We are an undergraduate research lab in the Education Department at Dartmouth College.  Our research focuses on identifying and understanding the cognitive processes that drive the K-12 academic income-achievement gap in the United States. 


For example, we are currently exploring questions such as:

















We adopt a multidisciplinary perspective and capitalize on empirical evidence from cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and education when thinking about children as learners.  Most of our data collection occurs in schools.

  



Website most recently updated 09-2013

The

POVERTY and LEARNING

LAB







at

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

PI: MICHELE TINE, Ph.D.

Are there working memory differences between children growing up below and above the poverty line?  Are there working memory differences between children growing up in different types of poverty, such as rural vs. urban poverty?  If so, how are such working memory differences related to the academic performance of the children that live in these distinct developmental contexts?


Are there selective attention differences between children and adolescents growing up below and above the poverty line?  If so, are there interventions that we can implement to improve the selective attention of those in need of improvement?  Do these interventions transfer to academic tasks? Do they impact children growing up below and above the poverty line in different ways?