Doctoral Research Training Evolves
July 19, 2010
John Rudolph, department of Curriculum & Instruction, is beginning duties as as WCER’s Director of Graduate Training and the Doctoral Research Program.
Sara Goldrick-Rab on Marketplace
July 13, 2010
Sara Goldrick-Rab comments on student loans (American Public Media’s Marketplace program, 13 July).
Careers in Computing for African American Students
July 12, 2010
The U.S. is producing record numbers of Ph.D.s in computing; however, the number of African Americans receiving advanced degrees in computing at the master’s level still lags behind those of other ethnic/racial groups.
Developing as a Writer
July 10, 2010
Students develop as writers over a number of years, interacting with a complex array of influences. Individual and environmental conditions work to advance—or inhibit—students’ abilities to express themselves.
Beth Graue in The Educated Reporter
July 9, 2010
Beth Graue is among commentators on “what the research says” about the merits of class size reduction (The Educated Reporter, 9 July).
Online Games and Adolescent Reading
July 6, 2010
Video games and participatory cultures have emerged as an important force for student learning, both in and out of school.
Teacher Compensation Knowledge Base
June 28, 2010
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) works toward placing talented and capable teachers in classrooms to accomplish the nation’s goals of teaching all students to high standards, and closing the achievement gap.
Tracking Progress of ELL Students
June 23, 2010
The number of English Language Learner (ELL) students continues to increase dramatically in U.S. schools.
Adam Gamoran on ABC News
June 17, 2010
Adam Gamoran discusses the benefits of class size reduction (ABC News, 17 June).
FAST Leaders to Convene in Madison
June 14, 2010
Families and schools will work more closely together as a result of next week’s international conference sponsored by Families and Schools Together.
Researchers Using Video Face Options and Challenges
June 10, 2010
Video technology is transforming research in the learning sciences.
Adam Gamoran in the Voice of San Diego
June 7, 2010
Adam Gamoran comments on the effects of tracking students (Voice of San Diego, 7 June)
Measuring Effects of a Pre-College Engineering Curriculum
June 1, 2010
A new Working Paper by Mitchell Nathan and colleagues illustrates how propensity score matching (PSM) can provide a robust estimate of a program treatment effect on student learning outcomes.
Bob Mathieu in NatureNews
May 26, 2010
CIRTL’s Bob Mathieu says NSF’s broader-impacts criterion “makes scientists think more explicitly about how their work is connected to enhancing benefits to society” (NatureNews, 26 May)
Working Paper Details Successes of STEM Collaboration
May 24, 2010
A new working paper presents findings on the effects of WCER’s SCALE project—System-Wide Change for All Learners and Educators.