From their website, http://www.highscope.org/:
HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. HighScope's mission is to lift lives through education. We envision a world in which all educational settings use active participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society.
HighScope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898, USA Phone: 734-485-2000 Fax: 734-485-0704
In the news
- The playtime's the thing: A debate over the value of make-believe and other games in preschool classes is deepening as more states fund programs, Emma Brown in the Washington Post, November 2009
"It's not that direct instruction caused delinquency," said Larry Schweinhart, director of the HighScope Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Mich., which conducted the study and developed the play-based curriculum that Arlington uses in all 31 of its preschool classes for low-income children. "But it wasn't preventing it. It wasn't giving kids an opportunity to develop socially."