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Curry and CASTL Host Researchers Doing Work in Ecuador


The Curry School of Education and the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) is hosting a team of researchers who are doing work in Educator on Monday April 21st, 2014.

Norbert Schady and colleagues will be leading a talk on April 21st from 11 AM to 12:30 PM in Holloway Hall (Rm. 116) in Bavaro Hall entitled “A Helping Hand? Teacher Quality and Learning Outcomes in Kindergarten.” This lecture will center around data from an international cohort of approximately 15,000 kindergarten students. Results will be discussed in terms of teacher behaviors, children’s executive functioning, and classroom quality.

Norbert Schady is the Principal Economic Advisor for the Social Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). His main research areas include early childhood development, cash transfer programs, and the effects of economic crises on the accumulation of human capital. Dr. Schady has published in academic journals in economics, political science and health, and he has extensive experience advising governments in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Schady will also be meeting with key stakeholders from EdPolicyWorks and CASTL, including Bob Pianta, Erik Ruzek and Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch.

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