Erikson faculty and staff present at AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago

[img_caption src=”” align=”right” alt=“AERA logo”]A number of Erikson faculty, staff, and doctoral students will participate in the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, April 16-20.

Topics range from early mathematics to mentoring relationships in higher education. Visit the conference website for complete details.

Thursday, April 16

Challenging Professional Identities in Early Childhood
Pam Costakis, Alana Ferry, Jessica Ruiz, Mark Nagasawa
Presenters highlight the potential contributions of critical dialogue, including teachers’ own views about their work within high-risk environments, as constitutive parts of evaluation design.

Friday, April 17

Using Public Media to Reach and Teach Underserved Children: The Ready To Learn Initiative
Chip Donohue
This session will present research findings from three U.S. Department of Education-funded Ready To Learn projects that are designing, developing, and deploying highly engaging multimedia learning experiences.

Saturday, April 18

Whole-Teacher Approach: Investigations on Mathematics Teaching in Early Childhood Teachers
Jennifer McCray, Jeanine Brownell, Bilge Cerezci, Yinna Zhang
The symposium examines the Whole Teacher Approach in early mathematics education, which highlights the significance of simultaneously supporting educators’ attitudes, knowledge, and practice.

Sunday, April 19

Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Early Mathematics: Investigations in Three Cultures
Jie-Qi Chen, Yinna Zhang
The symposium presents studies on early childhood teachers’ early math pedagogical content knowledge in three cultures: America, China, and Germany.

Monday, April 20

Reciprocal Mentoring for Critical, Activist Scholarship
Mark Nagasawa
This panel draws from experiences of mentoring relationships in the context of changing conditions in higher education, which often serve to limit more critical research agendas in education and related fields.