Lynch School Representatives Present at AERA 2014 Annual Meeting
A number of faculty and students from the Lynch School of Education presented at the 2014 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Penn. from April 3-7.
Lynch School faculty, staff, and students were represented in more than 65 conference programs and sessions over the course of the five day meeting, entitled “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.”
Topics presented by Lynch School representatives were emerging themes in educational change, transforming teaching in schools, perspectives of first-generation college students, and research on teacher preparation.
Professor Ana Martinez Aleman discussed the implications of the Trayvon Martin case for researchers of race, class and gender. The impact of remedial education courses at the fourth- and two-year college level was also presented at the conference by Associate Professor Laura O’Dwyer and graduate researcher Katherine Shields. Additionally, Associate Professor Katherine McNeill and graduate researcher Rebecca Katsh-Singer addressed the challenges that confront science teachers.
The AERA is the national interdisciplinary research association for approximately 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
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