Values and Evidence in Educational Decision-Making

Authored by: Harry Brighouse , Adam Swift

Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Print publication date:  October  2022
Online publication date:  October  2022

Print ISBN: 9781032000053
eBook ISBN: 9781003172246
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Evidence alone is insufficient to guide educational decisions: agents must consult their values and goals in order to determine what to do and even to know what evidence is relevant. This chapter outlines a procedure for combining values and evidence to make decisions, and illustrates it by considering school financing, charter schools, and proficiency grouping in classrooms.

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