January 23, 2007
For immediate release
Dr. Tine Sloan, Acting Director of the Teacher Education Program at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, to discuss the program’s work on KZSB 1290 AM on January 31
Dr. Tine Sloan of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will discuss her work as Acting Director of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) with Ron “The Barron” Herron on KZSB 1290 AM on Wednesday, January 31 from 9-10 am. Those out of the Santa Barbara listening area can hear the broadcast via the web.
In addition to serving as Acting Director of TEP, Dr. Sloan has taught courses in the Early Childhood and Adolescent Developmental program, in the Teacher Education Program, and in the Teacher Education and Professional Development specialization of the Teaching and Learning emphasis. Her courses focus on issues in human development, educational psychology, teacher education, and assessment.
Her primary research interests revolve around teacher education, particularly with respect to teacher and teacher educator learning, as well as to the role that policy and context play in this learning and in program development. Related to this is her interest in understanding, developing, and using valid and reliable assessments of teacher and student learning. All of her work is framed by her primary interest in understanding and advocating for the well being of children in educational contexts.
Prior to coming to UCSB, she spent 3 years in Singapore as a member of the faculty at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University. She taught graduate seminars and teacher education courses in the Psychological Studies Division, supervised student teachers, and directed two research projects focused on children’s mathematical problem solving.
Dr. Sloan completed her teacher certification at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1988, and her master’s and doctoral work at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996.
[Tine Sloan is available for interviews; to arrange an interview, contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]