Research

All Our Ideas

Summary: All Our Ideas is a research project to develop a new form of social data collection that combines the best features of quantitative and qualitative methods. Using the power of the web, we are creating a data collection... Read on...

Autonomy, Belongingness, and Engagement in School

Author: Mark J. Van Ryzin, Amy A. Gravely and Cary J. Roseth

Summary: A powerful study connected to self-determination theory and student motivation, this study demonstrates the link between school culture and adolescent adjustment. It makes the case that if schools support student... Read on...

Rated: 54321 (5/5), based on 1 review Posted in InformationResearchPsychology and Neuroscience

Big Ideas in Science Education

Author: Multiple authors listed within report

Summary: "Big Ideas in Science Education", a blog post from Teaching Science presents Principles and Ideas of Science Education, a great informal resource for teachers of young scientists who want students to know what real... Read on...

Brain Facts: Learning, Memory, and Language

Author: Society for Neuroscience

Summary: A short and helpful primer on how the brain develops and learns. This is the basis for the broad research into neuroscience and it's implications for educational practice. Educators and researchers ought to understand... Read on...

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Summary: CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a set of... Read on...

Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy Series

Summary: This powerful series was created by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

"Community organizing for school reform offers an urgently needed alternative to traditional... Read on...

Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Policy in Education

Author: The Forum for Education and Democracy

Summary: Report by the Forum for Education and Democracy that provides analysis and recommendations that call for a new federal role in education to provide every child with the skills needed to strengthen our democracy. Drafted... Read on...

Rated: 32121 (3/5), based on 2 reviews Posted in InformationResearchSchool Change and Education Reform

Democratic Classrooms: Promises and Challenges of Student Voice and Choice

Author: Kristan A. Morrison

Summary: A valuable primer for educators, students, and parents looking to bring democratic education practices into their schools and classrooms. This paper presents the history and theory of democratic education and explores... Read on...

Democratic Dialogue

Summary: Democratic Dialogue is committed to the critical exploration of democratic ideals in education and society through a program of international collaborative research and dissemination. We engage educators, political... Read on...

Deprived of Dignity: Degrading Treatment & Abusive Discipline in NYC & Los Angeles Public Schools

Author: Elizabeth Sullivan

Summary: This striking report shows that middle and high school students in New York City and Los Angeles are frequently ignored and mistreated in their classrooms, and subjected to harsh discipline policies that punish, exclude... Read on...

Dignity in Schools Campaign

Summary: The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC... Read on...

Diplomas Count: An Essential Guide to Graduation Policy and Rates

Author: Editorial Projects in Education Research Center

Summary: A state-by-state breakdown of graduation rates, finding that nationally nearly 1 in 3 high school students do not graduate.

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline (book)

Author: Edited by Sofía Bahena, North Cooc, Rachel Currie-Rubin, Paul Kuttner, and Monica Ng - essays by multiple authors

Summary: This new volume from the Harvard Educational Review features essays from scholars, educators, students, and community activists who are working to disrupt, reverse, and redirect the pipeline. Alongside these authors are... Read on...

Getting Teacher Assessment Right: What Policymakers Can Learn From Research

Author: Patricia H. Hinchey

Summary: "Given the experience to date with an overwhelming focus on student achievement scores as a basis for high-stakes decisions, policymakers would do well to pause and carefully examine the issues that make teacher... Read on...

High Schools for Equity: Policy Supports for Student Learning in Communities of Color

Author: School Redesign Network at Stanford University and Justice Matters

Summary: This is a powerful study showing the benefit of engaging and personalized learning experiences, specifically for students of color. This report studies 5 urban high schools that provide such experiences, describing how... Read on...

IDEA Learning Report

Summary: IDEA Learning Report: Covering April 2013 - January 2014

As a Reggio Emilia teacher makes visible the learning and conversations she sees unfolding in an early childhood classroom, this Learning Report is an invitation... Read on...

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education

Author: National Research Council of the National Academies

Summary: This extensive and nearly 10-year long study undertaken by leading educators, economists, and psychologists with support from the U.S. Department of Education and several foundations carries a strong message:... Read on...

Innovating Pedagogy 2012

Author: Multiple authors from Open University

Summary: Here is the new report from The Open University -- Innovating Pedagogy 2012: Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers.

The series of reports explores new forms of... Read on...

Making Teacher Education More Democratic: Incorporating Student Voice and Choice

Author: Kristan A. Morrison

Summary: This paper follows Morrison's "Democratic Classrooms" article, reporting on the author's project to bring democratic education practices to her graduate education course. She outlines the pitfalls and strengths of the... Read on...

Meaningful Student Involvement: Guide to Students as Partners in School Change

Author: Adam Fletcher

Summary: This powerful guide provides the theory, research, and numerous practical examples for working with students to take action together to improve schools, written by a leading practitioner in the field of youth voice and... Read on...

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