Tag Archives: Teacher education

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

America’s K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science. Writing in the April 19 issue, University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education Suzanne Wilson said the professional training landscape for teachers is woefully inadequate to handle… Read More »

Faculty co-edits new book on justice for marginalized youth

Youth in America are often marginalized by systems of inequality, and a new book – co-edited by Michigan State University assistant professor of teacher education Django Paris and Maisha T. Winn of the University of Wisconsin-Madison – explores approaches to qualitative and ethnographic inquiry with youth and the communities they live in. The book, Humanizing… Read More »

Cooper accepts new MSU professorship in science education

Melanie M. Cooper was installed as the first Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education in the Michigan State University Department of Chemistry at an investiture ceremony March 21 at the Wharton Center. Cooper comes to MSU from Clemson University, where she was an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. She is now jointly appointed in the MSU… Read More »

College researcher wins $25,000 grant

Michigan State University College of Education research associate Elizabeth Covay was named one of 10 winners of the Measures of Effective Teaching Early Career Research Grant. The $25,000 grant was awarded by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and the National Academy of Education. Covay is a research director for the Michigan Consortium… Read More »

New book explores impact of education accountability systems

Driven by test-based accountability, schools are awash in data.  These new accountability systems have forced educators to respond to policy in ways they have not before. To understand the extent of these changes, we must look across the K-12 educational system and into the expanding field of for- and non-profit educational reformers. A new book… Read More »

How school report cards can backfire

In the wake of President Obama’s “college scorecard,” new research finds that government attempts to grade educational institutions can backfire when done for political or policy purposes. Rebecca Jacobsen of Michigan State University studied the effects of publicizing performance data for K-12 schools, which was mandated by No Child Left Behind in 2001. While Jacobsen… Read More »