By many measures, higher education is doing wonderfully well: 200 million students worldwide, 2.5 million research papers published each year, university Presidents paid over a million dollars per year, and Elsevier making record profits off journals. There are, however, troubling trends lurking: student debt totals well over a trillion dollars, student protests have become common around the world, most of the university workforce are in precarious employment, staff and faculty strikes have multiplied, and the Laureate Corporation owns universities in ten countries with 150 campuses.
Dr. Michela Musto presents on her research on gender construction and how school processes shape students' gender status beliefs.
In this SCOPE book talk, education sociologist Eve L. Ewing presents her latest book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side. Dr. Ewing will talk about the story of Chicago's 2013 mass public school closures-- the largest wave of such closures in the nation's history.
“We wanted to take a look at schools that paid attention to time and understood that if teachers had time to learn with and from each other, it would benefit their children and it would benefit themselves as teachers.”
– Jon Snyder, Ed.D., Executive Director, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education
SCOPE Researchers and the SCOPE Advisory Board will participate in a range of sessions at this year's AERA Annual Meeting, to be held in New York City.
Antero is currently exploring the learning and civic practices of tabletop gaming communities that play games like Dungeons & Dragons
Please join Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) in welcoming Dr. Deborah Meier for a special talk about her years of work in public education as a teacher, principal, writer, and advocate since the early 1960s. Immediately following the talk, Dr. Meier will be available to sign her new book, These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can’t Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools.
Selected in 1985 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband, Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson has devoted most of his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the movements King inspired.
In this talk David Plank will discuss the implementation of California's Local Control Funding Formula to date, and the challenges that must be addressed if the promise of California’s recent reforms are to be achieved.
Please join us on January 23 as Professor Davad F. Labaree discusses the history of U.S. higher education in a talk entitled, A Perfect Mess: Understanding the Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education.