A major new study by Giving Evidence looks at how evidence is produced, shared and usedin medicine: what works, what doesn’t, and lessons for the ‘evidence system’ in education in less economically developed countries.
Despite rising spending, education attainment is flat in many countries, and worsening in many including India. About half of Africa’s children miss out on school and basic skills. By contrast, life expectancy and prevalence of many diseases have dramatically improved. Why the difference? Many objections in education to increased measurement and evidence-based practice are similar to those in medicine ~30-60 years ago, so it’s worth examining the lessons.
Via DfID Evaluation Department