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Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals by Ruth Colvin Clark

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Chapter 14
Beyond Training Fads and Fiction
 

"Unlike medicine, agriculture, and industrial production, the field of education operates largely on the basis of ideology and professional consensus. As such, it is subject to fads and is incapable of the cumulative progress that follows from the application of the scientific method…. We will change education to make it an evidence-based field."—U.S. Department of Education (2002), 48

 

In spite of a commitment to evidence-based education, progress has been slow. I believe training practitioners in private workforce learning enterprises are better positioned to leverage research than our colleagues ...

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