Evidence-based education: From an epistemologically inclusive perspective

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship Vol. 30

July, 2007, 651 pages
Published by
Geoffrey Crisp & Margaret Hicks
ISBN
0 908557 72 8
Abstract 

Contemporary educational researchers vary markedly in their philosophical and epistemological viewpoints. Despite this diversity, the positivist model for evidence-based education (EBE) is being promoted by certain powerful groups of politicians and educators in the USA and the UK. In the last decade, some of the major political changes in Australian higher education system have been influenced by the contemporary trends in countries like the USA and the UK. Hence, it is vital for Australian educators to engage with the relevant current debates in these countries. This paper critiques the positivist model for EBE and proposes an epistemologically inclusive model for EBE.

Keywords: epistemological pluralism, evidence-based policy, evidence-based practice

Evidence-based education: From an epistemologically inclusive perspective

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