Published on August 26, 2021 by Leighton Doores  
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On Sept. 14, Orlean Beeson School of Education will launch Research and Innovation in Education, an annual publication highlighting recent research initiatives within the school.

The digital publication will feature the diverse inquiry efforts of undergraduate students, doctoral candidates and faculty. The first issue will include findings from studies such as the impact of character education and school counseling programs and the use of instructional coaches, among others.

Research and Innovation in Education is a celebration of curiosity! As human beings, we ask questions and seek to know because we are created in the image of God who wired our brains to seek understanding, solve problems, and contribute to the advancement of His kingdom,” said Orlean Beeson School of Education Dean Anna McEwan.

Ultimately, research conducted in Orlean Beeson School of Education will address questions that have applicability to a broader field of knowledge. It is research for the good of the whole: for individuals, for the community and for the world.

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.