The Dreaming Brain

From a subjective viewpoint, it can be difficult to believe that dreams have any deep meaning. One of my most memorable dreams involved the actor Tom Selleck, a sea monster and a talking duck. If this was supposed to be a message from my subconscious, its significance was certainly lost on me. Indeed, reasons for…

A Marriage of Art and Learning: An Interview with James Catterall

Dr. James Catterall, professor at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education, says that his academic career has taken him down three main paths over the last few decades. The first was the examination of the economics of education, a pursuit that extended naturally from his undergraduate background in economics and from his graduate work at Stanford…