The Writing Assigment that Changes Lives
Submitted by David J. Rosen on July 19, 2015 - 10:42am
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Researcher Jordan Peterson, in the department of psychology at the University of Toronto, has co-authored a paper "that demonstrates a startling effect: nearly erasing the gender and ethnic minority achievement gap for 700 students over the course of two years with a short written exercise in setting goals." Although this study took place with at-risk students in college, the approach may also be effective with adult basic skills learners. I wonder if you know of approaches like this in adult basic or adult secondary level education, or transition to college programs. If so, please tell us about them.
You will find more about this in an NPR.org article at http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/07/10/419202925/the-writing-assignment-that-changes-lives?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20150719&utm_campaign=mostemailed&utm_term=nprnews
David J. Rosen