Cover Story

Try Something New

Benoit helps lead BU Wheelock’s Earl Center for Learning & Innovation, which develops, pilots, and supports new approaches to teaching and the use of technology in the classroom.

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Research

Translating Success

English learners account for 9.6 percent of US public school students, and that number is expected to grow in coming years. Associate Professor Yasuko Kanno’s research reveals that just 19 percent of ELs go to four-year colleges after high school, compared to 45 percent of native speakers.

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Alum Spotlight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The trafficking numbers are just a small part of the story. An estimated 25 million people worldwide live in trafficking situations. “People use the phrase hidden in plain sight,” says Sigmon. “No country is immune.”

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In The World

From Risk to Sure Thing

Yin Fong told Singapore Lessons that her collaboration with the former Wheelock College had “created a cadre of passionate and highly skilled early childhood faculty who developed a sound and progressive training model for early childhood professionals . . . [that] uplifted the professional lives of educators who went on to raise the bar for quality preschool education in Singapore.”

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Research

A World Of Data

Winters began studying education in 2002, as a research associate at the Manhattan Institute. “The more I got into education, the more I enjoyed it,” he says. “This is an area that’s extremely important, so it has a lot of resources attached to it—and a lot of emotions.” He saw a field where rigorous quantitative research could have a significant impact.

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41 Cheers for Dean Dee! The Selfless Star of SED

We're deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Joan Dee, longtime Associate Dean at the School of Education and a beloved member of our community. In honor of her, we've posted this story from the 2011 issue of @SED, which helps explain how special Dean Dee was to our college.

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Dean’s Message

A note from Dean David Chard welcoming alumni of Wheelock College and Boston University School of Education to their new community: BU Wheelock.

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Dedicated Visionaries

Meet four BU Wheelock faculty members who are engaged in the teaching, research, and leadership work that defines our community.

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