Research News

Fri
Apr
11
An article co-authored by UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan that examines the effectiveness of various learning techniques was the most downloaded article in 2013 –- and of all-time -- for the journal “Psychological Science in the Public Interest.” The article is titled, “Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational Psychology,” and it was downloaded/accessed more than 100,000 times in 2013.
Mon
Apr
07
The Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is housed within UW-Madison's School of Education, is the only laboratory in the United States dedicated to translational research for improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education. Studies have shown that even as attendance at Wisconsin’s colleges and universities grows, many students — especially those from low- and moderate-income homes — are not graduating.
Sun
Apr
06
The article is titled, “Middle-Class Parents and Urban Public Schools: Current Research and Future Directions.” UW-Madison's Linn Posey-Maddox is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. She recently published a new book titled, “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools.”
Sun
Apr
06
UW-Madison’s Francisco Sánchez is the co-author of a paper that was recently published in the international journal Neuroscience. The report is titled “Puberty in the Corpus Callosum.” Sánchez is an assistant professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology.
Sat
Apr
05
UW-Madison student Alexandra Pavlakis, who is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, has been selected to work as a member of the National Leadership Preparation Accreditation Review Process Committee of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Refresh (ISLLC) Grants Projects.
Thu
Apr
03
UW-Madison students Catherine Dornfeld, Nicole Martin and Liz Toomarian have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowships. All three are pursuing doctorates with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology. The NSF graduate research fellowships support these students' doctoral dissertations in the field of the Learning Sciences.
Sat
Mar
29
The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (the Network) is a match-making endeavor that is designed to facilitate relationships among university researchers and educators to create new pathways for innovating teaching and learning practices. The Network is a collaborative effort between the UW-Madison School of Education, Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Fri
Mar
28
Earlier this month, researchers at UW-Madison announced the release of a new survey tool that helps K-12 schools measure the extent to which tasks proven to improve learning are happening at a school. This survey, named the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL), was created by School of Education professors Richard Halverson and Carolyn Kelley, and the web-based tool is now being made available to all schools via WCEPS.
Mon
Mar
24
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab is one of two winners of the “Early Career Award,” while Adam Gamoran is one of three winners of AERA's Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award. AERA will honor the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at an awards ceremony on April 5 at the AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
Thu
Mar
20
The paper is titled, “Leadership on the Social Frontier: The Role of the Principal in Comprehensive Reform Settings,” and is co-authored by Martin Scanian and Nathan Wills.
Wed
Mar
19
His first presentation, titled “Democratic Education: Historical Consciousness and the Moralizing Limits of the Present,” runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24 in room 267 of the Teacher Education Building. Friedrich then will deliver a lunchtime lecture from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 called, “Democratic Education as a Curricular Problem: Memory, History and Teaching in Post-Dictatorship Argentina.” This talk will take place in 206 Ingraham Hall
Tue
Mar
18
A National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Viewpoint by UW’s Nicholas Hillman, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy analysis, discusses possible unintended consequences of the proposed federal college ratings system.
Tue
Mar
18
According to the University of Chicago Press web page promoting the new book: “In recent decades a growing number of middle-class parents have considered sending their children to — and often end up becoming active in — urban public schools. Their presence can bring long-needed material resources to such schools but, as Linn Posey-Maddox shows in this study, it can also introduce new class and race tensions, and even exacerbate inequalities.
Sat
Mar
15
He is spending two weeks teaching and learning at The 4th Latin American School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences. Also known as LASchool, this year’s event is being held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from March 10-22. Nathan is the director of the Center on Education and Work, and also is a faculty member with the Departments of Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Psychology.
Tue
Mar
11
The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council just released a new report examining how the United States can ramp up teaching and learning in these areas titled, “STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research.” Among those who edited this report were members of the Committee on Integrated STEM Education, which includes UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan, the director of the Center on Education and Work.
Mon
Mar
10
A new policy brief from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) explores and recommends possible structures for the Obama Administration’s proposed Postsecondary Institutions Ratings System (PIRS), set to take effect by 2015-16.
Mon
Mar
10
In a new policy brief from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), Jacob P. K. Gross calls for states to collect more data from for-profit postsecondary institutions to better assess the causes of these institutions’ high student loan default rates.
Thu
Feb
27
UW-Madison's Xueli Wang and Kelly Wickersham’s paper, “Postsecondary Co-Enrollment and Baccalaureate Completion: A Look at Both Beginning 4-Year College Students and Baccalaureate Aspirants Beginning at Community Colleges,” was published in Research in Higher Education’s March 2014 issue.
Sun
Feb
16
Christine Pfund, a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), is serving as the principal investigator for the project on the UW-Madison campus.
Sun
Feb
02
Maisha T. Winn, the Susan J. Cellmer Chair in English Education, earned the award for a unique project called “Restorative Justice and Reclamation of Civic Education.” The grant will allow Winn to hire a graduate student to work on the project. The Graduate School’s annual fall competition is nearly a century old and is designed to both open new opportunities for faculty research and to help students get involved in cutting-edge research.