Monday, March 29, 2010

Donald Freeman and Kathleen Graves awarded a grant from the Pearson Education Foundation

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Donald Freeman and Kathleen Graves have been awarded a grant from the Pearson Education Foundation for a project entitled "Learning for Teaching: A Research Study of Participation, Uptake, and Influences of Professsional Learning in Two National Contexts" in the amount of $423,065 for the period January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2010.

Freeman and Graves will study the availability, uptake, and participation in professional development among secondary school teachers of English in two national contexts, Chile and Turkey.  The study is designed in collaboration with research partners in both countries.  These partners include national research centers, universities, teachers associations, and ministry of education offices.  The first phase of the two-year study will examine the availability and participation in various forms of professional development; later phases will sample how teachers take up and use what they gain from these opportunities.  Chile and Turkey have been chosen as contrasting policy environments, in which English as a school subject is primarily promoted through policy initiatives (Chile) or social interests (Turkey). Donald Freeman is an associate professor of education and director of teacher education. Kathleen Graves is a clinical associate professor.

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