Do popular education reforms demoralize teachers? Three widely implemented practices intended to strengthen teaching actually do more to undermine professionalism and demoralize teachers, according to Richard Milner, associate professor of education. In a policy brief, Milner pinpoints evaluations of teachers based on annual gains in students’ standardized test scores, fast-track teacher preparation and licensure programs, [...]
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The deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School demand not only our grief, but our reflection.
Vandy goes Harry Potter! Ann Neely, associate professor of the practice of teaching and learning, and Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, led a Harry Potter-themed first-year writing seminar in psychology in England over spring break. The class included discussion of such topics as temperament, real orphans and psychopathology. They took in a performance of [...]
The Association of Black Sociologists, partnering with Peabody, launched its official journal, Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal. As the official journal of ABS, it will be produced biannually, with Sandra L. Barnes, professor of human and organizational development serving as editor. Erik Carter, associate professor of special education, has received the [...]
Alumni Berlin Vance, BS’39, of Amarillo, Texas, Jan. 1, 2013. Herschiel S. Barnes, BS’40, JD’48, of Cookeville, Tenn., Oct. 17, 2012. Joe T. Brandon, BS’42, of San Marcos, Calif., Sept. 9, 2012. Selina Stoddard Hopkins, BLS’42, of Summerville, S.C., Jan. 19, 2013. Reba Hayden Vantrease Toft, BA’44, of Clarksville, Tenn., Nov. 20, 2012. Ben Allen [...]
New books have been published by Peabody faculty and alumni.
When Virginia Johnson enrolled in Peabody, WWII was just ending and teachers were in high demand.
Chris Lai says Peabody prepared him for the twists and turns of life.
Willard Brown is one of the first in America to own the new Tesla model S electric car.
The invitation was intriguing: “We’d love to have you write about how undergraduate teaching has changed during your tenure.” “Yes!” I thought, “This could be interesting!”
The light-filled classrooms of The Paragon School in Orlando, Fla., provide everything that this mother ever hoped for in an academic environment for her son. That’s because she created it.
Founder’s Medalist Jesse Neugebauer, who graduated in May with a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education, led the Peabody Commencement processional behind Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of education and Human Development, and banner bearer Sarah Perlman. Neugebauer, a Nebraska native who is a two-time cancer survivor, is [...]
In the immediate aftermath of the December 2012 murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the public’s horror over the violence escalated into a contentious debate on school safety, bullying, parenting and gun laws. Little is known about why Adam Lanza killed his mother, six educators and 20 first-graders before killing himself. The media replayed the few details that were known, but the traumatic incident left many questions in its wake. Peabody faculty weigh in.
As a member of the National Science Board, I occasionally have the privilege of hearing firsthand accounts of recent scientific advances. Often the best new ideas result when people with different backgrounds and specialized knowledge are thrown together in unexpected ways and places. Peabody College has its own unique history of fostering innovations in the realms of education and human development.
Children or Goats? I read with interest our summer edition of the Reflector and noted several references to “kids.” However there were no references to goats, who are the progenitors of kids. While observing a high school teacher, who was also a football coach, I learned that he always referred to his students as Mr. or Miss and always [...]
Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development at Peabody, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Washington, D.C., think tank Education Sector. Education Sector is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to achieving measurable impact in education, both through improving existing reform initiatives and by developing innovative solutions [...]
Peabody’s Stella Flores, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, was one of 21 researchers nationwide who developed an amicus brief summarizing key research on affirmative action in anticipation of the case, Fisher v. University of Texas, which went before the U.S. Supreme Court in October. The document was submitted by the Civil Rights [...]
Gary T. Henry, professor of public policy and education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, comes to Peabody from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Joe Rodgers, professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, comes from the University of Oklahoma. Melissa Gresalfi, associate professor of math education [...]
A five-year, $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs will continue funding of the IRIS Center at Peabody. The IRIS Center develops coursework and teacher training materials to help students with disabilities achieve their academic potential. Director Naomi Tyler, associate professor of the practice of special education, says [...]
The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody announced the next phase of their partnership with Broward County Public Schools to study and “scale up” effective practices of these Florida high schools. As part of an ongoing, five-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute on Education Sciences, researchers first studied [...]
Randall K. Harley, (MA’54, PhD’62) professor emeritus of special education, who taught at Peabody for over 29 years, was honored with a reception on campus in September during which he was presented with a stone to be placed in the Hall of Legends at the American Printing House for the Blind. During his tenure at [...]