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Supplement to Increase the Sample Size of Project PLACE


Aug 01, 2014


Aug 15, 2015
Funding Agency
George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF)

This grant provides support to increase the sample size of Project PLACE to 50 classrooms. Project PLACE (Project-approach to Literacy and Civic Engagement), funded by the Spencer Foundation, is a randomized controlled trial testing the impact of a project-based approach to teaching social studies and content literacy in second-grade classrooms in low-SES school districts. Teachers in the experimental group are provided with an initial professional development workshop, subsequent follow-up workshops, coaching, and detailed lesson plans for four project-based units, which comprise a total of 80 lessons. The study includes systematic observation of classrooms in both the experimental and the comparison group and administration of pre- and post- standards-aligned measures of social studies, reading, writing, and motivation.

Primary Investigator(s)

Professor, Marsal Family School of Education

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