ETS Researchers Selected as Editors of AERA's Handbook of Research on Teaching
- Jason Baran
- Jason Baran
Princeton, N.J. (August 16, 2010) —
Educational Testing Service (ETS) today announced that the American Educational Research Association (AERA) has named Distinguished Presidential Appointee Drew Gitomer and Research Scientist Courtney Bell as co-editors of the fifth edition of AERA's signature volume, Handbook of Research on Teaching. The new edition is expected to be published in 2014.
The publication is widely regarded for its comprehensive review of research on teaching across multiple facets and related fields and considered to be an essential resource for scholars and students who study teaching and learning.
"We are very honored to be selected as editors of this important volume," Gitomer said. "Our goal is that each chapter of The Handbook of Research on Teaching will provide readers with a coherent, synthetic treatment of a broadly defined topic area and be a seminal piece for beginning researchers that will also serve as a canonical reference for the field for some reasonable number of years."
Gitomer is a Distinguished Researcher at ETS and Director of its Understanding Teaching Quality Center. He served as co-editor of AERA's peer-reviewed journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis from 2007 to 2009, and also edited the 2008 volume Measurement Issues and Assessment for Teaching Quality. He has served as a reviewer for numerous journals, including two other AERA journals, Educational Researcher and Review of Educational Research. Gitomer holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in cognitive psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bell added, "We view this as a great opportunity to contribute to the rapidly evolving field of research on teaching. Chapters should help readers see how particular areas of research connect with the larger issues of teacher education and to understand methodological and conceptual advances that could contribute to their own areas of specialization."
Bell is Research Scientist in the Research Division of ETS and at its Understanding Teaching Quality Center. Prior to joining ETS in 2007, Bell was an assistant professor of educational policy at the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education, where she received an Outstanding Young Researcher award. She has published in numerous journals and was a 2006 outstanding reviewer for the Social and Institutional Analysis section of the American Educational Research Journal. She was awarded an AERA-ETS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Measurement and served as a Fellow from 2007 to 2008. Bell received a Ph.D. degree in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy from Michigan State University.
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