Richard Allington: Our current “scientific method” focuses almost exclusively on identifying what works best “generally”…children differ. Therein lies what worries me about “evidence based” policy making in education. Good teaching, effective teaching, is not just about using whatever science says “usually” works best. It is all about finding out what works best for the individual child and the group of children in front of you.
Allington, R. L. (2005). Ideology is still trumping evidence. Phi Delta Kappan, 86(6), 462.