In the new academic year, Discover Stanford for You will feature Stanford’s emerging accelerators, who aim to translate knowledge and research into impact, driving solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The Transforming Learning Accelerator leverages advances in neuroscience, data and technology to create more effective and equitable learning solutions.
Join Dr. Francis Pearman, Stanford Assistant Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education, as he shares his research on the shifting geography of urban inequality in the Bay Area and explores what gentrification and affordability challenges mean for educational access and equity.
Dr. Francis Pearman
Professor Pearman's research focuses on how poverty and inequality shape the life chances of children, especially in rapidly changing cities. His current research examines issues related to gentrification and housing affordability and their impacts on children and schools. Throughout his research, Pearman combines rigorous quantitative methods with careful attention to how “big data,” including geo-coded crime statistics, business information, and local voting patterns, might open new sites of inquiry in the field of education. His research has been published in leading journals and media outlets, including American Educational Research Journal, Review of Educational Research, and Sociology of Education, The Economist and The Atlantic. In addition, he has received multiple awards and fellowships from the National Institutes of Health and the American Educational Research Association, among others.
Daniel L. Schwartz
Daniel L. Schwartz is the I. James Quillen Dean and Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology at Stanford Graduate School of Education. He leads Stanford’s Transforming Learning Accelerator, a major interdisciplinary initiative advancing the science of learning to bring effective and equitable solutions to the world. An expert in human learning and educational technology, Schwartz also oversees a laboratory that creates pedagogy, technology, and assessments that prepare students to continue learning and adapting throughout their lifetimes. He has taught math in rural Kenya, English in south-central Los Angeles and multiple subjects in Kaltag, Alaska. As co-host of the Stanford podcast and SiriusXM radio show School’s In, Schwartz discusses current topics in teaching and learning with an aim of helping educators and parents understand and use the latest research. He is author of The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them.