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Our professors possess particular strengths in teaching and learning, the cultural contexts of education, language education, qualitative research methods, and practitioner inquiry. In recent years, these strengths have deepened to include national leadership in policy research, urban education, developmental psychology, and quantitative and multimethod inquiry.
Penn GSE is deeply committed to the City of Philadelphia through both research and practice. Our students, faculty, and staff are involved in hundreds of initiatives throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area, ranging from high-quality after school programs to research that sparks national conversations to the development of an acclaimed public school partnership with the School District of Philadelphia.
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The University of Pennsylvania nurtures global networks and encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary research to better understand and resolve to global issues. As part of this campus-wide initiative, Penn GSE students research, study, teach, and work across the globe, and over 70% of our faculty members are involved in international initiatives. From high-quality international degree programs to a stellar international student body, Penn GSE is committed to global education.
Catalyst @ Penn GSE is an endeavor to design innovative practices and to create and scale actionable solutions to advance opportunity for all learners. Building on Penn GSE's history of pioneering innovation and entrepreneurship in education, Catalyst combines ideas from education, technology, and business to address the pressing problems in education and shape the future of education across preK-12, higher education, and executive learning.
Penn GSE is home to 11 centers that produce cutting-edge research on global issues in education.
In addition to our research centers and academic programs, Penn GSE is home to a several projects and initiatives that put innovative practices, strategies, and tools directly into the hands of practitioners, both in Philadelphia and across the globe.
Penn GSE's world-class researchers are leading the conversation about critical issues in education.
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