How to decide on an evidence-based approach for your school

In this article from Better: Evidence-based Education magazine, David Andrews, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education, describes a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis that educators can use when deciding whether to implement an evidence-based approach.

He says, “Adopting and implementing an evidence-based approach requires faith in the presented evidence, followed by a commitment to the appropriate implementation fidelity. Understanding the depth of the commitment required will determine whether or not the approach ‘works’ in specific settings for specific educators and their students. Consequently, educators must evaluate the feasibility of the fidelity that is required to get the desired outcome”.

The next issue of Better: Evidence-based Education magazine, published in June, focuses on “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds”. Articles include:

  • Sport and educational achievement;
  • Mindful yoga for urban youth; and
  • How does sleep affect academic performance?

Source: In search of feasible fidelity (2012), Better: Evidence-based Education

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