Research News

Fri
Sep
11
UW-Madison’s Noah Weeth Feinstein earlier this month delivered a keynote presentation at the 11th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association in Helsinki, Finland. Feinstein is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His address, delivered on Sept. 2, was titled, “Evidence of value: Confronting the long-range validity problem of science education.”
Wed
Sep
09
UW-Madison’s Amy Ellis recently appeared on the “Math Ed Podcast” to talk about her latest work. In the Aug. 23 episode, Ellis discusses her article, "Quantifying exponential growth: Three conceptual shifts in coordinating multiplicative and additive growth," which was published in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of Mathematical Behavior.
Tue
Sep
08
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Kenneth Zeichner recently co-authored an article for the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog that’s headlined, “The misuse of research to support deregulation and privatization of teacher education.” He explains how a "recent independently peer-reviewed study .... shows how research has been misused in debates about the future of teacher education in the United States."
Mon
Sep
07
UW-Madison’s Noah Weeth Feinstein recently received $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation for the project, “Understanding and Catalyzing Equity-oriented Change in Museums and Science Centers.” Feinstein is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and is a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
Fri
Sep
04
UW-Madison’s Jerlando F. L. Jackson gave the keynote address at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ (WASB) Summer Institute back in July. Jackson’s talk was titled, “State of Affairs for Black Males in Education: How Data Shapes the Narrative.” The talk presented information to school board members and administrators from across the state of Wisconsin seeking information and best practices to this challenging issue that persists in education today.
Tue
Aug
25
UW-Madison’s Beth Graue is the lead author of a paper that was recently named the 2014 Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education’s (JECTE) Distinguished Article of the Year. Graue and co-authors Kristin Whyte and Kate Kresin Delaney wrote, “Fostering Culturally and Developmentally Responsive Teaching through Improvisational Practice.”
Mon
Aug
24
The work of UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson is featured in the cover story for the July/August issue of the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology. The article is headlined, “Fighting poverty: New research is finding ways to help people overcome poverty and avoid the mental and physical health problems associated with low socioeconomic status.” Thompson, an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology, is among those whose expertise is highlighted in the report.
Fri
Aug
21
UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab will be taking part in a Twitter chat at noon on Friday, Aug. 21, examining merit vs. need-based scholarships. The chat is being hosted by PBS NewsHour. Follow the conversation by following @newshour and by following the hashtag #NewsHourchats.
Wed
Aug
19
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad spoke about the need for scholars to publicly advance their ideas in addressing challenges and inequalities in higher education. He made his comments in a recent newsletter published by the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
Mon
Aug
17
An article examining the politics of parent fundraising in public schools by UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox was recently published in the Journal of Education Policy. The article is titled, “Beyond the consumer: parents, privatization, and fundraising in U.S. urban public schooling.” Posey-Maddox is an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is the author of the 2014 book, “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education.”
Thu
Aug
13
UW-Madison’s Bruce Wampold earlier this summer was recognized for his enduring influence on the science of psychotherapy as he received the Distinguished Career Research Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). This is the premier award of SPR, which is a multidisciplinary and international organization whose members come from most corners of the globe.
Tue
Aug
11
The American Educational Research Association held a research-intensive conference titled, “Advancing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Early Childhood Research: Creating Synergies Among Segregated Scholarly Communities.” The conference hosted 20 scholars, including UW-Madison’s Anita Wager, an Assistant Professor in mathematics education in Curriculum and Instruction
Sat
Aug
01
The Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the only academic center of its kind in the United States, is preparing to launch its first competition to fund philosophical research related to educational policy and practice. The application period for the awards, which can total up to $40,000 each, will begin in September and end Nov. 2. The center plans to offer two rounds of awards each year, with deadlines in the fall and spring. "We seek diverse kinds of philosophical research, ranging from the highly abstract to the highly applied," states center director Harry Brighouse, professor of philosophy and educational policy studies.
Fri
Jul
31
Psychologist and educational psychology professor Tom Kratochwill collaborated with Lisa Sanetti at the University of Connecticut to conduct research that helps teachers deliver behavior interventions more consistently and effectively.
Wed
Jul
29
The Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the first academic center of its kind in the United States, announced its appointment of five inaugural senior fellows
Wed
Jul
29
Christine Pfund is using a decade’s worth of knowledge improving mentoring outcomes to serve a key role on a multidisciplinary, multi-institution team recently awarded a $10 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a national research mentoring network.
Mon
Jul
27
UW-Madison Visiting Assistant Professor Stephanie Budge received word earlier this month that she will be receiving the 2015 Early Career Award for Contribution to LGBT Counseling Psychology. This award is being presented by the Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, which is a Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology, within the American Psychological Association. Budge also is an alum of UW-Madison, having earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Counseling Psychology in 2011.
Tue
Jul
21
In study after study, high-quality early education is showing to be vitally important in placing children of all backgrounds on a path to academic success. Sometimes lost in this early education conversation is the significance of mathematics, which appears to be a better predictor of later academic achievement than early literacy. UW-Madison's Anita Wager and Beth Graue have spent the past five years working with local 4K teachers on a project funded by the National Science Foundation that examines teaching early math.
Fri
Jul
17
The University of Wisconsin System and Castle Worldwide are partnering to bring a comprehensive and highly successful placement testing program to the national higher education market, the organizations jointly announced Thursday, July 16. For the past 40 years, the University of Wisconsin System has been offering placement exams to students entering into both its two- and four-year institutions. The UW System’s Center for Placement Testing is directed by Jim Wollack, an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.
Thu
Jul
09
With bipartisan support, the state legislature in Oregon earlier this month passed a bill ensuring that if eligible students apply for federal grants for community college, the state will cover the remainder of their tuition. UW-Madison’s Sara Goldrick-Rab in February testified to Oregon’s Senate Committee on Education in favor of a bill that waived community college tuition for some students.