The Coalition for Evidence-based Education (CEBE) is an alliance of individuals and organisations interested in making research evidence more central to education policy and practice.
CEBE aims to provide a platform to share ideas and information, and promote independent activity that is taking place across partner organisations. Members of the group collaborate on events and practical projects with the aim of improving the way research evidence is accessed, and used, across the sector. This includes working directly with schools through the Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) project.
Visit the CEBE website for more information.
The Education Media Centre (EMC) is an independent charity initiated by CEBE. Its aim is to improve the public and media understanding of education research and evidence by making it easy for the media to find useful academic and research expertise on the education stories they are covering in newspapers, on radio, TV and the internet. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness and knowledge of this research among the public as they turn to the media for up-to-date information about education issues.
In late 2011 more than 70 policy makers, journalists, educators, and researchers attended a parliamentary event to hear more about the EMC. You can hear some of the speakers in the video below.
Other events have included Research, Policy and Practice: Redrawing the Boundaries, which took place in May 2012. Baroness Estelle Morris provided an insight on the relationship between research and policy.