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In the fall issue of eColloquia, I shared details of a strategic planning process that led to the development of six guiding themes that help to define and distinguish our work at the Lynch School. One of those is our distinctive commitment to research and outreach.

Many colleges claim a central role for scholarly inquiry, of course. But our approach to research is shaped by the pursuit of social justice that lies at the heart of the Boston College mission. We dedicate ourselves not just to research, but to making research matter.

Read more from Maureen Kenny »

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Katherine McNeill, associate professor of science education

Katherine McNeill became fascinated with science as a little girl, conducting experiments with her father in the basement of their home near Albany, New York. In school, however, she found science education less inspiring, with its heavy emphasis on lectures and memorization of facts. That approach remains the rule in this country, says McNeill, an associate professor of science education at the Lynch School. “We keep teaching science the same way and it’s not working,” she insists. “We do not do a great job of getting students interested in science.” 

Read about McNeill's research »

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Lucy Methven ’15 and Associate Professor Karen Arnold

Until this fall, Presidential Scholar Lucy Methven ’15 had never attended a professional education conference, let alone presented a scholarly paper that’s bound for publication. Now she has. As an undergraduate research assistant to Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Karen Arnold since fall 2013, Methven has been helping collect, code, and interpret data for a study of Big Picture Learning—a national network of small high schools that specializes in providing “personalized learning environments” for low-income urban students.

Read more about undergraduate research at the Lynch School »

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Joan Lombardi, M.Ed. '73

At the 15th annual Lynch School Symposium on October 21, keynote speaker Joan Lombardi, M.Ed. ’73, told a crowd of faculty, students, and alumni that her goal for early child education “reduces to this: I want them to be joyful . . . curious . . . persistent . . . full of language. . . . And I want order in their lives, because kids are leading very chaotic lives.”

Read more of Lombardi's remarks and view video »

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Associate Professor Patrick Proctor was awarded a three-year, $1.47-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Read more faculty news »

 

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Jessica Esposito, M.A. ’11, was awarded the Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship from the American Psychological Foundation last spring for her research on the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults who live with physical disabilities. Esposito, who is pursuing her doctorate at Teachers College at Columbia University, was in APA Monitor in May 2014.

Read more alumni notes »

 

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Careers for Change Panel Discussion 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Walsh Hall, Function Room

Alumni will talk about how they parlayed their degrees into jobs that make a difference in the fields of education, higher education, student affairs, leadership, research, and applied psychology. Representatives from each department will be available for informal discussions and networking after the panel. Come and learn how the Lynch School can put you on the path toward enhancing the human condition and making the world more just.

Read more about these events »

Education and Social Services Career Fair

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
3:30–6:30 p.m.
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Are you an experienced or aspiring teacher, counselor, or administrator? Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with representatives from 10 social service agencies and more than 40 educational organizations, including public school districts, charter schools, Catholic schools, and independent schools.

Education and Social Services Career Fair
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3:30–6:30 PM
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

 

Are you an experienced or aspiring teacher, counselor, or administrator? Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with representatives from ten social service agencies and more than 40 educational organizations, including public school districts, charter schools, Catholic schools, and independent schools.

Education and Social Services Career Fair
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3:30–6:30 PM
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

 

Are you an experienced or aspiring teacher, counselor, or administrator? Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with representatives from ten social service agencies and more than 40 educational organizations, including public school districts, charter schools, Catholic schools, and independent schools.