Research News

Tue
Nov
24
A new $5.2 million U.S. Department of Education grant will fund the largest research collaboration to date between Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and UW-Madison. Over the next four years, education researchers at DPI and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of UW-Madison's School of Education, will mine longitudinal data from Wisconsin schools, supported by qualitative studies, to identify proven practices teachers can use to narrow gaps in student opportunity and achievement levels across all racial and ethnic backgrounds, and family income levels.
Tue
Nov
17
The Fall 2015 edition of the Department of Kinesiology’s annual alumni publication, “On the Move,” is now available online.
Mon
Nov
16
UW-Madison alumna Maria Lewis is the recipient of the prestigious Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year award. Lewis was recognized at the annual Education Law Association Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 6. She also delivered a presentation about her award-winning dissertation titled, “Navigating the grey area: A review of a school district’s documentation of the relationship between disability and student misconduct.” Lewis received her Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in 2014.
Fri
Nov
13
UW-Madison’s Constance Steinkuehler recently spoke at Entertainment Software Association’s (ESA) briefing titled, "Accelerating America’s Creative Tech Industry" in Washington, D.C. "While we’re all concerned about screen time, games are this magical medium that turn screen time into doing time, into problem-solving, into activity,” says the associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Wed
Nov
11
UW-Madison's Aydin Bal is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, and a researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. He is leading an initiative to improve equity in schools across Wisconsin by implementing Culturally Responsive Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS), a framework he developed to prompt locally meaningful and sustainable change in schools.
Tue
Nov
10
UW-Madison’s Rachel Rodgers, Grace Bellinger, Andrea Mason and Brittany Travers presented at the annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Chicago last month. They presented a poster detailing preliminary results of their study looking at bimanual coordination in typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder.
Mon
Nov
09
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad co-authored an op-ed for the Huffington Post headlined, “To Educate a Diverse Nation, Topple the Ivory Tower.” Conrad is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He is also an affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Mon
Nov
09
UW-Madison's David Kaplan was formally inducted to the National Academy of Education (NAEd) on Oct. 29. He also presented a paper titled, “Modes of Inquiry: Should we align our paradigms with our goals,” during a plenary session at the NAEd's Fall Retreat in Washington, D.C. Kaplan is the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods with the School of Education's top-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.
Fri
Nov
06
UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman is the author of a recently released paper in the Journal of Student Financial Aid titled, “Borrowing and Repaying Student Loans.” Hillman is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and an affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Thu
Oct
29
An article authored by UW-Madison alumna Hyunjin Kim was selected this past summer as the Best Paper for 2014 by The Australian Teacher Education Association. Kim earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Departments of Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction in 2004. Kim is currently an assistant professor and the program coordinator of early childhood education with the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
Wed
Oct
28
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will take part in an upcoming panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Madison Public Library. The workshop is titled, “Why are you brown? Conversations with Young Children about Race and Privilege.” It will review the current research on children’s understanding of race and how parents can best address racism and racial inequities with their children.
Tue
Oct
27
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) and the Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male (BNRC) at the Ohio State University sponsored the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) in Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 6–9. The event had record attendance as scholars, students, practitioners, policymakers and global citizens gathered to disseminate timely research findings and share empirical strategies that directly respond to the most critical and pressing issues surrounding the educational achievement of black males on a global scale.
Mon
Oct
26
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) earlier this month put out a policy brief on a paper co-authored by UW-Madison’s Peter Trabert Goff. He is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.This brief is derived from the journal article, “Changing principals’ leadership through feedback and coaching,” which appeared in the Journal of Educational Administration in 2014.
Wed
Oct
21
UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman is the co-author of a paper titled “State Higher Education Performance Funding for Community Colleges: Diverse Effects and Policy Implications” published in Teachers College Record.
Tue
Oct
20
The Huffington Post and Wisconsin Public Radio recently put a spotlight on a new book by UW-Madison’s Robert Enright that’s titled, “8 Keys to Forgiveness.” Enright is a licensed psychologist, a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute. He has been pioneering the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for nearly three decades.
Fri
Oct
16
UW-Madison’s Timothy Tansey and Fong Chan will be collaborating with partners across Wisconsin and the nation on two new initiatives that are designed to provide technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies in their efforts to help people with disabilities obtain employment and increase their opportunities to be involved in their communities. The state-federal VR program serves about 1 million individuals per year and spends more than $2.5 billion annually in helping people with disabilities achieve their independent living and employment goals. Nonetheless, these state agencies vary in their employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
Wed
Oct
07
Psychological well-being remains one of the most powerful predictors of success and health in life. Yet one in five youth in the United States experience a mental health disorder, a reality that drives research-based solutions at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center and the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a $10 million gift from 1958 UW-Madison alumna Dorothy “Dottie” Jones King and her husband, Robert “Bob” Eliot King, the university will be able to recruit new interdisciplinary faculty that focus on children and well-being to the center and the school.
Tue
Oct
06
UW-Madison’s Kathryn Moeller received fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Scholars Program and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for her study titled, “The Education Business." Her comparative ethnographic research project seeks to understand how and why corporations are influencing educational contexts marked by deep racial, gender, and class inequities in the U.S. and Brazil. Moeller, an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is spending the 2015-16 academic year conducting research in Brazil.
Mon
Oct
05
UW-Madison’s African Studies Program recently posted a series of wonderful graduate student essays and photographs highlighting a School of Education study abroad course that took place in Uganda this past summer. This learning and research experience was led by Maggie Hawkins and Catherine Compton-Lilly, who are faculty members with the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Fri
Oct
02
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright is to be honored by the Association for Moral Education with AME’s career award for excellence. Enright has been pioneering the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for nearly three decades. He is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology and is a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute.