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Investment in the Future: Improving Education Research at Four Leading Schools of Education: Campus Experiences of the Spencer Foundation’s Research Training Grant Program


by Anna Neumann, Aaron Pallas & Penelope Peterson — 2008


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 7, 2008, p. 1357-1359
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14877, Date Accessed: 10/31/2014 12:51:25 AM

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  • Anna Neumann
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    ANNA NEUMANN is professor of higher education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Previously, at Michigan State University, she helped design MSU’s RTG. Neumann’s research considers professors’ career-long learning, especially interplays of change and continuity in scholarly learning; current research addresses college teaching improvement. Recent publications include “Professing Passion: Emotion in the Scholarship of Professors in Research Universities” (American Educational Research Journal, 2006); “To Give and to Receive: Recently Tenured Professors’ Experiences of Service in Major Research Universities” (with Aimee LaPointe Terosky, Journal of Higher Education, 2007); and Professing to Learn: Creating Tenured Lives and Careers in the American Research University (forthcoming, Johns Hopkins University Press).
  • Aaron Pallas
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    AARON M. PALLAS is professor of sociology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Previously, at Michigan State University, he helped establish MSU’s RTG. Pallas has devoted the bulk of his career to the study of educational stratification, especially the relationship between school organization and educational stratification and the linkages among schooling, learning, and the human life course. His most recent projects are explicitly designed to inform policy makers and other stakeholders about conditions in New York City public schools. Recent publications include “Windows of Possibility: Perspectives on the Construction of Educational Researchers” (SAGE, 2006) and “A Subjective Approach to Schooling and the Transition to Adulthood” (Elsevier/JAI, 2006).
  • Penelope Peterson
    Northwestern University
    PENELOPE L. PETERSON is Eleanor R. Baldwin Professor and Dean of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. Prior to 1997, she was University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University (MSU) during the time that MSU initiated their Spencer Research Training Grant (RTG) program. From 1998 to 2008, she was principal investigator of the grant for Northwestern’s RTG program. Peterson’s research focuses on the learning of children, youth, and adults, including undergraduate and graduate students. Peterson is coeditor, with Eva Baker and Barry McGaw, of the International Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition, which will be 12 volumes when published.
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