GSE Research Day , Friday, 4/12. Tolman Hall 2nd Floor. A day of poster sessions and presentations of research being done by GSE students.
Cal Day's Celebration of Children's Literature. Sat, 4/20. Children's authors reading their work, including local authors Kristi Namaguchi, Thacher Hurd, Oliver Chin, LIssa Rovetch, Amy Novesky, Joanne Rocklin, Susan Katz. Storytelling by Diane Ferlatte. Bay Area Writing Project's bookmaking for children. Book sales by Books, Inc. Information booths with Oakland Public Library, Friends of the Oakland Public Schools Libraries, and Friends of the Oakland Public Library. A day of fun and learning for children and adults!
Data Citation Index. Give the new Data Citation Index a try. The Library has set up a trial through March 31, 2013. Start by clicking on DCI. Use ID=Berkeley; PW=wok.
DCI can help researchers to:
- Access repositories, data sets and studies
- Speed discovery time
- Build upon previous research
- Understand data connected to the work it informed
- Track the use, citation, and importance of research data
- Get a complete view of scholarly research output
- Support proper attribution to data research through standard citation format
Citation Manager Tutorials Drop-in tutorials given at the EDP and Social Welfare Library to learn Refworks, Endnote or Zotero. More info.
Sally Mack Photo Exhibit on display at EDP. At the Edges: a Wetlands Restoration Site.
Sally Mack's photographic exhibit At the Edges: a Wetlands Restoration Site on display in
the main reading room of the Education Psychology Library from February through May 31, 2013. These beautiful photos show the intersection of
water, plants and land. Sally Mack uses a classic Hasselblad film
camera and has the photos enlarged and printed from negatives. See the portfolio of her work online.
also works as the Contracts and Grants Coordinator in the Graduate School of Education.
Oxford Scholarship Online's Psychology Module.
The collection of 430 online books is growing and has a wide variety of areas within psychology. While the subscription to Oxford Scholarship Online was requested by faculty and graduate students in psychology, the resource will likely be used by Graduate School of Education faculty and students as well, evidenced by the fact that six of the top 10 journals cited in GSE dissertations were psychology journals, according to Susan Edwards, Head of the Education Psychology & Social Welfare Libraries.
Not only are the Oxford Scholarship Online e-books available anytime, anywhere, they have the other advantages that come with e-books, such as the ease of word search and sharing of content as well as different ways to view content (on screen, PDF, printer-friendly). Book titles are updated three times a year.
"The wonderful thing about the Oxford Scholarship Online is that it allows you to access research in book chapters electronically just as we access journal articles. Now you do not have to buy a book or hope that the library has the book to get access to a single chapter," said Prof. Frank Worrell, who directs GSE's School Psychology program.
Online books are available to UC Berkeley students, faculty or staff who are off-campus via the proxy server or VPN. Visiting scholars and other members of the community are welcome to use the resource in any of the libraries, including the Education Psychology Library on the 2nd floor of Tolman Hall.
Professor Mike Rose, Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Stludies speaks at the EDP Library, 2600 Tolman Hall, December 6, 2013, on his book, "Back to School - Why everyone deserves a second chance at education." Sponsored by The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Education Policy Cluster.
The son of Italian immigrants, Mike Rose was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and raised in
Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Loyola University (B.A.), the University of
Southern California (M.S.), and the University of California, Los Angeles (M.A. and Ph.D.).
Over the last forty years, he has taught in a range of educational settings, from kindergarten
to job training and adult literacy programs. He is currently on the faculty of the UCLA
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
Rose has written a number of books and articles on language, literacy, and cognition and
has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and the
Commonwealth Club of California Award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. He has also
been honored by the Spencer Foundation, the McDonnell Foundation Program in Cognitive
Studies for Educational Practice, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern
Language Association, and the National Academy of Education. He is the author of ten
books including Lives on the Boundary: the Struggles and Achievements of America’s
Underprepared, Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America, The Mind at
Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker, An Open Language: Selected Writing
on Literacy, Learning, and Opportunity, Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us,
and Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education. More info.
