Building the Bridge Between Science and Practice Published in Mind, Brain, and Education
Pamela Cantor, M.D., President and CEO of Turnaround for Children, along with K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Director, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and L. Todd Rose, Co-Founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity were published in Mind, Brain, and Education. Their journal article titled, Building the Bridge Between Science and Practice: Essential Characteristics of a Translational Framework, argues that science has the potential to transform the American education system.
Here is the abstract:
Mind, brain, and education is a ﬁeld developed with two key purposes: (1) to accelerate the knowledge developed through research by using an interdisciplinary approach, and (2) to create a bridge to connect and apply this knowledge to educational practice. While great progress has been made with regard to the interdisciplinary eﬀorts of mind, brain and education, a chasm remains between the ﬁelds of science and educational practice. This article presents the case for bridging that chasm through the development of a translational and bidirectional framework that allows the ﬁelds of science and educational practice to access and inﬂuence each other. Thee characteristics of such a framework are proposed as theory-driven and perspective-neutral, interdisciplinary and interdependent , grounded in the science of development, context-sensitive, and allowing for falsiﬁability. Potential enablers for the successful implementation of such a framework are proposed.