Causal Effects of Social Capitol on Child Outcomes
Dr. Adam Gamoran of the University of Wisconsin, Madison presented "Causal Effects of Social Capital on Child Outcomes" at the Pappajohn Business Building room W401 on Wednesday, March 13 at noon until 1:30 pm.
Dr. Gamoran's lecture will discuss whether increased social capital can enhance educational outcomes and child development, using his 2011 study, Differences between Hispanic and non-Hispanic families in social capital and child development: First-year findings from an experimental study as a foundation for his speech. This study used two cities with large Hispanic populations (San Antonio, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona) for its school-randomized trial which sampled over 3000 children. The study created a multi-family after school program called Families and Schools Together (FAST) to manipulate social capital by enhancing the relations among families, between parents and schools, and parents and children.
Dr. Gamoran is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education, and was appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the National Board for Education Sciences. He recently served on the National Research Council’s Board on Science Education, and he chaired the Independent Advisory Panel of the National Assessment of Career and Technical Education for the U.S. Department of Education.
This event is free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation, in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Sociology in advance at (319) 335-2502.
Co-sponsors of this event are: The University of Iowa College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa Social Science Research Center, and the Public Policy Center.