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An interview with Dr. Richard Nisbett Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane | April 20, 2009
In his new book, "Intelligence and How to Get It," social psychologist RICHARD NISBETT argues that environmental factors, specifically formal education, can improve measurable intelligence. His work goes against the theory much of intelligence can be attributed to genetics ...
How (Not) to Nurture Children Forum with Michael Krasny Sep 4, 2009 -- 10:00 AM
We welcome Po Bronson for an in-studio conversation on his latest book, "NurtureShock," which upends many commonly held beliefs about how best to nurture our children. Bronson is co-author with Ashley Merryman of "NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children."
Talk of the Nation, April 14, 2009
Kujichaglia / African-centered / Authentic Education
It appears that my worst
fears have been realized: we have made progress in everything yet nothing
Education is a social process
... Education is growth.... Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
become so convinced educators know what is best for children that they
forget that they themselves are really the experts."
must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths
of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories
of our journey."
What black parents must do now ...By
Economic Mobility in Black and WhiteTalk of the Nation on NPR
January 31, 2008 · All parents hope that their children will climb to the next rung of the economic ladder — but success may depend in part on the color of their skin. Studies show that while many white children fare better than their parents, black children are increasingly worse off than the previous generation.
What It Means to Be Black in America
The poll finds that a growing number of black Americans think it's no longer appropriate to think of black people as a single race. Many also say that weak families — not racism — is what's keeping poor blacks down today. NPR's Juan Williams, who was written frequently on race, reflects on the findings...
Writing About Values Boosts Grades, Shrinks Achievement GapThe surprising result, published this week in the journal Science, suggests a new way to combat the persistent achievement gap in grades, test scores and graduation rates between black and white students, according to the researchers. "The intervention is relatively brief, but it's powerful in a lot of ways," says Geoffrey Cohen, a social psychologist at the University of Colorado. Cohen and his colleagues followed more than 400 seventh-grade students at a suburban public school in Connecticut. ...
by MICHAEL WINERIP
ACROSS America, there may be two or three dozen suburban school districts similar to this one, towns like Evanston, Ill.; Shaker Heights, Ohio; Arlington, Va.; White Plains. They are heavily upper middle class, are racially mixed and feature high quality public schools. ...
The City Club of Cleveland - February 20, 2009 featuring Dr. Robert M. Franklin, President, Morehouse College - The internationalization of American colleges and universities.
The City Club of Cleveland - April 10, 2009 featuring Richard F. Clark, President, St. Martin de Porres High School - The urban education crisis and how to best educate the public.
In his new book, "Intelligence and How to Get It," social psychologist RICHARD NISBETT argues that environmental factors, specifically formal education, can improve measurable intelligence. His work goes against the theory much of intelligence can be attributed to genetics.
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