|Title:||Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences|
|Principal Investigator:||Uttal, David||Awardee:||Northwestern University|
|Program:||Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||5 years||Award Amount:||$4,116,861|
The Northwestern University Multidisciplinary Program in Educational Sciences (MPES) was established through an IES grant in 2004. Under this predoctoral research training grant award, MPES trained students to conduct research on education policy and student learning. Effective education reform requires that researchers understand the basic cognitive foundations of learning. The MPES program had three related goals. The first was to provide a unified interdisciplinary program of coursework and research mentoring on linkages among education policy, student cognition, and achievement in mathematics and reading. The second goal was to ensure that the students receive training in rigorous, causally focused research methods. The third goal was to foster research collaborations among faculty and graduate students from different disciplinary traditions who have common interests in policy, learning, and methodology. Bringing together faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, the program created collaborations that result in cutting-edge empirical, methodological, and theoretical work on relations between education policy and practice.
28 students completed the training program funded under this award.
Project Website: https://www.mpes.sesp.northwestern.edu/
Related IES Projects: Northwestern University previously received an award (R305B040098) to implement the MPES research training program, and have subsequently received two additional awards to continue the training program (R305B140042; R305B200037).
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