Our Research

Drs. Kerr and Zhao have published hundreds of journal articles, research presentations, book chapters, and more throughout their professional careers. The list below covers only a few of their recent publications.

CCEE Research

What Works May Hurt -- Side Effects in Education. (2018). New York, NY: Teachers College Press

Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children. (2018). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Emotional Intelligence for a Compassionate World: Workbook for Enhancing Emotional Intelligence Skills. (2017). North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Smart Girls in the 21st Century: Understanding Talented Girls and Women (with Robyn McKay). (2014). Tucson, AZ: Great Potential Press, Inc.

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World, 2014, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students, 2012, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin

Handbook of Asian Education, 2011, New York: Routledge (Editor)

Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization, 2009, Alexandria, VA, ASCD.

The Digital Pencil: One-to-One Computing for Children (with J. Lei and P. Conway). (2008). Mawhaw, NJ: Erlbaum.

Smart Boys: Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning (with Sanford J. Cohn). (2001). Scottsdale, AZ: Great Protential Press, Inc.

Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness (revised edition). (1997). Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential Press, Inc.

Zhao, Y. (in press). What Works Hurts: Side Effects of Education, New York: Teachers College Press.

Zhao, Y. (2018). Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Kerr, B. A., Birdnow, M. Hallaert, J. Malmsten, R. Stull, O. Wright, J. D., & Claiborn, G. J. (n.d.). Gifted and Talented International, 12, 1-17.

Kerr, B. A., & Gahm, J. (2017). Developing talents in girls and young women. In S. I. Pfeiffer, E. E. Shaunessy-Dedrick, & M. E. Foley-Nicpon (Eds.), APA handbook of giftedness and talent. American Psychological Association.

Vuyk, M. A., Kerr, B. A., & Krieshok, T. R. (2016). From overexcitabilities to openness: Informing gifted education with psychological science. Gifted and Talented International, 31(1), 59-71.

Zhao, Y. & Gearin, B. (2017). Paradigm Shift: Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Schools. RICERCAZIONE, 8(2).

Zhao, Y. & Wang, Y. (2017). Guarding the Past or Inventing the Future: Education Reforms in East Asia. In Y. Zhao & B. Gearin (Eds.), Imagining the Future of Global Education: Dreams and Nightmares (pp. 143-159). New York: Routeledge.

Zhao, Y. & Gearin, B. (2017). Imagining the Future of Global Education: Dreams and Nightmares, New York: Routeledge.

Zhao, Y. (2017). Torture is not Good Education The Washington Post.

Zhao, Y. (2017). The West and Asian education: a fatal attraction. The New Internationalist,(NI505).

Zhao, Y. (2017). Foreword. In H. A Spires (Ed.), Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education (pp. xvi-xviii). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Zhao, Y. (2017). What works may hurt: Side effects in education. Journal of Educational Change, 18(1), 1-19.

Kerr, B. A. (2016). Resilience and Gifted Children. Teaching for High Potential, 15(11), 18-22.

Bean, V. & A, K. B. (2016). An Exploration of Women's Engagement in Makerspaces. Gifted and Talented International, 15(1).

Zhao, Y. (2016). Who’s Afraid of PISA: The Fallacy of International Assessment of System Performance. (pp. 7-21). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Zhao, Y. (2016). Counting what Counts: Education Outcomes that Matter, Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Zhao, Y. Tavenger, H. McCaren, E. Rshaid, G. & Tucker, K. (2016). Product-oriented Learning: Redefining Project-based Learning, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Zhao, Y. Tavenger, H. McCaren, E. Rshaid, G. & Tucker, K. (2016). Schools as Global Enterprises, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Zhao, Y. (2016). Don’t Read too Much Into It: What the Brexit and US Election Surprises Can Teach Us about PISA The Washington Post.

Zhao, Y. (2016). East Asians topped U.S. students again on international tests. But are their schools really better? The Washington Post.

Zhao, Y. (2016). From Deficiency to Strength: Shifting the Mindset about Education Inequality. Journal of Social Issues, 72(4), 716–735.

Zhao, Y. (2016). What Easter Island’s colossal stone statues teach about the dangers of modern school reform The Washington Post.

Kerr, B. A., & Wright, J. D. (2015). Neuroscience and Gender Issues in STEM Learning with High Ability Students. In F. Bronwyn (Ed.), STEM Learning and High Ability Students.

Kerr, B. A., & Multon, K. D. (2015). The Development of Gender Identity, Gender Roles, and Gender Relations in Gifted Students. Journal of Counseling and Development, 93(2), 183-191.

Zhao, Y. Zhang, G. M., Lei, J. & Wei, Q. (2015). Never Send a Man to Do a Machine’s Job: Redefining the Relationships between Technology and Teachers, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Zhao, Y. Tavenger, H. McCaren, E. Rshaid, G. & Tucker, K. (2015). Student Autonomy and Personalized Education, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Zhao, Y. (2015). A World at Risk: An Imperative for a Paradigm Shift to Cultivate 21st Century Learners. Society, 52(1). DOI:10.1007/s12115-015-9872-8

Zhao, Y. (2015). Never send a human to do a machine’s job:’ Five big mistakes in education technology and how to fix them The Washington Post.

Harris, A. Zhao, Y. & Jones, M. (2015). Why borrowing from the ‘best’ school systems sounds good — but isn’t The Washington Post.

Harris, A. & Zhao, Y. (2015). PISA’s potentially dangerous problems — and what to do about them The Washington Post.

Kerr, B. A. (2014). Counseling High Ability Adolescents in School. In F. Dixon & S. Moon (Eds.), The handbook of secondary gifted education. Sourcebooks, Inc.

Kerr, B. A., & McKay, R. (2014). Smart Girls in the Twenty-First Century.