According to some educationalists, children have the right to an effective education (Barrett et al., 1991) and parents have the right to expect the best education for their children. Children therefore need to be provided from their early life with the best education possible through the best teaching methods available.
For this to happen methods of education must be based on sound, scientific evidence (Carnine, 2000; Kozloff, 2005). Furthermore, teaching practices must follow research proven methods that are based on evidence-based practice and validated and refined through practice-based evidence (Brusling, 2005; Carnine, 2000). Whatever the political debates about whether effective educational practices are regarded as civil rights, clearly there is little argument over whether educational practices should be as effective as possible given the current level of investment and resources within a society. But wait, there’s more!