Professor's early impact on indigenous education recognized

Jan 14 2015

Megan Bang, an assistant professor at the University of Washington College of Education, has been recognized for making significant contributions to the field of indigenous education by the American Educational Research Association.

The politics of education equity: Planning for pushback key to success

Jan 7 2015

Eliminating persistent achievement gaps in America's schools requires educational leaders who can plan for the inevitable pushback that equity-focused policies engender, two University of Washington College of Education professors argue in a new paper published in the journal Leadership and Policy in Schools.

Teaching for a better tomorrow

La’akea Yoshida
Nov 19 2014

UW College of Education students La’akea Yoshida and Christina Black dreamed of doing a world of good as educators. “My entire life, I have wanted to make a difference in the classroom,” says Christina, a recent master’s in teaching graduate and recipient of the Daniel V. Iyall Student Support Fund. Her Alaska Native grandfather never had the opportunity to attend college, nor her mother, who raised Christina and her siblings as a single parent.

Science communication should consider cultural perspectives

Oct 16 2014

Is nature something we enjoy when we visit a national park, something we feel a need to “preserve,” or do we think of ourselves as being a part of nature? Are a bird’s nest and a house both part of nature?

The answers to such questions can reflect different cultural orientations and have an effect on how well science and scientific concepts are communicated, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of Washington.