AERA-FCD Summer Institute: Connecting Education Research to Policy

Recognizing the importance of connecting education research to policy, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Foundation for Child Development (FCD) have collaborated on the development and implementation of this institute directed to building capacity among early career scholars. The substantive focus of the institute is on research on children’s early learning, and how the events and process of early education experiences affect PreK-12 education. This institute will address how scholars can link their research to inform education policy design and its implementation.

The following materials from the Institute are available for download:

  • The Challenge of Pasteur’s Quadrant - Carol D. Lee (Northwestern University)
  • Lessons Learned During the Launch of the Baltimore Education Research Consortium - Stephen Plank (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Implications of Research for Title I and Title III Programs - Zollie Stevenson Jr. (U.S. Department of Education)
  • Research, Policy Reports and More - Kathy R. Thornburg (University of Missouri)
  • Writing Research-Based Op-Eds - Amy Stuart Wells (Columbia University)
  • What’s Different About Testimony - Catherine Snow (Harvard University)
  • Framing the Early Childhood Public Policy Message - Lynette Aytch (Smart Start)
  • Connecting with Policy Audiences - Greg J. Duncan (University of California, Irvine)
  • A Broad and Important Agenda for Needed Research on PreK-3rd - Donald J. Hernandez (University at Albany, SUNY)
  • Conducting Policy-Related and Translational Research - Arthur J. Reynolds (University of Minnesota)
  • Developing a Research Agenda that Influences Policy - Martha Zaslow (Child Trends)
  • The Family, The School & Student Achievement - Nicholas Zill
  • Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts: Education Policy-Makers Are Ignoring Key Research Findings On Student Achievement - Nicholas Zill