Penelope L. Peterson
Eleanor R. Baldwin Professor
, School of Education and Social Policy
Professor, Human Development and Social Policy
Professor, Learning Sciences
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 467-1190
|1976||MA, Psychological Studies in Education||Stanford University|
|1976||PhD, Psychological Studies in Education||Stanford University|
|1971||BS, Psychology and Philosophy||Iowa State University|
Selected PublicationsNeumann, A., Pallas, A. M., & Peterson, P. L. (2008). Introduction to the special issue on the campus experience of the Spencer Foundation's Research Training Grant Program. Teachers College Record: 110(4), 1357-1359.
Neumann, A., Pallas, A. M., & Peterson, P. L. (2008). Exploring the investment: four universities' experiences with the Spencer Foundation's Research Training Grant Program; A retrospective. Teachers College Record: 110(4) 1477 - 1503.
Research InterestsLearning and teaching in schools and classrooms, particularly in literacy and mathematics; student and teacher learning in reform contexts; relations among educational research, policy and practice.
Learning Philanthropy: Engaging in the Study and Practice of Giving An aim of this course is to engage students in the study of philanthropy and the practice of giving. The class will bring to this examination a particular set of perspectives emphasizing philanthropic giving intended to improve the lives of children and adults and the opportunities afforded them. Students will be asked to explore their own understandings, values, and philanthropic purposes to decide together wisely, through discussion and deliberation, where, why, and how to contribute grants to people and causes of their choosing.
Honors Thesis (3 units) Students develop,design, implement, and evaluate a research project under a faculty adviserís guidance. Prerequisites: senior status;3.5 cumulative GPA by the end of winter quarter of the junior year; recommendation for the honors program from SESP 391 instructor(s); consent of program director.
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