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Talk today explores developmental science, educational practice

David Klahr of Carnegie Mellon University will speak today at the Center for Developmental Science in a talk entitled "Developmental Science and Educational Practice: Merging Traffic or Dangerous Intersections?" The talk is part of the Carolina Consortium on Human Development’s speaker series entitled “Research at the Intersection of Developmental Science and Education.” The talk, which begins at 2 p.m., will be held in the lower-level classroom at the Center for Developmental Science, which is in the same building as Top of the Hill. Relevant readings and the schedule for upcoming talks in the series are on the consortium website here.

Cervantes-Soon hosting conversation hour Wednesday on supporting English learners

Claudia Cervantes-Soon will host an SOE coffee conversation hour on Wednesday to talk about ways to support English language learners and international students in the School’s global initiatives. The informal get-together in Room 02 begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs to 10:30 a.m. All SOE faculty and teaching assistants are invited. Coffee and bagels will be provided for 15 people.

Gregory Cizek quoted in Wall Street Journal

Gregory Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation, is quoted extensively in a Wall Street Journal story about cheating on standardized testing. The story takes a look at the proliferation of measures intended to detect cheating in the wake of a cheating scandal in Atlanta public schools. Cizek, who is a witness for the prosecution in the Atlanta case, says administrators around the country are working to avoid the problems that arose in Atlanta. Thirty-five people were indicted in Atlanta on charges that they conspired to alter students’ test scores. The trial opens this week. The Wall Street Journal story is available here for subscribers.

Graduate student Dawkins-Law presenting on resegregation

Shelby Dawkins-Law will present her summer research project, Student Perspectives of Resegregation in North Carolina Public Schools, at the Center for the Study of the American South's Southern Research Circle poster session on Friday. The session runs from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the center, located at 410 East Franklin Street. Dawkins-Law is one of ten graduate students who were awarded funding from the center's Summer Research Grant program. Her poster will include preliminary results from the survey phase of her project which asked graduates of Wake and Charlotte Mecklenburg County Schools about their experiences with school and classroom-level racial segregation. Future phases of the project will include focus groups and interviews of survey participants to give them the opportunity to compare and contrast their experiences between districts as well as across the time periods in which they attended high school. The event is free. More details about the event are here.

Graduate Programs Open House scheduled for Oct. 11

The School of Education will host its Graduate Programs Open House on Oct. 11, providing prospective graduate students an opportunity to learn about the school. The day-long event will include an overview of the school, an information fair featuring degree programs and student resources, sessions on applying to SOE graduate programs, a faculty research showcase and individual meetings with faculty members. Prospective students will also have opportunities to meet with current SOE graduate students. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs to around 5 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by using the form here.

GSA hosting football party Oct. 11 for Notre Dame game

The School of Education’s Graduate Student Association will host a football viewing party for the Notre Dame game on Oct. 11. The party will be held in the back room at Fitzgerald's Irish Pub on Franklin Street. The social starts at 3 p.m., and kick-off at 3:30 p.m. Fitzgerald's will provide free appetizers. All graduate students and their guests are welcome, as are prospective students attending the School of Education Open House on that day.

WorldView Fall Symposium explores introducing global topics into K-12 classrooms

WorldView, a UNC public service arm that helps educators incorporate global education into their teaching, will host its annual Fall Symposium on Oct. 22-23 at the Friday Center. The day-and-a-half event will feature more than 30 sessions for teachers at every K-12 grade level. Registration is required. More information is available here.

Recent Publications

Following are some of the recent publications of School of Education faculty members:

Rural high school youth's access to and use of school‐to‐work programs. Hutchins, Bryan C.; Akos, Patrick; The Career Development Quarterly, Vol 61(3), Sep, 2013. pp.210-225. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

School Counseling in India. By: Akos, Patrick; Jain, Sachin; Gurjar, Sonali. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling. 2014, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p169-180. 12p.

How homes influence schools: Early parenting predicts african american children's classroom social–emotional functioning. Baker, Claire E.; Rimm‐Kaufman, Sara E.; Psychology in the Schools. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A Critical Look at Dual Language Immersion in the New Latin@ Diaspora. By: Cervantes-Soon, Claudia G. Bilingual Research Journal. 2014, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p64-82.

The Broaching Attitudes and Behavior Survey (BABS): An exploratory assessment of its dimensionality. Day‐Vines, Norma L.; Bryan, Julia; Griffin, Dana; Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Vol 41(4), Oct, 2013. pp.210-223. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

The Broaching Attitudes and Behavior Survey (BABS): An exploratory assessment of its dimensionality. Day‐Vines, Norma L.; Bryan, Julia; Griffin, Dana; Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Vol 41(4), Oct, 2013. pp.210-223. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Directed consultation, the SEALS model, and teachers' classroom management. Motoca, Luci M.; Farmer, Thomas W.; Hamm, Jill V.; Byun, Soo-yong; Lee, David L.; Brooks, Debbie S.; Rucker, Nkecha; Moohr, Michele M.; Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Vol 22(2), Jun, 2014. pp.119-129. Publisher: Sage Publications

Supporting independence in adolescents on the autism spectrum. Hume, Kara; Boyd, Brian A.; Hamm, Jill V.; Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Remedial and Special Education, Vol 35(2), Mar, 2014. pp.102-113. Publisher: Sage Publications

Enhancing peer cultures of academic effort and achievement in early adolescence: Promotive effects of the SEALS intervention. Hamm, Jill V.; Farmer, Thomas W.; Lambert, Kerrylin; Gravelle, Maggie; Developmental Psychology, Vol 50(1), Jan, 2014. pp.216-228. Publisher: American Psychological Association

Examining a history of failed reforms and recent stories of success: mathematics education and Black learners of mathematics in the United States. By: Berry, Robert Q.; Ellis, Mark; Hughes, Sherick. Race, Ethnicity & Education. Aug2014, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p540-568. 29p.

