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Best Site For Research Findings - What Works Clearinghouse

Research on Character Education

Recent Research:
Contemporary findings of interest and significance

Impact of Good Teachers

Impact of Good Teachers - Another View

Ability Grouping Regains Favor - NY Times - Vivian Yee (includes a discussion of Dynamic / Frequent Grouping, perhaps based on Performance rather than Ability)

Intrinsic Motivation & 21st Century Challenges by Daniel Pink

Reflection: Daniel Pink interviews Thomas Friedman

College Learning? A study of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years.

Markers That Matter - Early Childhood

Premature Babies Get Healthier with Musical Pacifier Therapy

Source: Adventist News Network

[February 20, 2007] Premature babies at Florida Children's Hospital are the first tiny patients in Central Florida to receive music therapy with the Pacifier Activated Lullaby (PAL) System. The musical pacifier is used as a therapy device that teaches infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) how to suck, swallow, and breathe in a healthy rhythm. In addition, it helps premature infants feed normally and gain weight.

The sucking action is also believed to play a role in neurological development. Research shows that preemies increase their suckling rate 2.5 times once exposed to the PAL and leave the hospital an average of 11 to 12 days sooner with PAL, as opposed to those who do not receive the treatments. With six out of every 100 births occurring prematurely, too-early birth is a critical health problem.

The pacifier works by playing a soothing, reinforcing lullaby when an infant sucks the specially wired, pressure-sensitive pacifier and stops playing when the infant stops sucking. Within minutes, preemies weighing as little as three pounds learn how to keep the healing music playing.

By Florida Hospital Staff and Adventist News Network

Historically Huge Findings:      The Classic Studies
Bloom, Brunner, Edmonds & Lezotte, Harlow, Milgram......Marshmallow Test

Bloom: Two-Sigma Problem

The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way - by Amanda Ripley Why trust in teachers led to world class learning by their students.... "In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems theyve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in these new education superpowers?"

Smartest Kids....Video Introduction....

Bloom: Two-Sigma Problem

Bloom: Three Taxonomies

The Marshmallow Test - Video

The Marshmallow Test - The New Yorker

Marshmallow Test - Self-Control or Trust?

Annenberg Research & Development

Annenberg Research

Cognitive Dissonance - hands/behavior influencing the heart and head.....

Love, Security & Curiosity - Harry Harlow

Obedience to Authority - Stanley Milgram

Milgram Experiment Overview

Abused Child, Abuses Brother, Shows Improvement With Therapy

Milgram re-enactment 2002

Life Course and Human Development - Children of the Depression (Optimism - Explanations that are not Permanent, Pervasive or Personal)

To Do:  Find the experiment where the next subject got to see a refuser.....

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