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Harvard grad students named NAE fellows

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Spencer Dissertation Fellowships recognize fresh perspectives on education

The National Academy of Education (NAE) recently named four graduate students at Harvard as 2012 fellows of the Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program. The program recognizes scholars whose dissertations bring fresh, constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world, and includes a $25,000 award for one academic year. The fellows are:

  • Larisa Heiphetz, psychology, “The Fourth R: Developing Notions of Religious Diversity”
  • Megan Holland, sociology, “Unequal Playing Fields, Same Game: Variations in Students’ Approaches to the College Application Process in Racially and Socioeconomically Diverse Schools”
  • James Huguley, education, “The Moderating Effects of School Context on Racial Achievement Dynamics in High School: Modeling Key Elements of Social and Structural Theory”
  • Matthew Kraft, education, “What Promotes Teacher Development? Examining the Effect of the Professional Environment on the Productivity Growth of Teachers”

For more information, visit the NAE site.