College of Education Statement of Inclusivity
The College of Education has issued a statement of inclusivity to highlight the underlying values of our organization in support of all students, staff, and faculty. These values are predicated on promoting education—in schools, in the workplace, in organizations, and in the community—as a critically important way to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity.
Professor of practice in educational leadership, Peshe Kuriloff, and associate professor of policy, organizational & leadership studies, Will Jordan, recently released, “Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools,” a summary report discussing their findings of an 8-month study to better understand the challenges facing new teachers in urban schools. The results of the study provide a detailed picture of the challenges facing new teachers in urban environments, as well as a framework for teacher education and induction programs to meet the needs of new teachers.
Temple’s Urban Youth Leadership Academy is built on the idea that an opportunity is not an opportunity if its existence is unknown. Urban Youth Leadership Academy propels middle school students toward high-school and college success.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology has been recognized for the “Best Use of a Windfall” in Philly Mag’s “Best of Philly 2018” list. The windfall? The $100,000 prize money she received alongside her Grawemeyer Award this past year. She donated the money to the FAST Fund for students in need of emergency aid to cover basic expenses, such as food and housing.
While many of our Owls are basking in the sun and enjoying this scorcher of a Philly summer, students and faculty in the College of Education have been making serious gains on the academic front. Not one, but two College of Education faculty members are involved in the development of research centers looking to keep pushing education research forward.
The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded a $10 million grant to fuel research surrounding policies in an effort to better understand the impacts of school choice and voucher programs. In order to accomplish this, the grant will fund the creation of the National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice (REACH) at Tulane University. Temple’s Dr. Sarah Cordes will be among the researchers working to better understand how policies such as these affect the achievement gap among disadvantaged students.