ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sociology 875 / ELPA 940 (1 cr.) - Spring 2014
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences

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


January 24:
Geoffrey Borman, ITP Director & ELPA, "Social-Psychological Interventions in Education Settings"

Reading: Yeager & Walton (2011)

January 31:
Jared Knowles, ITP fellow (Political Science), "Statistical Learning and Applied Modeling in Education: Examples and Concerns"

Breiman 2001 (read to section 11, & responses at end)
Modeling Culture Presentation (slideshow based on Breiman)
Knowles 2013

February 7:
Deven Carlson, University of Oklahoma, "Student Neighborhoods, Schools, and Test Score Growth: Evidence from Milwaukee, Wisconsin"

Reading: Carlson & Cowen 2014 (distributed via email)

February 14:
Robert Asen, Communication Arts, "Research Evidence and School Board Deliberations: Lessons From Three Wisconsin School Districts"

Reading: Asen 2014, Intro to Democracy, Deliberation, and Education (distributed via email)

February 21:
Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Columbia University, "Lifting Barriers to Inequality: The Promise of Interventions to Reduce Social Identity Threat."

Readings distributed via email:
Cook, Purdie-Vaughns, Meyer, & Busch (2014)
Purdie-Vaughns et al (2014)

February 28:
Richard Halverson, ELPA, "The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network: A Model for Integrating Research and Practice."

Reading: Halverson & Halverson


March 14:
Sara Goldrick-Rab, EPS & Sociology, "An Introduction to the Wisconsin HOPE Lab." *Note room change to 253 Ed Sciences*

Reading: Wisconsin HOPE Lab Overview


March 28:
Beth Vaade (MMSD) and Andrew Statz (MMSD), "Connecting Research to Practice in the Madison Metropolitan School District."


April 11:
Jeremy Fiel, ITP & Sociology, "Different Sides of the Track or Different Tracks? Socioeconomic Heterogeneity in Processes of Educational Attainment."

April 18:
Isaac McFarlin, University of Michigan, "Does School Capital Spending Improve Student Outcomes?" Sponsored by the Wisconsin Visiting Minority Scholars Program.

April 25: NO MEETING -- seminar participants should attend Thursday May 8 talk by Greg Walton, Stanford University, at the psychology colloquium (please see below)

May 2:
Yoi Tibbetts (Psychology) & Jaymes Pyne (Sociology), "ITP Internship Reports."

May 8 (Thursday): Note special day, time, & location
Gregory Walton, Stanford University, "Wise Interventions: Brief Exercises to Bolster Belonging & Improve Disadvantaged Students' Transition to College." 4 pm, 107 Psychology

May 9, Final Meeting:
Geoff Cohen, Stanford University, "Wise Intervention: Using a Social-Psychological Lens to Understand and Reduce Intergroup Disparities."

Reading: Cohen & Sherman (2014)



Asen, R. (2014). Introduction, Democracy, Deliberation, and Education. Unpublished ms.

Breiman, L. (2001). Statistical modeling: The two cultures. Statistical Sciences 16 (3): 199-231.

Carlson, D., & Cowen, J. M. (2014). Student neighborhoods, schools, and test score growth: Evidence from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Unpublished ms.

Cohen, G. L., & Sherman, D. K. (2014). The psychology of change: Self-affirmation and social psychological intervention. Annual Review of Psychology 65: 333-371. doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115137

Cook, J. E., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Meyer, I. H., & Busch, J. T. A. (2014). Intervening within and across levels: A multilevel approach to stigma and public health. Social Science & Medicine 103 (2014): 101-109.

Fiel, J. E. (2014). Different sides of the track or different tracks? Socioeconomic heterogeneity in processes of educational attainment. Unpublished ms.

Halverson, R., & Halverson, E. R. (2014). Education as design for learning: A model for integrating education inquiry across research traditions. Unpublished ms.

Knowles, J. (2014). Of needles and haystacks: Building an accurate statewide dropout early warning system in Wisconsin. Wisc. Dept. of Public Instruction. Unpublished ms. Jan. 28, 2014.

Molnar, C. (2014). Statistical modeling: The two cultures. Based on Leo Breiman's paper. Unpublished slides.

Purdie-Vaughs, V., Cook, J. E., Sumner, R., & Cohen, G. L. (2014). A wrinkle in time: Transformational nature of the 2008 presidential election on adolescents' long term motivation and achievement. Unpublished ms.

Yeager, D. S., & Walton, G. M. (2011). Social-psychological interventions in education: They're not magic. Review of Educational Research 81: 267-301.