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Peggy Martalock, an Ed.D. student in the Children, Families and Schools concentration, and Melinda Eichhorn, an Ed.D. student in Educational, Policy and Leadership concentration, international education specialization, were selected to receive 2013 Graduate School Dissertation Research Grants to assist in the progress toward their degrees.
Mohammad Mahboob Morshed, a doctoral student in the School of Education’s Center for International Education, and a lecturer at the Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh, was the recipient of a travel award to the national conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
Nina Kositsky, a doctoral candidate in the language, literacy and culture concentration, received the Lome H. Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award at the 2012 Northeast Educational Research Association’s (NERA) annual conference for "Teachers, technology, and digital natives: Building a reading culture in a secondary school." Her paper considers attributes of a pedagogical framework for promoting an interest in reading along with the development of 21st century literacy skills among high school students.
Cinzia Pica-Smith, Child and Family Studies concentration, and Carmen N. Veloria, Language, Literacy and Culture concentration, have won the 2012 Jim Rubovits Best Paper Award from the Board of Directors of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO). The award recognizes the best paper presented at the NEERO’s annual conference. The title of Pica-Smith and Veloria’s paper is: “At risk means a minority kid: Deconstructing deficit discourses in the study of risk in education and human services.”
Tyson Rose (M.Ed. 2011) was selected as the Upward Bound program director, UMass Amherst. Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Language, literacy and culture concentration student Cara Crandall’s article “Into the Woods” was posted on the Gender and Education Association’s online journal November 18. Crandall is a middle school English language arts teacher and researcher who is interested in the stories adolescents tell about their lives.
Daniel Morales, doctoral student, language , literacy and culture concentration, will present the paper “’Education is a Consumer Good’: An Analysis of Neoliberal Ideology in Chilean Education" at the American Association for Applied Linguistics, and the paper "Realizing the Power of Movements through Multicultural Education" at the National Association for Multicultural Education which also awarded Morales one of the Association's scholarships.
SOE doctoral student Katie Lazdowski's proposal, "Evaluating the Responsiveness of a Transitional Bilingual Curriculum in the Local Context: Mali, West Africa" was accepted for a paper presentation at American Education Research Association (AERA) annual conference 2013. Lazdowski is in the language, literacy and culture concentration.