Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Yearsort descending
Habits of Mind: An Organizing Principle for Mathematics Curriculum

This paper describes the "mathematical habits of mind"—ways of thinking, mental habits, and reserch techniques that mathematicians draw on—that form the core of EDC's Mathematical...

Publication 1996
Developing Mathematical Ideas

Developing Mathematical Ideas is a staff development and teacher education program designed to help educators think through the major ideas of K-8 mathematics and examine how children develop those ideas. The goal is to engage teachers in a...

Publication 1999
Fostering Algebraic Thinking

Drawing on his experiences with three professional development programs, the author outlines key "habits of thinking" that characterize the successful learning and use of algebra. He offers strategies teachers can use to cultivate these habits of...

Publication 1999
Thinking (and Talking) About Technology in Math Classrooms

This paper explores the impact of new technologies on the teaching and learning of mathematics. The author advocates the use of good judgment in choosing educationally appropriate technology for the classroom—and in designing the use of that...

Publication 2000
Choosing a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum

This guide describes a process for considering and reviewing standards-based mathematics programs and raises questions and issues for readers to consider in their own processes. The guide addresses curriculum selection and implementation and...

Publication 2001
Mathematics for Teaching

For the past three decades, Al Cuoco has spent most of his time thinking about high school mathematics—teaching it, working with people who teach it or plan to teach it, and writing materials for it. In this article, Cuoco focuses on...

Publication 2001
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Mathematics

The authors present a framework for decision-making, provide an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and offer detailed information on a variety of curricula and curriculum resources. The authors pose a set of critical questions...

Publication 2001
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Language Arts

The authors present a framework for decision-making, provide an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and offer detailed information on a variety of language arts curricula and curriculum resources. They pose a set of critical...

Publication 2001
A Latino-Based Framework for Early Childhood Educators

This Framework was developed to provide guidance to early childhood trainers and training institutions interested in building their capacity to respond to the Latino population. It is based on cultural values, principles, and best practices...

Publication 2002
Researching the Sustainability of Reform: Site Reports and Articles

The completed Researching the Sustainability of Reform (RSR) project focused on the question of how to maintain the gains of an initial educational change process and support continuing reform over time. Within the broader study of sustainability...

Publication 2002
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science

Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science presents a framework for decision making, provides an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and contains detailed information on a variety of science curricula and...

Publication 2002
Design It! Engineering in After School Programs

A series of 14 design engineering booklets that include student and teacher guidance for implementing long-term activities such as designing a pinball game or building a trebuchet. The projects were developed for 8-12 year olds in after school...

Publication 2002
Lenses on Learning

Our professional development materials, seminars, research, and outreach activities are designed to enhance the capacity of principals and other school and district leaders to support mathematics learning and teaching at their sites. Our research...

Publication 2003
Biology/Biotechnology Curriculum Unit 1: Microbe Detectives: Solving a Medical Mystery

This high school curriculum integrates the conceptual, analytical learning of biology with the technical, applied learning of biotechnology. The curriculum enables academic students to relate the concepts they learn in the classroom to real uses...

Publication 2003
Early Care and Education Partnerships: State Actions and Local Lessons

This report presents findings from a study that examined how states and local early education programs utilize a combination of child care, Head Start, and pre-Kindergarten resources to improve early care and education and enhance children's...

Publication 2003
Biology/Biotechnology Curriculum Unit 2: A Genetic Puzzle: The Search for a Solution

This high school curriculum integrates the conceptual, analytical learning of biology with the technical, applied learning of biotechnology. The curriculum enables academic students to relate the concepts they learn in the classroom to real uses...

Publication 2003
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Child Care Partnerships

This report was the result of a collaborative study by the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Collaboration Office and the Quality in Linking Together: Early Education Partnerships (QUILT) project located at EDC. The purpose of the study was...

Publication 2003
Teaching Mathematics in the United States

This paper sets the content for the complex situation of teaching mathematics in the United States and goes on to describe some of the ways in which teachers here are prepared.

Publication 2003
Research Brief: Early Care and Education Partnerships: State Actions and Local Lessons

This research brief summarizes the qualitative research findings provided in a comprehensive report about the nature of partnerships among child care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten providers.

Publication 2003
Research Brief: Blending Early Care and Education Funds: Issues, Opportunities, and Strategies

This research brief describes the study's finance-related findings. Profiles the sources of resources, strategies used to manage funds, and issues in managing funds from different sources.

Publication 2003