Lynda Gosselin


Les coûts de la non-évaluation des politiques de l'éducation au Québec


Based on concrete examples, the authors demonstrate the gap between research and educational policy development in Québec. Educational choices are too often based on ideological fads, even though intellectual, ecc and ethical reasons point to the need for rigorous evidence-based strategies, namely ones that have been scientifically tested and subject to systematic post-implementation evaluations. This article focuses on the wealth and relevance of existing research as a necessity for developing sound educational policy — policy that avoids the pitfalls of demagogy and common sense, and whose outcomes and effects cannot be attributable to chance.