Addressing citizenship complexities in civic education

Civic education
Jan 20 2016

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's research on civic education in diverse classrooms also appears in the online version of the magazine.

What’s the best way to teach civics and social studies in inclusive ways when your class consists of kids whose nationalities and citizenship statuses vary?

What black adolescents say about stereotypes

Onnie Rogers
Jan 6 2016

What does it mean to be young, Black and male? In what ways do Black male youths accommodate and resist the social stereotypes of their demographic? And how does this shape Black boys' development of their own identity, and who they become?

These are among the questions the University of Washington's Onnie Rogers explored with Black urban teenagers in a recently published paper in the Journal of Adolescent Research.

Symposium to examine education of black males

Tyrone Howard
Jan 5 2016

On Jan. 11, the University of Washington's Center for Multicultural Education will sponsor its 27th annual symposium, "Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males."

About the Symposium

Creating content that inspires all learners

Katie Headrick Taylor
Dec 30 2015

Children today have access to a greater volume of digital media from a wider variety of devices than ever before. Despite this growth, children's media too often takes a one-size-fits-all approach to creating content and fails to meet the needs of populations outside the mainstream.

Forging unity from diversity

Social emotional learning
Dec 21 2015

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's Center for Multicultural Education also appears in the online version of the magazine.

Student leads initiative to diversify STEM workforce

Stephanie Gardner
Dec 16 2015

Over the past six years, Stephanie Gardner has helped lead a sea change in achievement by historically underrepresented students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors at the University of Washington. As director for the Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation at UW, the College of Education alumna and current doctoral student is opening pathways into STEM fields.

Leading researcher in out-of-school education joins UW

Bronwyn Bevan
Dec 17 2015

This fall, influential education researcher Bronwyn Bevan joins the University of Washington College of Education as a senior research scientist, bringing her expertise on how institutional settings influence learning opportunities to the Pacific Northwest. For 25 years, Bevan has worked to broaden and improve out-of-school learning opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse students. In particular, her work has focused on inquiry-based learning, tinkering and making in education, and policy advocacy for out-of-school learning.

Exploring equity and highly capable learners, assessments

Classroom
Dec 7 2015

The new edition of the Washington Educational Research Association's journal features four articles authored by alumni and faculty from the University of Washington College of Education.

The fall 2015 edition focuses on topics related to highly capable students, and UW alumni authoring articles were:

Study: Teacher shortage putting many schools in 'crisis mode'

teacher shortage
Nov 24 2015

A shortage of full-time and substitute teachers is placing a severe strain on Washington's schools according to surveys of principals analyzed by a team from the University of Washington College of Education. 

Among the key findings: 80 percent of principals have had to hire under-qualified teachers while three-quarters of principals had personally substituted for a classroom teacher within the previous five days.

The spillover effect: Good teaching doesn't stop at the classroom door

Teacher Equity
Nov 23 2015

Effective teachers don't just impact their own students' achievement, they can significantly improve the performance of their fellow teachers' students. That new research finding by Min Sun of University of Washington College of Education has important implications for national efforts to ensure poverty-impacted and minority children aren't taught by a greater proportion of less experienced teachers.