Monday, February 14, 2011

Brian Rowan speaks in a brief for U.S. Congress

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Brian Rowan was one of several education scholars who spoke in a panel presentation for the U.S. Congress about the value of investing in education research on February 14. In attendence were Congressional staff members, policymakers, and officials from the U.S. Department of Education. Rowan and the other panelists spoke about the significance of their research to the field of education, and what they believe are the payoffs of having sustained funding from a single source for long-term education research.

Rowan discussed the Study of Instructional Improvement, which he conducted from 1996 to 2009. A factsheet about the project is available.

The panel, moderated by Teachers College president Susan Fuhrman, included professors from the universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Harvard University, along with the presidents of the Spencer Foundation and the Foundation for Child Development.

Information about the event is available from the American Educational Research Association,website. 

Late in the day on February 14, 2011, the Chronicle of Higher Education posted an article reporting on the event.

Brian Rowan is Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor, School of Education; and research professor, Institute for Social Research.

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