During a recent BAM! Radio podcast, I discussed the topic of a blog post I wrote about the evidence disconnect in education with host Rae Pica, who asked why, when there’s so much good research, no one seems to be paying attention to it.
My fellow guests responded:
Virginia Casper, Dean of Bank Street College, pointed to two problems: “Not enough early childhood educators…are familiar with research,” she said. And, she added, “There are people who are familiar with it who still aren’t able to put it into classroom practice.”
Susan Ochshorn, founder of ECE Policy Works, suggested there is hope that education evidence might become more relevant: “More and more policymakers are aware of the research,” she said.
For the rest of the discussion, follow this link.