UCLA Teacher Education Program Professor Megan Loef Franke has been elected to the National Academy of Education this year, one of three in the University of California system. She will be inducted with 13 other new members from across the nation during the organization’s annual meeting in November.
“I am honored to join this impressive community of educational scholars and grateful to my many researcher, teacher, and student collaborators,” says Professor Franke.
Franke’s research is focused on understanding and supporting teacher learning for both pre-service and in-service teachers. She studies how teachers make use of research-based information about the development of children’s mathematical thinking (Cognitively Guided Instruction) and how CGI supports student learning in mathematics. She is interested in how paying attention to students and their mathematical thinking can create better understanding and opportunities for low-income students of color.