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How do we make evidence-based practice truly effective? A punchy new report puts teachers front and centre of a proposed system-wide overhaul of educational research that aims to sort the fundamentals from the fashionable, writes Andrew Morris

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Research and the use of evidence has had a welcome resurgence among educational practitioners. The development of teacher-led initiative researchED, the growth of attainment-focused charity Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), and the direction being taken by the Chartered College of Teaching and its FE sister, the Society for Education and Training, all confirm this.

The increasing rapprochement between the worlds of research and teaching is mirrored in a powerful report from the combined forces of the Royal Society and British Academy. By bringing together the sciences and humanities at the ...

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