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Afghan educators visiting UMass plan community college system in their country
mass live.com April 9, 2013
AMHERST – Afghan educators said they prefer to focus on the positive changes they see in their country rather than the negative – such as the attack Saturday that killed six Americans, including Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old U.S. diplomat.
The School of Education’s online graduate program in education, Science Education Online (SEO), has been ranked 59th in the country by U.S. News & World Report. According to U.S. News, 208 online education programs were evaluated and assigned an overall numerical rank based on factors that include student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. Admissions selectivity was factored into the rankings for all online master’s degree programs.
Doctoral student Lee McKinnon, Children, Families and Schools concentration, served as guest editor for the Brazelton Institute on-line publication, “Ab Initio International.” This publication is designed to promote the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge about developmental processes in the first years of life, with a special emphasis on prevention and treatment. This issue includes McKinnon’s interview with T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician, author and developer of the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale.
During UMass Amherst Homecoming 2012,
you are invited to attend the unveling of a portrait of Dwight W. Allen commissioned by Dr. Timothy Taylor (Ed.D. 2004) as a gift to the School of Education and to honor the legacy of his mentor, the school's former Dean.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
A reception with the former Dean Allen will follow the unveiling.
RSVP by Oct. 17, 2012
413-545-0897 or email@example.com. edu
Luis Valdiviezo, Ed.D. 2012, social justice education concentration, reports that his dissertation "Afro-Peruvian Critical Perspectives of Intercultural Education Policy" has been published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG. The book can be checked on line at Barnes & Noble.
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.
Grace Harris received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Indonesia. Grace Harris is a master’s degree candidate in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, language, literacy and culture concentration. Harris said that she “applied to go to Indonesia because I was there last winter and I observed a widespread desire and need to learn English because of its ability to aid employment….
Richard Malinoski got more than just a new career as a result of his participation in UMass Amherst School of Education's 180 Days In Springfield program; he also discovered the incredible personal satisfaction that comes with a commitment to teaching.