Workshop on Education Lecture Series


1200 noon until 120 pm
Saieh Hall for Economics  |   5757 South University Avenue
Room 021

The Workshop on Education alternates between two types of sessions:

  1. The New Findings in Education section functions as a typical University of Chicago workshop with detailed presentations, discussions and critical evaluations of new findings.  Presentations are presented by university faculty and students, as well as experts from other universities. 
  2. Methodology sessions involve student presentations of works-in-progress.  Discussion is aimed at helping colleagues plan their next steps.

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Susan Levine, Professor and Interim Committee on Education Chair is the Faculty Representative. 

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Workshop on Education Presenters  |  Fall Quarter

Nancy Jordan, Professor, University of Delaware, College of Education
and Human Development
Title: Developing Number Sense in Children at Risk for Learning Disabilities in
Oct 14 Erika Hoff, Professor of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University - Davie Campus
Title: Bilingual Environments and Biligual Development: Studies of Children in
South Florida
Oct 21 Jamaal Matthews, Assistant Professor of Education and Developmental Psychology, Monclair State University, College of Education and Human Services
Title: The Multiple Faces of Identity: Understanding Adolescent Identity Formation within the Urban Ed Context
Oct 28 Mark McDaniel, Professor of Psychology, Washington University at Saint Louis
Title: Making Learning Stick: Evidence-Based Techniques to Improve Student Learning
Nov 4 Ian Fillmore, IES Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Title: The Effects of Price Discrimination in the College Market
Nov 11 Amy Claessens, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Title: The Misalignment of Kindergarten Mathematics Content
Nov 18 Brent Hickman, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Title: Affirmative Action and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Randomized Field Experiment
Dec 2 Marshall Jean, IES Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
Title: Can You "Work Your Way Up?" - Examining the Relationship between Ability Grouping and Student Learning Behaviors
Dec 9 James Kemple, Executive Director of he Research Alliance for New York City Schools and Research Professor, Steinbardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University 
Title: Performance-Based High School Closures: Impacts on Student Mobility, Attendance, and Performance

Past Events

The University of Chicago Committee on Education
Now that we know that, what do we do? Building the capacity of neighborhood high schools
presenter: Melissa Roderick, Hermon Dunlap Smith Professor
School of Social Service Administration
Thu Mar 29, 2012
In this session, Professor Roderick, with NCS co-director Mary Ann Pitcher and Colleagues, discussed NCS's approach to improving college enrollment and college match through a professional network of counselors and a partnership with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. 

Economic Models in Education Research Workshop
Committee on Education at the University of Chicago and the National Opinion Research Center
Thu, Apr 7 and Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Conference on Economic Analysis and Education Policy
Fri, Jun 7, 2010
Organized by Derek Neal of the University of Chicago, this conference is co-sponsored with the Searle Freedom Trust and the University of Chicago Committee on Education.
The Program and papers are available on the MFI website.