K-12 Education

A Research Agenda for the Next Generation

January 15, 2019  • Stephanie Jones, Camille A. Farrington, Robert Jagers, Marc Brackett & Jennifer Kahn

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The authors of this agenda organized the research questions for the next generation in a rough hierarchy to represent the idea of nested systems (the individual; learning settings, including classrooms, in-school, and out-of-school contexts; and broader structures and systems). Throughout, they emphasize a number of key concepts: that human development occurs through developmental interactions and in dynamic intersection with settings and contexts and that questions for the next generation must represent the reality, experiences, and perspectives of each and all, whether that is children, youth, adults, or various types of schools, settings, communities, cultures, and geographies.