Using Dialogue to Bridge the Research to Policy Gap: Mr. Smith Goes to Preschool , 2006-2007
This collaborative aims to bring together those who conduct research on early childhood and policymakers. These two groups have a unified goal, improving the lives of young children, but different approaches to this goal. The challenge is to develop a means by which both groups can inform each other: researchers making their work more useful to policymakers, and policymakers using this work to inform their decisions.
The convener for the Using Dialogue to Bridge the Research to Policy Gap Collaborative is Lesley Craig-Unkefer (Department of Educational Psychology, CEHD).