Doctoral student Lee McKinnon, Children, Families and Schools concentration, served as guest editor for the Brazelton Institute on-line publication, “Ab Initio International.” This publication is designed to promote the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge about developmental processes in the first years of life, with a special emphasis on prevention and treatment. This issue includes McKinnon’s interview with T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician, author and developer of the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.