Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Presentations

The College of Education faculty and students actively seek to bring their research to audiences far and wide. The important work conducted by faculty members in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies has far-reaching implications in the fields of higher education, educational leadership, and education policy. These presentations cover topics including but not limited to student enrollment, education reform, equity and inclusion, neurodiversity and more.

FSU College of Education Faculty Anti-Racism Publications

The anti-racism resource we published at the beginning of June gathered together a number of important sources, resources, literature and media to help educate everyone about the importance of going beyond merely acknowledging racism, but instead adopting ideologies that actively combat racism. Many of the resources on the list come from external sources; however, faculty members at the Florida State University College of Education have conducted research on anti-racism, education inequity, and culturally responsive pedagogy for years.

Autism Awareness Month at FSU's College of Education

One in 68 children born in the United States are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The diagnosis rate has increased over the years, prompting researchers to investigate ASD. FSU's College of Education faculty have joined the research efforts and have added valuable insight into the debate over the years. As part of Autism Awareness month, we're looking at some of this ongoing autism research happening in the College of Education.

Teaching and Learning

Faculty and student scholars from across the College of Education at Florida State University are conducting research addressing the theme of “Teaching and Learning.” Topics covered include how to improve teaching and teachers at both the K-12 and college levels, faculty-student interaction, teachers’ professional development, teaching strategies for different domains, student motivation, models of formative assessment, and learning strategies. Their work on these issues may affect teachers, students, and the institutions they belong to in the U.S.

Out-of-School Influences on Learning and Instruction

Faculty and students from across the College of Education at Florida State University are conducting research focused on out-of-school influences on learning and instruction. Their work on these issues highlights important considerations for teaching and learning in whatever contexts it occurs, both in the U.S. and around the world. The wide range of topics covered include grief among U.S. college students, parenting challenges of gifted children in Italy, teachers' use of social media, economic relevance of instruction, and the effects of state and federal policy on teachers and students.

Top 10 Reasons Why Educators Should Care About Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The Florida Department of Education defines bullying as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; or unreasonably interfere with the individual's school performance or participation.

Education, Equity and Global Citizenship

Here in the FSU College of Education, one of our greatest strengths is the collaboration of our faculty and students across all four departments on research that informs both policy and practice. Our latest efforts are focused on education, equity, and global citizenship. Topics covered include gender differences in math and science education, international teaching and learning, social justice, local politics and access to education, and inequality in youth sports programs. Read on to see our latest publications in these areas.