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Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Seminar
The Next Generation of Patient-Focused Care: Healthcare System Integration for Coordinated Care

Seminar Patient focused careNovember 1, 2018
(1:00 - 5:00 pm EDT)

The Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

This seminar will explore challenges that exist across the span of care for children, adults, and the elderly and also affect their caregivers. Discussions will be focused on the next generation of patient care, in an increasingly electronically mediated health care environment, that will need to address multiple spatial-temporal system issues to seamlessly provide care and optimize patient well-being and that will also have to be adaptive to diverse patient populations and contexts.

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Public Lecture
Inaugural ASA Links Lecture

November 5, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street
Washington, DC

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The Road to College Success
Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies



This video, based on the report, introduces three competencies students should have that help reduce drop-out rates and support students' persistence and success at college. 

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Recent Publications

English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives

EL-in-STEM coverLThis consensus study report from the Board on Science Education and the Board on Children, Youth, and Families calls for a shift in how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects are taught to students in grades preK-12 who are learning English. The report recommends strategies for instruction in the classroom, requisite tools educators need, and ways for building capacity in schools and districts so that English learners have opportunities to develop proficiency in both STEM subjects and language.

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How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures

HPL2 coverThis consensus study report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and the Board on Science Education summarizes identifies new findings related to neurological processes involved in learning, individual and cultural variability related to learning, and educational technologies. In addition to expanding scientific understanding of the mechanisms of learning and how the brain adapts throughout the lifespan, there have been important discoveries about influences on learning, particularly sociocultural factors and the structure of learning environments.

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Improving Data Collection and Measurement of Complex Farms

FarmsLThis report from the Committee on National Statistics provides recommendations to help the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Economic Research Service (ERS) identify new approaches for effectively collecting data and reporting information about American agriculture, given the increased complexity of farm businesses in the recent decades.

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Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Social Exclusion WiB CoverThis new publication from the Committee on Law and Justice summarizes a workshop held April 2018 to discuss how the criminal justice system affects the fundamental status of people as members of society and to consider next steps for research, practice, and policy for the field. The workshop looked at the reasons for the disparate experiences of individuals involved with the criminal justice system by race, ethnicity, and gender, the mechanisms that cause them to persist, and what can be done through policy and practice to minimize those differences.

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CNSTAT Task Force on the 2020 Census Releases Letter Report

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In response to the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) recent request for public comments on the 2020 Census, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on National Statistics' Task Force on the 2020 Census issued a letter report and submitted it as a public comment to DOC.

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