9/19/2006

Lack Of Reliable Information Not Just Education's Problem

Just so you know, education isn't the only field where getting updated and reliable information about "what works?" to front-line practitioners (teachers, parents) is a challenge.

Just ask the guy who recently got stung by a jellyfish, was recommended all sorts of remedies (aren't you supposed to pee on the afflicted skin?), and then goes home and finds out that none of what he was told makes sense.

"We need an unbiased, efficient system to get the word out to practitioners on what works best," he writes (The Sting of Ignorance). "If the Vineyard beach first responders had known of the latest research results, they wouldn’t have done everything they could to transfer toxin from the jellyfish tentacle to my leg."

Sound familiar? Sure. Sort of reassuring? Yep.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Michael Martin said...

Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the moment last. Skipping down the cobblestones, checking the date and feeling groovy!

12:14 PM  
Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Ha. It's good to know this probleam is not just limited to us.

8:46 PM  

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