Michael Gottfried

Michael Gottfried
Michael Gottfried
Professor,
University of California, Santa Barbara

Michael Gottfried is a professor in the Gevirtz School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on absenteeism, schooling context, and STEM, with an interest in disabilities running through all of these areas. His research has been published in a number of journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Teachers College Record, Education Finance and Policy, American Journal of Education, and Elementary School Journal. Professor Gottfried also serves on the editorial boards of American Educational Research Journal and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. He holds a Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Publications by Michael Gottfried
Report Gottfried Feb 2020
Students with learning disabilities are spending more time in general education classrooms than at any point in history, yet there remain concerns whether general education teachers are receiving adequate preparation to support these students.…
Acknowledging the importance of students simply being in school, California has made student attendance part of its accountability system. This brief covers a session in which it was pointed out that using chronic absenteeism as an accountability…
Lessons for Policy and Practice
Addressing student absenteeism continues to permeate education policy and practice. California and a majority of other states have incorporated “chronic absenteeism” as an accountability metric under the Every Student Succeeds Act. It is therefore a…