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Teaching Beautiful Questions: Using Literature To Teach Youth Appreciative Inquiry (Ai), Shira R. Reicher Aug 2014

Teaching Beautiful Questions: Using Literature To Teach Youth Appreciative Inquiry (Ai), Shira R. Reicher

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Learning to ask the right questions and being empowered to dream is essential to 21st century education. In an effort to create innovative citizens who are able to compete in our increasingly diverse and competitive world, youth can be taught how to discover and build on successful aspects of the past, dream creatively about the future, ask positive questions to design plans, and deliver action. These four components, discovering, dreaming, designing, and delivering, are the mainstays of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a positive approach to organizational development. In recent years, AI has been increasingly utilized with youth. Teaching AI facilitates ...


Critical Pedagogy: Teaching For Social Justice In Inner-City Classrooms, Perpetual Baffour May 2014

Critical Pedagogy: Teaching For Social Justice In Inner-City Classrooms, Perpetual Baffour

Honors Theses (PPE)

This paper addresses the social, cultural, and political forces within urban education that relate to teaching students of color. While the education problem in urban communities is a blend of social, cultural, and political factors, transforming pedagogical practices can present viable solutions to the disparities facing inner-city schools. Rather than devalue students' racial and cultural experiences, teachers can activate students’ critical consciousness and integrate their cultural backgrounds into the content of their learning experiences. This builds student engagement and counters the phenomenon of student resistance and oppositional culture seen in urban settings. This paper fundamentally argues that urban public school ...


What Might We Learn From Research About Traditional Colleges And Universities, Laura W. Perna Mar 2014

What Might We Learn From Research About Traditional Colleges And Universities, Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

This conference seeks to establish the foundations of a research agenda for determining the performance of tax-paying colleges and universities and the contributions of these institutions to societal goals. This paper advances this agenda by considering lessons learned from research on “traditional” (that is, public and private not-for-profit) colleges and universities. The paper first identifies the societal purposes of higher education and then considers what we know from research about how well traditional higher education institutions achieve these societal purposes. The paper concludes with recommendations drawn from research on traditional colleges and universities that may help guide the establishment of ...


Gold Standard? The Use Of Randomized Controlled Trials For International Educational Policy. Review Of Abhijit V. Bannerjee And Esther Duflo, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking Of The Way To Fight Global Poverty; Barbara Bruns, Deon Filmer, And Harry A. Patrinos, Making Schools Work: New Evidence On Accountability Reforms; Dean Karlan And Jacob Appel, More Than Good Intentions: How A New Economics Is Helping To Solve Global Poverty, Nathan M. Castillo, Daniel A. Wagner Feb 2014

Gold Standard? The Use Of Randomized Controlled Trials For International Educational Policy. Review Of Abhijit V. Bannerjee And Esther Duflo, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking Of The Way To Fight Global Poverty; Barbara Bruns, Deon Filmer, And Harry A. Patrinos, Making Schools Work: New Evidence On Accountability Reforms; Dean Karlan And Jacob Appel, More Than Good Intentions: How A New Economics Is Helping To Solve Global Poverty, Nathan M. Castillo, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

Edward Miguel and Michael Kremer Pioneered a new kind of development research in their 2004 study of a school deworming program in Kenya. Their experimental design incorporated the random assignment of primary school students to either a treatment or a control group for receiving medicine to eliminate intestinal parasites. Findings revealed significant benefits to the treatment group in not only improved health but also lowered school absences (Miguel and Kremer 2004). One policy consequence was an increased awareness for more evidence-based decision making under the banner of accountability reform in international development.1 The driving focus for such reform is ...