Can free textbooks do the job?

A group of BYU professors and students have published seven related research papers this year that attempt to answer whether you learn as much in a course that uses free, open-access textbooks.

More than $1,000 a year for books and supplies alone: the number can be discouraging—if not completely prohibitive—to students considering enrolling in college or working to complete their degrees. Research shows that low-income high school grads are less likely to enroll in college, and those who make it through to enrollment are less likely to graduate.

 

More than $1,000 a year for books and supplies alone: the number can be discouraging — if not completely prohibitive — to students considering enrolling in college or working to complete their degrees.

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16May2017

BYU and Chinese University Continue 25 Years of Friendship

Xi’an International Studies University leaders visited BYU campus to meet with McKay School administrators

BYU was honored by the recent visit of Wang Junzhe, president of Xi’an International Studies University (XISU), and five of his administrators from Xi’an, China. Wang and his associates were greeted by several BYU faculty members.
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11May2017

Teaching Begins with the Learner

Attendees learned better teaching practices at the recent Leadership in the 21st Century Conference.

The David O. McKay School of Education and the Brigham Young University–Public School Partnership presented the ninth biennial conference of Instructional Leadership in the 21st Century. The conference was held March 23–24, 2017.
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28Apr2017

Graduates Encouraged to Serve with Confidence and Love

Over 400 students graduated from the McKay School today.

Convocation speakers advised graduates to allow love, conviction, and other Christ-like attributes to guide their pursuits.
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24Apr2017
Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck, elementary education students, taught 37 students when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.
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24Apr2017

Scott Richards Awarded $3.5 Million Grant

P. Scott Richards received $3,572,011 from the Templeton Foundation to conduct spiritually integrated psychotherapy research.

McKay School professor Scott Richards recently received a large grant of $3,572,011 from the John Templeton Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that funds research “relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality.” Richards’ research focuses on evaluating the healing potential of faith and spirituality in psychotherapy sessions.
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