David W. Johnson

David W. Johnson is a Senior Research Associate at the UChicago Consortium on School Research. His current research explores efforts to develop supports for educators that merge racial and cultural identity development and awareness with instructional improvement strategies. Other projects also include research aimed at understanding how exposure to community violence in Chicago affects school communities, including both educators and students, with an emphasis on building the capacity of educators and schools to support and nurture all students. David's work broadly explores the contexts and experiences that contribute to how both children and adults learn. Prior projects include efforts to describe and understand the noncognitive factors that shape students' academic success, as well as the creation of a developmental framework for understanding young adult success inside and beyond school. David has also been closely involved in the planning and facilitation of a national network of school support organizations aimed at creating more equitable learning environments for historically marginalized and oppressed children and communities. His past and current work reflect a thoroughgoing commitment to building the capacity of public school educators to create developmentally rich learning experiences for all children, particularly across lines of racial, class, and cultural difference. David is a former Washington DC Public Schools teacher.

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Preview Not AvailableSupporting Social, Emotional, & Academic Development

Research Implications for Educators

Literature Review Oct 2018
High School Graduation and College Readiness Indicator Systems: What We Know, What We Need to Know High School Graduation and College Readiness Indicator Systems

What We Know, What We Need to Know

Report Apr 2018
Suspending Chicago's Students: Differences in Discipline Practices Across Schools Suspending Chicago's Students

Differences in Discipline Practices Across Schools

Report Sep 2015
Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework Foundations for Young Adult Success

A Developmental Framework

Report Jun 2015
Preventable Failure: Improvements in Long-Term Outcomes When High Schools Focused on the Ninth Grade Year: Research Summary Preventable Failure

Improvements in Long-Term Outcomes When High Schools Focused on the Ninth Grade Year

Report Apr 2014
Readiness for College: The Role of Noncognitive Factors and Context Readiness for College

The Role of Noncognitive Factors and Context

Article Nov 2013
Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners: The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners

The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance

Literature Review Jun 2012
Working to My Potential: The Postsecondary Experiences of CPS Students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Working to My Potential

The Postsecondary Experiences of CPS Students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Report Mar 2012
Student and Teacher Safety in Chicago Public Schools: The Roles of Community Context and School Social Organization Student and Teacher Safety in Chicago Public Schools

The Roles of Community Context and School Social Organization

Report May 2011
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