An opportunity to acknowledge two iconic SOE faculty
Help us launch an initiative to recognize two of our most respected faculty through a gift to the Nieto/ Rudman Scholarship Fund.
College of Education Professors Emerita Sonia Nieto (Ed.D. 1979) and Masha K. Rudman (Ed.D. 1970) have honored UMass Amherst and the College of Education with a combined 70 years of dedicated and exemplary leadership as they blazed paths to national prominence in their respective fields of multicultural education and children’s literature.
The Review of Research in Education, an official journal of the American Educational Research Association, recently published assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Laura A. Valdiviezo's co-authored chapter, "Adolescent Literacies in Latin America and the Caribbean" (2011). The volume edited by Stanton Wortham is dedicated to review contemporary research in youth cultures, language and literacy.
The American Educational Research Association has announced that College of Education professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been elected a Fellow of the AERA in recognition of her exceptional scholarly contribution to education research in the field of multicultural and bilingual education.
The AERA Fellows Program honors education researchers with substantial research accomplishments. The fellowship conveys the Association’s commitment to excellence in research and emphasizes to new scholars the importance of sustained research in the field of education
WFCR’s Susan Kaplan spoke with Stephen Sireci, professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration and the director of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment about state graduation rates. Hear the interview.
Patricia Griffin, professor emerita, College of Education, has been named a recipient of the 2011 R. Tait McKenzie Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). The award provides the means through which the Alliance recognizes significant contributions of its members made outside the framework of the Alliance, but which reflect prestige, honor, and dignity on the Alliance. Named after the distinguished Canadian physician, sculptor and physical educator, Dr. R.
Laura Valdiviezo and Nelida Matos have been awarded Public Service Endowment Grants by the UMass Amherst Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement. The awards are intended to enhance the public service mission of the campus. Grants support projects that deliver public services through special projects with an emphasis on converting knowledge into readily usable forms for immediate applications.
A trailer for “Your Baby is Speaking to You - A Visual Guide to the Amazing Behaviors of Your Newborn and Growing Baby” by Kevin Nugent, professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, is featured on the home page of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s web site http://www.hmhbooks.com. The trailer is also on YouTube.
K.C. Nat Turner and Florence Sullivan, assistant professors in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS), co-authored “Multiliteracies in Multi-user Virtual Environments (MUVE’s),” which Turner presented at the Fifth International Conference on Multimodality, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in December 2010. “As my research is focused on multimodal media production in the development of multi-literacies, the conference was a unique opportunity to come together with scholars in the field from all over the globe,” Turner said.
Associate professor Claire Hamilton and Paula J. Schwanenflugel of the University of Georgia have developed K-PAVE, a kindergarten vocabulary instruction program that has been shown to have positive impact on the vocabulary and academic achievement of kindergarten students.
Assistant professor Sandra R. Madden’s article “Designing Mathematical Learning Environments for Teachers” appeared in the November 2010 issue of Mathematics Teacher. The article suggests that scaffolding tasks can help increase teachers’ comfort and competence with technology.