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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Featured researcher: Julie Gainsburg - A 'knowledge profile' of an engineering occupation: Temporal patterns in the use of engineering knowledge

Research Colloquium

Fourth Annual Research Colloquium Featuring Professor Sandra Graham

Wednesday, November 4, 4-6:30

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Sandra Graham is a Professor in the Human Development and Psychology division in the Department of Education at UCLA and the University of California Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity. She received her BA from Barnard College, an MA in History from Columbia University, and her PhD in Education from UCLA. Her major research interests include the study of academic motivation and social development in children of color, particularly in school contexts that vary in racial/ethnic diversity.

In her presentation, she will discuss recent research on the effects of school racial/ethnic diversity on the psychosocial outcomes of ethnic minority adolescents in middle school and across the transition to high school. Drawing on data from two large longitudinal studies in California, she tests specific hypotheses about the social processes, such as formation of cross-ethnic friendships , development of complex social identities, and reduced feelings of vulnerability, that help explain the positive effects of greater school diversity. For both research and policy, the question should no longer be if school diversity matters, but rather how it matters.

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  • Refreshments: 4:00 - 4:30 P.M.
  • Dr. Graham’s Presentation: 4:30 - 5:30
  • Question and Answer period: 5:30 - 6:00
  • Reception and meet the speaker: 6:00 - 6:30 P.M.
  • Interpreters for DHH students, faculty, and CSUN community members

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For additional questions, contact Dr. Adele Gottfried at adele.gottfried@csun.edu

Third Annual Research Colloquium Featuring Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

October 29, 2014

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

On October 29, the Michael D. Eisner College of Education (MDECOE) hosted Dean and Distinguished Professor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, as the Third Annual Research Colloquium Speaker of the MDECOE. His talk, titled: Rethinking Education in the Age of Vertigo: Further thoughts on Globalization, Immigration, and Inequality, focused on critical issues facing the education of students from immigrant families, and the implications of these issues for Los Angeles in particular, and global society in general.

Read more about the Third Annual Research Colloquium

Second Annual Research Colloquium Featuring Dr. James Gee

October 8, 2013

James Gee

The Second Annual Research Colloquium was held on Tuesday October 8, 2013. We were honored to have renowned researcher and professor, Dr. James Paul Gee, speak about Digital Media and Learning in a Dangerous Age.

Read more about the Second Annual Research Colloquium.

First Annual Research Colloquium, Oct. 17th, 2012

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Dr. Halpern, who is a McElwee Family Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College, and a 2013 James McKeen Cattell Award Recipient for her lifetime contributions to applied psychological research, spoke about her research on: SEX, GENDER, AND COGNITION: HOW THE DATA ARE BEING MISUSED TO SUPPORT THE PSEUDOSCIENCE ON SINGLE-SEX SCHOOLING

One of the most controversial topics in psychology is how, how much, and why females and males differ in some cognitive abilities. The topic is probably as old as humankind and as new as this morning's news. Yet, it continues to fascinate and confound us. The "truth" about cognitive sex differences is complicated, and although there are many similarities in the cognitive abilities of males and females, there are also differences that are very large, and have been replicated across time, cultures, and species. How can we make sense of the large and often contradictory data about cognitive sex differences, and even more importantly, how can we use these data appropriately and guard against their misuse in formulating public policies, including the pseudoscience behind single-sex schooling? Check out www.coedschools.org and join the growing list of professionals who support coeducational schooling.

Pictures from the 2012 Research Colloquium

Dr. Diane Halpern

Dr. Diane Halpern

Dean Michael Spagna, Dr. Diane Halpern, Dr. Adele Gottfried

Dean Michael Spagna, Dr. Diane Halpern, Dr. Adele Gottfried