CPRE affiliate April Lash, J.D., was recently highlighted on the SAS Research Hub through the Researcher Spotlight. An attorney who works with the City of Atlanta school district, her research has focused on analyzing date on the suspension rate among African American students relative to other sub-groups. Congratulations, Dr. Lash! View her spotlight at the link below.
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Several University of Phoenix students, faculty, and administrative leaders presented research and shared their vision at the GUIDE Conference held February 15-17 in Orlando, FL.
CPRE Associate Research Chair Dr. Jim Lane is excited to be presenting a paper at the 13th Annual Intenational Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. In his presentation, "Autoethnography, Narrative Analysis, and a Principal’s Reflection on Moral Purpose,"
he will describe a turbulent ethical dilemma he experienced as a middle school principal. He will show autoethnography and narrative analysis as vibrant tools to train school leaders in self-reflection and invoke social justice reform.
In October 2016 CPRE affiliate Dr. Yvonne Hefner presented a paper, "Planned Reading Circles to Increase Preservice Special Education Teachers’ Content Knowledge," before the Georgia Educational Research Association. Her presentation described the implementation of an appropriate and effective teaching method to help pre-service teacher candidates learn about major course topics. As a method of teaching course content Dr. Hefner implements reading circles and the use of the wiki to teach course content in a college course for pre-service special education teacher candidates.
The leadership of a principal is vital in fostering effective schools and helping students to achieve (Hauserman & Stick, 2013). In a rural upstate school in New York, Dr. Sally Everts, school principal, and a core group of teachers implemented an initiative named Learners to Leaders. The goal was to empower elementary students to set personal goals, track data, and report progress to teachers and parents. Linskie (as cited in Madden, 1997) explained that students will put forth more effort to meet self-identified goals than they would do on goals set for them by others.
CPRE research fellow Tonya Saheli, JD, recently presented a paper at Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being: A Multidisciplinary Conference for Scholars, Researchers and the Community. The conference was held at Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia. Her presentation was titled “The Existence of Unethical Hospital Practices When Treating Religious End of Life Patients.” The purpose of her study was to identify unethical hospital practices involved when treating end of life religious patients.
CPRE affiliates ended 2016 with several contributions to the research community and are off to a busy start for 2017. In January Jim Lane presented “The Principal’s Prism: The Ethic of Care” at The Qualitative Report Conference. He discussed his autoethnographic narrative analysis of the ethic of care in his experiences as a middle school principal. In February Sally Everts presented at the Conference of the South
His TQR presentation discussed specific ways that he has focused his research to serve both teachers and their students by illuminating ethical dilemmas.
Read on for the recent press release from the National Education Policy Center regarding widespread reports of violence and intimidation following the election.
Save-the-date for the 29th Annual Meeting.