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Rallis’ and Rossman’s new book fosters “inquiry-mindedness”

Feb 20, 2012

“The Research Journey: An Introduction to Inquiry”, by Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor Sharon F. Rallis and professor and chair Gretchen B. Rossman, both of the Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration has been published by Guilford Press.

ACCELA receives AERA Award

Feb 15, 2012

Access to Critical Content and English Language Acquisition, (ACCELA) has received the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) DIVISION K award for “Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education.

Rallis leads workshop in Turkey

Jan 15, 2012

Sharon Rallis, Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform, was invited to lead a workshop, “Conducting Useful Evaluations”, in Istanbul, Turkey. The workshop, sponsored by Bahcesehir University, was attended by teams of teachers and school administrators, as well as teams from NGOs, foundations, and businesses. Co-facilitating the workshop with Rallis was her former advisee, Aysen Kose (Ed.D. 2010).

Dean McCormick elected to CADREI

Jan 10, 2012

Christine B. McCormick, Dean of the College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI). CADREI is an assembly of deans of education from research and land grant institutions throughout North America.

Woodland’s “Instructional Rounds” implemented in PA schools

Dec 30, 2011

Instructional Rounds, a process designed to analyze classroom achievement, has been introduced by Rebecca Woodland, associate professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, to schools in Emmaus, PA, as reported in an article in the Lehigh Valley’s (PA) newspaper “The Morning Call.” Woodland has been working with the superintendent and assistant superintendent of the East Penn School District and the district's instructional leadership

Dean McCormick serving on the Massachusetts Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning

Dec 19, 2011

On December 19, College of Education Dean, Christine B. McCormick, will begin her service as a member of the Massachusetts Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning. Dean McCormick was appointed to the commission by Governor Deval Patrick. The Commission, established by the state legislature, has an ambitious charge, including “assessment of the status of civic education from kindergarten through undergraduate college education . . .

History teacher wiki recognized

Dec 17, 2011

Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, announced that resourcesforhistoryteachers, a wiki founded and administered by Maloy, is the national runner-up in the Best Educational Wiki category in the 2011 Edublogs Awards. Edublogs is a national organization that has recognized educational technology work since 2004.

Lapan named to state task force

Dec 15, 2011

Rich Lapan, professor, Department of Student Development, has been named to a new task force formed by the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to address career readiness.

The Integrating College and Career Readiness Task Force, comprising local business, education and community leaders, is charged with helping all students become ready for post-secondary education and viable career pathways . It will be responsible for developing recommendations for better integrating college and career readiness in to K-12 education.

Schimmel receives prestigious award from Ed Law Association

Dec 11, 2011

Professor Emeritus David Schimmel, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, received the 2011 M.A. McGhehey Award for “outstanding contributions to the field of education law and service” from the Education Law Association. Through his scholarship, Schimmel provides insight into a range of legal issues and bridges theory, policy and practice domains with particular emphasis on the role of teachers and administrators.

Nygreen awarded fellowship

Dec 07, 2011

Kysa Nygreen, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum studies, was awarded an Early Career Presidential Fellowship by the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE), a section of the American Anthropological Association. CAE Presidential Fellowships are intended to support professional development and mentoring in the field of educational anthropology for scholars early in their academic careers.

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