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When a Student is "Held Back": New Research on the Impact

September 29, 2014William SchmittCategories: Default


New research published by Megan Andrew, an assistant professor of sociology who is also on the faculty of Notre Dame's Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO), demonstrates that primary-grade retention likely affects a student's educational attainments well after that primary school student was retained. Such retention decisions by administrators are commonly known as "holding back" a student to repeat a year of schooling. Andrew's research exploring the enduring impact--that is, scarring in the student's educational career--has been published in the journal  Read More

Book by Darcia Narvaez: Neurobiology & Morality

September 24, 2014William SchmittCategories: Default


Institute for Educational Initiatives fellow Darcia Narvaez has authored a new book whose insights will interest scholars in psychology and other disciplines, as well as many others in and out of academia. Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom

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