Policy Brief: Getting Over the Slump: Innovation Strategies to Promote Children’s Learning

by James Paul Gee, Ph.D.
June 25, 2008
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Getting Over the SlumpDr. James Paul Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University and a leading authority on literacy and the potential of educational games, is working with the Center to develop a new policy framework to use digital technologies and different assessment techniques to avoid the “4th grade reading slump.” The paper, which was released at our inaugural leadership forum on May 9th, examines how conventional and “new” literacies can converge with emerging media to produce a powerful new learning equation that can stimulate both our early education system and our children’s abilities to innovate and create.

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