Courtney Cazden announces the 2018 publication of an invited volume in the World Library of Educationists series: Communicative Competence, Classroom Interaction, and Educational Equity: The Selected Works of Courtney B. Cazden. In 18 chapters under the three phrases in the book’s title, the selections date from 1973-2012. The unusual Introduction to the book as a whole is an “Intergenerational Conversation” between Cazden and Allan Luke, with whom she has worked on educational research in Singapore and Australia. Also this year, her Classroom Discourse (2nd ed, 2001) was reprinted by Heinemann for the 19th time.

Marilyn Cochran-Smith was the winner of AERA Division K Legacy Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teacher Education Research, Policy and Practice and published Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education, (Cochran-Smith, Carney, Keefe, Burton, Chang, Fernández, Miller, Sánchez, Baker), Teachers College Press, 2018.

Ronald G. Ehrenberg received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service in April 2018. This award is for contributions to the profession, to the campus, to SUNY, and to the broader community.

Bob Floden was elected to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s Board of Directors in 2017.  In 2018, he was chosen to serve on that board’s Executive Committee.   In his role as Co-Editor of the Journal of Teacher Education, Floden frequently contributes to the editorials that appear in each issue.

Gene V. Glass and David C. Berliner will lead the newest cohort of the Ed.D. program in Education Leadership at San José State University.  They will co-teach the initial Proseminar in Education Policy, which begins in June 2018. The doctoral program at San José State is starting its 5th cohort of students, and Drs. Glass and Berliner have taught in the doctoral program from its inception in 2014. San José State University, the oldest public university on the West Coast, is part of the CSU system, the most diverse university system in the U.S., enrolling nearly a half million students and employing more than 50,000 faculty.

David Kaplan was recently named as the 2018 recipient of the Samuel J. Messick Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association (Division 5).  This recognition honors those who have a long and distinguished history of scientific contributions within the field of quantitative research methods.

Gloria Ladson-Billings was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The induction will take place in October 2018. Some of the notables in this cohort include Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actor Tom Hanks, and former president Barack H. Obama! She is receiving 2 honorary degrees this graduation season–one from the Erickson Institute and another from her Alma Mater, Morgan State University. She also received AERA’s Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award, the premier acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and success in education research. 

Carol D. Lee was awarded a 2017 Presidential Citation from the American Educational Research Association.

Marcia Linn was invited to be the keynote speaker for National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Linn gave the keynote address on March 12th in Atlanta, GA. The talk was entitled, “From Accumulating to Integrating Ideas: Technology Matters.”

K. Tsianina Lomawaima was elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Henrietta Mann was elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Deborah Meier published a new book in September 2017 with co-author Emily Gasoi, titled These Schools Belong to You and Me, Beacon Press.

Robert Mislevy has published Sociocognitive Foundations of Educational Measurement (Routledge, 2018). It proposes a reconception of the meaning and use of the psychometric models in educational assessment from a sociocognitive psychological perspective.  The work was sparked by his participation in the “Idea of Testing” project, initiated by NAEd members Pamela Moss, Diana Pullin, James Gee, and Edward Haertel and supported by the Spencer Foundation.  He will give an invited presentation on the topic at the annual meeting of the Psychometric Society in July 2018

Sonia Nieto received her 9th honorary doctorate from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, in May 2018. As the Elise Tepper Fellow and Visiting Research Scholar at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College (CUNY), she delivered two talks, one in January and the other in April 2018. New books include the 7th edition of Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (2018), with co-author Patty Bode, and the second edition of Language, Culture, and Teaching (2018). New articles include “Beginning is Always the Hardest” (Kappa Delta Pi Record, 54, 1, 2017), and “On a Political Coming of Age” (Research in the Teaching of English, forthcoming). She also wrote the following book chapters: “Working with families of diverse backgrounds: Learning from teachers who ‘read’ their students,” in C.T. Adger, C.E. Snow, and D. Christian (Eds), What teachers need to know about language, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics (2018); and “Antonia Pantoja: A Woman for the Ages,” in J. Brooks and T. Normore (Eds.), Leadership Lessons: Great Thinkers on Equity, Justice and Education. New York: Teachers College Press. She also wrote the Foreword for the following volumes: Uncommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship (Peter Lang, 2018), and PAR Entremundos: A Pedagogy of the Americas, edited by Jennifer Ayala, Julio Cammarota, Margarita I. Berta-Avila, Melissa Rivera, Louie F. Rodriguez, and Maria Elena Torre (Peter Lang, 2018). Dr. Nieto was selected as editor (2018-2021), along with Professors Frederick Erickson and Gustavo Fischman, of Acquired Wisdom, an online publication that preserves and transmits knowledge and skills obtained through experience by distinguished education researchers.

