HGSE in the Media: October 2011By newseditor
Below, you will find appearances by members of the HGSE community, as well as HGSE research projects and initiatives, in the national press — both traditional and online.
While many online periodicals keep their stories freely available indefinitely, stories on other sites expire after a specified period of time, after which they can be retrieved by locating the story through the website’s archives, and sometimes paying a fee to do so. Where that is the periodical’s policy, we have provided a link to the periodical’s main page and the citation for the article so that interested readers may find the original article.
Bullish on Private Colleges
Harvard Magazine, November-December 2011
“The indictment also depicts the nation’s 1, 550 or so private nonprofit colleges as unresponsive to the innovations of for-profit vendors and online education. Thus, a chorus of critics has concluded that private colleges and universities have a fundamentally broken business model sustainable only by the most elite institutions. As for the rest, the bears advise, short the sector,” writes Richard P. Chait, a research professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Zachary First, Ed.D. ’07, managing director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University.
Scholars Put Civics in Same Category as Literacy, Math
Education Week, October 28, 2011
“But it’s not only teachers who need to recalibrate expectations about civics education, said Meira Levinson, an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a coordinator of the research. Teachers often worry that treating contentious issues in class might make them vulnerable to criticism from the community, she said.”
Occupy the Classroom
The New York Times, October 20, 2011
“‘This is where inequality starts,’ said Kathleen McCartney, the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as she showed me a chart demonstrating that even before kindergarten there are significant performance gaps between rich and poor students. Those gaps then widen further in school.”
Reggio Emilia’s Approach to Learning Grows in KC
Kansas City Star, October 17, 2011
“‘I think a lot of teachers had a profound experience,’ said Steven Seidel, senior research assistant for Project Zero. ‘We found that not only can learning groups be highly productive, they take individuals to places they couldn’t get to on their own.’”
Harvard Project Gets Good Marks from Chappaqua School District
Chappaqua-MountKisco Patch, October 14, 2011
“‘No longer do classrooms have to be isolated from the real world,’ [Professor Chris] Dede was recorded as saying in his board presentation.”
Harvard Gazette, October 12, 2011
“In 1983, when Howard Gardner introduced the concept of multiple intelligences to the world in his book Frames of Mind, it paved the way for a seismic shift in how we view learners and permeated every aspect of education,” says Professor Tina Grotzer.
Bully-Proofing Your Kids
CNN, October 11, 2011
“‘It’s about parents really being tuned into their children and the kind of people they are,’ says Richard Weissbourd, a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of The Parents We Mean to Be. ‘We want to reflect back to them who they are, whether they are spirited, soulful, feisty, funny or strong-willed. It’s not explicitly praising them a lot that matters. It’s demonstrating a deep knowledge of and affirming who they are.’”
Economic Inequality: The Real Cause of the Urban School Problem
Chicago Tribune, October 6, 2011
“America’s urban public schools are in trouble: Student test scores are low and dropout rates are high. Recent remedies proposed include everything from reducing the power of teachers unions and opening more charter schools to ending test-based accountability. But what if education critics are focused on the wrong problem?” writes Professor Richard Murnane and Greg J. Duncan, distinguished professor in the Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine.
On World Teachers Day, Three Educators Share Their Unique Perspectives
UNICEF, October 4, 2011
UNICEF’s podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Jamila Marofi, a high school teacher from Afghanista; Gorma Minnie, a school administrator from Liberia; and Professor Fernando Reimers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in America about World Teacher’s Day.
TFA Teachers: How Long Do They Teach? Why Do They Leave?
Education Week, October 4, 2011
“TFA’s rapid growth and success in garnering financial support from public and private sources exhilarates some — and angers others,” writes Professor Susan Moore Johnson and Morgaen L. Donaldson, an assistant professor in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.
Ed School Offers Gen Ed Course
Harvard Crimson, October 4, 2011
“Standing in front of the 50 students in her education reform course, Graduate School of Education Professor Katherine K. Merseth told her students, ‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention’ to the state of American education.”