Faculty News

PUBLICATIONS
Allan Collins, D. Joseph and K. Bielaczyc, "Design research: Theoretical and methodological issues,"Journal of the Learning Sciences, 13(1), 2004.

G. Alfred Hess Jr., "Ending social promotion: A signature reform," in Alexander Russo (ed.), School Reform in Chicago: Lessons in Policy and Practice (Harvard Education Press, 2004); Hess, with students Elizabeth Charlton, Page Hayton, Leema Kuhn, Ben Rubenstein, Tamara Smith, Seann Verde and Ellen Wang, "What works with African American students: Learning from successful District 65 Teachers," The Lighthouse Partnership, October 2003. This report is available on the Center for Urban School Policy web site.

E. de St. Aubin, Dan P. McAdams and T.C. Kim (eds.), The Generative Society (American Psychological Association Press, 2004); A. Lieblich, McAdams and R. Josselson (eds.), Healing Plots: The Narrative Basis of Psychotherapy (American Psychological Association Press, 2004); J.J. Bauer and McAdams, "Growth goals, maturity and well-being,"Developmental Psychology, 40, 2004; McAdams and J.J. Bauer, "Gratitude in modern life: Its manifestations and development," in R.A. Emmons and M. McCullough (eds.), The Psychology of Gratitude (Oxford University Press, 2004).

James E. Rosenbaum, "It's time to tell the kids: If you don't do well in high school, you won't do well in college (or on the job)," American Educator, spring 2004.

James P. Spillane, Standards Deviation: How Schools Misunderstand Education Policy (Harvard University Press, 2004).

Uri J. Wilensky, guest editor, International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, special issue on agent-based modeling, vol. 8 issue 1, 2003.

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, E., R.L. Coley and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, "Child care and low-income children's development: Direct and moderated effects,"Child Development, 75, 2004.

PRESENTATIONS
The Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling personnel gave a panel presentation at the April meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Alllan Collins gave an invited talk at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Learning in January.

G. Alfred Hess Jr. presented a report on Reading Achievement to the Board of Education of the North School District 112 in Highland Park (Ill.) in March. He is also one of two keynote speakers at the May 17 Chicago Historical Society program on the Impact of Brown v. Board of Education on its 50th Anniversary. At the April AERA meeting he presented "Standards, Standardization and Urban School Improvement," and he spoke on "examining an Urban District's Finances for Compensatory Effects" at the American Education Finance Association's annual meeting.

Dan P. McAdams was featured on WGN's news in February discussing his research in personality and narratives.

Uri J. Wilensky gave the plenary address at the May International Conference on Complex Systems. AWARDS AND HONORS</</system-xml>