Preparing Future Research Faculty to Teach
Graduate and postdoctoral students at research universities will shape the future of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the United States. Read more.
New Lab Designed to Make Education Fun And Games
The décor in the headquarters of the Games+Learning+Society project bears a much closer resemblance to a Silicon Valley start-up than a university-affiliated laboratory: a Pacman-style arcade terminal, complete with bulbous joystick, gives off an alluring glare in one corner of the large, multi-level space, while in another, an arsenal of Nerf guns hangs from the wall, ready for action. Read more.
Formative Evaluation for Leadership
The No Child Left Behind initiative focused research attention on schools that succeeded in closing achievement gaps and raising achievement for all students.
When WCER researchers Rich Halverson, Carolyn Kelley, and Eric Camburn look at these schools, they see the importance of school leadership in promoting student learning. Read more.
From South India to Madison, and Back
Five years ago a doctoral student arrived on the UW-Madison campus ready to begin work toward a degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. This past weekend she donned her gown and mortarboard and received her diploma. In the meantime Anupama Shekar wrote a dissertation on successful parent and family involvement practices of four higher secondary school headmasters and headmistresses in urban and suburban districts in Tamil Nadu, South India. Read more