From Science to Policy in Early Childhood Education

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  19 Aug 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6045, pp. 978-981
DOI: 10.1126/science.1206150

You are currently viewing the abstract.

View Full Text


This paper examines the relationship between scientific research and public policy. After explaining why the simple conversion of research into public law is unlikely, several factors are identified that can promote the use of research by public officials. Examples of use and non-use are cited from early childhood education, where empirical evidence on program effects is relatively strong. Some specific suggestions are offered for improving the connection between science and public policy.

View Full Text