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Trials of Evidence-Based Education : The Promises, Opportunities and Problems and of Trials in Education
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The Trials of Evidence-based Education explores the promise, limitations and opportunities of evidence-based policy and practice as the attention of funders moves from a sole focus on attainment outcomes to political concern about character-building and wider educational impacts.
Providing a detailed look at the pros, cons and limitations of evidence-based policy and practice, this book considers the following:
- What is involved in a robust evaluation.
- The issues in conducting trials and how to assess the trustworthiness of research findings.
- New methods for the design, conduct, analysis and use of evidence from trials and examining the implications.
- What policy-makers, head teachers and practitioners can learn from the evidence to inform practice.
The results and implications of over 20 studies conducted by the authors are combined with large number of studies from systematic reviews, and their implications are spelled out for the research community, policy-makers, schools wanting to run their own evaluations and practitioners using evidence in this well-structured and thoughtful text.