News and Events (Archive)
Breit Receives Chancellor's Award
Fran Breit, Associate Director of CEW's Wisconsin Careers, has been
chosen to receive the prestigious UW Chancellor's Award for Excellence
in Service to the University. She will receive the award from UW
Chancellor Rebecca Blank at a special awards ceremony on April 23, 2014.
Journal Article on Learning Boasts Highest Readership
"Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning
Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational
Psychology," co-authored by CEW Director Mitchell Nathan, is the
number one downloaded article in 2013 in the Psychological
Science in the Public Interest Journal (PSPI). The
article reviews the effectiveness of learning techniques such as
study methods, a topic with large public discourse at this time.
Nathan co-authors new STEM Integration Report
Mitch Nathan, a member of the National Academy of Engineering's
Committee on Integrated STEM Education, has co-authored a report
based on a study of integrated science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (iSTEM) education at the K-12 level. The report STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status,
Prospects, and an Agenda for Research (2014) is available
through the National Academy of Engineering and National Research
The Center on Education and Work (CEW) is a research, technical assistance, and resource provider within the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Established in 1964, the Center has a rich tradition of assisting educators and career development practitioners with program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, professional development training, and career resources.
Through its work, the Center seeks to enhance the quality of career-related learning and outcomes for all youth and adults, including those with disabilities or other factors that challenge performance and success.
Center staff demonstrate expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research encompassing a wide range of designs and ranging from case studies to multi-site empirical research. Areas of focus include career and technical education, school-based enterprises, Advanced Placement, math and science education, and secondary school reform.
Center staff also conduct both small-scale and large-scale multi-site program evaluations. Evaluation designs include Stufflebeam’s CIPP model as well as other approaches appropriate to specific program evaluations. Current and completed large-scale evaluations include the Wisconsin State Improvement Grant, the Advanced Placement Expansion Project, and the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship program.
The Center has a 30-year history of providing career development products in the state. Throughout this time, our purpose has been inherent in its mission statement: To foster lifelong career development, a meaningful work life, and a sound economic future for all. Efforts to encourage this process are fueled by the belief that career development is vital for students and adults, which is especially important in this ever-changing world. The CareerLocker website and curriculum are used throughout the state and beyond to provide youth and adults with career development information and activities, delivered in age-appropriate and engaging formats.
The Center provides quality professional development experiences through institutes, workshops and project-related seminars in a number of areas related to career development and education for work. The Center is also an authorized provider for the Global Career Development Facilitator and Global Career Development Instructor programs.