Dr. Lesley Bartlett, Teachers College, Columbia University speaks on
Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Bilingual Education and Dominican Youth in the Heights
Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times. Dr. Lesley Bartlett and co-author Ofelia García, document the unusually successful efforts of one New York City high school to educate Dominican immigrant youth, at a time when Latino immigrants constitute a growing and vulnerable population in the nation's secondary schools. Based on four and a half years of qualitative research, the book examines the schooling of teens in the Dominican Republic, the social and linguistic challenges the immigrant teens face in Washington Heights, and how Gregorio Luperon High School works with the community to respond to those challenges. The staff at Luperon see their students as emergent bilinguals and adhere to a culturally and linguistically additive approach. The book describes the dynamic bilingual pedagogical approach adopted within the school to help students develop academic Spanish and English. Focusing on the lives of twenty immigrant youth, Bartlett and Garcia also show that, although the school achieves high completion rates, the graduating students nevertheless face difficult postsecondary educational and work environments that too often consign them to the ranks of the working poor.
Sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and hosted by the Education Psychology Library.
Thursday, 11/15/12, 4 p.m
Lexis Nexis Drop-in Tutorial
Lexis Nexis is a powerful, but sometimes difficult to use, resource. It is
particularly strong in news, policy, and legal materials. It doesn't work
like Google, or even Google Scholar, but there are some tips and tricks
which can help you search effectively, and find relevant material more
quickly. Drop-in workshop on using L-N in the Children's Literature Room of the Education Psychology
Library in Tolman Hall on Wednesday, 11/14/12, 12:30-1:30.
GSE Professor Garcia-Bedolla speaks on her book, Mobilizing Inclusion, 10/17, 4:00.
Meira Levinson (Harvard University Professor) and Lawrence Blum (University of Massachusetts Boston Professor) speak on their new books, No Citizen Left Behind and High Schools, Race and America's Future. 10/11, 4:15.
No Citizen Left Behind (2012) combines anecdotes from teaching middle school with political and social science theories. Levinson argues that the United States suffers from a civic empowerment gap similar to the academic achievement gap targeted by No Child Left Behind. She indicates how this gap can be addressed by schools, teachers and students through action civics. Meira Levinson, a former middle school teacher, is an Associate Professor of Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. She is also author of The Demands of Liberal Education (1999); co-author of Democracy at Risk ( 2005); and co-editor of Making Civics Count (2012).
High Schools, Race and America’s Future describes Blum’s rigorous high school course on race and racism. Set in a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse high school, the book chronicles students' engagement with one another, with a challenging academic curriculum, and with questions that relate powerfully to their daily lives. Lawrence Blum, a former high school teacher, is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is author of Friendship, Altruism and Morality (2009) and I’m not a racist, but…The Moral Quandary of Race (2002).
Exhibit--"Banned Books in the Classroom" is on display in the Education Psychology Library. More info
Exhibit--"Celebrating Maurice Sendak" is on display through December in the Education Psychology Library Reading Room. See Sendak's award-winning books and illustrations. See also the Sendak Online Exhibit.
NEW! APA Handbook of Research Methods. Fully online resource, in three volumes. Click here to explore.
NEW! ProQuest search interface for EDP databases now live online. CSA Illumina ceases 8/1/12.
PsyTests Trial through May 2012.
The American Psychological Association has recently released a new database, PsycTESTS. PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. The focus is primarily on unpublished tests, those developed by researchers but not made commercially available. Most (but not all) records include the actual test instrument. We have a free trial through May (available only on campus during the trial, but of course it would be available via proxy and/or VPN if we subscribe.) Send comments to Susan Edwards.
The UC Berkeley Library is changing. Voice your opinion on changes being considered for hours, locations and services.
Take the Survey here until May 31, 2012.
Professor Kurt. Organista speaks on his book:
HIV Prevention With Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice.
Professor Kurt Organista will be discussing his new book, HIV Prevention With Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice. HIV Prevention With Latinos includes works by the leading authorities on the theory, research, and practice in preventing HIV with diverse Latino populations and communities. Each of the chapters explores the most innovative thinking and original research on the prevention of HIV. This is a great opportunity to hear about best practices in this important area.
This book talk will take place in the Social Welfare Library, Monday, May 7th, 4-5 p.m.
Trent Kaufman, Ed.D. speaks on his book:
Collaborative School Improvement: Eight Practices for District-School Partnerships to Transform Teaching and Learning.
In his latest book, UCB PLI graduate, educator and author, Trent Kaufman, along with Emily Dolci Grimm and Allison E. Miller, argue that districts can significantly impact schools' capacity to engage in inquiry-based reform. They stess that a shift in school districts' role as a professional development provider is required. Drawing on case studies from four districts, the authors identify eight key practices for effective school-district collaboration -- practices that offer support for scaling up data-driven instructional reform.
