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Research Interests

The central question guiding Dr. Pomerantz's research is that of how to facilitate children's motivation and achievement in school. Dr. Pomerantz's research group focuses primarily on the role of parents, with a current study on how to support parents in optimizing children's learning in the area of math. A key theme of Dr. Pomerantz's research is understanding how the cultural context in which children and parents reside shapes children's motivation and achievement; to date, the focus has been on the United States and China.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., New York University

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences
  • L Education

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  • Factors that promote children’s motivation and achievement at school
  • efforts to keep children academically engaged while at home

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