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Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has received the 2010 Webbie Award from Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) organization for the website “Resources for History Teachers.” MassCUE launched the Webbie Awards in 2007 to recognize excellence in school web site design at the classroom, building and district level.
Sonia Nieto, UMass Amherst School of Education Professor Emerita, is highly regarded as a leader in the field of multicultural and bilingual education. Her numerous awards include the Henry T. Trueba Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Career Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Committee on Scholars of Color in Education, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, and the School of Education Award of Distinction.
"More Teaching Games for Understanding," co-edited by Dr. Linda Griffin, published by Human Kinetics
“More Teaching Games for Understanding: Moving Globally” edited by Linda Griffin, Associate Dean of the School of Education and professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Joy I. Butler, associate professor, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of British Columbia, has been published by Human Kinetics.
Professors Jacqueline Mosselson and Gretchen Rossman, and seven graduate students at the School of Education’s Center for International Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, recently completed a two-year project, Learning Initiatives in Rural Education (LIRE), in Senegal and The Gambia, which was funded by the World Bank-administered Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program (BNPP).
School of Education professors Lisa A. Keller and Jennifer Randall, both in the Department fo Educational Policy, Research and Administration, have been accepted into the American Educaitonal Research Administration (AERA) Statistics Institute for Faculty.
This initiative of the AERA grants program, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, is intended to help develop a critical mass of U.S. education researchers using large-scale federal data sets, especially those sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies.
The Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test for Math and Reading (MAPT), developed by the School of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment in cooperation with state education officials, has earned a top score from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE).
The federal Office of Vocational and Adult Education has given the test a seven-year approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) – an outcome-based reporting system for state-administered, federally funded adult education programs.
Sally Campbell Galman, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, is quoted in an article in the February 2010 edition of Anthropology News in the Society for Anthropology of Work column. The article talks about a roundtable offered at the 2009 American Anthropological Association’s meeting in Philadelphia titled “Balancing Children and the Academy from Grad School to Tenure,” in which scholars, including Galman, who are also parents, share their experiences.
Ronald Hambleton, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association.
The Jacob Cohen Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring as well as educators who positively influence students in Division 5-based areas and in contributing through teaching and mentoring in public forums, such as workshops, conference presentations, and publications.
“Transforming Learning with New Technologies,” written by the School of Education’s Robert W. Maloy, senior lecturer, Ruth-Ellen Verock-O’Laughlin, lecturer, and Sharon A. Edwards, clinical faculty member, and Beverly Park Woolf, research professor in Computer Science, has been published by Pearson.