Mar24

Twelve Students Receive Educational Leadership Award

The faculty of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department chooses one student from each cohort to receive the School Leadership Award

Each academic year, the faculty of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department chooses one student from each cohort to receive the School Leadership Award. This decision is based on observed leadership potential and demonstrated academic excellence in coursework.
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Mar23

Student Employee Sets an Office Record

Kara Betts has worked in the EdLF Department for five years

Kara Betts has worked in the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department for five years, which some say is an office record for student employees. She has been a secretary since 2012 and will graduate in April with a degree in statistics. She has built strong relationships with her office coworkers and department faculty.
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Mar23

Effects of Globalization on Education Systems: Debates and Issues

Professor Geo-JaJa publishes a book on the effects of globalization on education systems

MacLeans Geo-JaJa of the McKay School’s Educational Leadership and Foundations Department and Suzanne Majhanovich from the University of Western Ontario coauthored a book titled Effects of Globalization on Education Systems and Development: Debates and Issues
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Mar23

Relying on Faith Through Uncertainty

Angie Jones exemplified faith in her battle with breast cancer and her decision to obtain a master's degree

Despite the harsh obstacles Angie Jones has encountered in her life, she has remained optimistic and full of faith. Jones has learned that God always has a plan, even if you don’t always understand it.
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Mar23

Administration Without Judgement

Relationships are more important than administering

How do you discipline a frustrated student who is acting out in class because he fled his country and was relocated to the opposite side of the world? Or how do you help students whose parents are in the homeless shelter down the street? These are just a few of the challenges assistant principal and BYU’s Leadership Preparation Program graduate Kip Carlsen is trying to tackle.
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Mar23

Educational Leadership and Foundations Professor Gets Fellowship in Nigeria

Economics professor Macleans Geo-JaJa was awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Professor MacLeans Geo-JaJa from the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Nigeria to work with Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Salamatu Isah on collaborative research publication, teaching, and knowledge transfer.
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Mar07

The Power of Choices And Striving for Your Highest Potential

2014 national middle school principal of the year, Sheena Alaiasa shares personal journey to help Polynesian students succeed

“E kulia I ka nu’u”, or “strive for your highest potential,” was the recent Kaha Nui Summit’s theme. Sponsored by the McKay School’s Counseling Psychology and Special Education Department it was the second annual BYU Polynesian Interdisciplinary Summit.
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New research from BYU’s autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism — clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention.
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Feb06

Picking Teams and Picking Music in P.E.

BYU education professor finds music helps and picking teams publicly hurts when helping kids try to enjoy exercise

Experiences for kids in P.E. can have long-lasting effects. Being picked last for a team may be humiliating in the moment, but could also have lasting emotional effects. (Credit: Photo Illustration/BYU Photo)
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The BYU school psychology program was recently named the No. 1 program out of 136 of its kind in faculty research productivity.
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