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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).
Christine B. McCormick, Dean of the School 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.
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 in
On December 19, School 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 . . .
School of Education Professor Emerita DR. MASHA K. RUDMAN G’70 is one of the first scholars to have studied children's literature from an issues approach. She has donated her collection of more than 8,000 volumes of juvenile literature and related scholarly references to UMass Amherst Libraries.
Help us launch an initiative to recognize two of our most respected faculty through a gift to the Nieto/ Rudman Scholarship Fund.
School of Education Professors Emerita Sonia Nieto (Ed.D. 1979) and Masha K. Rudman (Ed.D. 1970) have honored UMass Amherst and the School 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.
6th grade students from Duggan Middle School, Springfield, traveled to Amherst for a tour of campus and to visit with our graduate students as a part of their studies on education in Pakistan. The 6th graders interviewed our students about the "importance of education" and to find out what college life was like. Then, our grad students asked the middle schoolers: " What qualities make a good teacher?"