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100th Anniversary: A Day of Celebration

Held Friday, September 27, 2019

The nature and role of education has changed significantly over this century. Educational research now finds itself at an exciting time, and we are poised to make major contributions moving forward.

News Stories on the Bureau 100th Anniversary:

Our Celebration included both formal presentations and informal opportunities to learn and explore. Videos of the Welcome Address, History Panel, and Future Panel are linked below.

Welcome Address: Importance of Digital Education for our Future Workforce  [VIDEO LINK]

  • James D. Anderson , Dean, College of Education; Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education; Member, National Academy of Education

Panel I: Celebrating 100 Years of Educational Research  [VIDEO LINK]

  • Moderator: Gabrielle Allen, Director, Bureau of Educational Research and Associate Dean for Research and Research Education
  • Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, Former Director, Bureau of Educational Research and former Associate Dean for Research and Research Education; Dean, College of Education and Professor of Science Education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Richard C. Anderson, Director, Center for the Study of Reading; Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, and Professor, School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University; Member, National Academy of Education
  • Bill Cope, Professor, Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
  • Walter Feinberg, Charles Dunn Hardie Professor Emeritus, Educational Policy and Philosophy of Education

Panel II: Imagining the Future of Educational Research  [VIDEO LINK]

  • Moderator: Gabrielle Allen, Director, Bureau of Educational Research and Associate Dean for Research and Research Education
  • Meghan Burke, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education
  • Rodney Hopson, Professor of Evaluation, Department of Education Psychology

Showcase of Current Research

O'Leary Learning Center Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Event

History Slides Bureau 100th Anniversary

Do you know of someone, or something, to add to this history? Let us know!

The Future of Educational Research: What should the Bureau, and the College of Education, be pursuing next?

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