BBC Future: Educationism: The Hidden Bias We Often Ignore
A new report in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology named the term “educationism” and for the first time found clear evidence for what Professor Lance Fusarelli and many others have long suspected: educated people are implicitly biased against the less educated. And this has unfortunate, unintended consequences that often stem from the gap between the rich and poor.
17 Things That Happened at NC State Education in 2017
The NC State College of Education had an extraordinary year in 2017. We look back at 17 things that happened in the past year.
Tes: Pupils Perform Better with Teachers of the Same Race and Sex, Research Suggests
Children are more likely to try harder and aim higher in school if their teachers are from the same demographic group, research by NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Anna Egalite and Brian Kisida of the University of Missouri shows.
NBC News: When College Classrooms Become Ideologically Segregated, Everyone Suffers
NBC News features a report Stephen R. Porter and Paul D. Umbach, experts in education policy and professors at the NC State College of Education, led a decade ago that assessed factors that predict undergraduate major choice by surveying undergraduates at an unnamed elite liberal arts college. The researchers found, after controlling for many variables, that politics were a powerful predictor of major, rivaled only by personality.
“Data Alone is Not Power. Data Plus Thinking is Power.”
Professor Hollylynne Lee has developed a series of online courses and teacher education modules that are helping pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers bring statistics and probability to life in the classroom.
The Guardian: Want Your Child to be an Engineer? Give Them a Falcon or Go Stargazing
Hobbies such as beekeeping or model building are the key to a technical career, a study co-authored by Elysa Corin '12 MED, '15 PHD, Professor Gail Jones and Gina Childers '14 PHD finds.
Ed Prep Matters: Secondary Math Teacher Candidates Need More Preparation in Statistics
"[T]eacher education programs must rise to the challenge of preparing their graduates to teach statistics," write NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne S. Lee and Middle Tennessee State Professor Jennifer N. Lovett in a recent article published in the Journal of Teacher Education.
Hiller Spires on “Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education”
Nearly a dozen contributors with ties to the NC State College of Education highlight examples of educational innovation in China in a new book.
Cultivating Young Readers
NC State College of Education faculty are leading literacy initiatives to improve reading education across the nation. Explore their seven evidence-based principles to cultivate young readers.
Spires Named Honorary Principal of China’s Suzhou North America High School
Now in it second year, Suzhou North America High School has about 600 students and 73 teachers from around the world. Professor Hiller Spires helped start the school.