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Sixteen School of Education faculty and students to present on their areas of research

April 12, 2012—The University of Redlands has been invited to present at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual conference, to be held April 13 to 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Six faculty members and 10 students and/or alumni of the School of Education will present information on their research related to educational approaches and trends. The AERA conference is considered to be the preeminent event for the advancement of research, knowledge and understanding about education and its role in promoting public good.

Faculty members listed in the annual meeting program are: Rodney Goodyear, Jose Lalas, Ross Mitchell, Bobby Ojose, Pauline Reynolds and Greg Thorson. Current and former students are: Michael Adams, April Clay, Marcus Funchess, Matthew Gutierrez, Ayana Ibrahim-Balogun, Megan McGroarty, Margeret Moriarty, J. Kathleeen Repique, Kenneth Wagner and Rebeccah Warren-Marlatt.

“AERA is the top research organization in the field of education,” said Professor James Valadez, dean of the School of Education. “The conference is peer-reviewed and extremely competitive.”

“School of Education faculty have been participants for many years,” said Professor Ross Mitchell. The school’s Leadership for Educational Justice doctoral program has enhanced participation by students.

“Previously, our high was three students on the annual meeting program,” Mitchell said. “This year, there are 10.”

Topics presented this year on behalf of the University of Redlands include:

  • Outcast Phenomenon: Revealing Voices of African American Graduate Students (Clay and Lalas)
  • Decisions Principals Make During their Daily Work: An Experience Sampling Study (McGroarty, Wagner, Adams, Funchess, Moriarty, Goodyear and Mitchell)
  • The Limits of Desegregation Accountability: Questions of Measurement (Mitchell and Douglas E. Mitchell, University of California, Riverside)
  • Subject Matter Knowledge and Instructional Processes: What is the Connection with Regard to Teaching Algebraic Concepts? (Ojose)
  • A Policy History and Analysis of the Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984 (Replique, Warren-Marlatt, and Mitchell)
  • Flirting, Fashion and Fun: The Gendered Portrayal of Female College Students in ABC Family’s “Greek” (Reynolds, and Jesse Perez Mendez, Oklahoma State University)
  • Should We Wait for Superman? Evaluating the Performance of Charter Schools in Greater Los Angeles (Thorson and Gutierrez)

For more information on the conference, visit www.aera.net/2012

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patty_zurita@redlands.edu


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