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Book by Engelmann and Carnine: Could John Stuart Mill Have Saved Our Schools?

Co-authors Siegfried Engelmann and Douglas Carnine are foundational 20th and 21st century thinkers on the subject of instructional best practices. Engelmann shaped and codified Direct Instruction, the most effective method of teaching reading, math, and other subjects, as validated by more than 100 experimental studies. The authors' contention is that if the details of instruction are in place well designed sets of examples and adequate practice student learning can be accelerated far beyond what is currently being achieved in schools.

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Applications for Research Fellowships now being accepted!

We're proud to announce our Research Fellowships to support research on Direct Instruction and promote the development of emerging scholars in the field of education. Multiple fellowships will be awarded. Two types of awards will be granted: fellowships to support graduate student dissertation or thesis projects and postdoctoral fellowships to support emerging and/or established scholars.

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Fellowship Opportunities

NIFDI is pleased to announce the opening of a competition for fellowships to support research on Direct Instruction and promote the development of emerging scholars in the field of education. Multiple fellowships will be awarded. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Please email NIFDI at for more information.

WHO SHOULD APPLY:  NIFDI Research Fellowships are open to masters and doctoral students, as well as postdoctoral scholars.

AWARDS:  Masters and Doctoral: $5,000 to $10,000; Postdoctoral: $8,000 to $12,000

Instructions and Evaluation Letter: icon Research Fellowship Application Packet (906.32 kB)

Application Form: icon Fellowship Application Form (95.63 kB)

Engelmann Family and NIFDI Receive Award for Leadership in Education

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS
Oct. 14, 2011

IDEA Public Schools congratulates the Engelmann Family and the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) for their commitment to excellence in training and execution of IDEA’s new core curriculum, Better IDEA, powered by Direct Instruction (DI).

The “Award for Leadership in Education” is IDEA’s most prestigious award for sustained commitment to academic excellence. In granting the award, IDEA recognized the Engelmann Family and NIDFI for its support in providing high-level and ongoing support in implementing the DI model.

“The Engelmann family and NIFDI have helped create an ecosystem at IDEA that ensures all students succeed and achieve," says Tom Torkelson, Founder and CEO of IDEA Public Schools.

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