|Title:||University of Virginia Education Science Training Program in English Language Learning (EL-VEST)|
|Principal Investigator:||Rimm-Kaufman, Sara||Awardee:||University of Virginia|
|Program:||Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||4 years (09/01/2021 – 08/31/2025)||Award Amount:||$784,000|
Co-Principal Investigators: Palacios, Natalia; Pianta, Robert C.
The University of Virginia Education Science Training Program in English Language Learning (EL-VEST) will provide substantive and methodological postdoctoral training to four fellows. These fellows will receive 2-years of training on how to conduct English learner (EL) research with a focus on conducting exploratory, development, and initial efficacy research projects. Fellows will work on mentors' projects and develop independent programs of research that address and the classroom and instructional contexts that support ELs' social and emotional development and academic outcomes.
Specifically, EL-VEST will focus on four core experiences: (1) research experiences with lead and supporting mentors, (2) training in rigorous education research methods and statistics, (3) an applied research practice partnership experience, and (4) engagement in a community of scholarship. Fellows will conduct research with supporting mentors who have active EL research projects or are examining classrooms in samples with high concentration of EL students. Each fellow will engage in a research-practice partnership experience with the Virginia Department of Education, a school district, or an organization developing EL programs. Fellows will attend workshops on education methods and SEER principles.
Related IES Projects: Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Education Sciences (R305B060009), Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Education Sciences (R305B100009), University of Virginia Post-Doctoral Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Science (R305B130013), University of Virginia Education Science (VEST) Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Training Program (R305B170002)