to policy makers and service providers, as well as academics and students in the childcare and social care fields.
Other author Walter, Isabel, 1972-
Davies, H. T. O.
JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Public administration -- Great Britain.
Political planning -- Great Britain.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781847422323

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