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2006Research Conference | June 15–16

This conference highlighted the work of invited speakers, independent researchers who have received grant funds from the Institute of Education Sciences, and trainees supported through predoctoral training grants and postdoctoral fellowships. The presentations are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Education or the Institute of Education Sciences.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
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Northwestern University Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences

Presenters:
James P. Spillane, Northwestern University
Natalia Palacios, Northwestern University
Benjamin Passty, Northwestern University
Enrique Orlina, Northwestern University
Katieann Skosberg, Northwestern University
Katie Weitz White, Northwestern University
Julie Colhoun, Northwestern University
Jonathan Gemus, Northwestern University
David Miele, Northwestern University
Heather Norbury, Northwestern University
Lori Delale-O'Connor, Northwestern University
Jennifer Stephan, Northwestern University

Abstract: Northwestern University has initiated an innovative interdisciplinary doctoral training program to develop a cadre of scholars trained to conduct relevant and reliable research on pressing policy and practice issues in education. This Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences (MPES) is intended for students who want to pursue a research agenda that focuses on practical questions in U.S. education from a rigorous interdisciplinary perspective.

The program seamlessly integrates training in statistics, evaluation, cognition and learning, and education policy. Program hallmarks are interdisciplinary teaching and mentoring of fellows by core and affiliated Northwestern faculty engaged in education-focused research. Successful graduates of the program receive a Certificate in Education Sciences in addition to a doctorate in their discipline.