Featured Speaker - Dr. Douglas H. Clements



Dr. Douglas H. Clements

AMTE Conference Featured General Session Speaker:
Dr. Douglas H. Clements
Lessons from Research: What Research Does and Does Not Tell Us


Dr. Douglas H. Clements is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Buffalo, SUNY. Previously a preschool and kindergarten teacher, his present research interests are in the areas of the learning and teaching of early mathematics and computer applications. He has published over 100 research studies, 8 books, 50 chapters, and 250 additional publications. His latest books, Early Childhood Mathematics Education Research: Learning Trajectories for Young Children and a companion book Learning and Teaching Early Math: The Learning Trajectories Approach detail research-based learning trajectories in early mathematics education.

Dr. Clements has directed 20 projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Dept. of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Currently, Dr. Clements is Principal Investigator on two large-scale randomized cluster trial projects (IES). He is also working with colleagues to study and refine learning trajectories in measurement (NSF). Two recent research projects have just been funded by the NSF. Clements is PI on the first, Using Rule Space and Poset-based Adaptive Testing Methodologies to Identify Ability Patterns in Early Mathematics and Create a Comprehensive Mathematics Ability Test, which will develop a computer-adaptive assessment for early mathemat-ics. Clements is co-PI on the second, Early Childhood Education in the Context of Mathematics, Science, and Literacy, developing an interdisciplinary preschool curriculum.

Dr. Clements was a member of President Bush's National Mathematics Advisory Panel, convened to advise the administration on the best use of scientifically based research to advance the teaching and learning of mathematics and coauthor of the Panel’s report. He was also a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Early Mathematics and co-author of their report. He is presently serving on the Common Core State Standards committee of the National Gover