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ERIC Number: EJ1002633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Understanding Evidence-Based Information for the Early Childhood Field: Tips from RAND's Promising Practices Network
Mattox, Teryn; Kilburn, M. Rebecca
Zero to Three (J), v32 n4 p4-10 Mar 2012
With the growing and diverse use of the term "evidence-based practice" it can be difficult for policymakers, funders, program officers, and other professionals to separate the good evidence from the flawed. Furthermore, once good evidence has been identified, it can be difficult to know how to use it. This article discusses key issues to consider when using evidence-based practice resources, as well as some basic frameworks for using them. In particular, the authors examine the use of the term "evidence-based," discuss some considerations that should be taken into account when implementing evidence-based practices, and describe frameworks that have been used to support decision making around the appropriate use of evidence-based practices. They also describe the work of the Promising Practices Network, a comprehensive Web-based resource where users can access unbiased information on programs and practices that have been evaluated in rigorous research studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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