Dr. John Hitchcock, CEEP director and associate professor of instructional systems technology at the IU School of Education, coauthored Mixed Methods Research and Culture-Specific Interventions: Program Design and Evaluation with Dr. Bonnie K. Nastasi. The book, part of SAGE's series on mixed methods research, addresses how to account for cultural factors when developing and evaluating psychological and educational interventions using mixed methods research. Providing a methodological basis for handling cultural influences when engaged in intervention and/or evaluation work, the book covers a range of topics, including mixed methods research, program evaluation, ethnography, and intervention design.
Dr. Hitchcock also co-authored a chapter of The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry. The handbook provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date presentation on multi- and mixed-methods research available.
Dr. Anne-Maree Ruddy, CEEP director of education policy and senior research associate, reviewed a chapter of International Education at Community Colleges: From Optional to Integral (Raby, R. and Valeu, E., Eds.), an edited volume to be published by Palgrave Macmillan, New York. The publication examines the changing dimensions of community college international education from that of an optional program to an institutionalized and comprehensive part of the college whole.
Dr. Chesnut attended the annual retreat for the North Central Indiana School Study Council on June 25, where she presented “U.S. public school students and sexual orientation/gender identity: The emerging legal landscape.” The council consists of school organizations in seven Indiana counties, and promotes the cooperative study of educational issues, problems, and practices in the interest of improving student achievement.
On July 28, in coordination with the Center for P–16 Research and Collaboration, Dr. Ruddy and Dr. Chesnut discussed CEEP’s mission with visiting students from Shanghai International Studies University.
LeeAnn Sell, CEEP evaluation coordinator, attended the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Summer Institute on July 27–29 to learn about the new federal data reporting system and quality improvement processes in various states.
Dr. Russell J. Skiba, director of The Equity Project and IU School of Education professor of counseling and educational psychology, presented “School exclusion as a risk factor for children and youth” at the June 4–5 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Law and Justice seminar on school violence/school misconduct in Washington, DC. In July, Dr. Skiba presented “Talking about race in school discipline” at the White House Convening to Rethink School Discipline. And, just this week, Dr. Skiba and Dr. Robin Hughes, faculty member at the IUPUI School of Education and adjunct professor in the Department of African American African Diaspora Studies, presented “Racial and ethnic inequality in school discipline: Contributions of and solutions for school Leaders,” at the Education and School Leadership Symposium in Zug, Switzerland. The Equity Project is housed at CEEP.
Fall 2015: Happenings
Friday, September 4, 2015