Research has always played a role in school integration advocacy, and NCSD believes that current research should inform policy development process in a more systematic way. NCSD aims to increase real time, two-way communication between advocates and researchers on key contested questions. We do this by: 1) consulting with leading educational researchers on important issues; and 2) connecting both emerging and already-established school diversity scholars and researchers with one another and with integration program practitioners.
NCSD Research Advisory Panel
The NCSD has convened a group of leading researchers to help us ensure that our advocacy efforts are informed by the most current, methodologically sound research on school integration. Many educational policymakers shy away from pursing integration without considering the strong research evidence demonstrating its value as an educational reform tool. On the other hand, school integration advocates have not always acknowledged, been aware of, or adequately addressed the challenges that arise in racially and economically diverse learning environments. The NCSD’s advocacy efforts take these challenges into account.
Current NCSD Research Advisory Panel Members:
- Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Brandeis University
- Jomills Henry Braddock II, University of Miami
- Casey Cobb, University of Connecticut
- John Diamond, University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Erica Frankenberg, Penn State University
- Douglas Harris, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Jennifer Jellison Holme, University of Texas at Austin
- Rucker Johnson, University of California, Berkeley
- Richard Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation
- Jamie Lew, Rutgers University
- Roslyn Mickelson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Pedro Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles
- sean reardon, Stanford University
- Vanessa Siddle Walker, Emory University
- Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Amy Stuart Wells, Columbia University
- William Trent, University of Illinois
- Linda Tropp, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- Richard Valencia, The University of Texas at Austin
School Diversity Research Network
Our School Diversity Research Network is a vehicle for connecting both emerging and already-established school diversity scholars and researchers with one another and with integration program practitioners. Similar to the research communities that exist within professional research associations, the School Diversity Research Network supports scholarly inquiry into school diversity models and evaluation of individual programs. To ensure that school diversity research can benefit practitioners and policymakers, NCSD works to compile and disseminate this research in accessible formats.
The School Diversity Research Network is also designed to help integration program practitioners. In an educational reform climate that emphasizes evidence-based practice, research and evaluation are increasingly important. And yet, reliable educational research is expensive and time consuming, and often remains outside the reach of many programs. By forming this community of school diversity researchers and joining them with practitioners, we hope to greatly expand what we know about school diversity in theory and practice.
If you are an educational researcher and would like to join the School Diversity Research Network, please sign up using the button below.