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September-October 2011 News Archive

October 2011

Recipients of 2011 Alumni Society Awards Honored

The College of Education Alumni Society recognized eight honorees October 21 at its annual awards banquet.

Yenika-Agbaw and Napoli Release New Book on Africana Literature and Cultures

African and African American Children's and Adolescent Literature in the Classroom challenges current understanding of multicultural texts in an age of globalization.

Schreyer Scholar Isn't Clowning Around with Campus Life

Chad Littlefield founded the Clown Nose Club, a student organization whose purpose is to encourage positive social interactions.

School Safety Workshop to be Held November 17

School administrators and law enforcement personnel who partner with school districts are encouraged to attend.

Disability in Literature is the Topic of Yenika-Agbaw’s Research

Yenika-Agbaw shows that the phenomenon of disability is largely absent in the literacy curricula in the schools.

School Readiness in First Grade Affects Reading and Mathematics in Later Years, Study Shows

In their research, Katerina Bodovski and Min-Jong Youn used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten Cohort dataset.

Hazler, Carney Complete Studies on Bullies and Bystanders

The research shows that bullying in schools is detrimental not only to the students who are the targets, but also to bystanders who observe it.

HESA Educates the Educators of Tomorrow

Penn State’s Higher Education Student Association trains and prepares future educators by stressing community, communication, and academic progress.

Frankenberg Co-Edits New Book that Examines School Immigration

Integrating Schools in a Changing Society explores the policy and legal options for school districts interesting in pursuing diverse schools.

Gerald Zahorchak Named 2011 Penn State Alumni Fellow

Former secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Zahorchak was honored with other Fellows at a ceremony held October 5.


September 2011

2011–12 Humphrey Fellows Begin Their Academic Year at Penn State

Eleven international professionals are participating this year in the elite program.

New Videos Outline Unique Student Teaching Opportunities

The College of Education has recently produced videos describing unique student teaching opportunities for undergraduate students.

Carr-Chellman to Lead Radio Discussion on Education Technology Trends

The interview will be part of the Creativity & Technology Solutions for Business & Life show, produced by WTBQ radio in Warwick, N.Y.

Apps for Education

Faculty members in the College of Education design better educational apps for kids

Associate Dean Speaks at Bi-Annual Conference in France

Greg Kelly gave a plenary speech at the European Science Education Research Association Conference.

Class Celebrates School Spirit with Whiteout

Keith Wilson's RHS 302 students organized an in-class whiteout a few days before the Penn State-Alabama football game.

Sibel Erduran to Deliver Waterbury Lecture
Erduran will speak about the inclusion of epistemic practices in science teachers' learning.


Donald Heller Gives Keynote Address at International Forum on Higher Education Finance

The forum's theme was "Higher Education Finance: Coping Strategies for the Global Financial Crisis of Higher Education."

Counselor Education Programs Reaccredited

The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has reaccredited Penn State’s M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs.

Ed Fuller, Roy Clariana Join University Park Faculty

Fuller is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership program; Clariana, professor of instructional systems, arrives from Penn State Great Valley.