Teaching and Learning, Language, Education and Society
Tiffany Wild, Advisor
Title: Inclusion Along a Continuum of Settings: Discovering the Possibilities When Using Dramatic Inquiry for Literacy Learning
Abstract: Preliminary findings in a classroom along the continuum of educational placements with a teacher committed to collaborative and dramatic inquiry-based pedagogy are discussed. Critical ethnographic methods were used. The findings from the data are discussed using the researcher’s definition of inclusion.
Brooke Harris Garad
Teaching and Learning, Global Education
Valerie Kinloch, Advisor
Title: Field Notes from Djibouti: Critical Reflections at the Intersections of a Researcher’s Identity
Abstract: The author will share critical reflections from field notes taken during fieldwork in Djibouti in order to address the concept of insider-outsider research and explore the role of rigorous reflexivity in international education research. The author draws from indigenous epistemologies and black feminist theory to discuss research methodologies.
Teaching and Learning, Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education
Cynthia A. Tyson, Advisor
Title: “It’s Just So, Like, I Don’t Know”: A Thematic Analysis of Experiences of Biraciality
Abstract: This oral presentation discusses a specific methodological strain of a larger dissertation study considering the educationally-based experiences of individuals with one Black and one White parent. The presenter outlines the manner in which a thematic analysis was put to use and considers the benefits achieved by using this approach.