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Barbara Schneider is the John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Department of Sociology at Michigan State University. Dr. Schneider is the principle investigator of the College Ambition Program (CAP), a study that tests a model for promoting a STEM college-going culture in two high schools that encourages adolescents to pursue STEM majors in college and occupations in these fields.
She worked for 18 years at the University of Chicago, holding positions as a Professor in Sociology and Human Development and as a senior researcher at NORC. Currently she continues to hold an appointment as a senior fellow at NORC, where she is the principal investigator of the Center on Advancing Research in Communication in Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
She uses a sociological lens to understand societal conditions and interpersonal interactions that create norms and values that enhance human and social capital. Her research focuses on how the social contexts of schools and families influence the academic and social well being of adolescents as they move into adulthood.
Professor Schneider has published 15 books and over 100 articles and reports on family, social context of schooling, and sociology of knowledge. She recently was the editor of Sociology of Education. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Visit our library to view Barbara Schneider's papers related to learning mindsets.
- The effects of growth mindset on college persistence and completion
- Estimating the impact of growth mindset on high school mathematics performance and course-taking
- A national experiment reveals where a growth mindset improves achievement
- Impact of a growth mindset intervention on key predictors of academic success in a nationally representative sample
- Pairing light-touch learning mindset interventions with a long-term campus initiative
- Reducing inequality in academic success for incoming college students: A randomized trial of growth mindset and belonging interventions
- Engagement, persistence, and gender in computer science: Results of a smartphone ESM study
- Are expectations alone enough? Estimating the effect of a mandatory college-prep curriculum in Michigan
- Student Experience Research Network’s portfolio of research on mindsets and the learning environment
- Findings from the pilot for the National Study of Learning Mindsets
- Exploring Student Experience in Mathematics Learning
- How do Learning Environments Shape Student Mindsets?
- Press release: Results from the National Study of Learning Mindsets
- The origins of the Student Experience Research Network