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Calabrese Barton selected as AERA Fellow

Calabrese Barton selected as AERA Fellow

Angela Calabrese Barton, professor of teacher education and a recognized leader in science education at Michigan State University, will be honored as an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow during the organization’s Annual Meeting on April 28, 2017. Calabrese Barton is among 14 scholars who are are being commended for their contributions to and achievements in research in their dedicated… Read More »

Book features benefits of sustaining culture in the classroom

Book features benefits of sustaining culture in the classroom

What is the purpose of schooling in pluralistic societies? This is the question a new book from Michigan State University’s Django Paris aims to answer. “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World,” being released at the AERA Annual Meeting this month, was co-edited by Paris, associate professor of language and literacy.… Read More »

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement

Ernest Morrell, an education researcher known for empowering change for young people through today’s classrooms, will speak to spring 2017 graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education on May 7, 2017. Morrell is the Macy Professor of Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University… Read More »

Irish advocate for intellectual disabilities research receives honorary degree

Irish advocate for intellectual disabilities research receives honorary degree

Dermot Desmond, renowned Irish business leader and philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities from Michigan State University on May 5, 2017. Along with long-time success in banking and financial markets, Desmond is deeply committed to improving lives for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. He has played a central role in facilitating the… Read More »

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of U.S. education

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of U.S. education

As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public—and viral—new research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system. In a trio of studies, Michigan State University education expert Alyssa Hadley Dunn and colleagues examined the relatively new phenomenon of teachers… Read More »

ACPA names Porter as Emerging Scholar Designee

ACPA names Porter as Emerging Scholar Designee

Christa Porter will receive recognition as an Emerging Scholar Designee from ACPA: College Educators International on March 27, 2017. Porter—assistant professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) at Michigan State University and coordinator of the Student Affairs Administration master’s program—was one of five chosen for the 2017-19 distinction, honoring those who have made scholarly… Read More »

Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers. University students who were given a rationale for why learning is important from people similar to… Read More »

Illuminating teacher education at minority-serving institutions

Illuminating teacher education at minority-serving institutions

The legacy and importance of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) for teacher education is celebrated in a new book co-edited by an MSU College of Education faculty member. Emery Petchauer, an associate professor of teacher education, helped write and facilitate the creation of “Teacher Education across Minority-Serving Institutions: Programs, Policies and Social Justice.” The book is the… Read More »

Austin honored for international work in higher education

Austin honored for international work in higher education

In 1998, Ann E. Austin spent a year in South Africa as a Fulbright Fellow studying and collaborating with colleagues toward the goals of improving higher education at what is now Nelson Mandela University. Almost 20 years later, she says that experience formed the basis for not only her own international work, but for developing… Read More »

Strong as #1 … Extraordinary Together

Strong as #1 … Extraordinary Together

With eight programs ranked in the top-10 in their respective fields, the College of Education at Michigan State University collectively represents one of the nation’s very best places to pursue advanced study in education. Once again this year, according to U.S. News & World Report, the college is ranked No. 1 in three of those… Read More »