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Giray Berberoglu joins the School of Education as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar.

Oct 30, 2012

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.

Galman’s thoughts on naughtiness and what we learn in school

Oct 02, 2012

Associate professor Sally Campbell Galman’s article, Bad Animals Sitting Sweetly: Some Thoughts on Naughtiness, Gender and What We Learn in School, was recently posted to Gender and Education Association  online. Find it at http://www.genderandeducation.com/issues/naughtiness-2/

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Nugent speaks in Phoenix about newborn “speak”

Sep 21, 2012

KWQC.com NBC
World-renowned expert J. Kevin Nugent sheds light on newborn 'speak' at Children's Museum of Phoenix

 

Invitation to Dwight Allen Portrait Unveiling

Sep 18, 2012
Dwight W. Allen portrait to be unveiled Oct. 27, 2012

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 College of Education and to honor the legacy of his mentor, the school's former Dean.

Saturday, October 27, 2012
2 p.m.
Furcolo Hall

A reception with the former Dean Allen will follow the unveiling.

RSVP by Oct. 17, 2012

413-545-0897 or goodnews@educ.umass. edu

L. Valdiviezo dissertation published

Aug 16, 2012

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

Sonia Nieto assumed post of Laureate Representative of the Kappa Delta Pi Executive Council

Aug 10, 2012

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.

Galman and Valdiviezo named editors of A&E Quarterly

Aug 02, 2012
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.

Grace Harris receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Indonesia

Jul 16, 2012

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….

Math teacher loves his job and our 180 Days in Springfield pathway.

Jul 02, 2012

Richard Malinoski got more than just a new career as a result of his participation in UMass Amherst College of Education's 180 Days In Springfield program; he also discovered the incredible personal satisfaction that comes with a commitment to teaching.

See the video.

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