Evidence-based school leadership is an ethical requirement – it’s as simple as that – Part One | Gary

Imagine going to the doctor because you are not feeling well.  Before you had a chance to describe your symptoms, the doctor writes out a prescription and says, “Take two of these three times a day, and call me next week.”

“But – I haven’t told you what’s wrong,’ you say. “How do I know this will help me?”

“Why wouldn’t it?” says the doctor. “It worked for my last two patients.” (Christensen and Raynor, 2003)

In this post, I will argue that the most compelling reason for the use of evidence-based practice is that it helps prevent unnecessary harm being caused to both,…

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