Podcast: Co-designing for justice in family-school-community partnerships

Jan 31 2019

While nondominant families and communities can make powerful contributions to leading change in education, family-school relations today are too often limited by traditional power dynamics.

Podcast: Groundbreaking study “A Place Called School” retains relevance 35 years on

Jan 28 2019

When “A Place Called School” was published in 1984, the largest on-scene study of U.S. schools ever conducted laid out an ambitious agenda for redesigning schools piece-by-piece, with close partnership among educators and families as the most meaningful way to improve school.

The groundbreaking study by the late University of Washington College of Education faculty member John Goodlad visited 1,000 classrooms nationwide to talk with teachers, students, administrators, parents and other community members.

EduTalks to explore school, community and renewal on March 18

Sartori Elementary School
Jan 22 2019

Schools are a cornerstone of vibrant, thriving communities. They’re a place where children can challenge themselves, nurture their gifts and prepare to be active participants in a just and culturally-thriving democracy.

On March 18, education researchers and practitioners will discuss how teachers, students, administrators, parents, communities and researchers are coming together to renew and meaningfully improve how young people experience school during EduTalks: A Place Called School.

Podcast: Teacher leadership in special education

Jan 14 2019

Special education teachers frequently assume formal or informal leadership roles and responsibilities across disciplines, yet little research exists on the experiences and needs of teacher leaders within the diverse field of special education.

Kid's Best Friend: Animal connection in the classroom

Jan 11 2019

“Playful” and “energetic” can describe both a puppy and a young child. Both enjoy toys, running and being close to the ones they love. An estimated 70 percent of school aged children have pets, making contemporary American children more likely to live with a pet than with both parents. It’s not surprising that many young children describe their pets as family members and confidants.

YouTube Live chat to explore equity in gifted education

Dec 26 2018

Professor Nancy Hertzog, director of the University of Washington’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars, will answer questions about opening access to gifted education during a YouTube Live conversation hosted by the UW College of Education on January 25.

PhD student honored for paper on centering Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies

Dec 6 2018

Growing up in Seattle, Jenni Conrad remembers being fascinated by Native Northwest histories as a student and later as an outdoor educator. As a non-Native person, however, she wondered what role she could play in advancing Indigenous education.

Researcher wins “Nobel Prize” of media literacy

Nov 30 2018

Marilyn Cohen, a research associate professor at the University of Washington College of Education and director of the NW Center for Excellence in Media Literacy, recently received the National Telemedia Council’s 2018 Jessie McCanse Award.

Regarded as the “Nobel Prize” of media literacy, the award recognizes Cohen’s longtime contributions to the field.

Supporting student learning about race

Nov 8 2018

 

“I can’t play with you because your skin is brown.”

When Caryn Park (PhD '10) heard one of her preschool students say this to his friend, she felt helpless. She knew what it felt like from her own experience as a child of color in the U.S. and knew that it wasn’t fair to have to feel that.

“I felt like I knew nothing,” Park recalled. “I felt like I had no skills with which to support these children.”

Park calls this her critical incident.

WATCH: The fight for academic freedom and free speech during the civil rights movement

Oct 29 2018

 

The struggle to reform higher education and kickstart social change in the South during the 1950s and 60s continues to hold lessons for those working for educational justice today.