Improvement Research in Education
We study educational systems and design interventions to create high quality learning opportunities for all students. Analyzing how policy and education reform can improve teaching and student learning, we identify how these efforts are implemented and scaled. We focus on how teachers and other education professionals learn to enact new, ambitious forms of teaching, both face-to-face and on-line.
We also study how organizations can productively collaborate to pursue educational improvement. By partnering with school districts, we aim to make schools more effective. We study how organizations can productively collaborate to pursue educational improvement. We support improved decision-making by educational leaders, practitioners, and policy makers through the use of improvement science approaches. Additionally, we provide professional development to help educators continuously improve their teaching.
At multiple scales, we develop and test interventions: among students, parents, teachers, school systems, policymakers, communities, and entire states. We study and design networked improvement communities to effect large-scale change in education and deepen connections between research and practice.
See also: Education Improvement
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Research Associate, IFL Fellow
Lindsay Clare Matsumura
Jennifer Lin Russell
Mary Kay Stein
LRDC Research AreasCognitive & Neural Foundations of Learning Developmental Processes & Outcomes Educational Opportunities, Equity, & Attainment Improvement Research in Education Informal & Life-long Learning Learning Technology Motivation & Engagement Reading & Language Reasoning, Decision Making, & Argumentation STEM
Affiliated Labs & Centers
- Center for Urban Education