Nel Noddings has a new book out, co-authored with daughter Laurie Brooks. So far, the book (Teaching Controversial Issues—TC Press) has received two awards: AESA Critics Choice and the 2018 Educators Book Award from Delta Kappa Gamma,  International Society for Key Women Educators. Nel is also scheduled to receive an honorary degree from the University of Haifa this summer.

David R. Olson has been included in the latest edition of The Routledge Encyclopedia of Educational Thinkers, an anthology that includes some 300 thinkers ranging from Confucius and Socrates to more earthbound contemporary writers including several members of the National Academy of Education.

Barbara Rogoff’s new 3-minute video, “Learning by Helping” is featured in NSF’s 2018 Video Showcase.  The video shows California children’s helpfulness to an instructor in a science activity.  The most helpful children were from Mexican immigrant families without much schooling.  They spontaneously helped the science instructor, and their mothers reported that they usually pitch in to help voluntarily at home.  Rogoff and her colleagues Angélica López and Lucía Alcalá speculate that helping others may be a powerful motivator for children to engage in science — especially for children from underrepresented backgrounds. The event is live from May 14 to 21, at  Viewers are invited to vote for their favorite video and to join the online discussion of the 200+ videos aimed at improving STEM learning and teaching.  (After that week, all the videos will still be available for viewing.)

William Schmidt wrote and published in 2017 a number of articles which were submitted in numerous scholarly journals including: The Journal of Curriculum Studies, American Affairs, American Journal of Education, and Journal of Teacher Education. He also was invited to give lectures both nationally and internationally. Some of these lectures took place in Washington, DC, for the National Science Foundation and The National Assessment Governing Board; in Portugal, France, and China for the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and in China for Beijing Normal University. Additionally, he served as a Senior Foreign Expert for the Chinese National Assessment.

Alan Schoenfeld was granted a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa by Queens College of the City University of New York. He will be presented the degree at the QC commencement ceremony May 31, 2018.

Donna Shalala received AERA’s Distinguished Public Service Award, which honors an individual for helping enact policies well-grounded in education research & efforts to increase education research support.

Judith D. Singer served as steering committee Chair for the National Academy of Education’s report International Education Assessments: Cautions, Conundrums, and Common Sense. In addition, Singer, along with Henry I. Braun, authored a companion article in Science titled “Testing international education assessments.”

Bob Slavin was awarded the E.L. Thorndike Lifetime Achievement Award by APA’s division 15.

James Spillane conducted a workshop on educational infrastructure design and delivered two keynote speeches during a trip to Hong Kong and Hangzhou in southern China in March 2018. At the ninth Asia Leadership Roundtable in Hangzhou, China, which featured educational leadership scholars from around the world, Spillane gave the closing keynote address, titled “Research on Leadership and Teacher Learning: Back to (Research) Basics.” Spillane gave an additional keynote address called “Leading and Managing Instructional Improvement: Designing Educational Infrastructures that Work” at the Spring of Qiantang Education Summit, an event attended by over 300 principals, assistant principals, and Jianggan District education policymakers. In Hong Kong, Spillane conducted a three-hour workshop called “The Social Side of Improvement: Educational Infrastructures that Work” for 60 principals and assistant principals in an event organized by the Education University of Hong Kong.

Bob Sternberg received the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology in recognition of his work on successful intelligence.

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco delivered a keynote address at the Group of 20 (G20) global forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. For the first time, the Forum focused in part on education. Suárez-Orozco was invited to speak to G20 by the Ministry of Education of Argentina:

Pope Francis has appointed Suárez-Orozco as an Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences:

William G. Tierney recently published an edited volume (with Z. Corwin + A. Ochsner), Diversifying Digital Learning: Online Literacy and Educational Opportunity (Johns Hopkins).  He also edited special issues of American Behavioral Scientist (with J. Ward) on The role of state education policy in ensuring access, achievement, and attainment in higher education, and Universities and human vulnerability (with A. Oleksiyenko) (Tertiary Education Management).  He gave the opening keynote, “The Direction of Future Research in Higher Education,” at the Conference on Higher Education in Konya, Turkey.

Vanessa Siddle Walker was voted as President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association.

Ken Zeichner, the Boeing Chair of Teacher Education at the University of Washington, published the book The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education with Routledge in 2018. He also was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Syracuse University in May 2018.



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