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Bridges: Research into Practice - Fall 2011

The Fall 2011 issue of Bridges, the research and alumni newsletter from the Penn State College of Education.

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Fall 2011 Issue



JoLynn CarneyHazler, Carney Complete Studies on Bullies and Bystanders

The research shows that bullying in schools is detrimental not only to the students who are the targets, but also to bystanders who observe it.

Katerina BodovskiSchool Readiness in First Grade Affects Reading and Mathematics in Later Years, Study Shows

In their research, Katerina Bodovski and Min-Jong Youn used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten Cohort dataset.

Vivian Yenika-AgbawDisability in Literature is the Topic of Yenika-Agbaw’s Research

Yenika-Agbaw shows that the phenomenon of disability is largely absent in the literacy curricula in the schools.

sennott-app-thmApps for Education

Faculty members in the College of Education design better educational apps for kids.



Alumni News

Gerald ZahorchakGerald Zahorchak Named 2011 Penn State Alumni Fellow

Former secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Zahorchak was honored with other Fellows at a ceremony held October 5.

2011 alumni award winners - thmRecipients of 2011 Alumni Society Awards Honored

The College of Education Alumni Society recognized eight honorees October 21 at its annual awards banquet.

Professional Development

Penn State offers a number of seminars and courses, many approved for Act 48 credit.

Alumni Notes

Alumni, learn about what your Penn State classmates are up to, and let them know what you are doing now.


College News

john gilmartinLongtime Penn State Supporter Gilmartin Makes $1 Million Gift to Scholarships in Education

Each year, more than 40 students will receive a John Gilmartin Trustee Scholarship.

lady_thm.jpg2011–12 Humphrey Fellows Begin Their Academic Year at Penn State

Eleven international professionals are participating this year in the elite program.

herbert-student-classCounselor Education Programs Reaccredited

The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has reaccredited Penn State’s M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs.


Recent International Keynote/Plenary Presentations by Faculty Members


elem_classCollege of Education Pairs with Downtown Children's Science Museum

Richard Duschl and Carla Zembal-Saul work with the new Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania.

student wearing a clown noseSchreyer Scholar Isn't Clowning Around with Campus Life

Chad Littlefield founded the Clown Nose Club, a student organization whose purpose is to encourage positive social interactions.

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