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Michael J. Feuer, Dean of the George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development, talks with researchers, practitioners, and policymakers about effective strategies and ideas for improving our schools and colleges. He explores ways to connect their worlds to take on some of education’s most complex issues.

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EdFix Podcast Michael J. Feuer, Dean of the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Dev

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Michael J. Feuer, Dean of the George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development, talks with researchers, practitioners, and policymakers about effective strategies and ideas for improving our schools and colleges. He explores ways to connect their worlds to take on some of education’s most complex issues.

Education is the greatest contributor to ​​our nation's economic and social progress. It requires knowledge, agility, and optimism ​from many sources.

​From preschool to postsecondary, get your fix with EdFix.

    The Ecology of Think Tanks

    The Ecology of Think Tanks

    Think tanks engage in research and advocacy, often influencing policy and shaping the national discourse. But are they really home to independent thinkers and scholars, or is their research swayed by the priorities of their funders? Dr. Rick Hess, Senior Fellow and Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), shares his insight into the world of think tanks--what motivates their work and how they can play a productive role in responsible truth seeking.
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    • 28 min
    Fighting Racism with Mathematics

    Fighting Racism with Mathematics

    According to Dr. Deborah Loewenberg Ball, mathematics has the power to disrupt white supremacy unlike any other subject in school. As a professor and former Dean at the University of Michigan, Director of TeachingWorks, and elementary school math teacher herself, Deborah pushes back on the notion that math is culturally neutral. In fact, she believes that changing the way we teach math could help break patterns of inequality and injustice that are perpetuated in our classrooms.
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    • 29 min
    Anti-Hair Discrimination, Educational Equity, and Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

    Anti-Hair Discrimination, Educational Equity, and Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

    As a clinician in K-12 education, Adjoa Asamoah witnessed too many injustices in our schools. So she pivoted her career to the intersection of policy and politics, where she has worked to tackle systemic inequities across our country. Her efforts to actualize liberty and justice for all have been noticed, and during the last presidential race, she was tapped to be the National Advisor for Black Engagement for the Biden-Harris Campaign based on her ability to engage the community and her record of success.

    • 31 min
    The Hollywood Wingwoman: Hope, Heart, and Human Development

    The Hollywood Wingwoman: Hope, Heart, and Human Development

    Caroline Adegun began her career in human resources. Then a stint working for a celebrity inspired her to open The Hollywood Wingwoman Talent, the first nonprofit talent development firm serving low-income artists trying to make it in the industry. And recently, she has taken the new Clubhouse app by storm. With more than 50,000 members joining her faith-based "club," Caroline channels her background in human development to create a sense of community for people around the world when they need it most.

    • 26 min
    Rehabilitation Counseling - Fostering a Better Quality of Life for People with Disabilities

    Rehabilitation Counseling - Fostering a Better Quality of Life for People with Disabilities

    Rehabilitation counselors provide independent living support and job readiness training, empowering people with disabilities to integrate more fully into the community. According to Drs. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz and Kenneth Hergenrather, directors of the Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education, there is a pressing need for more rehab professionals. They discuss the intersection of disability and poverty, and why this population has been disproportionately affected during COVID-19.

    • 28 min
    Bringing an MBA Mindset to Education

    Bringing an MBA Mindset to Education

    When Titilola Harley’s plan to become a teacher got derailed, she decided to channel her business acumen to make a difference in schools. Now she approaches education as a consultant, helping schools and organizations work through challenges they’ve struggled to address on their own. But even though she uses management tools to guide her recommendations, she firmly believes that teachers are the experts whose voices need to be heard for lasting change to happen, especially for our most vulnerable studen

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Ocrocco ,

Great insight into important current research on education

Glad to see this new podcast. The first episode with Dr. Arshad Ali on Muslim youth identity is superb. I'm a proud doctoral candidate at George Washington's Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Great to get to know Dean Michael Feuer more through these important conversations.

Movie degree ,

Ridiculous

So now math is too white? I’d suggest encouraging all students to actually learn math and learn it had nothing to do with skin color. How demoralizing.

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