DeFeo leads discussion at UAF Bristol Bay Campus on equity, access, and privilege

Sarah Andrew, new director of University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Bristol Bay Campus, invited ISER’s Dayna DeFeo to deliver the keynote talk at the Bristol Bay Campus annual summit in Dillingham last month. Andrew called upon DeFeo, who directs ISER’s Center for Alaska Education Policy Research, to share research findings on how to better serve rural Alaska students, and to lead a discussion addressing difficult issues of equity, access, and privilege.

2019-05-23T18:44:15-08:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , |

Hirshberg to work on project exploring indigenous and non-indigenous education for sustainable communities

Diane Hirshberg, along with Charlene Stern, co-chair of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Nolan Klouda, director of the University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development, will be […]

2019-04-25T14:49:41-08:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|

ISER’s Hirshberg co-edits and launches new book on developing inclusive schools in the Arctic

ISER Professor of Education Policy Diane Hirshberg is co-editor of the new book, Including the North: a comparative study of the policies on inclusion and equity in the Circumpolar North. Nearly four million people […]

2019-03-28T10:10:02-08:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|

DeFeo, Passini, and Tran present college readiness research at Alaska CAN! Conference

ISER Center for Alaska Education Policy Research (CAEPR) Director Dayna DeFeo and Research Professionals Jessica Passini and Trang Tran provided findings from two separate evaluation projects at a statewide meeting of educators and […]

2019-03-27T14:10:09-08:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , , , , |

Education research shared at Alaska Career and Technical Education Professional Development conference

ISER’s Dayna DeFeo, director of the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research (CAEPR), and Research Associates Jessica Passini and Trang Tran provided current research to educators, administrators and policymakers on student transitions from high school to post-secondary education, including college and technical schools.

2018-11-02T16:24:40-08:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , , , , |

CAEPR collaborating on NSF-funded curriculum redesign to encourage more diverse STEM majors

The Center for Alaska Education Policy Research (CAEPR) is collaborating with the Department of Biological Sciences in a new National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to redesign UAA’s general introductory biology course for non-majors. The goal is to increase student learning and engagement, and to encourage more UAA students to pursue STEM majors and careers.

2018-10-17T17:36:06-08:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: |

CAEPR Researchers Publish Two Articles on Policies Affecting Teachers

Researchers at ISER's Center for Alaska Education Policy Research (CAEPR) have recently published two articles examining issues important to Alaska's teachers.

  • Statute and implementation: How phantom policies affect tenure value and support, by Dayna DeFeo, Matt Berman, and Diane Hirshberg.  This article, published in Educational Policy, discusses how teachers and principals understand, inflate, or underestimate tenure protections, and how those interpretations affect the perceived value and effectiveness of the tenure policy itself. Abstract available for download, full text available for purchase.

2018-09-27T16:53:46-08:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: |
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