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MSU study to examine education in developing countries

Michigan State University researcher Amita Chudgar is leading an effort to better understand why students in developing countries don’t attend and stay in school. Chudgar received a $200,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study the home and community life of youth in India, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It will be the first in-depth… Read More »

Frank appointed as MSU Foundation Professor

Professor Kenneth Frank has been appointed as an MSU Foundation Professor, a first for the College of Education. Frank will officially be named on August 16, 2015 as the MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics, Fisheries and Wildlife. Frank, a professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, named the endowed position himself, giving credit… Read More »

Cowen finds school of choice participants increased in recent years

Students who participate in Michigan’s increasingly popular schools of choice program are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study is the first to examine who participates in schools of choice, which was established in the mid-1990s and… Read More »

Job services lacking for people with autism, college study finds

As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars. Some 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorder turn 18 years old every year in the United States, and these “transition youth” – shifting… Read More »

Leahy honored as University Distinguished Professor

On June 17, 2015, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees appointed Michael J. Leahy as a University Distinguished Professor. Leahy, a recognized leader in rehabilitation counseling, professional competency research and evidence-baced practices, is one of 10 MSU professors that have been named with the honor this year. University Distinguished Professors have been recognized nationally… Read More »

Greenhow study looks at Facebook, online learning

Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study, Michigan State University’s Christine Greenhow found that high school and college students engaged in vigorous, intelligent debate about scientific issues in a voluntary Facebook forum. Such informal… Read More »