Indeed, we think more countries becoming involved in this endeavour will support our core mission to boost attainment for disadvantaged children and young people in England.
The EEF has quickly established itself as a world-leading organisation in supporting teachers to put research to good use. We are funding more randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in education than any other organisation globally and have commissioned more than 10 per cent of all known trials in education around the world.
More and better evidence of high-potential approaches and programmes will feed directly into the global evidence synthesis on which our popular Teaching and Learning Toolkit (and its Early Years companion) are based. In addition, it will help us to fill gaps more quickly in the evidence base for the benefit of all teachers and students.
This is why, in recent years, we have established a number of global partnerships and launched a major new international project.
- In 2018, the EEF launched a 5‑year project “Building a global evidence ecosystem for teaching” in partnership with the BHP Foundation. This project will enable the EEF to take its work to scale, supporting more partners in more countries to use evidence to improve teaching and learning.
- Since 2014 the EEF has established a number of international partnerships spanning Australasia to Latin America, with new partnerships emerging across the globe.
This work is accelerating the generation of new knowledge to strengthen our work with English schools and help teachers across the globe to make more evidence-informed decisions in their classrooms.