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March-April 2012 News Archive

News releases from the College of Education from March and April 2012

April 2012

Ecuador Cultural Immersion for Education Students

Penn State students, faculty, and public school teachers from school districts.

Research Initiation Grant Recipients for the 2011-12 Academic Year Named

Six faculty members and 14 doctoral students received seed money for their respective projects.

Penn State to Host Early Childhood Education Conference

The College of Education will host the 20th International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference on November 4-7, 2012.

Melissa Kehs Named 2012 Student Marshal for College of Education

Kehs will lead the procession of graduates at the College’s baccalaureate ceremony to be held on May 6.

A Student-Teaching Experience Unlike Any Other

Ian Landis opted to spend his last semester as a student teacher at an off-reservation boarding school for Native American children in South Dakota.

Special Journal Issue Focuses on Accountability in Education

As the lead editor of the Journal of Teacher Education, Stephanie Knight has helped organize a special issue that focuses on examining the complexity of assessment and accountability in teacher education.

Keith Wilson Named Winner of National Research Award

Wilson will receive the 2012 Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year Award from the National Counsel on Rehabilitation Education.

College Honors 2012 Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Student Award Winners

Eight members of the College were recognized at a reception held April 4 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

A Fresh Take on Teacher Professional Development

Two education graduate students created professional-development opportunities that give teachers control over their own learning.


March 2012


Kornhaber Consults for Television Show in the Use of Multiple Intelligences

Canada’s Smartest Person, a two-hour prime-time television show on CBC, used the concept of multiple intelligences as a means of measuring the aptitude of contestants.

College of Education Offers Children’s Summer Reading Camp

The classroom camp is designed for reluctant readers and those experiencing challenges developing their literacy.

Niles Co-Authors New Edition of Career Development Book

Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century (4th edition) presents theories, assessments, planning tools, resources, and technologies relevant to modern career development.

Bestselling Author Sarah Vowell Scheduled to Speak April 9

Vowell will perform a reading from her most recent book, Unfamiliar Fishes.

Encyclopedia is Must-Have Reference for Human Resources Professionals

William Rothwell publishes new three-volume encyclopedia set that covers issues related to the "people" side of business.

Monk to Chair AERA Government Relations Committee

The national committee provides advice to the AERA on policy issues related to governmental agencies, funding, and conduct of educational research.

A Writing Intervention Study for Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Linda Mason and Rick Kubina headed a $1.8 million project to address writing problems experienced by some middle school students.

Post Delivers Two Keynote Addresses at Conference in Ecuador

The conference drew some 130 attendees, including the rectors of 20 Ecuadorian universities.

Morgan Heads Research on Vocabulary Delays and Early Childhood

The $700,000 project, awarded by the Institute of Education Sciences, will investigate delays in children’s oral vocabulary knowledge.

Rothwell to Receive ASTD Distinguished Contribution Award

This national award recognizes an exceptional contribution of sustained impact on the field of workplace learning and performance.

Civil Rights Advocate Gary Orfield to Deliver Lecture on April 19

Orfield is co-founder and director of The Civil Rights Project at UCLA, America's leading research center on issues of civil rights and racial inequality.

College of Education to Co-Host CIES 2012 Conference in Puerto Rico

Penn State faculty member David Baker, who is CIES president elect, is organizing the collaborative effort.

National Research Award to Carney and Hazler

JoLynn Carney and Richard Hazler, faculty members in Penn State's Counselor Education program, were named winners of the American Counseling Association (ACA) Research Award.

New Book Co-Authored by Rothwell Helps Employers Optimize Their Workforces

Lean but Agile: Rethink and Gain a True Competitive Edge advocates changes in hiring and performance management.

Humphrey Fellows Inspired by the Spirit of Volunteerism

The fellows at Penn State have fully immersed themselves in dozens of professional, academic, and cultural programs.

Boldt Co-Edits Bank Street Occasional Papers Series That Addresses Teacher Accountability

The special issue is titled "Challenging the Politics of the Teacher Accountability Movement: Toward a More Hopeful Educational Future."