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November 16, 2009

You're reading coE-News, an electronic newsletter produced monthly during the academic year by the College of Education News
& Communications Office to keep faculty, staff and students up-to-date on college news, activities and achievements. Click here
to view the online version of this edition.

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up questions.

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Dean's Message

Grrrrrr! UF COE has answers for education gremlins' timeworn grrrrrumblings

Although Halloween is over, the education gremlins are still lurking in state and national
policy circles. What are the education gremlins? They are the imps who whisper in the ears of
policymakers--such as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan--claiming that American
colleges of education are not sufficiently meeting the challenge of preparing the next
generation of high-quality teachers. UF Education Dean Catherine Emihovich begs to differ
and points to UF COE programs as Exhibit A in refuting the timeworn canards against U.S.
education colleges. (more)

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Visit the college home page for links to these and other reports about College activities, accomplishments
and faculty-staff-student-alumni news and achievements:

Lastinger Center sets math-science summit Nov. 16 to spur statewide school reform efforts

'Can Web 2.0 save teacher professional development?' UF's Sessums will offer
insights on 'Education Week' Webinar Nov. 18

Boosting civics instruction.
UF social studies education
professors launched a series
of summer institutes in 2009
for more than 150 Florida
middle-school social studies
teachers to help them prepare
to teach the new state-
mandated civics content.
Enrolled teachers received free
textbooks and instructional


Christopher Sessums, postdoctoral associate in education technology at UF's School of Teaching and
Learning, is one of two invited experts who will offer insights Nov. 18 on a nationwide Webinar, hosted
by Education Week's online publication edweek.org, titled "Can Web 2.0 Save Teacher Professional
Development?" The free, one-hour Webinar starts at 4 p.m. and also will be available "on demand" any
time 24 hours after the event. Online registration is now open on www.edweek.orq. (more)

FEATURED SNAPSHOT: Hot-headed Dumokin blows ton for science

Vol. 5, No.2


and materials. The effort, led
by Professor Elizabeth Yeager
Washington, was aided by a
Helios Education Foundation
grant worth more than a half-
million dollars.


Fire shoots from
pumpkin's head in

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Wed, Nov 18
4th Annual International/
Comparative and Education
Week Event: "Internationalizing
the University of Florida"
12:30pm-3:30pm, Terrace Room
Dr. David Sammons,
Dean of International Education
at UF, is keynote speaker.
Contact: John Bailey


Fri., Dec 4
COE Holiday Reception
3-4pm, Terrace Room
Contact: jmount@coe.ufl.edu

Fri., Dec 18
Advance Degree Commencement
4pm, O'Connell Center

Sat., Dec 19
UF Fall Commencement
2pm, O'Connell Center


Jan 23-26
Community College Futures
Hilton WDW Orlando

Jan 28-30
Annual Holmes Partnership
Charleston, SC

College News & Notices

International Education Week events set for Nov. 16 and 18

The full slate of activities for the college's 4th annual celebration of Comparative and
International Education Week (Nov. 16-20) is now set, with two major events planned:

Monday, Nov. 16 -- International Education Colloquium: 11:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m., Terrace

Wednesday, Nov. 18 Comparative and International Education Week Celebration. 12:30 3:30 p.m.,
Terrace Room.


FEATURED SNAPSNOT (bonus): 'Galileo' subs for instructor in UFTeach lab

UF science education instructor Griff Jones was conspicuously "absent" from his UFTeach class one day
earlier this month, but co-instructor Gloria Weber found a dynamic guest lecturer to stand in for him-
none other than Galileo, the Italian physicist, mathematician and astronomer who played a major role in
the Scientific Revolution. Pictured right, Galileo assists a student in an experiment on motion. (more
photos and details)


Feb. 7 10
NCATE/DOE Joint Site Visit

CoE-News is produced by:

Registration onens for Holmes Partnershin conference (Jan. 28-30)

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College of Education
University of Florida
Catherine Emihovich


News & Communications
Director and Editor-Writer:
Larry Lansford

Information & Instructional
Prentiss Lee Ladkani


Awards & Appointments

P.K. Yonge Correspondent:
Marta Pollitt

Professor emeritus Myrick is recipient-and namesake-of new lifetime award

Robert Myrick, UF professor emeritus in counselor education, is the first recipient of a new lifetime
achievement honor named in his honor, awarded recently by the Florida School Counselor Association.

Behar-Horenstein named editor of Florida EAP journal

Following the release of the November issue of the online Florida Journal of Educational Administration
and Policy, Professor Linda Behar-Horenstein will assume the executive editor's post of the UF-published
journal, succeeding R. Craig Wood and founding editor Linda Serra Hagedorn. (more)


IES taps UF early-childhood Ph.D. student

Crystal Crowe, a UF doctoral student in early childhood studies, was selected to attend this month's Early
Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-B) Database Training Seminar, sponsored by the federal Institute of
Education Sciences. She was accepted from a competitive applicant pool for one of only 40 available slots
in the seminar. SHDOSE faculty members Patricia Snyder and James Algina supported her nomination.


New alumnae named to education administrative posts

Yashica Crawford (PhD '09, Educational Psychology) is the new executive director of Moving Forward
Education, based in Emeryville, Cal. MFE is an education and empowerment service offering a holistic
approach to academic intervention through the use of mentoring, tutoring and after-school programs.
Crawford held a prestigious Holmes Scholar post while attending UF. The Holmes Scholars are a select
group of graduate students involved with the Holmes Partnership, a nationwide program providing
support for underrepresented students in university leadership programs.

