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Francis Pearman

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Francis Pearman

Assistant Professor

Assistant: John Baker


Francis A. Pearman is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. His research focuses on how poverty and inequality shape the life chances of children, especially in rapidly changing cities. Pearman holds a Ph.D. and M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. from the University of Virginia.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)

Research Interests

Early Childhood | Educational Policy | Poverty and Inequality | Race and Ethnicity | Research Methods | Sociology

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Recent Publications

Pearman, F. A., Springer, M., Lipsey, M., Lachowicz, M., Swain, W., & Farran, D. (2020). Teachers, Schools, and Pre-K Effect Persistence: An Examination of the Sustaining Environment Hypothesis. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 13(4), 547–73.

Pearman, F. A. (2019). Gentrification, Geography, and the Declining Enrollment of Neighborhood Schools. URBAN EDUCATION.

Pearman, F. A., Curran, F. C., Fisher, B., & Gardella, J. (2019). Are Achievement Gaps Related to Discipline Gaps? Evidence From National Data. AERA OPEN, 5(4).

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