Education and Psychology
Apr. 18, 2011—A new partnership between a Texas school district and the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody College aims to identify what factors make some high schools more effective at reaching low-performing students.
Apr. 8, 2011—The latest research on the nation’s key education issues, from incentive pay to school choice, will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College researchers April 8-12 at the American Educational Research Foundation annual conference in New Orleans. A sampling of the research is presented below. To view the full conference program, visit: www.aera.net. All listings...
Apr. 5, 2011—Research from Peabody College faculty members Donna Ford and Rich Milner is featured in the latest volume released by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Apr. 4, 2011—The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach puts science in the hands of students They treated him like a rock star, said scientist David Boone. “They” are Nashville public middle school students. Boone, a Ph.D. candidate in cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt, regularly taught in their classrooms as a science teaching fellow, part of the...
Apr. 4, 2011—If you hear a booming voice singing Beethoven’s Ninth or Verdi’s Requiem in Wesley Place Garage one morning, it’s probably Carl Johnson practicing his repertoire for the Nashville Symphony Chorus.
Apr. 4, 2011—Although an evaluation of existing treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders found positive results in some studies, better information is needed to target the right treatments to specific children.
Mar. 28, 2011—A special performance at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards April 3 at 8 p.m. on CBS featuring country music star Darius Rucker and participants in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp will benefit the Kennedy Center.
Mar. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt education experts explore the complex issues surrounding school choice in new book published this month by Harvard Education Press.
Mar. 11, 2011—Researchers have for the first time successfully used brain imaging to predict how children will respond to programs that help them improve their grammar.
Feb. 24, 2011—Students in Tennessee's state prekindergarten program experience an average of 82 percent greater gains in literacy and math skills over their peers who do not attend state pre-k.
Feb. 23, 2011—"Brainstorm 2011," a series of free public events about brain research hosted by Vanderbilt University, will explore post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and the mysteries of feelings and perception throughout the month of March.
Feb. 16, 2011—A record crowd of students and presenters turned out for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development's 2011 Science Day Feb. 15.