Stanford researchers find teaching technique that closes achievement gap in schools

Jul 14, 2014

Researchers from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education spent the last year and a half studying four Bay Area high schools that are using student-centered learning. Their report was released last month, and found the schools outperforming their district counterparts in test scores and graduation rates.

KALW’s Jen Chien spoke with the lead author of the study, Diane Friedlaender, about what student-centered learning is, and how it differs from what we see in most schools today.

DIANE FRIEDLAENDER: It’s like a second home for our kids and their teachers are like aunts and uncles.

Listen to the audio player above for the full interview.

For more information on their recent study click here.