Research News

Tue
May
15
SOE Forms Exchange Program with Stockholm University
Graduate students in the School of Education have a new opportunity to bring a global perspective into their work as they seek to tackle some of the toughest issues in education. On May 14, leaders from Stockholm University in Sweden visited campus to sign a partnership agreement with the School of Education that will enable graduate students and faculty from both institutions to share knowledge and ideas.
Mon
May
07
WCER Researchers Explore Interactive Teaching in Higher Ed
A new study by WCER researchers Matthew Hora and Craig Anderson points to ways that higher education policymakers can encourage strong normative systems for interactive teaching.
Mon
May
07
Gamoran (WCER, EPS) on AERA Instructional Reform Panel
At the 2012 AERA conference, Professor and WCER Director Adam Gamoran joined a panel discussion on models for scaling up innovations to a greater number of more diverse sites.
Wed
May
02
Jones (WCER) Studies Cultural Brokering
WCER researcher Curtis Jones found that families were more likely to use their children as cultural brokers when the parents had less English proficiency, lower status jobs, and lived in neighborhoods with more families speaking the language of the home country.
Tue
May
01
Hess (C&I) Explores Hot Topics and Civil Discussions
Curriculum & Instruction Professor Diana Hess says the need for discussing controversial political issues in school is more important than ever.
Mon
Apr
16
Wang (ELPA) Awarded AERA Grant for Study of STEM Attainment
Xueli Wang, an expert on college student success and assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department, has been awarded an AERA grant to study student pathways to bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Thu
Apr
12
Nathan (Ed Psych) Unveils Computing Education Research Group
Educational Psychology Professor Mitchell Nathan has led the development of a new section in AERA (American Educational Research Association) for engineering and computer science.
Wed
Apr
11
WIDA Consortium Announces New Technology-based Assessment System
The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium, recently announced a new technology-based assessment system for English language learners that will measure student progress in attaining the academic English necessary to succeed in school.
Wed
Mar
14
SOE Will Feature Prominently at 2012 AERA Conference
UW-Madison School of Education faculty, staff and students will sweep this year's American Educational Research Association Annual Conference with a distinguished array of presentations.
Thu
Mar
01
Kimball (WCER): Improving Evaluations for Teachers and Principals
Steve Kimball and his WCER colleagues are working with the Department of Public Instruction’s Educator Effectiveness Design Team to develop frameworks for teacher and principal evaluation.
Thu
Mar
01
SOE's VARC Collaborates with Tulsa Schools
The Value Added Research Center has entered its second year in a collaboration with the Tulsa Public Schools. With funding from the Gates Foundation, VARC is producing value-added estimates for several subjects and grade levels.
Thu
Mar
01
Borman (ELPA): Data-Driven Reform Efforts Can Improve Achievement Significantly
Professor Geoffrey Borman (Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis) and graduate students Deven Carlson and Michelle Robinson discovered that large-scale, data-driven reform efforts can lead to significant improvements in student achievement.
Tue
Feb
28
Cook (Kines) Receives Grant for Innovative Approach to Chronic Fatigue
Kinesiology Asst. Professor Dane Cook, with professors Alan Light (University of Utah) and Gordon Broderick (University of Alberta) received a grant from the Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of America for their innovative applied research.
Wed
Feb
08
Pfund (WCER) Examines Mentor-Mentee Collaboration
Christine Pfund, Associate Researcher at WCER, is working with colleagues to test the effectiveness of a research mentoring program called UW Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Training.
Tue
Feb
07
CEW Evaluates Individualized Learning Plans
The Center on Education and Work is collaborating with the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth to evaluate the effectiveness of Individualized Learning Plans.
Mon
Feb
06
WCER Researchers Examine Team Teaching and Value-Added Measurements
WCER researchers are examining the link between team teaching and value-added analysis metrics.
Thu
Jan
26
Research Project Helps Latin@ Families Overcome the Effects of Parental Depression
The effects of parental depression on a child can be many, varied and deeply rooted. One such effect is taking on parental responsibilities out of a conscious, or subconscious, desire to maintain normalcy in the home. Counseling Psychology Professor Carmen Valdez and her interdisciplinary student research team have spent the past two years setting up and running an outreach program to help Latino children and families overcome the struggles they face surrounding parental depression.
Wed
Jan
11
Stambach (EPS, Assoc. Dean) published article in International Higher Education
EPS Professor and Associate Dean Amy Stambach published “Two Models of Cross-Border Education” in International Higher Education.
Wed
Jan
11
Squire (C&I) Investigates Blended Learning Across Virtual and Natural Ecosystems
Squire's team is looking at student engagement, self-sufficiency, and understanding of life science.
Wed
Jan
11
Puntambekar (Ed Psych) Develops Design Challenges for Middle School Science Students
Prof. Sadhana Puntambekar and her colleagues developed science materials that focus on work and energy, and forces and motion.