Source: (2002) Paris: United Nations Education Science and Culture Organization.

“Good practices”, “better practices”, “best practices”… these are words often used in the field of education and in international jargon when alluding to development projects. But what are we trying to say when we employ such words? Essentially we refer to case studies, which may serve as excellent examples for the selection and development of new projects. The idea of selecting, studying and then circulating these "best practices", contributes to the promotion of creative and sustainable solutions to different social problems such as violence in schools. We can say that these patterns construct a bridge between empirical solutions, research and education. (Excerpt)

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