Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

UPI: Study: E-readers improve boys’ reading

UPI covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.

The article, Study: E-readers improve boys’ reading, published March 27. Continue reading

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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to SMU research.

The findings come from a study of 199 middle school students who struggle with reading and who participated in a reading improvement class with Amazon’s Kindle e-reader, says Dara Williams-Rossi, SMU. Continue reading

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Landmark education research aims to prepare nation’s middle school students for high school

DSC_0067.jpgDavid Chard, Dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and two leading SMU faculty investigators, Reid Lyon and Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, are part of the national research team working on the George W. Bush Institute’s newest education initiative, Middle School Matters.

The program focuses on using proven practices to prepare middle school students to successfully enter high school. Continue reading

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