ITP UW-Madison

Sociology 875 - Spring 2013
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences


Fridays, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Education Sciences Room 259

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND READINGS

***Please note the special session scheduled for Wednesday, February 27***

January 25:
Monica Williams (Sociology): "When Teachers and Students Share an Ethnic Background: Does it Make a Difference for Hispanic Children?”

Reading circulated to seminar participants:
Williams (2013), "When Teachers and Students Share an Ethnic Background"

February 1:
David Figlio (Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy): “The Effects of Severe Disability on Siblings' Educational Trajectories."

February 8:
Doug Harris, (Tulane University, Economics): “Misunderstandings about Cluster Randomized Trials: Evidence from an Experiment with Early Aid College Scholarships for Milwaukee High School Students.”

February 15:
Eric Grodsky (Sociology), "The Returns to College Education: A Reassessment of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects."

Reading:
Brand & Xie (2010), "Who Benefits Most from College?"

February 22: NO MEETING -- Students should attend the talk by Stephen Raudenbush on February 27

Wednesday, February 27 (Special Session):
*Please note special day, time, and location* 12:15-1:30pm, 8417 Sewell Social Science Building
Steve Raudenbush (University of Chicago, Sociology), "Statistical Analysis for Multi-Site Trials with Instrumental Variables: The Case of Math Curricular Reform in Chicago." Co-sponsored with the Center for Demography and Ecology.

Reading:
Nomi & Raudenbush (2013)

March 1:
Geoffrey Borman, (Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis) and Jeff Grigg (Sociology): "An Effort to Close Achievement Gaps at Scale through Self-Affirmation."

Reading:
Yeager & Walter (2011)

March 8: NO MEETING - SREE AND SOCIOLOGY GRAD STUDENT VISIT DAY

March 15:
Tyler VanderWeele (Harvard, Epidemiology and Biostatistics): "Mediation and Spillover Effects in Group-Randomized Trials: A Case Study of the 4Rs Educational Intervention."

Reading:
VanderWeele, Hong, Jones, & Brown (In press).

March 22:
Chris Rozek (Psychology): "Understanding the Antecedents and Consequences of Challenge and Threat Appraisals in Different Learning Contexts."

Reading:
Bronson & Merryman (2013)

March 29: NO MEETING - SPRING BREAK

April 5:
Hannah Miller and Monica Williams (Sociology) and Ryne Marksteiner (Economics): “ITP Internship Reports from Mathematica, MDRC, and Milwaukee.”

April 12:
Libbie Brey and Annie Riggs (Psychology) and Katie Broton and Jessa Lewis Valentine (Sociology): “ITP Internship Reports from the National Center on Cognition and Mathematics Instruction and the Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study.”

April 19:
Jason Engle (Political Science): “Critical Thinking in Political Issues and Civic Education.”

April 26: NO MEETING - AERA

May 3:
Jill Bowdon (Sociology): "The Origins, Development, and Implications of Black-White Gaps in Non-Cognitive Skills."

 

Bibilography

Brand, J. E., & Xie, Y. (2010). "Who Benefits Most from College? Evidence for Negative Selection in Heterogeneous Economic Returns to Higher Education." doi: 10.1177/0003122410363567 American Sociological Review. Vol. 75, no. 2, 273-302.

Bronson, P., & Merryman, A. (Feb. 6, 2013). "Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?" The New York Times.

Nomi, T., & Raudenbush, S. W. (2013). "Academic Differentiation, Classroom Peer Skill, and Inequality: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in 60 Urban High Schools." Unpublished ms.

VanderWeele, T.J., Hong, G., Jones, S. & Brown, J. (In press). Mediation and spillover effects in group-randomized trials: a case study of the 4R's educational intervention. Journal of the American Statistical Association.

Williams, M. (2013). "When Teachers and Students Share an Ethnic Background: Does it Make a Difference for Hispanic Children?" Unpublished Master's thesis.

Yeager, D. S., & Walton, G. M. (2011). "Social-Psychological Interventions in Education: They're Not Magic." Review of Educational Research, vol. 81 no. 2, 267-301. Published online before print April 19, 2011, doi: 10.3102/0034654311405999