Wayne State University


Inaugural Edition of College's Research Newsletter Announced

Published Saturday, December 1, 2012

The first edition (Volume 1, December 2012) of the College of Education’s new electronic Research Newsletter, produced by the college’s Office of Research and Community Engagement, under the direction of Thomas Edwards, Ph.D. is now available. Dr. Edwards, professor of Mathematics Education, was appointed Interim Associate Dean of Research and Community Engagement in June 2012.

This online research publication – highlighting recently published scholarly work of faculty in the Wayne State University College of Education – is the first in a planned series.  The inaugural issue features six articles that demonstrate the significance, as well as the breadth, of the research underway in the College of Education covering the following topics:

  • Reconsidering Children’s Readings: Insights into the Reading Process by Poonam Arya & Karen M. Feathers (associate professors, COE Reading, Language and Literature program)
  • Socialization of Novice Teachers by Ben Pogodzinski (assistant professor, COE Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program)
  • Development of a Physical Education Teaching Efficacy Scale by Jeffrey Martin (COE Kinesiology professor), et al.
  • Reading Between the Lines: Teaching Linear Algebra by Jennifer M. Lewis (COE assistant professor, Mathematics Education)  & Merrie L. Blunk(School of Education, University of Michigan)
  • Examining Mobile Learning Trends 2003-2008: A Categorical Meta-Trend Analysis Using Text Mining Techniques by Jue-Long Hung (Boise State University) & Ke Zhang (COE associate professor, Instructional Technology program)
  • Thinking Beyond Field Trips: An Analysis of Museums and Social Studies Learners by Kristy A. Brugar (COE assistant professor, Social Studies Education)

The Wayne State University College of Education is committed to research that contributes to the scholarly study of education as well as to the practical application of teaching and learning methodologies. We are eager to share the results of our research with the educational community, and invite collaboration.

The college’s Research Office web pages highlight the scholarship of its faculty, and also share findings and successful model programs. It is hoped that the availability of this information will stimulate lively conversations and new collaborations. To aid in this endeavor, many of the abstracts posted have a link to the principal investigator. Please visit:  http://coe.wayne.edu/engagement/ to access this information. And, we encourage you to read our new Research Newsletter.

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