Back to School Experts at Hopkins
Throughout the Johns Hopkins University, faculty members are engaged in research aimed at improving k-12 education. Here are few of the issues currently being studied.
Early intervention, tutoring: Developmental psychologist, Barbara Wasik has done extensive research on early intervention and tutoring and has developed an early learning program that focuses on developmentally appropriate curriculum from birth to kindergarten.
Summer slide: tracking the rate urban poor kids fall behind and more affluent kids gain academically during the summer months: Karl Alexander
reform: Robert Slavin, creator of a research-
based elementary school reform programs called Success For All
and Roots & Wings, successfully implemented in over 1,000 schools
Assessment of after-school programs: Toks Fashola
Effective homework and parent involvement: Joyce Epstein
Teacher education reform: Ralph Fessler
Academically gifted children - how to identify them and keep them academically engaged: Linda Brody, Carol Mills
Teaching children with disabilities: Michael Rosenberg (mild to moderate disabilities) Larry Larsen (severe disabilities)
Violent kids, training school counselors to work with troubled and delinquent adolescents: Fred Hanna, Mark Ginsberg
Girls and math: Carol Mills
Mexican immigrant and non-immigrant children: Why are they trailing academically? Lingxin Hao, Toks Fashola
Bilingual education: Toks Fashola
Title I vs. vouchers: What will happen to the public school system when Title I goes up for re-authorization in a Republican congress in 1999? : Robert Slavin, James McPartland
To arrange interviews with any of these researchers, contact Leslie Rice, in the Office of News and Information at 410-516- 7160, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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