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Eamonn Callan, the Pigott Family School of Education Professor, was recently invited to prepare comments for a presidential commission studying ethics, education and the biosciences. Callan is a philosopher of education whose work draws heavily on contemporary moral and political theory. The paper he wrote for the commission addresses what students should learn in school about democracy and morality. The following Q&A is adapted from the original article.
Teaching is complex work that demands the same respect accorded to other professions, Dean Deborah Stipek says in her discussion of the May/June issue of the "Educator." Like business, law and medicine, it demands specialized training to gain the necessary expertise. Stanford Graduate School of Education is showing how to prepare people to excel at it — and to help them to improve throughout their careers, she adds.
More than 100 teachers from high-needs high schools were selected for the free professional development program that starts in July.
Bonnie Gould received his master's degree in education from Stanford in 1954, but as a busy working father with young children he had no time to mark the occasion. More than a half-century later, he finally had the chance to don a cap and gown and celebrate.
Darling-Hammond will address graduating students at this year's Diploma Ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, June 14.
The associate professor of education plans to delve into the subject of college student socialization using social science methods that are relatively new to research in the field of higher education.
As assistant dean for administrative operations, Priscilla Fiden fosters a tight-knit and supportive community at the Graduate School of Education; she inspires staff to make their "A game" even better. President John Hennessy will present her and two others with the awards at a May 13 ceremony.
A visiting professor of education and linguistics at Stanford, Fishman served as co-director of the university's initiative on maximizing language resources. He was a prolific scholar and a leader in revitalizing endangered languages. His papers are now housed in special collections in the Stanford library.
Deborah Stipek, the I. James Quillen Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Education, explains why the school has created an award to honor alumni and points to features in the March/April issue of the "Educator" that highlight how GSE graduates are improving education.
In an interview with the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Professor Thomas Dee answers questions about his research on Washington D.C.'s teacher incentive and performance program. His article on the IMPACT program is featured in the Spring issue of JPAM.
Professor Linda Darling-Hammond writes in an opinion piece for 'Education Week' that better teaching and learning can come from better designed assessments, ones that perform different functions rather than drilling students on limited items.
Dean Deborah Stipek writes in the latest issue of the Educator e-newsletter how Stanford Graduate School of Education is bringing research-based practices in teaching and learning to teachers nationwide, helping them align their lessons to the Common Core State Standards.
After graduating from the Learning, Design and Technology program at Stanford Graduate School of Education, Jacob Klein and Gabriel Adauto co-founded their company, Motion Math, which now offers nine games that help children learn fractions, number sense, arithmetic, estimation and other concepts.
Batuhan Aydagül’s studies in the International Education Policy Analysis program prepared him to become a leader in education in Turkey. The research skills he developed at Stanford have helped him in his work to improve access to schools in his homeland.
Michael Kirst, professor emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the president of the California State Board of Education, discusses the state's new education policies and the sweeping systemic changes under way in the state as part of its efforts to adopt the Common Core State Standards.
Carl Wieman, professor of physics and of education, is scheduled to speak Friday, Oct. 24, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. as part of the weekend reunion activities. His talk, "Taking a scientific approach to undergraduate science and engineering education," will be live-streamed for public viewing. The URL to watch is http://stanford.io/1ssrP1Z.
Jo Boaler talks with Sarah Montague of the BBC about the messages teachers and parents can communicate to students about their potential. Given the right opportunities and teaching, she says, students can grow their brains to master high-level subjects.
The fall quarter has begun, and Eamonn Callan, the Pigott Family School of Education Professor and associate dean for student affairs, offered some advice to those students who are about to start their studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
At an annual conference for social studies teachers in November, Joel Breakstone will be honored for his doctoral research at Stanford Graduate School of Education on how teachers can enhance their students' historical thinking.
Doctoral student Jenny Ruef provides an introduction and insights on Common Core math in this video interview with KTVU's Lisa Yokota. Ruef is also an instructor in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP).
Dean Deborah Stipek announced in an email to the Graduate School of Education that Williamson, a leader in teacher education, will join the GSE faculty in January.
Weiler, a professor emeritus of education, will serve as the parliamentarian to the Faculty Senate, as well as the Academic Council and its committees.
Professor Thomas Dee explores student engagement in MOOCs, and what it means for learning.
Edward Haertel, professor of education emeritus, reflects on “the roles all of us have played—and will continue to play—as students, as teachers, as researchers and as leaders.”
Michael Kirst, president of California’s State Board of Education and professor emeritus of education, authored the guest column in the May issue of the California Teacher Association's "Educator." In the article, he offers an overview of the policies that the state has adopted to bring the new standards into the classroom.
First lady Michelle Obama participated in a videoconference with high school and Stanford students during her recent trip to China. East Palo Alto Academy student Edgar Arroyo got a thumbs up after doling out some "sound advice" during the exchange.
There are several ways to feel connected to the Graduate School of Education upon earning your degree - from volunteer activities to keeping up through class notes. Here, we feature some of those opportunities to stay in touch.
In this interview, Professor Deborah Stipek addresses issues of preschool access and teacher training, discusses education policy, and describes her research.
Social psychologists have learned a lot about how students’ sense of who they are and what is expected of them greatly influence academic achievement. This forum delved into the latest research in this field, and offered ideas about how digital technology might help or hinder educational ambitions.
SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, has given its Innovator Award to the Stanford education professor.
Brazer, who directs the GSE Leadership Degree Programs, recommends revamping the way we prepare tomorrow’s education leaders by maximizing the relevance of course content and providing authentic learning opportunities.
