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Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences


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The New York University (NYU) Predoctoral Training Program in Education Sciences

Year: 2008
Name of Institution:
New York University
Goal: Training
Principal Investigator:
Morris, Pamela
Award Amount: $4,221,025
Award Period: 5 years
Award Number: R305B080019


The NYU Predoctoral Training Program in Education Sciences focuses on preparing researchers with strengths in understanding learning in context, using rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to causal inference, and being conversant in interdisciplinary perspectives on education and learning. A quantitative "core curriculum" ensures that students are well-trained in sophisticated statistical methods. Additional course options and research apprenticeships ensure that students develop content expertise in academic achievement, especially in reading and mathematics, the social and behavioral contexts of learning, and/or education policy. Participating New York University faculty and two strategically selected external research partners—MDRC and the Research Partnership for New York City Schools—offer a rich set of research apprenticeships and dissertation project options to the predoctoral fellows.