News and Notes: School of Education bookshelf


Check out examples of a range of recent publications from faculty and staff across our School of Education.

1          KATE VIEIRA received two major awards for her 2019 publication, “Writing for Love and Money: How Migration Drives Literacy Learning in Transnational Families.” The publication in December was named the 2020 winner of the Edward B. Fry Book Award from the Literacy Research Association. And in February, she received a Conference on College Composition and Communication Advancement of Knowledge Award for the work. Vieira holds the Susan J. Cellmer Distinguished Chair in Literacy and is a professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. According to the United Nations, 244 million people currently live outside their countries of birth. The book is based on Vieira’s research with transnational families in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and North America, and describes how people write to sustain meaningful relationships across distance.

2          ERICA TURNER received the 2021 Erickson and Hornberger Outstanding Ethnography in Education Book Award from the University of Pennsylvania’s Ethnography in Education Research Forum. Her book is “Suddenly Diverse: How School Districts Manage Race and Inequality,” which was published in 2020. Turner is an associate professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies.

3          CLIFTON CONRAD in 2020 released a second edition of the book he wrote with alumna LAURA DUNEK, “Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners: The Purpose of a College Education for the Twenty-First Century.” Conrad is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and professor of higher education with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Dunek earned her PhD from that same department in 2015.

4          ELIZABETH GRAUE is co-editor of a book released in December and published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) titled, “Advancing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Early Childhood Research.” Graue is the Sorenson Professor of Early Childhood Education with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She also is director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE).

Bookshelf with book covers of recent publications

5          ANJALÉ WELTON, a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, co-authored the 2020 book, “Anti-Racist Educational Leadership and Policy.” A review of the work in the Teachers College Record calls it a “must-read book for anyone interested in both antiracism and educational policy.”

6          ANNALEE GOOD, co-director of the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative and director of the Clinical Program at the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research, co-authored the 2020 book, “Equity and Quality in Digital Learning: Realizing the Promise in K-12 Education.” The book and supporting website are the result of 10-plus years of research in the Milwaukee and Dallas public school districts.

7          UW–Madison alumna RITA VERMA and the School of Education’s MICHAEL W. APPLE co-edited the 2020 book, “Disrupting Hate in Education: Teacher Activists, Democracy, and Global Pedagogies of Interruption.” Verma earned her doctorate from the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and is a professor at Adelphi University. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies.

8          JOHN BALDACCHINO has released two new volumes, including chapters he authored, in the book series he founded and edits, “Doing Arts Thinking: Arts Practice, Research and Education.” Baldacchino is a professor in the School of Education’s Art Department. Volume 7 of the series, “Art – Ethics – Education,” was released in Aug. 2020. Volume 8 of the series, “Imagining Dewey: Artful Works and Dialogue about ‘Art as Experience,’” was released in Nov. 2020.