Researchers at CEED, in partnership with colleagues from other universities and organizations, are working to transform the education experience of Black children by conducting research that is focused on anti-racist professional development for educators and practitioners, the development of measures of equitable classroom instruction, and how non-traditional education pedagogies (e.g., Montessori, African-centered) are related to school success and wellbing.
Projects Supporting the Education for Self-Actualization Initiative:
1. THE ACSES MEASURE
The Assessing Classroom Sociocultural Equity Scale (ACSES) is a reliable and valid assessment designed to improve bidirectional interactions between teachers and children as well was children’s peer-to peer interactions within early childhood classrooms environments. The goal of this measure is to assess classroom interactions, in order to incorporate the cultural knowledge, experiences, and diverse learning and communication styles of racially minoritized learners into classroom teachings by:
If you're interested in learning how you can use the ACSES Tool in your school, send us an email at email@example.com!
2. The Montessori Study
Montessori education is a student-led, self-paced but guided method that uses strategic and purposely created materials for students to learn content.
Enrollment practices can hinder equitable access to public montessori pre-k programs
Read the report here
Montessori research conference in January 2021
Presentation videos are available here