Wednesday, May 2, 5:30 pm in the UCB Education Psychology Library in Tolman Hall.
Cal Day's 16th Celebration of Children's Literature and Literacy.
This free event provides an opportunity for children, parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and other children's book lovers to meet acclaimed local authors and illustrators, participate in fun reading and writing activities, and learn about new literacy research and literacy efforts taking place in our communities. Meet authors Anne Nesbet, Jenn Reese, Annie Barrows, Joanne Rocklin, Marissa Moss, Thacher Hurd, Lewis Buzbee, and more! Check out our mini-bookstore, complete with the very best new books for young readers.
Libraries and their Literacy Mission.
The Education Psychology Library welcomes its neighboring libraries in Berkeley and Oakland to join in the 16th Celebration of Children’s Literature and Literacy on Cal Day. Libraries have long been proponents of literacy and have established programs to develop the literacy skills of their patrons. In recent decades, the meaning of literacy has expanded to include not only reading and language skills, but also skills in information, media , visual , digital and computer literacies.
The following libraries and library organizations will be present to showcase their programs and collections, as well as to provide information for donors who want to offer support.
Berkeley Public Library
Friends of the Berkeley Public Library
Friends of the Berkeley School Libraries
Oakland Public Library
Friends of the Oakland Public Library
Friends of the Oakland School Libraries
UCB Education Psychology Library
Sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and hosted by the Education Psychology Library on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 10 - 2:30 in the UCB Education Psychology Library, 2600 Tolman Hall.
Kevin Kumashiro, Ph.D. speaks March 7 on his book: Bad Teacher!
How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture.
In his latest book, leading educator and author, Kevin Kumashiro, takes aim at the current debate on educational reform, paying particular attention to the ways that scapegoating public school teachers, teacher unions, and teacher educators masks the real, systemic problems. He convincingly demonstrates how current trends, like market-based reforms and fast-track teacher certification programs are creating overwhelming obstacles to achieving an equitable education for all children. Compelling, accessible, and grounded in current initiatives and debates, this book is important reading for a diverse audience of policy makers, school leaders, parents, and everyone who cares about education. Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts, states "Courageous, blunt and hopeful, Bad Teacher! offers a democratic vision for true educational change."
Ed Index/Retro moves to Ebsco platform 2/1/12. Its name has changed to Education Abstracts.
NEW! RefWorks now free to Alumni. Learn more.
Library Prize for Undergraduate Research - new 2012 awards. Learn more.
Civic Literacy in the News. See A Crucible Moment - College Learning and Democracy's Future - a Whitehouse Report to the Nation.
NEW! Dissertations are now available full-text online from institutions beyond UC campuses. Try Now.
October 2011. GSE Professor Jabari Mahiri spoke on his book, Digital Tools in Urban Schools—Mediating a Remix of Learning, Monday, October 24, 2011, 6-7:00 pm.
Digital Tools in Urban Schools is a sobering yet uplifting book about ways teachers in northern California revitalized their urban high school classrooms. Through a novel collaboration between UC Berkeley and a public school, teachers developed skills to take greater advantage of new media and new information sources. Students increased learning while connecting to personally relevant experience and interests. Mahiri draws on extensive qualitative data – including blogs, podcasts, and other digital media to document and analyze the transformation of both students’ and teachers’ learning.
Digital Tools shows how a collaboration of committed educators can change the lives of urban youth with new technical capabilities.
New Wiley Online Library Ebook Collection (2011 frontlist only).
With approval from all UC campuses, CDL licensed the Wiley Online Library Ebook Collection which includes 950 books with a 2011 publication date. The Wiley ebook license comes with broad and favorable rights for scientific, scholarly and educational uses. The collection will serve a wide range of research needs in the life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. The Wiley ebooks will complement another large ebook collection from Springer that campuses licensed in 2009. Exclusions to the Wiley collection are textbooks, major reference works, professional and trade titles and consumer books. The 2011 books will be added to the collection throughout the year as they are published simultaneously in both online and print. New titles are cataloged monthly.
Find these ebooks via the UC Melvyl catalog, Oskicat or click the link on the UCB Library's ebook webpage. Or to preview the collection go to: http://wileyonlinelibrary.com.
News Sources. Checkout the many online news sources - both current and archival - available on the Library's Web.
GSE Professor Alan Schoenfeld speaks on his new book, How We Think: A Theory of Goal-Oriented Decision Making and its Educational Applications.
