I have been teaching in one of the teacher education colleges in Bhutan for the last fifteen years or so. How I got into teaching some may say is one’s destiny, and others might say it is through opportunities availed. Whichever may be the case, teaching is one thing that was never in my mind until I tripped over it during my initial job as an educational media illustrator. The drawings I analyzed to illustrate some teaching materials meant for primary education lead me into the minds of how children look at art and learning.
Cathy Manly, College of Education doctoral student in the higher education concentration, andRyan Wells, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, were awarded the 2009 Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award by Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) for their paper “Financial Planning for College: What Parents Do to Prepare.” This study explores reported parental financial college preparations and the amount parents have saved for college, with a goal of determining strategies used by differ
Martha Nyongani, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education’s Department of Education Policy, Research and Administration, has been awarded a 2010-11 International Fellowship from the AAUW, formerly known as the American Association of University Women.
Seven UMass Amherst College of Education Master’s degree students, all of whom are faculty members at universities in Afghanistan, recently completed their degrees after a 2 ½ year program of study in International Education on campus.
The unveiling and dedication of a nine-panel mural depicting the past, present and future of the City of Holyoke, Mass., and painted by five Holyoke High School seniors was publicly unveiled on the side of an historic city theater recently. The students worked with UMass Amherst College of Education graduate student and community arts facilitator, Carla Wojczuk, as part of a Mural Arts Workshop in The CONNECTIONS After School Program at Holyoke High.
Colleen “Birdie” Champ, a doctoral student in the College of Education, was awarded the 2010 Joseph L. Boscov Scholarship by the UMass Amherst Graduate School. The scholarship is awarded annually to a current or incoming female graduate student whose work will “equip her for increased service to the needs of people and/or the environment.”
Danielle Johnson walked to the front of the room and turned to face her classmates. With emotion, the seventh grade student rehearsed her part, describing how she was “surrounded” in daily life by people who smoked.
“I don’t feel like dying because of the stupidity of people around me,” she said.
From The Centennial to the classroom, with Hip Hop on the way
Corrin Shulze walked into the room where the College of Education’s Centennial Marathon’s presentation on Hip Hop Culture was taking place and by the time she left, she knew she was going to make a career change.
Konda Reddy Chavva, a CIE doctoral student, spent this past summer in Southern India working with World Education project staff and farmers to design participatory methodology for collection of baseline data on climatic variability. World Education assists the Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems Project in the design and implementation of