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Desjarlais and Bonilla Receive Outstanding Student Research Awards
April 14, 2018 Cerynn Desjarlais and Celestina Bonilla were recently honored with 2017 Alan Allery Awards. The awards honor outstanding American Indian graduate and undergraduate student health researchers. Selection criteria for the awards include quality, impact, and significance of the research conducted by the nominee. Read the whole story here.
Clinton works on reading comprehension assessment
Virginia Clinton, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Research, is a Co-Principal Investigator on a funded grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The grant will support research to develop, refine, and validate a reading comprehension assessment originally designed for use with late-elementary school. Students for use with postsecondary students. The $1.4 million, three-year grant is headed by her colleague Ben Seipel at California State University, Chico, and includes collaboration with the University of Oregon, University of Minnesota, and Georgia State University. Read the whole story here.
Tomkinson study finds American children among least fit in the world
An international research team co-led from the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries. The re/sults were just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
“If all the kids in the world were to line up for a race, the average American child would finish at the foot of the field,” said Grant Tomkinson, associate professor of kinesiology in the UND College of Education & Human Development and senior author of the study. “Canada, on the other hand, fared moderately well placing just above middle of the pack. This study is the largest of its kind so it’s exciting to have this evidence at hand.”
Sagini Keengwe publishes two reference texts on teacher education
Professor of Education Sagini Keengwe has edited two reference textbooks on Social Justice and Leaner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education. The latest release: The Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education elucidates the benefits, challenges, and strategies necessary to prepare teachers and teacher candidates to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse American public schools. … Read more.