Education policy class

Eleven University of Washington College of Education doctoral students will present their research projects on Feb. 3, with topics including teacher candidates’ use of technology, social stigma and disability labels, and gender bias in math story problems.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations will take place from 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 212. These presentations are a major milestone in the studies of each PhD candidate at the College of Education.

This quarter’s presentations are:

  • 8:30 a.m. — “Contradictions in Practice: Surfacing preservice teachers’ personal, learning, and instructional uses of technology and digital media,” Adam Bell
  • 9:00 a.m. — “Early Childhood Teachers’ Perceptions and Enactment of Leadership in a District-led PreK-3rd Grade Setting,” Katie Kuhl
  • 9:30 a.m. — “School Level Discipline Gap and Racial Threat,” Nathan Adkins
  • 10:00 a.m. — ”The Effects of Running Start and AP Course Taking on College Enrollment,” Ashley Birkeland
  • 10:30 a.m. — “Adolescent Understandings of Disability Labels and Social Stigma in School,” Carlyn Mueller
  • 11:00 a.m. — “Enter the 36 Chambers: An Exploration on How Males of Color Community College Students Interpret, Process, and Respond to Hip Hop Music,” Esteban Maldonado
  • 11:30 a.m. — “An Examination of Social Preference Across Different Social Partners for an Individual with Disabilities,” Rachelle Huntington
  • 12:00 p.m. — ”Rethinking Consequential Validity: Linguistic Deconstruction of ‘Gold-Standard’ Math Story Problems to Uncover Implicit Gender Bias,” Gabriella Gorsky
  • 1:00 p.m. — “Intergroup Friendships Among Graduate Students of Color,” Saejin Kwak
  • 1:30 p.m. — “How to Disturb the Comfortable: One Teacher’s Shifting Concept of Transformative Social Studies Instruction in a Learning Community of Privilege,” Lisa Sibbet
  • 2:00 p.m. — “Grandparents of Children with Disabilities: Navigating Roles and Relationships,” Xueyan Yang

Research and Inquiry Presentations engage students through topics of method and content that are relevant to their selected specializations, result in experience using methods and content learned in coursework, and present an opportunity for students to display research to a professional audience and to instigate discussion about pertinent matters impacting education practice and research.


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