Research News

Wed
Sep
30
UW-Madison will host its third annual Susan J. Cellmer and Tashia F. Morgridge Literacy Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 8. The event, hosted by the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will feature a talk by Kris D. Gutiérrez, the former president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). There will be a graduate student poster session starting at 1 p.m. in room 220 of the Teacher Education building, with Gutiérrez’s talk to begin at 4 p.m. in the same room.
Mon
Sep
28
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead will be delivering a presentation in Stevens Point on Oct. 6 about forms of school privatization, trade-offs in school choice, history of Wisconsin’s voucher and charter school programs and the implications these policies will have on public education.
Fri
Sep
25
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood recently wrote an article for Kappan Magazine that’s headlined, “Vouchers multiply even without public support: More states allow public funding for students to attend private and religious schools, but are these plans in line with state constitutional provisions?” Underwood is a professor of education and law, and is the former dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education.
Wed
Sep
23
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple earlier this month delivered the keynote speech at the European Educational Research Association’s annual conference in Budapest, Hungary. Apple’s talk on Sept. 10 was titled, “Can Education Change Society?” Apple is UW-Madison’s John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. Apple also is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Policy Studies at Northeast Normal University in China.
Tue
Sep
22
The Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL), a unique research center that’s on the leading edge of developing solutions for sensory and motor disorders, has found a new administrative home with UW-Madison’s Department of Kinesiology. TCNL, which is located in University Research Park on Madison’s west side, was founded in 1993. It joined the Department of Kinesiology on July 1, 2015, after previous stints with UW-Madison’s College of Engineering and the School of Medicine and Public Health.
Tue
Sep
22
An article by UW-Madison’s Stephanie Budge was recently spotlighted by the Journals Program of the American Psychological Association. Budge is a visiting assistant professor with the School of Educatioin's Department of Counseling Psychology. She also earned her Ph.D. from that department in 2011. The article that’s being highlighted is titled, “Gatekeeping as a therapist? Gaining insight for how to write letters for transgender clients.” It was published in the APA journal, “Psychotherapy.”
Mon
Sep
21
The School of Education’s Martina Rau, Percival Matthews and David Kaplan are all part of a uniquely diverse team of faculty members from across the UW-Madison campus that was recently awarded a $3 million graduate training grant from the National Science Foundation. This interdisciplinary program in learning, understanding, cognition, intelligence and data science is called LUCID.
Wed
Sep
16
The latest edition of “OT Matters,” the annual news publication for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Occupational Therapy program, is now available online. The cover story for this year’s edition features the innovative work of Assistant Professor Kristen Pickett, who is examining new ways to help those with Parkinson’s disease. Among her projects is a unique glass art initiative that collaborates with Helen Lee of UW-Madison's Art Department. The OT program is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Fri
Sep
11
UW-Madison’s Noah Weeth Feinstein earlier this month delivered a keynote presentation at the 11th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association in Helsinki, Finland. Feinstein is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His address, delivered on Sept. 2, was titled, “Evidence of value: Confronting the long-range validity problem of science education.”
Wed
Sep
09
UW-Madison’s Amy Ellis recently appeared on the “Math Ed Podcast” to talk about her latest work. In the Aug. 23 episode, Ellis discusses her article, "Quantifying exponential growth: Three conceptual shifts in coordinating multiplicative and additive growth," which was published in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of Mathematical Behavior.
Tue
Sep
08
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Kenneth Zeichner recently co-authored an article for the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog that’s headlined, “The misuse of research to support deregulation and privatization of teacher education.” He explains how a "recent independently peer-reviewed study .... shows how research has been misused in debates about the future of teacher education in the United States."
Mon
Sep
07
UW-Madison’s Noah Weeth Feinstein recently received $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation for the project, “Understanding and Catalyzing Equity-oriented Change in Museums and Science Centers.” Feinstein is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and is a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
Fri
Sep
04
UW-Madison’s Jerlando F. L. Jackson gave the keynote address at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ (WASB) Summer Institute back in July. Jackson’s talk was titled, “State of Affairs for Black Males in Education: How Data Shapes the Narrative.” The talk presented information to school board members and administrators from across the state of Wisconsin seeking information and best practices to this challenging issue that persists in education today.
Tue
Aug
25
UW-Madison’s Beth Graue is the lead author of a paper that was recently named the 2014 Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education’s (JECTE) Distinguished Article of the Year. Graue and co-authors Kristin Whyte and Kate Kresin Delaney wrote, “Fostering Culturally and Developmentally Responsive Teaching through Improvisational Practice.”
Mon
Aug
24
The work of UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson is featured in the cover story for the July/August issue of the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology. The article is headlined, “Fighting poverty: New research is finding ways to help people overcome poverty and avoid the mental and physical health problems associated with low socioeconomic status.” Thompson, an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology, is among those whose expertise is highlighted in the report.
Fri
Aug
21
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab will be taking part in a Twitter chat at noon on Friday, Aug. 21, examining merit vs. need-based scholarships. The chat is being hosted by PBS NewsHour. Follow the conversation by following @newshour and by following the hashtag #NewsHourchats.
Wed
Aug
19
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad spoke about the need for scholars to publicly advance their ideas in addressing challenges and inequalities in higher education. He made his comments in a recent newsletter published by the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
Mon
Aug
17
An article examining the politics of parent fundraising in public schools by UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox was recently published in the Journal of Education Policy. The article is titled, “Beyond the consumer: parents, privatization, and fundraising in U.S. urban public schooling.” Posey-Maddox is an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is the author of the 2014 book, “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education.”
Thu
Aug
13
UW-Madison’s Bruce Wampold earlier this summer was recognized for his enduring influence on the science of psychotherapy as he received the Distinguished Career Research Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). This is the premier award of SPR, which is a multidisciplinary and international organization whose members come from most corners of the globe.
Tue
Aug
11
The American Educational Research Association held a research-intensive conference titled, “Advancing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Early Childhood Research: Creating Synergies Among Segregated Scholarly Communities.” The conference hosted 20 scholars, including UW-Madison’s Anita Wager, an Assistant Professor in mathematics education in Curriculum and Instruction