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Barbosa is Visiting Scholar from Brazil

Nov 20, 2012

Roberto G. Barbosa is a visiting scholar who is a doctoral student in science education at the University of Londrina in Brazil. He is the recipient of a full fellowship from the Brazilian government as a part of its Science Without Borders scholarship initiative.

Boscardin’s handbook for special education leadership published

Nov 08, 2012

“Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education”, edited by Jean B. Crockett, professor and director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida,  Bonnie S. Billingsley, professor and chair of the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Mary Lynn Boscardin, professor and chair, department of Student Development, UMass Amherst College of Education,  has been published by Routledge.

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

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Nugent speaks in Phoenix about newborn “speak”

Sep 21, 2012 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.


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