The new Judy Koch Professorship of Education is in the field of early childhood education, a central focus of Stipek's scholarship.
Carter is bringing her expertise on youth and inequality to the esteemed foundation as it charts a new direction under its new president, Adam Gamoran.
David Plank, professor of education and executive director of Policy Analysis for California Education, discusses the group's recent poll, with findings that show respondents favoring testing, more support for teachers and increased local control of schools.
Education professor Kenji Hakuta discusses how he became involved in the field of English Language Learning, and how it has led to his latest work: Preparing instructional materials to help English learners meet the new Common Core standards.
For their final master's project, LDT students Jonathan Kleiman and Michael Pope created Hüga Forts, which gives kids the chance to shape their environment and let their imaginations run free. The aim is to make fort-building accessible to children from all walks of life.
Claude Goldenberg is a co-author of three articles in the latest issue of American Educator that provide an overview of effective techniques for teaching English Language Learners and the benefits of bilingual education as compared with English immersion.
While there is much talk of streamlining U.S. universities and enhancing their transparency, David Labaree's forthcoming paper discusses how the current system promotes academic freedom and explores its roots in a mix of historical developments unique to our nation.
Prudence Carter's research explores why desegregation efforts have fallen short in closing the achievement gap between white and black students.
Hans Weiler, professor emeritus of education, commends graduates for having both the ‘smarts and guts’ to choose a career in education, which is contentious, difficult and incredibly rewarding.
The Learning First Alliance, the Erikson Institute and the American Educational Research Association recently honored the contributions to policy and scholarship of GSE professor Linda Darling-Hammond, who also just came out with a new book.
The GSE is hosting the Education Writers Association annual national seminar, and will be webcasting the opening remarks from Secretary Duncan about education policy priorities for the next four years.
An interview with Denise Pope covers her new paper, which reviews more than 20 studies of the effects of Advanced Placement courses
Jonathan Osborne aims to better prepare teachers to engage students in the scientific process, helping them to understand how science works.
The book "Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education," co-authored by Stanford's Thomas Ehrlich and Anne Colby along with two other scholars, was recently recognized as being the best book of the year on liberal arts education.
Professor of Education David Labaree spoke on Jan. 22 about the school's adopting its new name: Stanford Graduate School of Education.
The head of Stanford GSE's elementary teacher education program joins the leadership of a major group advocating for high quality teacher development.
Sean Reardons' research shows how family income has become increasingly predictive of education success. His findings and coments lay the basis for a heartbreaking front-page story in the Sunday, Dec. 23, New York Times.
As the new head of the California agency overseeing the licensing of educators, an ed school professor will lead the effort to rethink standards for teachers and principals.
Education scholars must embrace digital media rather than focus on publishing papers in academic journals, to truly influence teaching practices, says Sam Wineburg in a recent lecture. Here’s a summary and video of the talk.
After completing the Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies program at the School of Education, Michael Tubbs ’12, MA '12, is already putting his Stanford education to work: He was elected on Nov. 6 to the city council of Stockton, Calif.
Misla Barco received a surprise phone call from Arne Duncan, who personally thanked her for her commitment and dedication.
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Reading Like a Historian, a practical guide to teaching "historical reading" authored by Sam Wineburg, Daisy Martin, and Chauncey Monte-Sano, was honored at the American Library Association's Annual Conference.
The Stanford Center on Adolescence, led by Bill Damon, has teamed up with researchers at Tufts University to learn how we can effectively foster enterprising skills among adolescents and young
The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language is directed by H. Samy Alim, with John Rickford and Arnetha Ball. Learn more about CREAL events, workshops, and courses, and read about critical issues.
Modernizing professional learning programs and expanding broadband to cover publicly funded preschool programs are two recommendations from a new report co-authored by Professors Linda Darling-Hammond and Brigid Barron.
Paulo Blikstein spoke at TEDx Manhattan Beach last October about FabLab@School, a digital fabrication lab aimed at boosting student interest in STEM fields. Watch the full talk.
Registration is now open for Smaller Learning Communities Study Visits to Hillsdale High School. These inquiry-based professional learning tours provide schools and districts with the opportunity to learn from Hillsdale High’s practices and transformation process to inform their own school transformation.
Coaching is one of the more cost effective ways to improve retention and graduation rates, according to a new study by Eric Bettinger and doctoral student Rachel Baker.
Claude Goldenberg has won Learning Forward’s Best Research Award for his studies examining the impact of professional learning communities on student achievement and teacher instruction.
A simple “values affirmation” writing exercise can make a dramatic difference in the exam scores of female physics students, according to Geoffrey Cohen in a new study published in Science.
Teacher performance assessments can be used to strengthen licensure, teacher preparation, and instructional practice, according to Prof. Linda Darling-Hammond in a new report.
Educator prep. programs must be strengthened so that educators are equipped to address children's development needs, according to Ira Lit in a new paper commissioned by NCATE.
Professor Kenji Hakuta will present "Educating Language Minority Students and Affirming Their Equal Rights" on October 28 in Washington, D.C.
H. Samy Alim says the Drug Enforcement Administration's controversial request to hire Ebonics translators highlights several ironies.
Professor Susanna Loeb discussed the increasingly complex roles of school leadership at a recent PACE conference examining LAUSD’s reform efforts.
Associate Professor Mitchell Stevens has been appointed the new director of the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR).
Professor Arnetha Ball has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association.