On December 19, College 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 . . .
The Masha Kabakow Rudman
Issues in Children's Literature Collection
at UMass Amherst Libraries
College 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.
An opportunity to acknowledge two iconic SOE faculty
Help us launch an initiative to recognize two of our most respected faculty through a gift to the Nieto/ Rudman Scholarship Fund.
College of Education Professors Emerita Sonia Nieto (Ed.D. 1979) and Masha K. Rudman (Ed.D. 1970) have honored UMass Amherst and the College 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.
College of Education doctoral student Carmen N. Veloria, who is an assistant professor of Education and Human Services at Suffolk University, was honored with the Creating the Dream Award at Suffolk University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., luncheon.
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?"
Associate professor Claire Hamilton and Paula J. Schwanenflugel of the University of Georgia have developed K-PAVE, a kindergarten vocabulary instruction program that has been shown to have positive impact on the vocabulary and academic achievement of kindergarten students.
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 College 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 College of Education Award of Distinction.
“More Teaching Games for Understanding: Moving Globally” edited by Linda Griffin, Associate Dean of the College 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 College 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).