Video: Preparing Students to be Citizens

Professor Walter Parker talks about ways in which schools and parents can educate children to become thoughtful citizens of the world.

Monday, December 15, 2014
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Remembering John Goodlad

John Goodlad
Dec 5 2014

The following joint statement was made in honor of Dr. John Goodlad, who passed away Nov. 29, 2014.

As many of you are by now aware, Dr. John Goodlad, UW Professor Emeritus, passed away last week at the age of 94. On behalf of the education programs across the University of Washington, we wish to express our condolences to his family and to pay tribute to John’s extraordinary contributions to the quality of public schooling and its critical role in a democratic society.

Influential researcher John Goodlad, author of 'A Place Called School,' dies

Dec 1 2014

John Goodlad, influential educational researcher and teacher whose work over the last 60 years has had a major impact on schools and the education of educators, died on Nov. 29 at his home in Seattle. The late UW College of Education professor was 94.

Selma Powell: New Faculty Profile

Selma Powell
Nov 24 2014

Selma Powell joined the UW College of Education in September as director of the Special Education Teacher Preparation Program. Powell previously served as project director for the Resident Teacher Professional Preparation Program at the University of Central Florida. She earned her PhD at UCF, writing her dissertation on developmentally appropriate use of mathematics applications for tablets in early childhood classrooms. 

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Math innovation paper wins distinguished research award

Professor Elham Kazemi at Lakeridge Elementary
Nov 17 2014

Elham Kazemi, Geda and Phil Condit Professor in Science & Math Education, has received the Washington Educational Research Association's 2014 Distinguished Paper Award for a paper describing the University of Washington College of Education's innovative work in math education at Renton's Lakeridge Elementary School.

College helps bring inclusive education to Bulgaria

Oct 23 2014

Professor Douglas Cheney is traveling to Bulgaria this month to help the nation increase the number of students with disabilities who are included in its public school classrooms, building upon the University of Washington College of Education's groundbreaking research in inclusive education.

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.

PhD education: Changing the focus from numbers to quality

Sep 26 2014

Each year, U.S. universities churn out enough new PhD graduates — 50,000 of them — to populate a small city. Worldwide, more PhDs are produced now than ever before.

With anecdotes about out-of-work or underemployed PhDs receiving broad publicity, governments and university administrators in industrialized societies have started asking whether or not too many people are pursuing doctoral degrees.

Faculty named to endowed positions

Sep 25 2014

Two faculty members making significant contributions to science and mathematics education in Puget Sound schools and at the national level have been appointed to endowed positions at the University of Washington College of Education. Dr. Philip Bell has been appointed to the Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences and Dr. Elham Kazemi was appointed to the Geda and Phil Condit Professorship in Science & Math Education.