Education.org has released “Calling for an Education Knowledge Bridge”, a White Paper to Advance Evidence Use in Education.
This White Paper, created for anyone interested in improving education outcomes, responds to discussions with policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. It draws on a thorough 12-month analysis of 45 organisations and 80 interviews with education sector leaders including ministers, academics, knowledge actors, NGOs, international organisations leaders and practitioners.
In education, the greatest obstacle to progress isn’t the lack of research but the failure to use existing research:
While the building blocks of an Education Knowledge Bridge do already exist, this White Paper calls for urgent collective action to fast-track progress and close the knowing-doing gap in the next ten years. This can be achieved through:
Education.org is inviting all education stakeholders to come together and join forces in this journey so that every child has the opportunity to realise their potential.
As we build the Education Knowledge Bridge and forge greater synergy among existing actors, we will be rapidly iterating, evaluating and learning, so that this model and infrastructure can best meet the needs of decision-makers at all levels in the shortest feasible timeframe.
The more that this model matures, the faster the global knowledge base will grow, so that synthesis and guidance can be shared more quickly, to truly support decision-making. Ultimately, we seek to sustainably strengthen the use of evidence in education, so that all children have the opportunity to realise their full potential.
If this mission inspires you or if you would like to share ideas, please make contact, so that we can build the Education Knowledge Bridge faster and better together.