Teachers try to help their students learn. But why do they make the particular teaching choices they do? What resources do they draw upon? What accounts for the success or failure of their efforts? Based on thirty years of research on problem solving and teaching, GSE Professor Schoenfeld provides compelling evidence for a concrete approach that describes how teachers and individuals navigate their way through in-the-moment decision-making in well-practiced domains. Applying his theoretical model to detailed representations and analyses of teachers at work as well as of professionals outside education, Schoenfeld argues that understanding and recognizing the goal-oriented patterns of our day to day decisions can help identify what makes effective or ineffective behavior in the classroom and beyond.
April 2011. Professors Mahiri and Van Rheenen give book talk.
GSE Professors Jabari Mahiriand Derek Van Rheenen speak on their new book, Out of Bounds: When Scholarship Athletes Become Athletic Scholars.
Out of Bounds explores the lives of exceptional men and women athletes who later became outstanding academic scholars. Through qualitative research, the book explores the intersection of athletics and academics and reflects on differences in race, gender and social class. Through the provocative and surprising narratives of gifted athletes who became prolific scholars, this book offers new ways of thinking about the connections, contradictions, and possibilities of sports and schools.
March 2011. Watch a Video for CE counseling credit!
Are you a faculty member or researcher who is also a counselor/psychologist?
With budget constraints and time limitations, there’s another way for you to earn CE credits, other than traveling to a conference or workshop. The EDP library provides Alexander Street’s Counseling and Therapy in Video online. These videos are a quick, easy and inexpensive way to receive CE credits to maintain licensure.
Go to the CTV site at http:/ctiv.alexanderstreet.com, or click from EDP’s Key Psychology Resources webpage. Choose “advanced search” at the top of the page and scroll to the bottom. You’ll see a box that allows you to limit your results to only those videos that have available CE credits. When you select one of those videos, just below the video screen, you’ll see a link to a URL for CE credits.
This is a self-directed program. To take the credits test,
click on the test link, go to the linked page, and sign up for the test there (the transaction is between the individual and the video publisher/distributor).
February 2011. ERIC
is Education's unique Open Access Repository. Submit your scholarly work! See more info from ERIC.
January 20, 2011. W. Norton Grubb and Lynda Tredway discussed their new book:
Leading from the Inside Out.
This book proposes that the collective responsibility of teachers as classroom and school leaders can provide the fulcrum of school change. Grubb and Tredway provide the building blocks of history, policy, and social analysis for an effective, collective school — a place where adults thrive as learners and are able to co-create joyful learning experiences for children and youth.
By encouraging teachers to move out of the individual classroom and to think critically and institutionally about the schools they would like to work in, about their own responsibilities for creating such schools, about the range of policies from outside the school and how they can influence those policies rather than being subjected to them — this book shows that a teacher’s influence is not limited to the classroom and students, but can significantly shape and inform external policies and decisions.
Also present was UCSC Professor Brad Olsen, commenting on his book, Teaching for Success.
November 8, 2010. Dr. Lissa Soep discusses her new book:
Drop That Knowledge: Youth Radio Stories
Dr. Lissa Soep is Research Director and Senior Producer at Youth Radio, a unique, Peabody Award—winning organization that produces distinctive content for outlets from National Public Radio to YouTube. Young people come to Youth Radio, headquartered in Oakland, California, from under resourced public schools and neighborhoods in order to produce media that will transform both their own lives and the world around them.
Drop That Knowledge (2010) tells the story of how these young people come together to collaborate and to create breadth and depth of diversity in broadcast, cable, and satellite media. It provides a fresh framework for understanding the relationship among media, learning, and youth culture, while offering concrete strategies for engaging diverse groups of young people in real-world initiatives in both online and offline settings.
November 4, 2010. John Willinksy speaks on
"Open Access and Other Intellectual Properties of Learning"
Professor Willinsky is the Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University and Director of the Public Knowledge Project. Much of his published work is available on the Public Knowledge Project's website, which also hosts open source software and PKP's journal.
Professor Willinsky's talk will provide a brief update on current developments in open access to research and scholarship, and will sketch out the historical, philosophical, economic, and legal reasons for why some form of open access on a global basis is an entirely reasonable expectation, full of educational and intellectual advantages.
October 2010. Jeff Duncan-Andrade discusses his book:
The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, UCB Ph.D, is an Associate Professor at San Francisco State University in the School of Education as well as in the College of Ethnic Studies, Raza Studies. Dr. Duncan-Andrade is an Urban Teacher Educator Network Fellow and a recipient of the “Scholars for the Dream” Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.
