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Scholarly Publications

Can Reading Programs Improve Reading Skills and Academic Performance in Rural China?

July 2018

In this paper, we attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of reading programs at improving the reading skills and academic achievement of primary school students in rural China.

Impact of Online Computer Assisted Learning on Education: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in China

June 2018

Human Capital and the Middle Income Trap: How Many of China's Youth Are Going to High School?

June 2018

The objective of this paper is to assess the nature of China’s human capital.

Other Publications

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2017

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Impact Evaluation: Program Jóvenes con Porvenir

June 2017

Jóvenes con Porvenir is a public-funded program run by the government of Zapopan.

Trust, Transparency, and Replication in Political Science

January 2017

Striving better to uncover causal effects, political science is amid a revolution in micro-empirical research designs and experimental methods.

News

The Freeman Foundation: Supporting the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia for 20 Years

August 2018

I vividly remember the first time I met Houghton “Buck” Freeman (former Chairman of the Freeman Foundation) in New York City nearly 20 years ago.

Should we enroll kids in coding classes?

August 2018

"I do think that there is a certain digital language that will be beneficial to young people, students, in the very near future," says Yong Suk Lee, deputy director of the Korea Program, in a...

Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

June 2018

Researchers in the Korea Program regularly contribute to Korean media on the Korean affairs ranging from education and economics to politics and North Korea nuclear issues.

Events

American Universities in China: Lessons from Japan

March 30, 2018

Dennis T. Yang is member of the U.S.

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

Webinar: "Teaching and Learning Online with SPICE: Global Competence, Global Perspectives"

March 7, 2018

This webinar will take place on the Zoom (video conferencing) platform.

Projects

Network for Youth Agency: A Program Evaluation

BACKGROUNDCharacterized as a notorious case study of urban violence in Latin America, Rio de Janeiro slums (known as favelas) have long been home to dangerous drug factions.
English

Assessing and Credentialing Vocational High Schools

 Problem Vocational high schools in China serve as an alternative to academic high school and typically provide two years of in-the-classroom training and a one-year, school-supervised, on-the-job...
English

Learning Through Reading

Evaluating the Impact of Extracurricular Reading Programs on Student Learning Problem Reading is the heart of the education mission in most countries in the world.
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Multimedia

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

October 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Language and Cultures at Stanford University, leads a discussion of Superficial Korea, a book by Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, which was recently published in...

Scholars Corner

September 2017

Scholars Corner features videos of scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) discussing contemporary issues and research in their fields of expertise, reflecting FSI’s research interest in the problems, policies,...

People

Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Deborah L. Rhode Professor, Law
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Jun Wang Program Administrator, REAP-China