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Publications submitted by members of the faculty of the College of Education & Human Development.
Oxford Academic: Temporal trends in handgrip strength for older Japanese adults between 1998 and 2017
By Tomkinson, G.R., Kidokoro, T., Dufner, T., Noi, S., Fitzgerald, J.S., McGrath, R.P.
Handgrip strength is a very important measure of your overall strength capacity and
your current/future health. Unlike in many countries around where muscular fitness
appears to be declining, handgrip strength appears to be on the rise in Japan in a
segment of the population (older adults) known to have low strength levels. Perhaps
we in the US could learn some lessons from our neighbors across the pond.
Read the full study in the Oxford Academic on Age and Ageing
San Francisco Chronicle: Diversifying the Teaching Profession Requires Confronting History
By Diana D'Amico Pawlewicz
For policymakers around the country, the lack of diversity in the teacher workforce
is a supply problem.
Read the article in the San Francisco Chronicle
Fluid Identity Play: A Case Study of a Bilingual Child's Ethnic Identity Construction Across Multiple Contexts
By Cho, H., & Wang, X. C. (2019)
Informed by positioning theory as well as a nexus of multimembership, the year-long
case study examined how a 7-year-old Korean American bilingual child, Meeso, constructed
her ethnic identity across different educational contexts.
Read the study in the Journal of Early Childhood Research
The Relationship Between Self-efficacy and the Quality of Classroom Interactions of EFL Teachers in Niger
By Jang, B., Cho, H., & Wiens, P. (2019)
This study explores the relationships between self-efficacy and observed quality of
classroom interactions of EFL teachers in Niger and how they compare to their American
counterparts. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 18 (3), 57-73
Read the abstract from the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives
Research Leads to New Book Publishing
Professor of Education Sagini Keengwe has been busy researching and writing, publishing
a series of research handbooks on pedagogical models for next-generation teaching, research on global competencies, and virtual training and mentoring of online instructors.
Read the complete story from UND Today
How Readability Factors Are Differentially Associated With Performance for Students of Different Backgrounds When Solving Mathematics Word Problems
By Candace Walkington, Virginia Clinton, Pooja Shivraj. American Educational Research Journal. Vol 55, Issue 2, 2018
The link between reading and mathematics achievement is well known, and an important
question is whether readability factors in mathematics problems are differentially
impacting student groups.
Read the complete article in American Education Research Journal
What Motivates Good Teaching?
Reported by Colleen Flaherty based on the study of Assoc. Professor Robert Stupnisky
New study of faculty motivation for teaching says certain kinds of motivation -- intrinsic
and believing that teaching is important -- are linked to use of best teaching practices,
across institution types. Rewards and guilt appear to have no bearing on best practices.
Read the complete story from Inside Higher Ed
Digit Ratio (2D:4D) and Muscular Strength in Adolescent Boys
By professor Grant R. Tomkinson and Jordan Tomkinson
Using a cross-sectional design, this study quantified the relationship between the
digit ratio (2D:4D) and muscular strength in 57 adolescent boys. 2D:4D was very likely
a moderate negative correlate of handgrip strength, even after adjustment for age
and body size. This result may reflect the organizational benefits of prenatal testosterone.
Read the complete study