Research News

Wed
Dec
03
UW-Madison's Harry Brighouse and Anthony Laden, a philosophy professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will launch a new center to incorporate philosophical thinking into educational policy and practice. The Center for Ethics and Education will be funded by a recent $3.5 million grant from the Spencer Foundation, and it will be housed in the Wisconsin Center for Education and Research at the School of Education.
Wed
Dec
03
UW-Madison’s Brittany Travers is a co-author of a recent paper examining why individuals with autism spectrum disorder struggle with decision making. The report, which appears in the journal Autism Research, notes that “decision making plays a key role in daily function, but little is known regarding how individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make decisions.”
Tue
Dec
02
UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan is the lead author of a new paper within the paradigm of “embodied cognition,” which explores how our bodies and actions may directly impact our thoughts. The paper is titled, “Actions Speak Louder with Words: The Roles of Action and Pedagogical Language for Grounding Mathematical Reasoning,” and it’s published in the journal Learning and Instruction.
Thu
Nov
27
UW-Madison’s Amy Stambach will give a presentation titled, “Ethnography and the Localization of Global Education Policy,” at the University of Bath on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The presentation draws from work-in-progress, to appear in “The 2015 Handbook of Global Policy and Policy-making in Education.”
Wed
Nov
26
UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal is the lead author of an article that appears in the latest edition of the journal Remedial and Special Education. The paper is titled, “Systemic Transformation from the Ground–Up: Using Learning Lab to Design Culturally Responsive Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Supports.” It examines the implementation of Bal’s Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS) program.
Thu
Nov
20
UW-Madison's School of Education will celebrate American Education Week by hosting a free, public lecture on Thursday night, Nov. 20, that speaks to the merits of student-centered coaching. The presentation, by Diane Sweeney, will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room.
Wed
Nov
19
UW-Madison’s Kathryn Moeller recently had an article published in the latest edition of the journal Feminist Studies. The paper is titled, “Searching for Adolescent Girls in Brazil: The Transnational Politics of Poverty in ‘The Girl Effect.’ ”
Thu
Nov
13
UW-Madison’s Bruce King, a faculty associate with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is the co-author of a recent article that appears in the Journal of Staff Development titled, “From Theory to Action: Learning Shifts into High Gear with Structured Supports.” The piece is co-authored by Madison Metropolitan School District instructional coaches Andrea Anderson and Beth Steffen, and Madison La Follette High School Principal Chad Wiese.
Wed
Nov
12
Strong research mentorship has been linked to improved mentee self-efficacy, productivity, and ultimately career satisfaction. Unfortunately, mentors usually learn their craft by doing what their mentors did, or by trial and error. So it is not surprising that mentors’ capabilities and outcomes vary widely.
Mon
Nov
10
A mathematics training program at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is helping answer the nation’s need for a continuing supply of experts who can provide an empirical basis for curriculum design, assessment, instruction and learning environments, and who can determine the effectiveness of educational programs and policies.
Sat
Nov
08
UW-Madison’s Bruce King, a faculty associate with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is providing expert external assessment to a project at the University of Desarollo, Chile. The goal of the project is to promote the development of meaningful learning and generate a greater commitment with the learning process in students by the incorporation of the methodology of authentic assessment in university teaching.
Tue
Nov
04
In guest posts on the WISCAPE blog, participants who came together at a recent forum to examine the future of Wisconsin's public, four year universities offered their critical reflections.
Sat
Nov
01
UW-Madison’s Thomas Popkewitz will be delivering a Daxia Forum Lecture and a series of seminars Nov. 1-6 at East China Normal University in Shanghai. The Daxia Forum Lecture, which will take place on Nov. 4, it titled, “The Problem of Social and Educational Change and the (Im)Practicality of Practical Research."
Thu
Oct
30
UW-Madison’s David Kaplan received word earlier this week that he is a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. This award will allow him to spend up to a year at the German Institute for International Educational Research in Frankfurt, Germany, working on the development and application of Bayesian statistical methods for large-scale educational assessments.
Thu
Oct
30
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead gave a presentation on Friday, Oct. 24 at the 2014 Fordham Urban Law Journal’s annual Cooper-Walsh Colloquium. The event, held at Fordham University's Law School, was dedicated to the topic of, “Financing and Fairness: Implementation and Equity in the Urban Charter School.” Mead, a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, delivered a presentation titled, “The Right to an Education or the Right to Shop for One: Examining Voucher Programs in Relation to State Constitutional Guarantees.”
Wed
Oct
29
UW-Madison’s Mitch Nathan delivered a presentation on Wednesday at the University of Delaware titled, “Rising to the challenges of integrated STEM education: A response from the field of learning sciences.” This talk was part of a colloquium series hosted by the University of Delaware’s School of Education.
Wed
Oct
22
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $306,628 to seven doctoral students at UW-Madison through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program. And two of those -- Amy Porter and Nancy Rydberg -- are pursuing doctorates from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Wed
Oct
22
Julissa Ventura, a Ph.D. candidate with UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, will be presenting at the Morgridge Center for Public Service’s first "Bagels and Research: Community-based Research in Action" program of the 2014-15 academic year. This event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, in room 154 of the Red Gym.
Tue
Oct
21
UW-Madison professor Sara Goldrick-Rab and Andrew Kelly, director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute, are the editors of a new book, titled "Reinventing Financial Aid: Charting a New Course to College Affordability," in which the two experts weigh in on issues with current student loan policies and argue the time has come to reform our financial aid system.
Tue
Oct
21
UW-Madison’s Jerlando F. L. Jackson has been invited to the White House to discuss President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The meeting takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the White House. Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative earlier this year to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color, and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.