Evidence in Education

Linking Research and Policy

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Education policies and systems in all OECD countries are coming under increasing pressure to show greater accountability and effectiveness and it is crucial that educational policy decisions are made based on the best evidence possible. This book brings together international experts on evidence-informed policy in education from a wide range of OECD countries. The report looks at the issues facing educational policy makers, researchers, and stakeholders – teachers, media, parents – in using evidence to best effect. It focuses on the challenge of effective brokering between policy makers and researchers, offers specific examples of major policy-related research, and presents perspectives from several senior politicians. This book provides a fresh outlook on key issues facing policy makers, researchers and school leaders today



What Counts and What Should Count as Evidence

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

In this chapter, we present our views on the place of experimental design in evidencebased policy-making and practice. Learning where we agree should help readers identify where they can be relatively confident about method choice. Learning where we disagree may help them identify which method choice decisions remain problematic, and where maximal caution is required in evaluating claims about new knowledge for improving the outcomes from education.


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