Theorizing Educational Justice: Political & Educational Considerations

March 22, 2021

Winston Thompson discusses the need to expand upon today’s most popular concepts of educational justice. He introduces two ways of expanding these concepts into a distinctively educational type of justice. By sharing examples of race and immigration cases, he illustrates how broadening current concepts of educational justice can reframe our thinking and better address urgent and under-theorized ethical concerns. Presented by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Education.

Countering Narratives About English Learners in Mathematics

February 3, 2021

Zandra de Araujo, associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Missouri, researches curriculum use, particularly with English learners. In this talk she examines her findings from recent studies that highlight the need to rethink the notion of supporting English learners. She will discuss common assumptions about English learners and proactive ways to move forward in research and teaching. A former high school mathematics teacher, de Araujo is the creator of the Mathematically Education blog and co-creator of the Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide.

Meet Your Immigrant Neighbor: Ruslana Westerland

March 9, 2020   |   By Leigh Mills, Ch. 15 NBC News at 4

All week on Madison’s NBC15 News at 4, Leigh Mills is sharing stories of those who have made the United States their home. This video news segment introduces Ruslana Westerlund, a Ukrainian American Educational Researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, who also suggested the idea to Ch. 15.

Connections, Conversations & Communities: Engaging with the World’s Largest Collection of Type

February 27, 2020

Stephanie Carpenter, a graphic designer and letterpress printer, discusses how she helps facilitate learning through storytelling and hands-on experiences at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. She will share how she fell in love
with type and the importance of history, art and design at a working museum.

This lecture is part of the Wisconsin Ideas in Education Series, presented by the Early Career Faculty of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin—Madison with support from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

Beyond the “English Learner” Label: Recognizing Latina/o/x Students’ Multilingual Repertoires

February 12, 2020

In this talk, Ramón Martínez delves beneath the label of “English Learner” to reveal the complexity of Latina/o/x students’ everyday language. He highlights how their everyday linguistic dexterity overlaps with the kinds of language and literacy privileged in academic settings. He shares examples and findings from his ethnographic research in a Los Angeles school that can inform the design of robust learning environments for Latina/o/x children and youth.

Teaching and Attending to Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Program Evaluation

February 3, 2020

The American Evaluation Association’s 2019 Promising New Evaluator, Ayesha Boyce, who also co-directs UNC Greensboro’s assessment, evaluation and research services, will present strategies on embodying program evaluation with the values of a more just society. She will address how it can become a social, cultural, and political force to address issues of inequity while still maintaining methodological rigor and trustworthiness.

The Heterogeneity Problem: New Approaches to Parsing the Variance in Mental Health Research

January 29, 2020

Damien Fair tackles the heterogeneity problem encountered in psychiatric research and clinical investigations due to the assumption that categories in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual represent homogenous syndromes. The speaker will provide considerations, concepts, and approaches for investigators examining human cognition, education, and mental health.

Bob Mathieu Appreciation Celebration

December 9, 2019   |   By David Marcou

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research hosted an appreciation celebration Dec. 9 for WCER Director Bob Mathieu, who leaves this post at the end of the calendar year. Mathieu will continue at WCER as the director of the CIRTL Network, one of the center’s most far-reaching projects in higher education, and as the Albert. E. Whitford Professor of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Visualizing Invisibility

December 3, 2019

In his work, Bohyun Yoon explores the conceptual properties of glass more than the actual, physical glass itself. He searches for ways to visualize its transparency, often experimenting with other materials to do so. He currently is expanding his study of visibility and perception by researching the illusion of human relationships. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, West Collection, Tama Art University and Song Eun Art Space.

Design in Storytelling

November 6, 2019

In this pressentation, Ellen Lupton, one of the most influential educators in contemporary graphic design, will explore how designers create compelling experiences to touch people’s minds and emotions. She will share how we move, act and respond when we look at a poster, website or road sign, while using fun and surprising examples of design to help you master the art of the narrative.

How Undergraduate Student Parents Make Decisions About Course-Taking, Majors, Jobs and Careers

November 5, 2019

In this lecture sponsored by the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, Adrian H. Huerta, assistant professor Pullias Center for Higher Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, shares his study of student parents attending an urban community college.

History and Knowledge from Below: Living and Learning Otherwise

October 23, 2019

Targol Mesbah, of the California Institute of Integral Studies, discusses Mexico’s Zapatista indigenous peasant movement, which for 25 years has resisted colonial and racialized capitalism by building autonomous communities, councils and schools to create a world in which many worlds fit. She reflects on what lessons the political theory and practice of this leading contemporary social movement can teach those in “otherplaces” about living, learning and teaching during intensifying environmental destruction, political violence, and displacements of human and non-human populations.

Supporting Teacher Emotional Health: Reducing Stress and/or Improving Well-Being

October 11, 2019

Nathaniel von der Embse shares insights from a series of studies across states, throughout a school year, and within a school day highlighting the conflicting influences of stress and well-being on teacher burnout and instructional practices. He will highlight implications for supporting teacher emotional health.

Examining Relationships Between Group Hierarchy and Racial Identity Attitudes Video

October 10, 2019

Malik Boykin, presidential diversity postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, researches intergroup relations, mentorship, prejudice and racial identity. He is working to publish a manuscript based on his dissertation, which demonstrates several psychological processes associated with endorsing negative stereotypes about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

(Auto)Ethnographic Perspectives on the College-Workforce Transition for Anthropology Majors

October 1, 2019

Daniel Ginsberg, manager of education, research and professional development at the American Athropoological Association and anthropologist in residence at American University, will discuss (auto)ethnographic perspectives on the college-to-workforce transition for anthropology majors.

This is part of the Center for Research on College-to-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) Fall 2019 Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Department of Anthropology, American Anthropological Association and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.