by Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, Kristin Turney & Grace Kao
We use the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, a nationally representative sample of high school sophomores, to examine patterns of social engagement in friendships and extracurricular activities among racial/ethnic minorities and immigrant adolescents. Results show that racial/ethnic minority adolescents, as well as first- and second-generation adolescents, are less engaged in friendships than their third-generation White counterparts, and there is no clear pattern of advantage or disadvantage in extracurricular activity participation.
by Claire Robertson-Kraft & Angela Duckworth
This article explores how biographical data on grit, a disposition toward perseverance and passion for long-term goals, explains variance in novice teachers’ effectiveness and retention.
Education researcher Elizabeth Minor discusses her article, Racial Differences in Teacher Perception of Student Ability. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
by Martin Scanlan
David Sackett, a physician who died in May, 2015 at age 80, helped usher a paradigm shift in medicine toward embracing evidence-based medicine and applying principles of improvement science to health care reform. A parallel paradigm shift is afoot in educational research.
by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2015.