Curry School of Education
Giving Toddlers a Learning Head Start6/6/09 - Dr. Jason Downer, senior research scientist at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, describes the long-term benefits
of high-quality pre-kindergarten education. He demonstrates how an investment in pre-kindergarten education can result in higher
lifetime wages, lower rates of disability assistance, and many more self-reliant, contributing members of our community.
School Readiness and the Transition to Kindergarten in the Era of Accountability12/4/07 - This talk was part of the Faculty Author Series and was given at the Colonnade Club on December 4. Afterwards Mr. Pianta answered questions from the audience.
Shaping Science, Mathematics and Technology Interests of Early Adolescents1/27/06 - Currently, many talented individuals are being lost to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Marie Shoffner of the Curry School of Education discusses why this is, and offers strategies of how to correct the problem.
Engaging the Mind3/3/05 - What really are the ingredients of a high-quality classroom? If teachers matter (and they do), what aspects of teaching lead to increased student performance? Can the public education system address the needs of less advantaged students or are private schools a better option? These issues and questions are the focus of Robert Pianta's discussion, "Kids and teachers: What Makes for Success in School".