Research

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EdPrepLab conducts, collects, and disseminates high-quality research on equity-focused educator preparation that is grounded in the science of learning and development.

EdPrepLab seeks out and highlights successful and productive practices from across teacher and leader preparation, emphasizing research that informs the field and supports programs that are interested in continuous improvement toward ambitious goals. To this end, EdPrepLab will share and occasionally conduct research that links program characteristics to teacher and student outcomes in pk-12 classrooms. 

Additionally, EdPrepLab gathers and supports research that documents program outcomes, such as employer and candidate perceptions of preparation, graduates’ practices in the classroom, and graduates’ performance on performance assessments.

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Research Report

Making Space for Learning: Trauma Informed Practice in Schools

This resource from the Australian Childhood Foundation provides explanations of trauma and how it can impact the brain, body, memory, emotions, relationships, learning, and other behaviors.

Figure 5: Interns' activities across the school year.
Journal Article

Learning by Doing: A Daily Life Study of Principal Interns’ Leadership Activities During the School Year

In this research article, the author explores the full-time internship experiences of 32 principal candidates to investigate the administrative activities of the interns. Participants were enrolled in one of three preparation programs leading to a state administrator’s license and master’s degree in school administration.