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Dean, Sheila

Sheila Dean

Clinical Assistant Professor

Destefano, Lizanne

Lizanne Destefano

Professor

I am interested in evaluation of large scale, multi-site initiatives, especially those involving special populations such as very young children and their families, students with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented groups. My research has focused on the use of participatory designs and qualitative and quantitative methods in these large complex projects. I am also interested in technical and policy issues surrounding the inclusion of students with diverse educational needs in assessment based accountability initiatives. more information...
Dhillon, Pradeep

Pradeep Dhillon

Associate Professor

My research straddles philosophy of language (both Analytic and Continental) and mind, aesthetics, and international education. I have a strong interest in Kantian value theory as it relates to aesthetics,cognition,and human rights education. more information...
Dixson, Adrienne

Adrienne Dixson

Associate Professor

My primary research interest focuses on how issues of race, class and gender intersect and impact educational equity in urban schooling contexts. I locate my research within two theoretical frameworks: Critical Race Theory and Black feminist theories. My colleague, Celia K. Rousseau-Anderson, and I edited CRT in Education: All God's Children Got a Song (2006, Routledge) one of the first book-length texts on CRT in education. Most recently, I am interested in how educational equity is mediated by school reform policies in the urban south. more information...
Douglas, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Douglas

Professor, Statistics

Dressman, Mark

Mark Dressman

Professor

My research investigates the underlying cultural, semiotic, economic, and historical assumptions that shape research and practice in education across a wide range of textual modes. The goal of this research is to refine and improve current practice and programs in curriculum and teaching. I am currently working on two research projects. The first focuses on uses of computer-mediated communication and service-learning projects to advance transcultural exchange between pre-service secondary teachers in the US and students in international universities. more information...
Dymond, Stacy

Stacy Dymond

Associate Professor

Stacy K. Dymond, Ph.D., is an associate professor of special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests focus on curriculum and instruction for students with severe intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community settings. She is particularly interested in the use of service learning as a form of pedagogy for promoting access to instruction on academic and life skills. She has directed grant funded projects related to service learning, access to the general curriculum, and personnel preparation. Dr. more information...
Dyson, Anne Haas

Anne Haas Dyson

Professor

My major research interests are related to the social and cultural processes of schooling and literacy, including: +ethnographies of childhood and, more broadly, of the experiential qualities of contemporary schooling for all participants +the development of childhood cultures, especially the role of popular culture in that development, with a particular interest in city kids +the development and use of written language in contemporary childhoods and cross-culturally +the politics of identity and language in school, including the role of English variants, like African American Language My current research centers on the intersection of literacy and childhoods. more information...