Mission of Center
We seek to contribute to a better understanding of education development in China and to strengthen education relationship between the United States and China.
The following faculty members at Teachers College are interested in Chinese education and in participating in activities of CoCE.
Resilience and coping with grief and trauma. Emotion and emotion regulation. The adaptive consequences of self-deception.
Artistic-aesthetic development in children and adolescents.
Learning, and transfer of learning in the arts. Instructional methods in the arts. Role of artists in the education of children. Cultural experiences in arts education.
Higher education policy and reform. K-12 educational policy and reform. The community college. College students. Sociology of education.
Prof. Dougherty's current research is focused on the origins and consequences of state accountability systems for higher education (particularly performance funding). In the past, Professor Dougherty has done extensive research and writing on state policies affecting access to, and success in, community colleges by minority and low-income students; policies affecting immigrant student access to higher education; the historical origins and impact on students of community colleges; the role of higher education in economic and workforce development; and reform movements in elementary and secondary education (especially school choice, charter schools, and school standards).
Economics of education. Cost-effectiveness analysis. School reform. Educational vouchers.
Metacognition and problem solving, technology-mediated cultural interactions and their impact on teacher professional development and reflection, and student domain subject understanding, influence of technology-rich learning environments on lesson development, trans-cultural collaboration among teachers and students
His research focuses on 2 areas: (a) the cognitive processes that underlie reading comprehension and studying, and (b) cross-cultural differences between U.S. and Chinese children in mathematical performance and the reasons for differences in performance. He teaches course on memory, reading comprehension and studying, and law and ethics for school psychologists.
Education and economic development. International and public affairs. Race, ethnicity and gender in the labor market. Immigrants and education. The Latino population of the United States.
Costs and financing of education. Chinese education policy. Education and economic development.