Donna Sabis-Burns (PhD '09, Elementary Education) has been appointed Deputy Assistant
Superintendent of elementary and secondary education in the Office of the State Superintendent in
Washington, D.C. She previously worked in the U.S. Department of Education's office of school support
and technology. She was the college's 2009 recipient of its Outstanding Graduate Professional Practice

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*denotes current or former students

Behar-Horenstein, L. S. Dix, A.C.*, Roberts, K.* & Johnnson, M. L.* (2009). Undergraduate Research
Experiences in the Sciences. In I. M. Saleh & M. S. Khine, Fostering Scientific Habits of Mind: Pedagogical
Knowledge and Best Practices in Science Education (pp. 261-294). Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, the

Behar-Horenstein, L. S., Mitchell, G. S., & Graff, R.* (2009), Promoting the Teaching of Critical

Thinking Skills Through Faculty Development. Journal of Dental Education 73(6), 665-675.

Isaac, C. A. *, Behar-Horenstein, L. S., & Koro-Ljungberg, M. (2009). Women Deans: Leadership
Becoming. International Journal of Leadership in Education. 12(2), 135-153.

Brownell, M. T., Bishop, A. B., Gersten, R., Klingner, J., Dimino, J., Haager, D., Menon, S.,
Penfield, R., & Sindelar, P. (2009). Examining the Dimensions of Teacher Quality for
Beginning Special Education Teachers: The Role of Domain Expertise. Exceptional Children,
75(4), 391-411.

Camizzi, E.*, Clark, M.A., Yacco, S.* & Goodman, W. (2009). Becoming "Difference Makers:" School/
University Collaboration to Create, Implement and Evaluate Data Driven Counseling Interventions.
Professional School Counseling. 12, (6), 471-479.

Dixon, A. L., Scheidegger, C., & McWhirter, J. J. (2009). The adolescent mattering
experience: Gender variations in perceived mattering, anxiety, and depression. Journal of
Counseling & Development, 87, 302-318.

Tucker, C., & Dixon, A. L. (2009). Low-income African American male youth with ADHD symptoms in
the United States: Recommendations for clinical mental health counselors. Journal of Mental Health
Counseling, 31 (4), 309-322.

Kinnier, R., Dixon, A. L., Scheidegger, C., & Lindberg, B. (2009). Deliverance from the "dark night of the
soul." Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development, 48, 110-119

Mendoza, P. Mendez, J.P., & Malcolm, Z. (2009). Financial aid and persistence in
community colleges: Assessing the effect of state and federal financial aid programs in
Oklahoma. Community College Review, 37(2), 112-135.

Mendoza, P. (2009). Academic capitalism in the Pasteur's Quadrant. Journal of Higher and Further
Higher Education. 33(3), 301-311.

Mendez, J.P., Mendoza, P., & Archer E. (2009). Student athlete retention: Are athletic scholarships
enough? Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 3(1), 61-86.

Arulselvan, A., Mendoza, P., Boginski, V., & Pardalos, P. (2009). Predicting the nexus between
secondary education affordability and student success: An application of network-based approaches. In
N. Memon & Alhajj, R. (Eds), Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining. IEEE Computer Society,
pp. 149-154.

Mendoza, P., Basham, M.J., Campbell, D.F. (In press). Critical issues facing America's community
colleges: A summary of the Community College Futures Assembly 2009. Community College Journal of
Research and Practice.

Mpofu, E., & Oakland, T. (2010). Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health. Upper Saddle
River, NJ: Merrill.

Mpofu, E. & Oakland, T. (2009). (Eds.) Rehabilitation and health assessment: Applying ICF guidelines.
New York: Springer

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Clark, M.A. (2009, July). A Cross Cultural Study of Gender Differences in Educational
Achievement and Persistence. 2009 Oxford Symposium in Barcelona in School-Based Family
Counseling. Barcelona, Spain.

Reese, R.* & Clark, M.A. (2009, October). Targeting Boys' Strengths: Facilitating Help-Seeking
Behaviors in Schools. Florida School Counselor Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Dixon, A. L. (2009, July). Adolescents matter. University of Florida News and Publications Television
Interview, Gainesville, FL. (http://news.ufl.edu/2009/07/23/adolescents-matter/)

Wood, R. Craig (2009, October), Rose at 20: The Past and Future of School Finance Litigation. Kentucky
Law Journal Symposium. University of Kentucky College of Education and College of Law. Louisville, KY.

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P.K. Yonge Update

New Alabama community 'scouts out' PKY as model for planned school system

A group of nearly 30 town and school leaders from Pike Road, Ala., visited P.K. Yonge Developmental
Research School last month to "scout out" PKY as a model school for the town's efforts to start its own
school system. (more)

Lab school with long reach

The numbers don't lie: P.K. Yonge truly lives up to its reputation as a hub of innovative educational
program development and dissemination for K-12 schools. Over the past six years, PKY has hosted 230
professional development days in the form of workshops, classroom observations and teacher-to-teacher
consultations. The activities have benefited some 1,800 teachers and administrators from more than 100
elementary and secondary schools, representing 27 Florida school districts. (Source: PKY Research and
Outreach Office)

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