Want an assignment that has students lining up at six in the morning -- by choice? Clearwater (Kansas) High School English teacher Ernie Beachey's 11th graders beat the clock to get first dibs on the year they will research to create an original work of American historical fiction. Education World writer Leslie Bulion talks with Beachey about how the creative research paper project got started and how it works. Included: Helpful research sites, excerpts from Clearwater High student papers, and thoughts from a writer of historical fiction!
The Society for Education Music and Psychology Research (Sempre) was founded in 1972 and is the only international society to have a distinctive mission to promote research on the application of the social sciences of psychology and education to music. As part of SEMPRE's charitable status, we have a programme of awards to support research and its dissemination across the world. Within our award programme, the Lifetime Achievement Award is open to senior colleagues who are considered by the SEMPRE Trustees to have made an outstanding contribution to the field. Previous recipients are Rosamund Bourke (UK, 2005), Desmond Sergeant (UK, 2005), Alf Gabrielsson (Sweden, 2010) and Irène Deliège (Belgium, 2010).