Saturday, December 25, 2021

THIS WEEK Education Research Report

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Education Research Report

Children’s books solidify gender stereotypes in young minds
A new study from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found children’s books may perpetuate gender stereotypes. Such information in early education books could play an integral role in solidifying gendered perceptions in young children. The results are available in the December issue of the journal Psychological Science. “Some of the stereotypes that have been st
Schools have a small but important role in early adolescents’ mental health
A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) , published by Elsevier, reports in adolescents 11-14 years old, that schools account for a small, but significant part of a young person’s mental health. “As young people transition back-to-school, we must prioritize their mental health and consider what we can do to promote their well-being. Schools are p
Twice-weekly COVID-19 testing of residential students = effective infection mitigation strategy at colleges and universities
Key Points Question What is the association between COVID-19 testing and case rates on residential college campuses? Findings In this cohort study of 18 Connecticut colleges and universities, infrequent COVID-19 testing of residential students was not associated with decreased transmission, whereas testing of residential students twice per week was associated with decreased transmission during th

DEC 20

Requirement for adults to wear masks in schools has major impact on Covid-19 transmissions
Adults wearing masks may decrease Covid-19 outbreaks at schools and preschools, shows a new study published in Frontiers in Public Health . The study found that the first identified cases (index cases) in schools were predominantly children, but outbreak events were more severe when an adult was the index case. Wearing a mask significantly lowered secondary cases. The researchers recommend obliga
School uniforms don’t improve child behavior, study finds S
Despite the belief of many parents and teachers, school uniforms don’t seem to have any effect on young students’ behavior or attendance overall, a new national study found. But students who attended schools requiring school uniforms did report lower levels of “school belonging” in fifth grade than did students in schools without uniforms. The findings came from data on more than 6,000 school-age

DEC 15

Rural and small-town high school students' interests shifted away from STEM fields
Using the nationally representative High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), this study documents that rural and small-town students were significantly less likely to enroll in postsecondary STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree programs, compared with their suburban peers. This study also shows that schools attended by rural and small-town students offered limi
WIDA Framework for Equitable Instruction for Multilingual Students
This article explores the development of a guidance document titled the “Framework for Equitable Instruction” (Framework), which aims to support multilingual students’ content-area learning and language development. The Framework was developed by WIDA, a national consortium of states, as part of its system of language standards, assessments, and professional learning. The article discusses the Fr

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