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Eleanor Anderson

Eleanor Anderson

Postdoctoral Fellow


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Evanston, IL 60208-0001

Biography

Eleanor Anderson is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at SESP, working with the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice. Previously she was a PhD student in the Learning Sciences department. Before coming to Northwestern her experience working at youth-serving non-profits in New York City inspired an interest in the potentially complementary relationship between research and practice. Her current research interests draw on conceptual tools from the learning sciences, policy implementation, and organization science--especially institutional theory--to explore this connection in the arena of K-12 schooling. How are research-based programs and policies developed, translated, implemented, and scaled up? What modes of reinforcement and reproduction support persistence and change in existing practices? How might researchers work with teachers, school leaders and policymakers to better bridge the 'research-practice gap'? Her research draws on multiple methodologies to explore both micro- and macro-level processes and outcomes.


Curriculum Vitae

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Awards/Honors

  • 2015 - NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2011 - MPES Fellowship

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2017 PhD, Learning Sciences Northwestern University
2006 BA, Linguistics Yale University

Dissertation

Year Title  
2017 Cultivating Safe and Supportive Schools: The Implementation of Restorative Justice Practices

Selected Publications

Anderson, E. R. (2017). Accommodating Change: Relating Fidelity of Implementation to Program Fit in Educational Reforms. American Educational Research Journal.

Dobie, Tracy E., Anderson, Eleanor R. (April, 2015). Interaction in teacher learning communities: Three forms teachers use to express contrasting ideas in video clubs. Teaching and Teacher Education: 230-240.

Sartain, Lauren, Elaine M. Allensworth, Shanette Porter, Rachel Levenstein, David W. Johnson, Michelle Hanh Huynh, Eleanor R. Anderson, Nick Mader, and Matthew P. Steinberg (2015). Suspending Chicago’s Students.

Selected Presentations

Anderson, E.R. (August, 2017). Implementation and Institutionalization of Policies and Routines: The Case of School-based Restorative Justice Practices. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Montreal, QC, Canada.

Colyvas, J.A., Anderson, E.R. (August, 2016). Institutionalization's Quadrant: Dimensionalizing Levels in Organizational Analysis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Anaheim, CA.

Anderson, E.R. (July, 2016). Domestic institution building: The implementation of discipline reforms in urban public schools. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Group for Organizational Studies. Naples, Italy.

Anderson, E.R., Colyvas, J.A. (April, 2016). Rethinking Institutionalization for Educational Research. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association . Washington, DC.

Anderson, E.R. (April, 2016). Thinking about Discipline: Educators' Conceptions of Student Behavior and the Implementation of Restorative Justice Practices.  Presented at an invited poster session at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Washington, DC.

Anderson, E.R. (April, 2014). Accommodating Change: Relating Fidelity of Implementation to Program Fit in Educational Reforms. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Colyvas, J.A., Anderson, E.R. (July, 2013). Institutionalization's Quadrant and the Micro-Macro Dimension in Organizational Analysis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Group for Organizational Studies . Montreal, Canada.

Dobie, T.E., Anderson, E.R. (April, 2012). Managing Conflict in Video Clubs. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, Canada.

Research Interests

How do educational innovations get implemented, institutionalized and scaled up in K-12 schools?  How do micro-level social and material interactions constitute, facilitate or obstruct these processes? 

More specifically, my dissertation focused on changing models of school discipline.


Service/Recognition

Professional Service

Year Organization Position Description
2016 SESP Dean Search Committee Member

Professional

Works In Progress

2016 Accommodating Change: Relating Fidelity of Implementation to Program Fit in Educational Reforms
Under review.

2016 Institutionalization’s Quadrant and the Micro-Macro Dimension in Organizational Analysis
Under review.


Last Updated: 2017-09-06 22:19:33