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Summer 2013 Category

Recent Peabody research news releases

Jun. 28, 2013—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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From the Dean

Jun. 28, 2013—The deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School demand not only our grief, but our reflection.

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Staff and Student News

Jun. 28, 2013—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...

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Awards, Honors and Recognition

Jun. 27, 2013—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...

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In Memory

Jun. 27, 2013—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...

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Readers Write

Jun. 27, 2013—Readers share their feedback and insights.

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New books from Peabody professors and alumni

Jun. 27, 2013—New books have been published by Peabody faculty and alumni.

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Small Investments Yield Big Rewards

Jun. 27, 2013—When Virginia Johnson enrolled in Peabody, WWII was just ending and teachers were in high demand.

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Building on a Strong Foundation

Jun. 27, 2013—Chris Lai says Peabody prepared him for the twists and turns of life.

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Into the Future

Jun. 27, 2013—Willard Brown is one of the first in America to own the new Tesla model S electric car.

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