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Author Archives: Yolette Garcia
Assistant Professor Diego Román examines how climate change is framed in sixth grade science textbooks. He and co-author K.C. Busch from Stanford University conclude that the language used leads to doubts about the scientific occurrence.
Political and public discourse pertaining to climate change goes beyond the impact of scientific discourse, they observe, and there are implications for science education.
To read the abstract and access the paper published in Environmental Education Research, click here.
In Roll Call, Simmons Assistant Professor Karla del Rosal writes about solidifying more educational opportunities for 4.4 million immigrant students. Policymakers, she contends, can help by strengthening how teachers are trained to help bilingual children. Read her commentary here.
Applied Physiology Professor Peter Weyand gives an assessment of how cheating in sports can change in definition. Weyand directs the Simmons Locomotor Performance Lab at SMU. Read his column in the Huffington Post here.
Simmons Clinical Assistant Professor Dara Rossi speaks about her research on middle school students who use technology to read with WFAA-TV Chnanel 8’s anchor, Shelley Slater.
Assistant Professor Candace Walkington in Teaching and Learning collaborates with SMU Guildhall summer school students to test how motion capture software may help teach math. Walkington is examining how abstract mathematical concepts can be grounded in students’ out-of-school interests, experiences and everyday reasoning practices.
Assistant Professor Meredith Richards in Education Policy and Leadership provides expertise on new maps that the U.S. Department of Education will release on school attendance boundaries.
In an Education Week article, Richards is quoted about how maps come into play. She conducts research on school inequities using geographic tools to look at gerrymandering and school attendance. Read article here.
Gilmore, also a clinical psychologist, recently co-wrote with Nanon Williams The Darkest Hour: Shedding Light on the Impact of Isolation and Death Row in Texas Prisons.
Read story here.
Assistant Professor Dan Berebitsky’s work has been cited in the 2015 proposed revisions to the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards from the Council of Chief State School Officers. The standards are used in most states to set the bar for principal certification and preparation.
His article, “A Multilevel Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between Teachers’ Perceptions of Principals’ Instructional Support and Group Norms for Instruction in Elementary Schools,” is part of the selected bibliography focusing on one of the standards for principal behavior.
A Standford Review article that examines the work of Simmons’ Budd Center and the Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE) looks at how “big data” collection makes an impact on The School Zone. The School Zone is a group of 29 nonprofits and 16 public, charter and private schools in West Dallas that supports academic learning in the Pinskton High School feeder pattern.
To read the article, click here.