Thursday, August 13, 2009

California education study

This report about California education assesses the state of the multiple pathways model of combining academics with career education and the field's shared identity, standards of practice, knowledge base, leadership and grassroots support, policy support, and funding. It also makes recommendations.
Howard, Don, & Patrick Wu. (2009). Assessing California's Multiple Pathways Field: Preparing Youth for Success in College and Career. San Francisco: James Irvine Foundation.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

culturelly-responsive pedagogy research

Reviews the literature on culturally responsive pedagogy — using the students' cultures and ethnic identity in promoting resilience and academic success, with a focus on African Americans. Defines concepts and makes recommendations for grantmaking.
Hanley, Mary Stone; George W. Noblit. (2009). Cultural Responsiveness, Racial Identity and Academic Success: A Review of Literature. Heinz Endowments.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Online video study

As the audience for online video continues to grow, a leading edge of internet users are migrating their viewing from their computer screens to their TV screens. At the same time, more cell phone users are opting for the convenience of watching video on smaller screens via their handheld devices.

According to an April 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, the share of online adults who watch videos on video-sharing sites has nearly doubled since 2006. Fully 62% of adult internet users have watched video on these sites, up from just 33% who reported this in December 2006.

Over time, online video has also become a bigger fixture in everyday life, garnering 19% of all internet users who use video-sharing sites to watch on a typical day. In comparison, just 8% of internet users reported use of the sites on a typical day in 2006.
Pew Internet & American Life Project. (2009).