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University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley

Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in Early Childhood Intervention Research

Ľ The Postdoctoral Training and Research in Children's Early Mathematical training program is housed in the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education and Institute of Human Development, with additional resources available at the University of Arizona in the Department of Educational Psychology. The training programís theme is the socioeconomic status (SES)-related gap in mathematical knowledge that appears early and widens during early childhood. The program will draw Fellows from child-focused graduate programs such as developmental psychology, child and family studies, language and literacy education, or special education and provide crucial content knowledge in mathematical cognition, early childhood education, and intervention research methods. Preschool program partners include Oakland Head Start, Berkeley-Albany YMCA Head Start, Oakland Unified School District, the Berkeley Unified School District, Sacramento Head Start, and the San Juan Unified School District.

 

The Berkeley Research Experience and Methodology (BREM) Program

» The Berkeley Research Experience and Methodology Program focuses on the investigation of the characteristics, resources, and practices of teachers that make educationally significant differences in the students they teach.  The specific methodological perspective on this topic is that researchers need to be trained in better ways to: (a) measure students’ gains, (b) measure what teachers know, (c) observe and record what is actually happening in classrooms, and (d) model and analyze the data resulting from field-based experimental designs.  A major methodological focus of the training program is multilevel or hierarchical modeling, and the design and analysis of both randomized and observational studies in the presence of clustering.  A second methodological focus is measurement models and the design and analysis of educational assessments.  The fellows are engaged in a selection of the multiple projects that are based in the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center, including projects to develop and evaluate educational programs, and in particular, to develop and evaluate assessment systems in education.

Principal Investigator: Mark Wilson