Parents and educators might know the challenges of gaining and holding the interest of children with diagnosed impulsivity conditions (e.g. ADHD). An OSU College of Education researcher has published research in PLOS ONE that shows that impulsivity actually affects more students than just those officially diagnosed with it, and that impulsivity across secondary students is associated with lower interest and self-efficacy in STEM subjects. Dr. Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, working as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from OHSU and PSU, found that this effect can be counteracted with mindset interventions through which students learn the importance of effort when learning is difficult. Overall, the data suggests that impulsivity and mindset are interconnected in terms of influence on students’ STEM success.
Dr. Soria Colomer, Assistant Professor in Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in the College of Education, has a new article published in the Journal of Race Ethnicity and Education. This study analyzes the storytelling of six Latinx teachers to reveal the challenges and tensions that arise when Latinx teachers try to define their identity in social spaces. It also encourages the use of storytelling as a pedagogical tool to develop racial literacy skills.
Assistant professor of Adult Education and High Education Leadership, Dr. Lucy Arellano’s research examines Latinx success through qualitative and quantitative methods. Her research focuses on the influence of the institutional environment, college capital, peers, and public discourse in perpetuating racial violence. For Dr. Arellano, a focus on student success is the undergirding to her research.
Dr. Arellano has multiple publications, including in the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education in, and another coming out in Fall 2019 in the Journal of Higher Education.
Researching for the Literature Review
The Office of the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Advancement in conjunction with the College Research and Scholarship Committee has arranged for a series of graduate student-focused webinars, based on a survey of doctoral students regarding their research-relate needs. We would like to invite students (and any interested faculty) to attend the webinar “Researching for the Literature Review” on Wednesday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m. Learn what the literature review is and how to get started, how to keep track of sources, searches and new research, and how to use library resources more effectively. We hope you will join us but, if you cannot, we will be recording the session and making it available on the website afterwards. You will need to use the login information and password to get in. Please contact Kristin Kinman if you have not received the email with this information.
A new study authored by Dr. Nancy Staus examined youth STEM interest profiles and found that, contrary to prevailing beliefs, most youth remained at least somewhat interested in STEM during adolescence. Parental support and participation in out-of-school STEM activities were key.
Dr. Neta Shaby, SYNERGIES post-doctoral scholar in the College of Education, has been awarded the NARST 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award. NARST is the leading global organization focused on research on science learning and teaching, and this is a highly competitive and prestigious award. This honor recognizes that Neta Shaby’s dissertation, entitled Understanding the interactions in science museums - A longitudinal study of elementary school students, was judged by her NARST colleagues on the Selection Subcommittee to have the greatest merit and significance in the field of Science Education from among all dissertations nominated for the award this year.
Dr. Rachael Schuetz, Senior Instructor of Education at the OSU-Cascades campus, has written about her experience in supporting student success in the edTPA assessment required for teacher candidates who want to be licensed in Oregon. Her chapter in A Practical Guide for edTPA Implementation; Lessons From the Field outlines a ten-step plan to help teacher education programs support their candidates in the three literacy tasks that are part of the Elementary Education Literacy handbook. You can find the book and her chapter titled edTPA Steps to Success: Elementary Education Literacy Tasks 1-3, through Information Age Publishing.
LatinX student enrollments in community colleges in the United States are rapidly growing, yet LatinX student success rates have not matched this growth. Drs. Rachael Cate, an alumna of the Education PhD program, and Darlene Russ-Eft, Professor Emeritus of the College of Education, published the results of their study of community learning testimonios written by Latin American movement leaders in Power and Education (August 27, 2019). Their analysis identified recurrent themes across the testimonios that can assist community colleges to develop synergy through the cultivation of partnerships and by coordinating national and community resources to facilitate pragmatic solutions to social issues.
Dr. Deborah Rubel receives prestigious publication award
Dr. Rubel, Associate Professor of Counseling, along with her co-editor Dr. Jane Atieno Okech, received the 2019 Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision for their book Counselor Education in the 21st Century: Issues and Experiences. Please join us in congratulating them on this achievement!