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IAS Fellows’ Seminar – When and Why Do Achievement Gaps in Math and Reading Emerge?

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

IAS Fellow’s Seminar by Professor Douglas Downey, Ohio State University

Abstract
Research on achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged children consistently replicates one clear pattern–all (or nearly all) of these gaps are in place prior to exposure to formal schooling, perhaps as early as age three.  That pattern directs our attention toward understanding why gaps emerge during early childhood, where most of the “action” of inequality appears to be. Professor Downey hopes to identify the most consequential environmental factors that explain the magnitude of these early-forming gaps.

Places are limited and so any academic colleagues or students interested in attending should register interest in advance here to reserve a place. Places will be confirmed within 48 hours of receipt (subject to availability).

Details

Date:
November 8
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Organizer

Institute of Advanced Study
Phone:
+441913342589
Email:
enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk

Venue

Institute of Advanced Study, Seminar Room
Durham University, Cosin's Hall, Palace Green
Durham, County Durham DH1 3RL United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 191 334 2589
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