Friday, September 09, 2011

John Easton’s talk and faculty “fishbowl” discussion well-attended

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On Wednesday, September 7, 2011, John Q. Easton, director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)—the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education—spoke about his thoughts on how IES is supporting more relevant and useful research through partnerships among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners; the importance of social context and social resources for school improvement; and the kinds of skills that the next generation of education researchers should possess. Following his framing remarks, Elizabeth Moje skillfully orchestrated a discussion among Deborah Carter, Brian Rowan, Mary Schleppegrell, Nancy Songer, and James Jackson, director of the Institute for Social Research (ISR). These faculty talked with Dr. Easton about the points raised in his remarks. Thank you to the faculty who participated in the “fishbowl” discussion and to Elizabeth Moje for moderating this useful and interesting event!

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