Dr. Duncan-Andrade will augment his discussion with insights from his recent work: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete published in Harvard Educational Review, 2009(Sum), 79(2). His work reflects a passion for equity and social justice.
In his book, he argues that the field of education has attempted to “develop theory from theory” and that this pursuit “has left us essentially with a house built on sand.” In contrast, he and collaborator Professor Ernest Morrell have created a theory that balances principles and theories of critical pedagogy with empirical data focused on the context and structures of contemporary urban settings. This work advocates that educators move toward practices that counter the role urban schools have traditionally played in maintaining social inequalities, and that critical pedagogy must focus not only on developing the academic skills of urban youth, but also on creating opportunities for urban youth (in collaboration with adults) to be agents of social change.
October 2010. Jennifer Seibel Trainor discusses her book:
Rethinking Racism: Emotion, Persuasion, and Literacy Education in an All-White High School.
Jennifer Seibel Trainor is an associate professor in the graduate program in composition studies at San Francisco State University. Her research on racism, whiteness, and literacy has been published in CCC, as well as in Research in the Teaching of English.
Blending narrative with more traditional forms of ethnographic analysis, Trainor draws from white students' own stories about the meanings of race in their learning and their lives. Rethinking Racism uncovers the ways in which constructions of racism originate in literacy research and in our classrooms—and how these constructions themselves can limit the rhetorical positions students enact.
It provides new ways of thinking about how researchers and teachers represent whiteness.
"Rethinking Racism surprises, amazes, and indeed teaches, most of all how to read culture, not as some flattened and easily indexed set of categories, but as something as complex and necessarily elusive as humans themselves."—Catherine Prendergast, author of Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning after Brown v Board of Education.
September 2010. Jason Marsh and Prof. Mendoza-Denton discuss their book:
Are We Born Racist?
Jason Marsh, editor-in-chief of Greater Good, UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center’s online magazine, and UCB psychology Professor, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, will speak on their book, Are We Born Racist? on September 30, 2010, 4-5 pm, at the EDP Library.
Are We Born Racist?: New Insights From Neuroscience and Positive Psychology explores the psychological roots of prejudice and considers how to overcome it. The book brings together leading scientists, journalists, educators, and many others to shed light on why and how our brains form racial prejudices and their negative impact. The research suggests that although propensities for racism are deeply ingrained, there are research-tested ways to keep our knee-jerk biases and prejudices in check. It's possible to teach others how to do the same.
The book is edited by Jason Marsh, Professor Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, and Greater Good contributing editor, Jeremy Adam Smith.
Claude Steele, one of the country's leading researchers on prejudice, said this about the book:
Revolutionary insight follows revolutionary insight in this broadly accessible book, accumulating to nothing less than a paradigm shift that will change how we think about everything from how prejudice affects our own lives to how laws and institutional practice can be used to reduce its ill effects. And it does it all with a brevity that I hope will insure what it deserves most: to be broadly read.
David Pearson: The Berkeley Years.
A symposium honoring the GSE's dean will occur at the EDP Library, May 13, 2010, 1:45 pm. More info.
Educational Research Talk:
Professor Hiebert discusses her work: Changing Readers, Changing Texts: 1960-2010. April 15, 2010. 4 p.m. at the EDP Libary.
Professor Hiebert, Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley, will speak on her research concerning California students and their reading textbooks. Over the past 25 years, the two largest U.S. states - California and Texas - have used textbooks as a major arm in their reading reform initiatives. Mandates have concentrated on the texts of beginning reading instruction. From a 1989 mandate that texts acceptable for state-wide adoption needed to be "authentic" and of literary quality, California moved to a 2002 mandate that acceptable texts needed to be decodable. The manner in which decodable was defined in this mandate (and in the Texas mandate) took a unique form, where the phoneme was the unit of text creation.
This presentation considers the characteristics of first-grade texts and the demographics of students over the most recent 25-year period, as well as the preceding 25 years. The analysis shows that, in 2010, the discrepancy is substantial between the tasks of first-grade textbooks and the skills of those students who depend on schools to become literate. Professor Hiebert will conclude with describing her ongoing research program that considers the nature of texts that support the changing profile of a first-grade cohort.
Education Psychology Library reopens on Saturday. Read more....
November 10, 2009.
Professor Alison Gopnik discusses her book:
The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life
Professor Gopnik of the UCB Psychology Department will be discussing her new book The Philosophical Baby
in which she explores the groundbreaking new psychological, neuroscientific, and philosophical understanding of very young children. If you've ever had, been, or known a baby -- this will be relevant, informative and thought provoking.
