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Lessons for education from evidence-based medicine

Lessons for education from evidence-based medicine | International development research | Scoop.it

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.


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How Cell Phones Are Transforming Health Care in Africa | MIT Technology Review

How Cell Phones Are Transforming Health Care in Africa | MIT Technology Review | International development research | Scoop.it
Mobile communications can help bridge a huge knowledge gap and reimagine healthcare across Africa.
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Has Twitter killed the media star?

Has Twitter killed the media star? | International development research | Scoop.it
Development research communicators once depended on traditional media in order to engage policymakers. Not anymore, says James Georgalakis

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ScottishGovernment - News - Small Grants for International Development

Minister for External Affairs, Humza Yousaf today launched a Small Grants Scheme for international development.

 
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eLearning Africa 2013 / International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training.

eLearning Africa 2013 / International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training. | International development research | Scoop.it
International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training. An Annual Event for Building eLearning Capacities in Africa.

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