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American Educational Research Association Features TC Faculty and Student Research

Faculty and graduate students of Teachers College, Columbia University are among the approximately 14,000 education researchers at the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco, California, April 7 to April 11, 2006.

The meeting's theme is "Education Research in the Public Interest." Among Teachers College faculty, key presentations will be made by :

  • Thomas Bailey, the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education, Peter Crosta, Research Assistant, and Mariana Alfonso, an affiliate in the Community College Research Center, "Public Policies and Their Effects on Community Colleges and Their Students," which looks at three specific public policies and their impact on community colleges, remedial education, financial aid, and accountability, April 10, 12:25 p.m., Moscone Center South, Room 252. 
  • Henry M. Levin, the William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education and Director, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, "Forging an Agenda for the Study of Social Class and Schooling," which maps an agenda with respect to the need for serious class-based analysis and schooling under new economy, April 9, 12:25 p.m., Moscone Center South, Esplanade Ballroom.
  • Kevin Dougherty, Associate Professor of Higher Education, with students Monica Reid and Kenny Nienhusser, "Public Policy and Its Influence on Student Access and Institutional Success," which looks at why some states are much more active than others in community college policymaking for minority and low-income community college students, April 8, 12:25pm - 1:55pm,  Moscone Center South, Room 252; and "The Racial Politics of Higher Education Policymaking," which discusses why some states have staked out policies that more directly address racial inequality in access and success than have other states, April 11, 8:15 a.m., Moscone Center South , Room 274.
  • Eleanor Drago-Severson, Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Organization and Leadership, "-'I Got Your Back,' Looking closely at Learner Collaboration and Leadership in Three Settings," which discusses how Adult Basic Education (ABE) educators build collaborative learning experiences in classroom and programs to support women's learning and the development of their leadership, April 9, 2:15 p.m., Moscone Center South, Room 230.
  • Margaret Crocco, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Program in Social Studies, "The Status of Gender in Social Studies Research on History (1) and Technology (2) Since 1985," which looks at research findings on the status of gender in social studies; April 7, 12:00 p.m., Moscone Center North, Room 114.
  • Stephen J. Silverman, Professor of Education and the physical education program coordinator, with students Jennifer Rasmussen and Kristin Scrabis from Teachers College, "Relationships Among Tasks, Time and Student Practice in Elementary Physical Education," which examines teachers' management and task structures in elementary physical education and the impact they have on the amount and type or practice students receive.  April 7, 2:15 p.m., Moscone Center North, Room 110.

Other presenters from Teachers College include:

  • David Hansen, Professor and Associate Department Chair of Philosophy and Education, "John Dewey, the Public Interest and Educational Practice Today," April 7, 4:05 p.m., Moscone Center South, Esplanade Ballroom; as a respondent to a presentation by Deborah Meier at The John Dewey Society Annual Symposium "Many Children Left Behind,"  April 7, 2:15pm, Moscone Center West, Room 2002; and "Four Enduring Philosophies of Education and the Challenges Facing Teachers Today:  An International Symposium" April 10, 8:15 a.m., Moscone Center South, Esplanade Ballroom.
  • Susan Lowes, Director for the Institute of Learning Technologies, with students Peiyi Lin and Yan Wang "Studying the Effectiveness of the Discussion Forum in Online Professional Development Courses," April 11, 10:35 a.m., Moscone Center North, Room 110.
  • Ye Wang, Assistant Professor of Education in Health and Behavior Studies, with Beverly Trezek, DePaul University:  "Implications of Utilizing a Phonics-based Reading Curriculum with Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing," which discusses how the reading problems of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may be closely connected with the failure to appropriately address the phonological components of reading instruction; April 10, 12:25 p.m.,Marriott San Francisco, Golden Gate Hall.
  • Stephanie Jones, Assistant Professor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching, "Text, Teachers and Critical Literacy:  Social Class Matters in our Ongoing Work," April 10,  6:15pm, Marriott San Francisco, Pacific A.
  • Yan Wang, doctoral candidate in the Program of Instructional Technology and Media, "Do Multiple Perspectives Lead to Perspective Change," which explores the factors that lead to perspective change when people are exposed to multiple perspectives and how people most often relate to the perspectives they are familiar with, April 9, 11:25 a.m., Moscone Center West, Room 3005.
  • Vanessa Smith Morest, Assistant Director, and Melinda Mechur Karp, Research Associate, at the Institute on Education and the Economy and the Community College Research Center, "Lessons from the International Baccalaureate's Middle Years Program: Whole School Reform in an Institutionalized Setting," April 7, 12:00 p.m., Moscone Center North, Room 110.
  • Janet Miller, Professor and Coordinator, Programs in English Education/The Teaching of English, "Projects of Influence, Architects of the Arena:  The Status of Curriculum Studies."  April 9, 8:15 a.m., Moscone Center South, Esplanade Ballroom.
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