Educational sorting and residential aspirations among rural high school students: What are the contributions of schools and educators to rural brain drain? Petrin, Robert A.; Schafft, Kai A.; Meece, Judith L.; American Educational Research Journal, Vol 51(2), Apr, 2014. pp.294-326. Publisher: Sage Publications

Collaborative, participatory, and empowerment evaluation: Building a strong conceptual foundation for stakeholder involvement approaches to evaluation (a response to Cousins, Whitmore, and Shulha, 2013). Fetterman, David; Rodríguez-Campos, Liliana; Wandersman, Abraham; O’Sullivan, Rita Goldfarb; American Journal of Evaluation, Vol 35(1), Mar, 2014. pp.144-148. Publisher: Sage Publications

Designing guidance for interpreting dynamic visualizations: Generating versus reading explanations. Ryoo, Kihyun; Linn, Marcia C.; Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Vol 51(2), Feb, 2014. pp.147-174. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Computer-guided inquiry to improve science learning. Linn, Marcia C.; Gerard, Libby; Ryoo, Kihyun; McElhaney, Kevin; Liu, Ou Lydia; Rafferty, Anna N.; Science, Vol 344(6180), Apr 11, 2014. pp.155-156. Publisher: American Assn for the Advancement of Science

Agenesis of the corpus callosum: classifying functional manifestations with the ICF-CY. By: Kovac, Megan L.; Simeonsson, Rune J. Disability & Rehabilitation. Jun2014, Vol. 36 Issue 13, p1120-1127. 8p.

Early communicative gestures prospectively predict language development and executive function in early childhood. Kuhn, Laura J.; Willoughby, Michael T.; Wilbourn, Makeba Parramore; Vernon‐Feagans, Lynne; Blair, Clancy B.; Child Development. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Thresholds in the association between child care quality and child outcomes in rural preschool children. Burchinal, Margaret; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Vitiello, Virginia; Greenberg, Mark; Family Life Project Key Investigators; Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Vol 29(1), 2014. pp.41-51. Publisher: Elsevier Science

Child care changes, home environment quality, and the social competence of African American children at age 3. Bratsch-Hines, Mary E.; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; The Family Life Project Key Investigators; Early Education and Development, Vol 24(8), Nov, 2013. pp.1065-1081. Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Family Life Project: An epidemiological and developmental study of young children living in poor rural communities: I. Poverty, rurality, parenting, and risk: An introduction. Vernon‐Feagans, Lynne; Cox, Martha; Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Vol 78(5), Oct, 2013. pp.1-23. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

The Family Life Project: An epidemiological and developmental study of young children living in poor rural communities: II. Recruitment of the Family Life Project sample. Willoughby, Michael; Burchinal, Margaret; Garrett‐Peters, Patricia; Mills‐Koonce, Roger; Vernon‐Feagans, Lynne; Cox, Martha; Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Vol 78(5), Oct, 2013. pp.24-35. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

The Family Life Project: An epidemiological and developmental study of young children living in poor rural communities: V. Cumulative risk and its relation to parenting and child outcomes at 36 months. Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Vol 78(5), Oct, 2013. pp.66-91. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

The Family Life Project: An epidemiological and developmental study of young children living in poor rural communities: VI. Discussion and implications for children living in rural poverty. Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Vol 78(5), Oct, 2013. pp.92-108. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Events

TODAY

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Sandy Hong
“Quality Rating and Improvement System Ratings and Child Outcomes: Using Simulation Studies to Validate QRIS Ratings”
Noon
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

CCHD Series: "Developmental Science and Educational Practice: Merging Traffic or Dangerous Intersections?"
2 p.m.
Center for Developmental Science, lower-level classroom

Oct. 11

SOE Graduate Programs Open House
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Peabody Hall

GSA Football Viewing Party
3 p.m.
Fitzgerald's Irish Pub

Oct. 20

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Christina Kasprzak, Betsy Ayankoya, Pam Winton
“DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education”
Noon
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Oct. 21

Election Brown Bag: Hosted by the Carolina Education Student Policy Association (CESPA)
11 am
Peabody 02

Oct. 22

SOE Brown Bag: Claudia Cervantes-Soon
"Interrupting the Silence of Latin@ Students in Dual Language Education"
Noon
Peabody 02

Oct. 22-23

WorldView Fall Symposium
Friday Center

Nov. 8

SCALE 25th Anniversary Celebration
5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.
N.C. Botanical Gardens

Nov. 11

SOE Brown Bag: Sherick Hughes and doctoral students
"Recent Research from the Carter Qualitative Thought Laboratory"
Noon
Peabody 02

Nov. 12

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Allison Metz and Melissa Van Dyke
Noon
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Dec. 1

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: FPG Visiting Scholar Weiya Li (Zhejiang Normal University)
“Research on Intervention and Education for Children with Autism in China”
Noon
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Dec. 15

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Kate Gallagher, Connie Wong, Leslie Fox and Jessica Page
“Toddlers and Families Together: Year 1”
Noon
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B