Programs from APA's Education Directorate cover learning about psychology and applying psychology in learning.
Programs for psychologists on working with K-12 schools. Addresses for high school teachers on teaching students. Awards for distinguished career educators.
APA's Education Directorate will offer something for everyone in this year's convention programming--starting with those who dedicated their careers to the education of psychology. The directorate will honor three outstanding educators in Honolulu; the recipients and their presentation are:
Derald Wing Sue, PhD, Columbia University, Distinguished Career Contribution to Education and Training in Psychology Award, "Ethnocentric monoculturalism and whiteness: making the 'invisible' visible," Friday, July 30, 10 a.m.
Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, Emory University, Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training in Psychology Award, "Mentoring interns and postdoctoral residents toward competence," Friday, July 30, 11 a.m.
Emil R. Rodolfa, PhD, Univer-sity of California, Davis, Distinguished Contribution of Application of Psychology to Education and Training Award, "The prism of professional psychology," Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m.
Psychology in the schools
The Education Directorate also will hold a pair of co-sponsored sessions on K-12 teaching and learning. First, the program "Psychologists collaborate to improve teaching and learning in schools," co-sponsored by Divs. 15 (Educational), 16 (School) and 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), is on Friday, July 30, at 10 a.m. The program features discussant Martin Orland of the National Academy of Sciences and four presenters:
James M. Royer, PhD, University of Massachusetts, "Responding to the needs of educational leaders for information about assessment."
Cindy I. Carlson, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, "Psychology delivers online classroom management instruction for education professionals."
Marissa M. Sarabando, Memorial High School in McAllen, Texas, "Assessing teachers' needs: how psychology can best help educators today."
Stephen A. Rollin, EdD, Florida State University, "What psychologists need to know about NCLB's supplemental education services."
Second, the Esther Katz Rosen Center for Gifted Education Policy Symposium is on Saturday, July 31, at 11 a.m. Titled "Perspectives on giftedness: voices from the divisions," chaired by Rena Subotnik, PhD, director of the American Psychological Foundation (APF)-funded Center for Gifted Education Policy, and sponsored by the APF, the symposium will feature five division representatives addressing the issue of the optimal performance of gifted children. They are Frances Horowitz, PhD, of the City University of New York; Nathan Kogan, PhD, of the New School University; Patricia Alexander, PhD, of the University of Maryland; Frank Worrell, PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley; and Bruce Bracken, PhD, of the College of William and Mary. See the APF programming list (page 68) for their division affiliations.
TOPSS addresses ethnicity
in psychology teaching
The Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) will host a series of invited addresses that highlight teaching gender, ethnic and multicultural issues in psychology. This year's featured speakers and their topics are:
Harold Takooshian, PhD, Fordham University, "Internationalizing the psychology curriculum: looking back and ahead," Friday, July 30, 10 a.m.
Lynn H Collins, PhD, LaSalle University, "Teaching the psychology of gender: international, power and personal issues," Friday, July 30, 11 a.m.
Marie L. Miville, PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University, "Latino and Latina mental health issues," Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m.
Justin (Doug) McDonald, PhD, University of North Dakota, "Psychology curriculum in the schooling of American Indian youth and Sasquatch: Guess which is harder to find?" Saturday, July 31, 11 a.m.
--COMPILED BY APA'S EDUCATION DIRECTORATE