HGSE In the Media: February 2012By 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.
Listen to Lady Gaga — Be Kind, Stop Bullying
CNN.com, February 29, 2012
“Bullying is pervasive in and out of school. Each year, 20% of high school students report being bullied — physically, emotionally, or socially. The results can be tragic, as the recent suicides of Phoebe Prince, Jamey Rodemeyer and Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover have taught us,” write Dean Kathleen McCartney and Lecturer Richard Weissbourd.
Born to Not Get Bullied
New York Times, February 29, 2012
“Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Graduate School of Education here at Harvard, said that she and her colleagues invited Lady Gaga because they had been searching for ways to address bullying as a neglected area of education — and as a human rights issue. As many as one-fifth of children feel bullied, she said, adding: ‘If you don’t feel safe as a child, you can’t learn.’”
Preventing Bullying Begins With Us
The Huffington Post, February 28, 2012
“Too often in the past a problem plaguing children like bullying has received huge waves of public attention that simply never translates into any positive changes in kids’ lives. What will it take to capitalize on this attention? How can we curb this problem once and for all?” write Lecturer Richard Weissbourd and Assistant Professor Stephanie Jones.
Educating a Billion Minds: Is the Right Approach Missing?
Washington Times, February 28, 2012
“[Professor] Howard Gardner, one of the world’s most influential thinkers and author of the theory of Multiple Intelligences(MI) recently was asked if there were too many engineers in India, Gardner said: ‘I’m skeptical about any profession being valorized over others. Who knows what is going to be needed in the next 25 years? In the U.S. and in India, schools should not be preparing people for professions; professions should do that themselves. Instead, schools should prepare them to understand arts and science better. The point of developing intelligence is to become a competent human being.’”
Targeting Toxic Stress in Children
Boston Globe, February 27, 2012
“[Professor Jack] Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard, has launched a national campaign against ‘toxic stress’ in childhood. … ‘Stress wears the body down. There are parts of the brain that are very sensitive to some of the stress hormones that are elevated with toxic stress. Early in life, this is the time that those circuits are actually being developed. If not developed well, you have weak circuits for the rest of your life.’”
Despite Cutting Teachers in Pennsylvania, Classes Retain Healthy Student-to-Teacher Ratios
The Patriot News, February 27, 2012
“Depending on what type of students districts want to produce, a higher student-teacher ratio can have a negative effect on students, said David Dockterman, education professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.”
As Job Market Mends, Dropouts Fall Behind
Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2012
“Harvard University economist Richard Murnane said he would be more concerned about the incentive problem in a strong labor market.”
’Today, People Have to Continue Learning Throughout Life’
Times of India, February 20, 2012
“Professor Howard Gardner spoke with Tirna Ray about why people differ at certain skills, how teaching and learning must both change as commerce and industry evolve – and how flexible minds could have serious advantages now.”
Rethinking Testing in the Age of the iPad
Education Week, February 8, 2012
“‘Kids think of phones as an extension of themselves in a way that they don’t think of with laptops or workstations,’ [Professor Chris Dede] says. ‘Part of what you have is this intellectual partnership with your cellphone where you do some of the thinking, and your cellphone does some of the thinking, and then you’re smarter.’”
Thomas Payzant: Focusing on the Big Picture at Dallas ISD
Dallas News, February 7, 2012
“Standards-based reform has been a game-changer in states and school districts since the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1993-94, which required states to develop standards in language arts and math and to develop annual student assessments aligned with those standards,” writes Professor Thomas Payzant.
Duncan Urges Experiments in Education
Harvard Gazette, February 7, 2012
“‘It’s a stain on our nation that today one in four American students fails to finish high school on time or drops out … that is absolutely morally unacceptable and economically unsustainable,’ [U.S. Secretary of Education Arne] Duncan told a crowd Monday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Longfellow Hall.”
Dr. Howard Gardner: The Brain Behind Multiple Intelligences
CNBC, February 6, 2012
“A professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Dr. [Howard] Gardner is also the author of over 25 books, the latest of which ‘Truth, Beauty and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century‘ is a look at ethics in the digital age.”