"After convincing us that the seemingly familiar human child is actually wrapped in mystery, Alison Gopnik offers a compelling and convincing portrait of the opening years of life. This is scientific writing of the highest order." --Howard Gardner
Updated: Photos of the event from the ED/P Facebook page!
Professor Grubb of the Graduate School of Education will be discussing his new book The Money Myth: School Resources, Outcomes, and Equity. This book comes at a critical time, and Professor Grubb will explain his findings and share his research and writing processes.
Please join us on Wednesday, September 23rd from 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the UCB Education/Psychology Library in Tolman Hall.
"W. Norton Grubb argues that how much we spend is less important than how we spend it. For decades, Grubb says, school spending has inexorably risen, while student achievement has stayed relatively stagnant. Maybe it's time to look at which expenditures actually improve education, he argues, and which are a waste."
Ed/Psych Staff in the News! Hans Protzel, Library Circulation Assistant, is featured in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle!
Questions about how to organize and cite all your research? Here's a chart that compares some of the different software packages, some are even free to you!
Book Celebration: Developmental Teacher Education Program On Thursday, August 27th, from 3:45 - 4:30 we will be celebrating the beautiful and moving books created by students in the DTE program. Please join us in the Children's Literature Room of the Education Psychology Library as they read from their work, and discuss its importance to them and their students!
"I always wanted to write a book, but the task seemed too daunting. Once I did it, I saw how writing my book helped me connect with my students and to think about how to make our workd make more sense to them. What would they want to read about? What types of stories are missing from our bookshelves?"
~Nina Basu Nulman
Light refreshments will be served.
ERIC (July, 2009)
ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center has long been the primary index to education-related scholarly literature, as well as a full-text collection of significant documents, reports, and papers in the field. Researchers have relied on it since 1966. This update specifies several recent improvements and developments in the online ERIC.
ERIC's progress since its slowdown in 2004 has been substantial, especially this past year.
More journals have been added to the index, complete runs of journals as opposed to only selected issues have been added, and the ERIC Documents Digitization Project has made approximately 55% of the 1966-1992 microfiche freely available online (i.e., Open Access) via the ERIC Document Collection.
ERIC Journal Indexing.
ERIC has expanded journal indexing to include more than 984 titles (an increase of more than 400 titles since 2005). For 905 titles ERIC provides comprehensive, not selective coverage, representing a substantial increase in comprehensive coverage over the pre-2005 collection. Newly added journals are indexed from 2004 forward, except for titles previously indexed prior to the 2004 slowdown. ERIC is acquiring 2002-2003 electronic back issues of previously indexed titles to prevent gaps in journal coverage. An up-to-date journal list indicating whether a journal is covered comprehensively or selectively, its peer-review status, and its ISSN can be viewed and downloaded from the ERIC website.
While the ERIC website provides an excellent search engine from which both journals and documents can be searched, UC Berkeley users should use the CSA Illumina interface and search engine. The UC Libraries have purchased CSA Illumina to enable users to seamlessly link to the full-text of articles published in journals for which UC has purchased a subscription or license. Full-text of articles from any journals not part of the UC collection can be obtained through UCB’s extensive ILL services. Note that searches done via the ERIC website search engine may produce different results than those from the CSA Illumina search engine. This is due to differences in the design of the search engines and to differences in the dates new journal articles are posted (with the ERIC search engine being the most up-to-date).
The UC Libraries have also purchased Education Index and Education Research Abstracts, two additional indexes that cover additional education-related journals not among those indexed by ERIC. Researchers should search all three indexes, ERIC, Education Index, and Education Research Abstracts, for a comprehensive review of journal literature. See the EDP Library’s home page for easy links to all the best sources.
ERIC Document Collection.
All of the ERIC Document Collection in microfiche format has been digitized. However, because of copyright restrictions, 55% of the collection is currently freely available online via either the ERIC website through its search engine or, for UCB users, via the CSA Illumina version of ERIC. The open access status of the ERIC Document Collection is in flux: while more copyright permissions continue to be pursued by and granted to ERIC, other copyright permissions may have been rescinded due to authors’ preference. The UCB Education and Psychology Library plans to retain all microfiche either in its Tolman Hall library or at UC’s NLRF storage facility in Richmond. Links to the digital full-text of documents that fall within the online 55%, can be searched and found via both the CSA Illumina search engine and the ERIC search engine.
