Recent Awards and Honors
Amy Baeder, a Leadership for Learning doctoral student and a science teacher at Cleveland High School, was just published in Educational Leadership on the topic of home visits at Cleveland High School.
Louise Clauss and Paula Wetterhahn
Congratulations to UW Distinguished Staff Award Nominees, especially College staffers Louise Clauss and Paula Wetterhahn. Both were recognized at a reception for nominees on Feb 3, 2010.
Ana Elfers and Audrey Lucero
Ana Elfers and Audrey Lucero (C&I, Stritikus) presented a session at the autumn meeting of the Washington Education Research Association (WERA) entitled, "Building Systems of Support for Classroom Teachers Working with English Language Learners."
Ana Elfers and Marge Plecki
In January, Marge Plecki and Ana Elfers participated in a presentation for the Washington State Board of Education regarding an ongoing study of the impact of financial incentives on the supply and distribution of Washington's National Board Certified Teachers.
Dr. Camille Farrington (EDLPS) was invited by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices to participate on March 23rd in an Expert Roundtable in Washington D.C. to recommend approaches for governors to address the issue of high school credit flexibility. The Expert Roundtable will inform the NGA Center’s planned publication, “Cracking the Carnegie Unit: State Strategies to Promote High School Credit Flexibility,” as well as the Center’s future work on time and learning. Dr. Farrington has worked for several years with schools implementing alternative structures for awarding high school credits and researching their effects on student credit accumulation. She also has an article currently under review on the history and legacy of the Carnegie unit.
Dr. Camille Farrington’s first book, If at First You Don’t Succeed: Learning from Failure in America’s Urban High Schools, is under contract with Teachers College Press. The book is based on her dissertation research on the effects of alternative grading and credit structures on the motivation and retention of students at high risk of dropping out of high school due to course failure. Dr. Farrington argues that, in order to create better educational outcomes for low-income and racial/ethnic minority students, urban public high schools need to rethink the idea of failure and the mechanisms that ensure it.
Sheila Huang received the Comparative and International Higher
Education (CIHE) Higher Education SIG Awards. Huang was selected as an
award recipient to be recognized in the newsletter for her dissertation
"Professional Socialization of International Doctoral Students in Differing
Disciplinary Contexts in the U.S.: A Mixed-Methods Study."
Jegatheesan, Brinda., Peggy Miller., & Susan Fowler (in press, 2010). Autism from a Religious Perspective: A Study of Parental Beliefs in South Asian Muslim Immigrant Families. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Jegatheesan, Brinda., Susan Fowler., & Peggy Miller (in press, 2010). From Symptom Recognition to Services: How South Asian Muslim Immigrant Families Navigate Autism. Disability and Society
Sage, Kara & Jegatheesan, Brinda (in press, 2010). Perceptions of siblings with autism and relationships with them: European American and Asian American siblings draw and tell. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Invited and sponsored by National Institutes of Health (NIH/NICHD) to be part of a workshop held in the U.K in 2009. Experts from different parts of the world in the area of human animal interaction were invited to present their work and discuss future directions on the role of pets and companion animals in the socio-emotional and bio-behavioral development of children, and pets as buffers to childhood trauma.
Invited to join as Fellow, Institute for Human-Animal Center (IHAC), University of Denver in 2010.
Jegatheesan, B (Principal Investigator, 2010).
Title: The impact of culture on the human-animal bond: A cross cultural study with young children .Waltham and AAH/ABV Center, United Kingdom.
Jegatheesan, Brinda., Omori, Sayaka., Jalani, Aishah., & Wallen, Jennifer (2009). Enabling young voices in three cultures: Interviewing children on their relationship with their pets. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Session, International Society for Anthrozoology, Kansas City, Missouri.
Jegatheesan, Brinda., Jalani, Aishah., & Omori, Sayaka (2009). Islamic and Asian children’s understanding of their relationship with their pets. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Session, International Society for Anthrozoology, Kansas City, Missouri.
Deborah Kerdeman published "Why the Best Isn't So Bad: Moderation and Ideals in Education Reform." Kerdeman's article appears in Educational Theory 59(5), 511-531. Her edited volume, Philosophy of Education 2009, will be forthcoming in the spring (University of Illinois Press).
Emory Morrison, Elizabeth Rudd, William Zumeta, and Maresi Nerad
Emory Morrison, Elizabeth Rudd, William Zumeta, and Maresi Nerad just had the following paper accepted by the Journal of Higher Education: "What Matters for Excellence in PhD Programs?: Latent Constructs of Doctoral Program Quality Used by Early Career Social Scientists." It should be published toward the end of 2010. The empirical analysis is based on survey data on more than 2,000 early career social scientists collected by the College of Education's Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education.
Deborah McHutchen writes: “Please join me in congratulating Manka Varghese for her recent Royalty Research Fund grant award, for her project entitled "An Investigation of Factors Influencing English Language Learners' Selection of Post-High School Pathways.’”
Ilene Schwartz writes: “Please join me in congratulating our colleague Beth West. Beth has had a banner week. She has been appointed Chair of the Diversity Committee for CEC-DADD (an international organization). And she was awarded an internal grant (IESUS) to implement the Native American Youth Program this summer.”
Heather Zimmerman, College alum and faculty member at Penn State, won the National Association for Research in Science Teaching award for the outstanding dissertation of the year in the field of science education. The premier science education research organization, the National Association for Research in Science and Teaching awarded Zimmerman for her research with the LIFE Center.
Philip Bell, associate professor of learning sciences and director of the UW Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, worked with Zimmerman at the LIFE Center. He writes: “Her dissertation analyzes the prevalence and social construction of science in the everyday activities of the multicultural, multilingual children in the study. The cross-setting fieldwork also allowed for the development of an ecologically grounded interview protocol and analytical scheme for gauging the science-related practices that reside in everyday practices (at school, home, online, etc.) relative to the students understanding of and identification with science. Congratulations on this accomplishment, Heather! Thank you for all of your contributions to LIFE's work over the years -- in the research activities, on the SLG, in the partnership work. Nicely done.”
Click here to learn more about the National Association for Research in Science and Teaching.
Kenneth Zeichner will present the keynote address at the NAFSA: Associaiton of International Educators Conference this June. His keynote will focus on the topic of “Preparing World-Minded Teachers” and will examine the characteristics that define a "world-minded teacher" and guide the audience toward curriculum designs that address desired outcomes.
“Through the internationalization of their curriculums, schools and colleges of teacher education can help foster the development of teachers with a global perspective, who will in turn contribute to the education of tomorrow's global citizens. Join other international educators, deans, principals, and faculty members for this two-day program exploring best practices and resources to help you transform the way your campus educates future teachers. ”
More information here.
William Zumeta has been asked to write the background paper for a debate sponsored by MacNeil-Lehrer Productions on the question of whether the U.S. really needs substantially more college educated people or not. This will be held at the National Press Club on February 26 and televised on PBS. One of the debaters is Margaret Spellings, the Secretary of Education in the second Bush Administration who took more than usual interest in higher education during her term. The Lehrer News Hour normally broadcasts excerpts from the debate (and possibly the paper) and posts the paper on its website. It will also be posted on the website of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia which assists in researching and organizing the debate series.
Click here for the paper.
Zumeta also just published a chapter entitled "California" in a book entitled, National Innovation Policy and the Academic Research Enterprise, edited by David Dill and Franz von Vught (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). Most of the other chapters deal with entire nations but in other countries California is seen as something like a nation, especially in regard to higher education policies. Zumeta suggests in the chapter that both higher education and research policies in California are dysfunctional in many ways. (This was written about 2 years ago before the current meltdown.)