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Dana Thompson Dorsey to present in ‘Carolina Conversations’ event on Tuesday

Dana Thompson Dorsey, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy, will participate in a panel discussion in one of Carolina Conversations on Tuesday. The discussion is entitled “Courageous Conversations 101: Strategies for Facilitating Dialogues Across Differences.” The Carolina conversations series is intended to provide a forum for members of the Carolina community to discuss important issues around race, identity, political ideology and other issues of inclusion. The Tuesday event will feature several UNC faculty who will share their experiences and strategies for facilitating discussions about complex, delicate and controversial issues. Members of the campus community are invited to attend and participate. The discussion will be held in the Freedom Forum Room in Carroll Hall, starting at 5 p.m. and scheduled to end at 6:30 p.m. More details are here.

Sherick Hughes course accepted for AERA annual meeting

A course taught by Associate Professor Sherick Hughes has been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in April. The course “Autoethnography: Product, Process, & Possibility for Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies,” will be presented over the course of the meeting. More information about the course will be presented on the AERA website with registration materials.

Eight PLS student papers accepted for AERA

Eight papers with Policy, Leadership and School improvement students as lead authors have been accepted for presentation at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association annual meeting. The meeting will be held in April in Washington, D.C. Additionally, later this month Ariel Tichnor-Wagner and Michael Little will present papers – Tichnor-Wagner at a University Council for Educational Administration conference and Little at a conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

  • Edwards, T., Harrelson, C., and Marshall, C. Undressing policy: A critical analysis of North Carolina public school dress codes.
  • Harrelson, C., Houck, E. A., & Teitelbaum, D. Devils and details: Teacher compensation reform in a climate of uncertainty.
  • Harrison, C., Wachen, J., Brown, S., & Cohen-Vogel, L. A view from within: Lessons learned from doing continuous improvement research.
  • Little, M. A profile analysis of Kindergarten teachers’ views on school readiness.
  • Little, M. Measuring more: Teacher effects on executive function in Kindergarten.
  • Ramirez, N.A., Meece, J.L., Demetriou, C. & T.R. Morton. Dreaming big: The educational aspirations of rural FGCS and how they prepare for college success.
  • Tichnor-Wagner, A. Promoting global education in the United States: Discourses of diverse policy entrepreneurs.
  • Tichnor-Wagner, A., Allen, D., Socol, A.R., Cohen-Vogel, L., Rutledge, S., & Xing, Q. Studying implementation within a continuous improvement process: What happens when we design with adaptations in mind?

Graduate Programs Open House scheduled for Nov. 21

The School of Education will host its Graduate Programs Open House on Saturday, Nov. 21, 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. More information and a registration link may be found here.

Publications and Presentations

Sherick Hughes presented as part of Carolina’s Dunlevie Honors Colloquium on Nov. 3. Hughes’s talk was entitled “Race, Poverty and Education.” The Dunlevie Honors Colloquium is for Honors students, who meet to discuss a broad range of topics of their choosing, with a faculty member presenting on the topic followed by small student-led discussion groups.

Dana Thompson Dorsey has been asked by the U.S. Department of Education to present for the Magnet School Assistance Program Project Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C., being held today. Her presentation is entitled “Place, Space, and Race: Understanding Modern Day School Segregation and How it Shapes Student Identities.

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Events

Tuesday, Nov. 10

“Courageous Conversations 101: Strategies for Facilitating Dialogues Across Differences.” panel with Dana Thompson Dorsey
5:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.
Freedom Forum, Carroll Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 18

POSTPONED until Spring semester

SOE Research Brown Bag: Eric Houck
12:30p.m.
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Saturday, Nov. 21

SOE Graduate Student Open House
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Peabody Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 27

SOE Research Brown Bag
12:30p.m.
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Wednesday, Feb. 24

SOE Research Brown Bag
12:30p.m.
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Wednesday, Mar. 30

SOE Research Brown Bag
12:30p.m.
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