HGSE in the Media: December 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.
Teacher Residents Seen Outpacing Peers in Later Years
Education Week, December 15, 2011
“‘We think this provides reliable evidence on the effectiveness of BTR graduates to date,’ said Martin R. West, an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and one of four scholars who conducted the study. ‘The question is whether we can generalize based on those results to BTR graduates who will later have four to five years of experience, much less to graduates of other residency programs and other settings.’”
Studies Explore How to Nurture Students’ Creativity
Education Week, December 13, 2011
“Howard E. Gardner, a professor of cognition and education at Harvard University, considers creativity one of five ‘minds,’ or ways of thinking—along with discipline, synthesis, respect, and ethics—that will be essential for young people to succeed in the future. ‘We live in an era where everything that can be automated will be,’ he said at the Learning and the Brain research conference last month. ‘Only individuals who can regularly go beyond the conventional wisdom will be valued.’”
Expert Offers Ideas on How to Improve U.S. Education
Ventura County Star, December 10, 2011
“The decline in graduation rates in the United States comes not because the American education system has lost ground, but because the U.S. has stagnated, while other countries have surged ahead, according to Ronald F. Ferguson … a Harvard University professor and director of the Achievement Gap Initiative.”
‘It’s Time to Raise My Hand’
Harvard Gazette, December 1, 2011
“‘Raising my hand in a Harvard classroom discussion has been an ongoing challenge for me. Last year, as an incoming doctoral student in Education Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, I spent much of my time in quiet frustration,’” said Harvard Graduate School of Education doctoral student Susan Cheng.