This article, written by President and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF), Nicholas C. Donohue, discusses the positive impact of student-centered learning practices on the achievement gap. He reviews several studies of school programs that show students in learner-centered classrooms outperform their peers in more traditional school settings; with the highest gains occurring for underserved students, female students, racial minorities, and students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. He discusses research which indicates student-centered learning practices have the potential to reduce the achievement gap.
This article provides a compelling argument for student-centered learning and could be used by educators and administrators looking to educate the public or advocate for the adoption of student-centered practices in their schools.
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