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Jun 2 / Veronica Bielat

Open Textbook Hub on OER Commons

“Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education’s (ISKME) digital librarians have curated collections of Open Textbooks and supplementary resources to help leverage OER in your classroom. Whether you are looking for more affordable options for your students, or dynamic content to inspire your own teaching and learning practice, this hub, organized by discipline and provider will help you discover the resources you need at your fingertips.”

Jun 1 / Veronica Bielat

New Journal Available: Practice Innovations

Practice Innovations: A New Journal from the American Psychological Association (APA), is now available

The journal, which is the official publication of APA Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice. It is the goal of this new journal to serve practitioners by publishing clinical, practical, and applied research articles on current and evolving standards, practices, and methods in professional mental health practice and the training (both graduate and postgraduate) of mental health professionals. Designed as a cross-disciplinary publication with a multitheoretical scope, the journal supports innovation and the highest standards of care in mental health practice.

Practice Innovations can be accessed directly through the Wayne State libraries licensed resources, PsycArticles and PsycINFO.

You can find out more about the journal Practice Innovations on the APA website

May 26 / Veronica Bielat

The Condition of Education 2016

NCES has released its annual Condition of Education report, which reports on important developments and trends in education from 43 key indicators. Some of the findings include

  • In school year 2013–14, an all-time high of 82 percent of public high school students graduated with a regular diploma within 4 years of first starting 9th grade. Sixty-eight percent of 2014 high school completers enrolled in college the following fall: 44 percent went to 4-year institutions and 25 percent went to 2-year institutions.
  • Students who exhibited positive approaches to learning behaviors more frequently in the fall of kindergarten had greater academic gains in reading, mathematics, and science between kindergarten and second grade than their peers who exhibited these behaviors less frequently. The relationships between initial approaches to learning behaviors and these academic gains were more pronounced for students from lower socioeconomic status (SES) households than for students from higher SES households.
  • About 57 percent of male students and 62 percent of female students who began their bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2008, and did not transfer, had completed their degree within six years. In 2013–14, over 1 million associate’s degrees, 1.9 million bachelor’s degrees, and over 750,000 master’s degrees were awarded.
May 21 / Veronica Bielat

Take 5: Justice in America available free from Sundance Doc Club

Take 5: Justice in America, is a set of 5-minute documentaries which “delve into some of today’s hot-button issues: the working poor, bail reform, voting rights, gun control, and gentrification”. The documentaries illustrate how these issues have impacted individuals across the United States.

Sundance Doc Club has not stated how long the free access to this documentary series will last.

Apr 8 / Veronica Bielat

SAGE Education News–Articles and More

Click here to access the latest SAGE Education News, which includes Noteworthy Articles, Calls for Papers, Podcasts and More.

The Wayne State University Library System subscribes to journals and books available from SAGE, an academic publisher, along with SAGE Research Methods, which provides access to 1000+ books, encyclopedias, and journal articles, as well as innovative features, such as the Methods Map visual browse tool using a custom taxonomy of 700+ methods terms.

Mar 23 / Veronica Bielat

New Report from Rand: Informing Investments in Preschool Quality and Access in Cincinnati Evidence of Impacts and Economic Returns from National, State, and Local Preschool Programs

This new report from Rand compiles research evidence from U.S. preschool programs implemented at the national, state, and local levels, and presents the short and long-run effects of high quality programs.

Informing Investments in Preschool Quality and Access in Cincinnati: Evidence of Impacts and Economic Returns from National, State, and Local Preschool Programs

Feb 22 / Veronica Bielat

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Update

Watch the recording of the January 2016 update on ERIC, including changes to the Thesaurus, content updates and accession policy revisions.

Feb 16 / Veronica Bielat

Education Journals Call for Papers

Several peer-reviewed Education journals published by Taylor & Francis have issued a Call for Papers. You can explore the current calls here

Bookmark this page to always have access to the most current information on calls issued by Education journals published by Taylor & Francis.

Jan 21 / Veronica Bielat

Continued Progress Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning Free ebook from RAND

This new report from RAND Corporation, Continued Progress Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning, examines achievement in 62 public charter and district schools that are pursuing a variety of personalized learning practices, and examines implementation details in 32 of those schools.

Jan 19 / Veronica Bielat

New Report from RAND: Education of Syrian Refugee Children

Education of Syrian Refugee Children: Managing the Crisis in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.
A Freely available report from RAND Corporation, in PDF, ePub and mobi.

With four million Syrian refugees as of September 2015, there is urgent need to develop both short-term and long-term approaches to providing education for the children of this population. This report reviews Syrian refugee education for children in the three neighboring countries with the largest population of refugees — Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan — and analyzes four areas: access, management, society, and quality. Policy implications include prioritizing the urgent need to increase access to education among refugees; transitioning from a short-term humanitarian response to a longer-term development response; investing in both government capacity to provide education and in formal, quality alternatives to the public school systems; improving data in support of decision making; developing a deliberative strategy about how to integrate or separate Syrian and host-country children in schools to promote social cohesion; limiting child labor and enabling education by creating employment policies for adults; and implementing particular steps to improve quality of education for both refugees and citizens.” Description from