The trials of evidence-based education | Cathy Farmer

By Professor Stephen Gorard, Durham University

Education like health, housing, and criminal justice is one the major commitments of the state to public service. But research on education has until recently been heavily criticised for not providing an evidence-base secure enough for such high public expenditure and such an important issue for young lives. The Evidence-based education (EBE) movement has addressed this but has so far not been widely accepted or successful. Practitioners and politicians continue to work largely without reference to the evidence available. Education is too…

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