ABSTRACT

In this chapter, we focus on seven key factors in bringing about evidence-based improvements in the education of learners with additional learning needs:

There is a growing body of relevant, high-quality evidence of effective educational policies and practices.

Educators’ practices should be based on both a high use of evidence-based pedagogy and high quality social relationships.

The role of evidence in determining educational policies and practices depends on the relationship between the supply of and demand for it.

There is a gap between educational research and policies and practice.

The careful and systematic implementation of evidence-based policies and practices could improve educational outcomes.

Leadership is the key to successful implementation.

Personnel must be prepared to implement evidence-based policies and practices.