I had the opportunity to view an important movie this week. I’ve seen it once before. Both times, I watched with a group of the finest educators I’ve ever met. The movie was especially hard-hitting for us because we’ve shared their journey, their tears, and their triumphs.
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Archive for the ‘Equity’ Category
The misinterpretation of Title IX with respect to student gender quotas in university engineering departments on Joanne Jacobs’ blog yesterday received a bit of discussion Saturday on Twitter. Jason said, in reference to the post,
and then Bryan said
Jason replied, and @druinok responded:
A little later, this tweet popped into the conversation.
Every dataset has a story. We usually look only at the data and ignore the story. For example, according to my original findings, and as approved by committee of esteemed researchers in education and science, I could make this statement:
Pre-service elementary teachers showed a statistically significant gain in their learning about the moon and teaching elementary students about the moon by inquiry.
And this supporting statement:
The study shows that pre-service teachers average gain scores from pre-test to post-test increased by 7 points on a 21-item test.
If this were taken as the only finding from my dissertation, these pre-service teachers obviously demonstrated significant learning. All is well.