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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.
Phil Harak , a doctoral candidate in the Social Justice Education concentration, was selected as the 2012 Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) Teacher as Researcher award recipient for his research on “Supporting Public High School Teachers in a Context of Multiple Mandates: A Social Justice Approach to Professional Learning Communities.”
Rebecca Allen : Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Scholarship
Durryle Brooks : Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship
Stephanie Burger : Meline Kasparian Scholarship
Sadie Cora : Grace Norton Carney Scholarship
Nicole Crosby : Grace Norton Carney Scholarship
Stephanie Cuenoud : Meline Kasparian Scholarship
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….
Richard Malinoski got more than just a new career as a result of his participation in UMass Amherst School of Education's 180 Days In Springfield program; he also discovered the incredible personal satisfaction that comes with a commitment to teaching.
Senior history major Joseph Emery, who will enter the School of Education’s Bridges to the Future pathway in the fall 2012 semester, co-presented a workshop with senior lecturer Robert Maloy, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, at the 2012 New England Regional World History Association’s conference held at Salem State University on April 28. The workshop was titled: “Around the World History Concepts in 10 or More Clicks.”
Ally Hunter, a doctoral candidate in science education, has been named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2011-12 academic year. This honor is given as a result of her selection to and participation in the 2011 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology held at Yale University. Institute participants from 12 research colleges and universities in the northeast assembled at Yale for five days of presentations and discussions focused on enhancing undergraduate education.
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?"