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Alleman, professor (TE), and Jere
Brophy, university distinguished professor (TE), have published
Social Studies Excursions: k–3 Powerful Units on Food, Clothing, and
Shelter (2001, Heinemann). Alleman and Brophy have also published with
two co-authors the chapter “Teaching Primary-Grade Students About
Cultural Universals” in Teaching
Together: School/University Collaborations to Improve Social Studies
Education (2001, National Council for Social Studies).
Austin, associate professor (EAD), has co-authored with
colleagues from Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst “Paradise Lost: How the academy converts enthusiastic recruits
into early-career doubters,” AAHE
Bulletin, 53(9), 3-6.
Crewe, professor (cepse), was awarded the 2001 Roger Barker
Distinguished Career Award by the rehabilitation psychology division of
the American Psychological Association (APA). The award recognizes
outstanding lifetime contributions to the science of rehabilitation
John Dirkx, associate professor (EAD), co-presented the paper “Personal pedagogical systems: Core beliefs, foundational knowledge, and informal theories of teaching” with colleagues from Pennsylvania State University and the University of British Columbia. The paper was presented at the 42nd Annual Adult Education Research Conference held at MSU in June.
Florio-Ruane, professor (TE), has published Teacher
Education and the Cultural Imagination: Autobiography, Conversation, and
Narrative (Erlbaum, 2001). She has also co-authored a number of
articles, including “Thinking for ourselves: Literacy learning in a
diverse teacher inquiry network,” published in Language
Arts, 54(6), 596–607; and “Teaching literacy and literature in the
eye of reform: A dilemma in three acts,” published in The
New Advocate, 14(3), 197-210.
Louis Hekhuis, professor emeritus (EAD), and his wife Jean were featured clients in the first episode of the television series “Vet School Confidential” on the Animal Planet cable channel.
Steve Kaagan, professor (EAD), gave the keynote speech at the annual conference of the Queensland Secondary Principals Association in Australia in May.
Kennedy, professor (TE), and Betsy
Becker, professor (CEPSE), have been awarded an $800,000 grant
from the U.S. Department of Education’s Field-Initiated Studies (FIS)
Grant Program. The research project is titled “Teacher Qualifications
and the Quality of Teaching.”
Ernest Morrell, assistant professor (TE), has been awarded a $140,000 research grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The project is titled “Teaching Critical Research as a Pathway to Literacy Development: Teacher and Student Empowerment, and Social Justice in Urban Schools.”
Narcy, associate professor (KIN) and MSU diving coach, was
presented the Fred A. Cady Award at the 2001 U.S. National Outdoor
Championships in August. The Professional Diving Coaches Association (PDCA)
select the recipients for their outstanding coaching and years of service.
Reckase, professor (CEPSE), has been appointed to the Audit Panel
for the North Carolina Testing and Accountability Program. He has also
co-authored Beginning teacher survey
study: Final report published by the Department of Curriculum and
Instruction at the University of Maryland. He has also authored “The
controversy over the National Assessment Governing Board standards” in Brookings
Papers on Educational Policy, 231–253.
Schmidt, university distinguished professor (CEPSE) and national
research director for the Third International Mathematics and Science Study
(TIMSS), attended an international session of TIMSS in Venice, Italy, in
May. The meeting, which drew representatives from The Netherlands, South
Korea, Australia, Canada, and the Czech Republic, was held to complete
coding of textbooks and curriculum guides for eighth grade mathematics.
Others from the MSU TIMSS staff attending were Jacqie Babcock, Leland Cogan,
Richard Houang, and Kathy Wight.
book co-authored by Steve Ryan,
assistant professor (TE), has won the 2001 Outstanding Book Award from the
American Educational Research Association. The book is titled Becoming
Good American Schools (Jossey-Bass, 2000).
Schwille, assistant dean (ISE), has co-edited Civic
Education Across Countries: Twenty-four National Case Studies from the IEA
Civic Education Project. The book is published by the International
Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, and was selected
by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries as an Outstanding
Academic Title for 2000.
Chris Womack, assistant professor (KIN), has been elected to the executive board of the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has also co-authored with fellow faculty members Jim Pivarnik and Robert Malina “Distribution and determinants of blood lipids in young distance runners.” The article was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, 85, 104–112.