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Release: Oct. 13, 1999
UI's Marshall, Yager inducted into Iowa Academy of
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two faculty members in the University
of Iowa College of Education are among five Iowa scholars who will be inducted
into the Iowa Academy of Education Oct. 28 in Des Moines.
James D. Marshall, a professor in and chair of the
College of Education's Division of Curriculum and Instruction, and Robert
E. Yager, a science education professor in Curriculum and Instruction, were
selected because of their "significant scholarly contributions to the field
of education," according to the FINE (First In the Nation in Education) Foundation.
The FINE Foundation created the academy three years ago to inform educational
policies and practices in Iowa through scholarly works and analysis of significant
education issues and trends.
Specifically, Marshall was noted for his research
on the relationship between writing and literary understanding, and Yager
for his wide-ranging work in science education.
Two professors from Iowa State University and one
from the University of Northern Iowa will round out the list of new inductees,
which will raise to 15 the total number of academy members. With the addition
of Marshall and Yager, 10 of the 15 will be from the University of Iowa.
"Academy members are honored to welcome such a fine
group of scholars and leaders," said academy President and FINE Foundation
board member David Jepsen, a professor of counselor education at the University
of Iowa. "The recognition is justly deserved. Their talent adds significantly
to the Academy as we work to improve the understanding of teaching and learning
in Iowa schools."