ERIC Welcomes Submissions.
ERIC welcomes new submissions to the ERIC Document Collection. Submission of dissertations and theses are especially encouraged. Currently, the Collection consists of books, technical reports, research syntheses, conference papers, policy papers, and other education-related materials from scholarly organizations, professional associations, university presses, research centers, policy organizations, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies, state and local governmental agencies, and individual scholars’ dissertations and theses. The special collections of the IES’ What Works Clearinghouse and the Regional Educational Laboratories are also included. All materials are selected in accordance with the ERIC Selection Policy. Authors interested in submitting materials should read ERIC’s submission guidelines.
The ERIC Thesaurus continues to be updated with new terminology. The online Thesaurus can be found either via CSA Illumina or the ERIC website.
/Jill Woolums, UCB Education Librarian
OskiCat (June 2009)
OskiCat replaces both Pathfinder and GLADIS as the new UC Berkeley Catalog on June 24, 2009. All materials currently found via Pathfinder and GLADIS, plus items from the Institute of Governmental Studies, Institute of Transportation Studies, and the Water Resources Center are now searchable in OskiCat.
The new OskiCat comes with some special features, including the ability to:
- Renew items
- Find course reserves
- Request items in storage at NRLF or checked out to another borrower
- Limit results to available items
- Limit results to a particular library on campus
- View the status of volumes and journal issues
- and more!
Melvyl remains the library catalog for all ten UC campuses statewide. The Next Generation Melvyl is currently being piloted as an updated replacement interface to Melvyl. Try it out and check in periodically for information about its status. BE AWARE, however, that Next Generation Melvyl searches only a small fraction of the total UC collections. For research needs, you should still use Melvyl. For more information about other library catalogs, see Guide to Library Catalogs.
Become familiar with OskiCat by watching the
OskiCat video . Be sure to update your email address at any Library Circulation Desk.
Starting June 24, 2009, all notices will be via email only.
Lily Wong Fillmore (April 2009)
Lily Wong Fillmore, Professor Emerita of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, will speak at the Education Psychology Library on April 29, 2009 at 12:00. Her talk will be on "Academic English: A Story of Glitches and Gaps in Learning the Language of Learning."
In this presentation, Professor Lily Wong Fillmore will
consider the question of language in literacy and learning, how
academic English figures in learning, and why so many
students--including native speakers of English--have not mastered
this register. She will address the question: How much of the persistent gap in academic achievement between
minority and mainstream students can be attributed to language
proficiency? In the end, she will comment on what teachers can do
to facilitate its development.
Professor Fillmore joined UCB's faculty in 1974 and is a prominent scholar in the area of second language learning. She has spent more than 20 years studying Asian, Latino, American Indian and Eskimo children whose native language is other than English. Her work has focused on bilingualism, loss of native language, and English language learning.
Before retiring in 2004, Fillmore conducted research in Yupik villages along the lower Yukon River in Alaska and directed a University of California, Berkeley, doctoral program for American Indian leaders in several pueblos in New Mexico.
Fillmore's recent publications include "What teachers need to know about language," which appeared in the volume What Teachers Need to Know About Language (Center for Applied Linguistics in 2002); "Language in Education" published in Language in the U.S.A. (E. Finegan and J. R. Rickford, Eds., Cambridge University Press, 2004); and "ELLs and High Stakes Testing: Enabling Students to Make the Grade" with Brian Bielenberg which appeared in Educational Leadership, 2004.
Sponsored by the Language, Literacy, Society and Culture area of the
Graduate School of Education and the Education Psychology Library.
Cal Day Celebration of Children's Literature. (April 2009)
15th Celebration of Children's Literature comes to the Education Psychology Library, 2nd floor of Tolman Hall, on Cal Day, Saturday, April 18, 2009, 11:30-2:30 p.m. For event details, see Cal Day's 15th Celebration of Children's Literature.
This is a public event with free admission and parking.
Events of the Day include a Book Fair and Signings by children's book Authors and Illustrators:
Lisa Brown, illustrator of The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming;
Diana Cohn, author of Dream Carver, Si Se Pueda! Yes We Can! Janitor Strike in LA, Mr. Goethe's Garden, and The Bee Tree;
Ying Chang Compestine, book author of The Real Story of Stone Soup;
Thacher Hurd, picture book creator of over 20 books including Mama Don't Allow;
Marisa Montes, author of bilingual books including Los Gatos Black on Halloween;
Yuyi Morales, award-winning author of Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book;
Todd Parr, best-selling author/illustrator of 33 books including The Peace Book, The I Love You Book, and Reading Makes You Feel Good;
Deborah Lee Rose, aluthor of The Twelve Days of Springtime; and
Robert San Souci, awared-winning author of over 85 books including the recent Triple-Dare to Be Scared: Thirteen Further Freaky Tales.
