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

Spring 2009
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences

Sociology 875
Fridays, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Education Sciences bldg

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND READINGS

January 23 :

Douglas Harris, EPS, "Bringing Value-Added School Performance Measures to NCLB: A Proposal to the Obama Administration."

January 30 :

Jeffrey Grigg, ITP & Sociology, "Randomized Trials in an Applied Setting: Report on Mathematica Internship."

February 5 (Thursday): NOTE SPECIAL TIME, DATE, LOCATION

Christopher Jencks, Harvard University, "Economic Inequality: How Much Is Too Much?" 4:00 p.m. Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. (located on the corner of Langdon and N. Lake St.)

February 13 :

James Benson, ITP & Sociology, "Learning from Policy History: Did 1980s High School Standards and Curriculum Reforms Make More Successful Community College Students?"

February 20 :

Brian An, ITP & Sociology, "The Impact of Dual Enrollment on College Persistence and Attainment"

February 27 :

Richard Prather, ITP & Psychology, " Children's Knowledge and Acquisition of Arithmetic Principles."

March 6 : NO MEETING--SOCIOLOGY GRAD STUDENT VISIT DAY

March 13 :

Sara Goldrick-Rab & Douglas Harris, EPS, "The Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study: Early Findings from a Large-Scale Randomized Trial of Need-Based Financial Aid."

March 20 : NO MEETING--SPRING RECESS

March 27 :

Meghan Condon, ITP & Political Science, "The Effect of Social Capital on Voter Turnout: A Randomized Field Experiment in Two Southwestern Cities."

April 3 :

David Fleming, ITP & Political Science, "Citizens or Consumers? How School Vouchers Shape Political Behavior."

April 10 :

Lauren Schudde, ITP & Sociology, "Living and Learning: Can Campus Residency Reduce Inequality in College Completion?"

April 17 : NO MEETING--AERA

April 24 :

Jill Bowdon & Paul Hanselman, ITP & Sociology, "Applied Research for Causal Inference: Internship Reports from Two Mathematica Offices."

May 1 :

John Witte, Politcal Science, & David Fleming, ITP & Political Science, "Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Longitudinal Education Growth Study: Second-Year Report."

Reading: The MPCP Longitudinal Educational Growth Study

May 8 :

Martín Santos, Sociology, "Linking Structure and Content: School-Based Friendship Networks and Academic Achievement."