Joseph Gagnon Collection


Joseph C. Gagnon is an Assistant Professor of Education in the College of Education and Human Development.

Dr. Gagnon’s research projects include school-level curriculum, assessment, and accountability policies in day treatment/residential psychiatric schools and juvenile corrections in light of standards-driven reform. He has also completed national studies on program characteristics and entrance and exit policies within day and residential schools for students with emotional disturbances (ED). Additionally, Dr. Gagnon has conducted research and published on such topics as strategies for school violence prevention, mathematics instruction for students with ED and learning disabilities (LD), and use of technology-based practices for secondary students with LD.

Dr. Gagnon is also the Project Director for the Day, Residential, and Juvenile Correctional Schools (DRJC) project. The project is a collaborative research and dissemination project with the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The purpose of the project is twofold: (a) identify and investigate alignment of curriculum, assessment, and accountability policies across three levels (i.e., school, district, state) for day treatment and residential schools for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and schools for youth committed to juvenile correctional facilities; and (b) identify teacher use of effective instructional approaches in mathematics and English for secondary students with ED and LD in these alternative school settings. DRJC is funded by a 3-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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