There will also be Storytelling with Walker Brents III and Kirk Waller; a Music Concert/Sing-Along with Gary Lapow; Drop-in Art Bookmaking; and a Special event with Jory John and students: Dear President Obama - reading letters from students to President Obama.
The 15th Celebration of Children's Literature is presented by the Graduate School of Education and Cal Student Store with support fro SteinerBooks and the Bay Area Writing Project.
Claude Steele. (April 2009)
Claude Steele, Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University will speak on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at 4:00 p.m., at the Education Psychology Library, 2nd floor of Tolman Hall on "The psychology of social identity: its role in group performance and the challenges of an integrated society".
"Steele and his colleagues have described what they call the "stereotype threat," the idea that students who belong to groups that have been negatively stereotyped are likely to perform less well in situations such as standardized tests in which they feel they are being evaluated through the lens of that stereotype."
In his talk, Professor Steele will review "stereotype threat" and how it undercuts the performance of women in mathematics and students of color. He will present findings on how one's goup identity - being old, black, white, female - is rooted in the perception of social threat in a range of situations. The talk will conclude with strategies for addressing these perceptions and behavioral consequences.
For more information, see the PBS Frontline Interview with Claude Steele.
Claude Steele received his M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from Ohio State University and his B.A. in psychology from Hiram College.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology, Institute of Human Development, the Graduate School of Education's Race, Culture and Equity Initiative, and the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Stephen Hinshaw speaks on The Triple Bind. (March 2009)
Stephen Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley will speak on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 1:30-3:00, at the Education Psychology Library, 2nd floor of Tolman Hall on his new book, The Triple Bind.
From Random House/Ballantine Books.
"Opportunities for a girl’s success are as unlimited as her dreams. Yet an alarm is sounding, revealing a disturbing portrait of the stresses affecting girls of all ages. Societal expectations, cultural trends, and conflicting messages are creating what psychologist and researcher Stephen Hinshaw calls “the Triple Bind.” Girls are now expected to excel at “girl skills,” achieve “boy goals,” and be models of female perfection, 100 percent of the time. The Triple Bind is putting more and more girls at risk for aggression, eating disorders, depression, and even suicide."
Dr. Hinshaw’s illuminating book both helps parents and empowers girls. He weaves narrative stories about girls and their families with academic research, while addressing genetic risk, vulnerability, and cultural influence.
For an interview with Stephen Hinshaw, see Pressure to be a supergirl is causing teen mental health issue, by Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley Media Relations.
This book reading and lecture is sponsored by the Education Psychology Library, UC Berkeley.
Martha A. Sandweiss speaks at the EDP Library. (February 2009)
Martha A. Sandweiss, Professor of History, Princeton University will speak on Friday, February 20, 2009, 1:30-3:00, at the Education Psychology Library, 2nd floor of Tolman Hall.
Professor Sandweiss will read from her book, Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line. Her book describes the secret double life of the man who mapped the American West. For thirteen years he lived both as the celebrated white explorer, geologist and writer Clarence King, and as the black Pullman porter and steel worker named James Todd, married to the woman he loved.
A New York Times review calls the book "an astounding true story" and "a fine, mesmerizing account of how one extremely secretive man, 'acting from a complicated mix of loyalty and self-interest, reckless desire and social conservatism,' could encapsulate his country's shifing ideas about race..."
This event is sponsored by the UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism.
Jack A. Graves Early Reader Collection. (November 2008)
The Jack A. Graves Early Reader Collection was donated to the Education Psychology Library in 2004. Professor Graves is an alumnus of the UC Berkeley School of Education and a retired faculty member of California State University, Stanislaus. He collected these early readers and primers throughout his career. Jack Graves is also the author of children's books, including What is a California Sea Otter? and What is a California Gray Whale?
Several readers are on display in the Education Psychology Library Reading Room. Additional readers are available for browsing upon request. To find the readers, search the following in Pathfinder:
In the Title Keyword field, search "Jack A. Graves Early Reader Collection." The 106 titles should appear with call number location. Ask at the reference desk for assistance in viewing the readers.