School of Education faculty to present research at national research society meeting

Four School of Education faculty members to present at American Educational Research Association annual meeting.

Written by: Tiffany Westry

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SOE bannerFour faculty members in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education will present their research at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, April 16-20.

“I am very excited about the research our faculty members are conducting,” said Deborah Voltz, Ed.D., dean of the School of Education. “They are engaged in really innovative, cutting-edge studies in critical areas of need, such as technology integration, urban education, teacher efficacy and mixed-methods approaches. Their work is moving the field forward and making an important difference in the practice of educators across the country.”

Research presentations include “Black and White Perspectives of Two Female Novice Teachers in Urban Contexts: Social Justice Empowerment Through Positionality Disclosure” by Tonya Perry, Ph.D.; “Techspiration: A Collaborative Venture Engaging and Providing Female Preservice/In-Service Teachers With Grant-Funded Technological Devices” by Michele Jean Sims, Ed.D., and Tyler Bryant, UAB CUE Technology Consultant; “Predictors of Self-Efficacy of Teaching Artists” by Timarie Fisk, Vestavia High School, and Scott Snyder, Ph.D.; and “Searching for Unintended Effects: Using Mixed Methods to Seize the Benefits of Goal-Free Evaluation” by Jenna LaChenaye, Ph.D.

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in a variety of areas — from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy.

This year’s meeting has an expected attendance of more than 14,000 and will feature over 2,600 sessions.