News from WCER
Learning Sciences a Growing Field
January 5, 2010
The Learning Sciences are poised to make great strides in understanding complex human behavior.
CGI Math Encourages Ingenuity and Reasoning
June 15, 2007
Elementary age students bring lots of things to school with them—besides huge backpacks stuffed with supplies. They bring ingenuity, intuitive knowledge, and mathematical insight. They sometimes amaze their teachers with innovative ways to solve problems. When mathematics teachers link their classroom instruction to students’ intuitive knowledge, students can take classroom instruction a lot farther.
What Will Decrease Educational Inequality?
June 15, 2003
Student’s educational outcomes are boosted or hindered by their families’ socioeconomic background. Although certainly not fair to the student, such inequality is likely to persist throughout the 21st century, despite much rhetoric and a few policies directed against it.
The Pros and Cons of ‘Holding Out’
March 15, 2000
You often hear that statement. But the suggestion is unsubstantiated by research, according to UW-Madison Education Professor Elizabeth Graue and Lehigh University’s James DiPerna. Their recent study challenges conventional wisdom about the value of redshirting and early retention. In fact, some children who are “held out” miss receiving needed attention in areas of learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and emotional disabilities.