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- 1.27.15 Meet our facultyJoe Lambert, assistant professor of the practice, talks about why he set out on a career in behavioral analysis and why Peabody College's Department of Special Education is important to his work.
- 1.26.15 Global scholars bring a world of fun to Eakin ElementaryEducators from far-flung lands will share their favorite childhood games, sports, stories and songs with Eakin Elementary School students Jan. 26-29, 2016. The international scholars are halfway through a year-long fellowship at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development through the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright Exchange program.
- 1.21.15 Loss selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty FellowPeabody’s Christopher Loss, associate professor of public policy and higher education, is one of 14 Vanderbilt faculty members named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. Loss specializes in 20th-century American history with an emphasis on the social, political and policy history of American higher education.
- 1.6.15 Peabody faculty named among top influencersNine Vanderbilt faculty members were selected for inclusion in the 2016 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, released January 6. American Enterprise Institute Director of Education Policy Frederick M. Hess compiles the list each year to recognize 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education.
- 1.4.15 Sterba named “Rising Star” in Association for Psychological ScienceSonya K. Sterba, assistant professor of psychology, is the recipient of the Association for Psychological Science’s “Rising Star” award, given to outstanding psychological scientists in their earliest stages of their research career post-Ph.D.
- 12.21.15 Professor joins Metro Nashville Public Schools Pre-K effortPeabody’s Deborah Rowe, an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, has been invited to join the Advisory Council of the Preschool Development Grant-Expansion for Metro Nashville. Rowe was identified as a leader and advocate for the development of young children and families in the community.
- 12.21.15 Doyle's work in diversity recognizedCorbette Doyle is the recipient of an “Impact Award” from Business Insurance magazine, recognizing her contribution to diversity and inclusion. Doyle, a lecturer in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, was one of three individuals who “stand out for their continued contributions to improving diversity, each in their own unique way,” said Gavin Souter, the editor of the magazine.
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Teacher’s race affects gifted program selections
Even among elementary school students with high standardized test scores, black students are about half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted programs in math and reading. However, when black students are taught by a black classroom teacher, the racial gap in gifted assignment largely disappears, according to a new Vanderbilt University study published today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.
'Sticky mittens' offer clues to infant development
Early motor training in infants may result in positive long-term effects in other areas of development, according to a collaborative study by researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Pittsburgh and Seton Hall University. A new study demonstrates a powerful link between training infants to reach for an object and later heightened interest in objects and focused attention.
Quality early-grade teachers key to maximize pre-K benefits
Top teacher ratings were linked to longer-lasting pre-K effects, according to a new study at Peabody. Researchers drew on data from the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-K Effectiveness Study and Tennessee Department of Education’s teacher evaluation system to provide insight into the relationship between preschool effectiveness and early-grade teaching quality.
Black college students face hidden mental health crisis
Researchers have documented that black college students draw on ‘grit’—mental toughness and perseverance—to achieve in predominantly white academic institutions. But a new Vanderbilt study says that notion fails to recognize an emerging mental health crisis for these students.