Much of the debate on the use of educational technology focuses on how districts will afford to place the newest technologies available in the hands of their students. In Philadelphia, where school budgets are scraping bottom, iPads are purchased on a school-by-school basis. In Los Angeles, the district has invested $1 billion to provide every student with an iPad.Read more
Jaime Zurheide, PhD student in special education at UIC, will receive the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars award. This award has been given to 11 scholars in Special Education nation-wide who were selected for the quality of their dissertation...Read more
When students face real or perceived racial discrimination either inside or outside the school, their performance in the classroom can be affected. The College of Education's Aerika Brittian, PhD, assistant professor of education psychology, examines strategies students use to cope with...Read more
Does a child's experiences growing up in certain social and cultural environments impact how teachers should lead math instruction? The College of Education's Danny Martin, PhD, professor of curriculum and instruction, says for African American children, there tends to be a set of experiences...Read more
Aynur Oksal, PhD, and Hulya Kartal, PhD, both members of the Faculty of Education, at Uludağ University, in Bursa, have spent the past three months examining U.S. educators’ focus on teacher preparation and literacy promotion, considering how best practices could be incorporated into teacher preparation in Turkey.Read more
The College of Education’s Pamela Quiroz, PhD, professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, has been named the new co-editor of the journal “Social Problems,” the journal of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
Working with fellow co-editor and UIC faculty Nilda Flores-...Read more
The College of Education's Bill Teale says screen time on mobile devices should be limited to children ages two and younger but suggests for all other ages groups, devices such as the iPad can be a key tool in developing early childhood literacy.
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