A total of 58 University of Missouri College of Education research projects were on display at the annual Research Day held Nov. 9th at the MU Reynolds Alumni Center. The event was an opportunity for faculty and students to present their research to a wide audience and network about possible collaboration opportunities.
After the poster presentation, Dr. Walter Allen, Distinguished Professor and the Allan Murray Cartter Professor of Higher Education at the University of California – Los Angeles, gave a presentation titled, “Improving Campus Climates for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence: Perspectives from Research, Lived Experiences and Institutional Realities.”
“Research Day is a chance to celebrate the outstanding research being conducted in Mizzou Ed,” said Matt Burns, associate dean for research. “It is a chance to have in-depth conversations across departments and outreach units, and for graduate students to further their research development.”
Two research awards were given to the poster presenters based on the rigor and potential impact of their research. Mike Metz, assistant professor in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, won for his poster “Critical Language Awareness in the high school English classroom: Navigating a critical language ideology in the face of dominant language norms.”
Lisa Dorner, associate professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA), won an award for her poster titled, “School Board and District Responses to Demographic Change: Competing Discourses of Equity and Efficiency, Competition and Community.”
ELPA authors Se Woong Lee and Ahmed Mukhtar also won a design award for
the poster titled, “Understanding Principal Attrition and Retention: Comprehensive Review of Principal Attrition and Retention Literature.”
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