UMass International Ed Team Spearheads Associate Degree Program in Afghanistan
A group of faculty and graduate students at UMass Amherst is beginning to develop a network of associate degree programs in Afghanistan. With an 11.2 million dollar U.S. AID grant, the team is designing administrative and teaching strategies for what will be the country's first ever two-year degree option.
Distinguished University Professor Ronald K. Hambleton received the College of Education’s Award of Distinction, given on special occasions to faculty, alumni or friends of the School in recognition of their significant contribution to the College of Education, to their field of specialization or to the growth and development of their fellow or current students.
“Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education”, edited by Jean B. Crockett, professor and director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida, Bonnie S. Billingsley, professor and chair of the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Mary Lynn Boscardin, professor and chair, department of Student Development, UMass Amherst College of Education, has been published by Routledge.
While here, he will be undertaking a study of the vertically articulated performance standards of Turkish students in terms of learning outcomes which are congruent with the primary education curriculum objectives across the grade levels 4 to 8 in the subject matter areas of Turkish language, mathematics and science and technology. The Turkish Pupil Monitoring System (TPMS) developed by Cito Türkiye for the primary school students meets the need for criterion-referenced assessment of students’ learning outcomes in different subject matter areas.
Professor Emerita Sonia Nieto assumed the post of Laureate Representative of the Kappa Delta Pi Executive Council. The Laureate Chapter she represents comprises today’s most eminent educators. It was established in 1924 to honor those who made outstanding contributions to the development of professional education. Previous Laureate members included Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Sally Galman and Laura Valdiviezo have been named editors of Anthropology and Education Quarterly.
Associate professor Sally Galman and assistant professor Laura Valdiviezo, both of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, have been named editors of Anthropology and Education Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal that draws on anthropological theories and methods to examine educational processes in and out of schools, in US and international contexts. Articles rely primarily on ethnographic research to address immediate problems of practice as well as broad theoretical questions.