Tag Archives: Students

Bilingual education has spillover effect

Bilingual education has spillover effect

Bilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they’re not designed for, suggests a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar. Texas elementary students who speak English as their home language and were enrolled in schools with bilingual education programs performed much better on state math and reading tests than… Read More »

Spartans: Help Fill the Bus!

Spartans: Help Fill the Bus!

Through Wednesday, the MSU community is being asked to make small contributions to create a large impact through its annual Fill the Bus campaign. The College of Education is participating in the annual university-wide collection of items that will be donated to organizations and schools throughout Greater Lansing. To help serve families in need, share… Read More »

Do academic rankings create inequality?

Do academic rankings create inequality?

A study led by a Michigan State University scholar questions whether higher education ranking systems are creating competition simply for the sake of competition at a time when universities are struggling financially. Global rankings that emphasize science and technology research – such as the Academic Rankings of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University –… Read More »

Spatial training boosts math learning

Spatial training boosts math learning

Training young children in spatial reasoning can improve their math performance, according to a groundbreaking study from Michigan State University education scholars. The researchers trained 6- to 8-year-olds in mental rotation, a spatial ability, and found their scores on addition and subtraction problems improved significantly. The mental rotation training involved imagining how two halves of… Read More »

Recent graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Recent graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Allison Szatkiewicz, a new graduate of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and will teach English in Taiwan next year. Szatkiewicz is a member of the Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP), a globally-focused cohort program within the Department of Teacher Education. She earned minors in Arabic and Teaching… Read More »

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Guofang Li has been elected to the Literacy Research Association’s (LRA) board of directors. Li, an associate professor of second language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education, is one of two Asian Americans to ever be elected to the board of directors of the LRA. Li will serve a three-year term. The… Read More »

Teaching intern named best in Michigan

Teaching intern named best in Michigan

College of Education graduate Elizabeth Gutowski has been named the 2012 MATE Student Teacher/Intern of the Year. This is the third consecutive year a College of Education student has been chosen for the honor. Each year, the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) sponsors a contest to identify and award a Michigan student teacher or intern.… Read More »

Students to explore Google Glass as hybrid learning tool

Students to explore Google Glass as hybrid learning tool

Two doctoral students in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been picked to be among the first 8,000 testers of Google Glass, a new product that can take pictures, record video, live stream and search the web at the command of its wearer’s voice. William Cain and Sandra Sawaya, both students in… Read More »

In Memoriam: Cleo H. Cherryholmes

In Memoriam: Cleo H. Cherryholmes

Cleo H. Cherryholmes, professor emeritus of teacher education and political science, died on April 18, in the company of his devoted daughter. He was 74. Cherryholmes came to Michigan State University as an assistant professor in 1966, was promoted to associate professor in 1969, and to professor in 1982. He joined the College of Education… Read More »

Students receive awards for research presentations

Students receive awards for research presentations

Multiple College of Education undergraduate students received first-place awards for exemplary research presentations at the 2013 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 12. The day-long event, held each year at the MSU Union, showcased students’ unique, creative work in a variety of categories – from the arts and social sciences to health… Read More »