Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discussed the impact of environment factors and issues on the academic success of students, specifically a review of the social-psychological interventions to reduce the achievement gap among urban students. Dr. Robinson’s guest was Dr. Franklin Turner, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Queens College, The City University of New York.
Franklin Dickerson Turner, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Queens College, The City University of New York. He received his B.S. in African American History from Florida A&M University, M.A. in Educational Psychology from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Ph.D. in Urban Systems from Rutgers University-Newark. Prior to starting graduate school Dr. Turner was a middle school teacher in the Philadelphia School District. He has a strong record of community service, from working as a volunteer in Post-Katrina New Orleans to running a Boy and Cub Scouting program at Raymond Rosen Housing Projects in Philadelphia.
Dr. Turner’s research focuses on the Achievement Gap (especially teaching writing), Popular Culture, and Race & Social Class especially in educational settings. He has published and presented in the areas of reading fluency acquisition, teacher education, and counseling. He is currently a consulting editor for The Journal of Educational Research and the Journal of Negro Education.
For more information on Dr. Franklin Turner, Queens College visit http://www.franklinturner.com/home
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