Prof. Charles Baserman discusses the implications of skimping on "the third 'R' and why teaching writing is an important but often neglected part of a child's social development. Read story.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Those studying diversity in education find that though integrated classes help minorities achieve more, some who claim to support the cause do so while maintaining biases against minorities. Read story.
Monday, January 1, 2007
As popular culture primes girls to become women well before their time, parents should take an active role in making sure thier daughters understand that women can be more than just sex objects. Read story.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Children who display high levels of aggression are a significant problem in schools, families, and communities. One of the most troubling factors about aggressive childhood behavior is that it often predicts antisocial and criminal behavior in adolescence and adulthood. Therefore, there is a need to reduce aggressive behavior in childhood. BrainPower could be an answer. Read story.
Saturday, December 2, 2006
Does your child seem to ignore you, constantly lose things, and have trouble sitting still, completing homework, or following through on chores? Is he or she temperamental, fidgety, or socially immature? The Gevirtz School's Roxanna Rahban tells us how to know if our children have ADHD, and if they do, what to do about it. Read story.
Monday, November 20, 2006
How Universities Can Energize Public InvolvementGevirtz School doctoral candidate Joy Pedersen discusses how and why institutions of higher learning should play a role in making citizens get involved with their communities. Read story.
Monday, November 6, 2006
It's no surprise that people in the U.S. rank a great educational system as one of their highest priorities. What is surprising is that although the majority of Americans are pleased with the schools to which they send their own children, we are nonetheless uneasy about the quality of U. S. public education in general. We are dismayed that our children are falling behind in national and international comparisons and that employers report new workers are lacking in basic academic and social skills. Read story.