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Wenson FungGraduate student Wenson Fung publishes new article

Wenson Fung, a Ph.D. graduate student in the Educational Psychology department, has published "Influence of reading and calculation on children at risk and not at risk for word problem solving: Is math motivation a mediator?” He worked with Dr. H. Lee Swanson and Dr. Michael Orosco to examine how different motivational constructs effect children with and without math difficulties, specifically in relation to other school subjects.
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Dr. Maritza RodriguezDr. Maritza Rodriguez selected for California Commission on Teacher Credentialing position

Dr. Maritza Rodriguez, Assistant Dean and Director of Teacher Education in the Graduate School of Education, was recently selected for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Preliminary Standards Task Group. The Task Group, which includes representatives from several other universities, has been charged with revising the preliminary program standards that provide the framework and outline the requirements for elementary and secondary teaching credential programs in California. Dr. Rodriguez looks forward to representing the UC system, as well as UC Riverside, in this important work.

Dr. Begoña EcheverriaDr. Echeverria publishes new historical novel

Dr. Begoña Echeverria has published "The Hammer of Witches: A Historical Novel". Based on historical events, The Hammer of Witches tells the incredible story of Maria, a girl determined to honor her mother’s memory by learning to read and improving her lot in life.
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In the Headlines

Novel Focuses on Witches in the Basque Country

(January 22, 2015)

Begoña Echeverria grew up in the Basque immigrant community of Chino, Calif. She earned her Ph.D. by studying efforts to revitalize the Basque language in Donostia (San Sebastian) in the Autonomous Basque Community of Spain. She became a professor at the University of California, Riverside’s Graduate School of Education with research focused on Basque identity, language and culture. She is even part of a musical group that sings and writes Basque songs. So, it was only natural that when she decided to write a novel it would touch on all those elements. That novel, The Hammer of Witches, was recently published by the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Awards and Honors

(January 14, 2015)

Thomas Smith, dean of the Graduate School of Education, has been recognized as one of the top 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education, according to a list by American Enterprise Institute director of Education Policy Frederick M. Hess.

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