How does one develop professional capital? Dr. Andy Hargreaves explains the difference between professional learning and development and the return earned when you make an investment to foster both in his report, "Call to Action: Bringing the Profession Back In." The report comes from a research project led by Learning Forward, a professional learning association.
Dr. Eric Dearing and his team reveal that early math education plays an equally crucial role in children's subsequent achievement as early literacy does. Their results suggest that early math skills learned with early maternal support have lasting and strong connections to long-term math achievement, regardless of demographics and a parent's level of education.
“With gender roles.... Females are encouraged to connect, and boys are encouraged to be self-reliant. In actuality, we need to do both,” reveals Dr. Jim Mahalik of the Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Department. In an article for The Christian Science Monitor, Dr. Mahalik connects strict conformity to masculine norms with poor mental health for men and explains the challenges associated with amending cultural norms.
“TIMSS has contributed to the practice of evidence-based decision making in today’s shifting landscape of education policy,” explains Dr. Ina Mullis, one of the directors of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses student achievement and tracks curriculum and instruction changes in global education. This year, we're celebrating 20 years of TIMSS research.