Teacher Education faculty share research, publications

Dr. Stacie Pettit’s article, “Teachers’ and Students’ Beliefs about ELLs in Mainstream Mathematics Classrooms,” has been published in the April 2013 Journal of Contemporary Research in Education, a new journal published by the University of Mississippi School of Education.

Drs. Rebecca Harper and Gordon Eisenman had their article “Bibliotherapy for Inclusion Classrooms” published in the 2013 South Carolina English Teacher.

Dr. Misato Yamaguchi’s book chapter was published, and the book became available this month. The chapter is: Yamaguchi, M. & Maguth, B. (2014). “Online Autobiographies and Discussions in Global and Multicultural Education: A Safe Place to Discuss Culture, Identity, Power & Privilege.” In Dowdy, J. & Cushner, K. (Eds.), From the Margins toward the Mainstream: Activities to Enhance Social Justice Awareness in Literacy Education and the Arts, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Dr. Nai-Cheng Kuo has two manuscripts accepted for publication: “The Perspectives of K-12 Stakeholders Involved in Early Implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI)” has been accepted for publication in the Winter 2015 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP); “Understanding the philosophical foundations of disabilities to maximize the potential of response to intervention (RTI)” will be published in Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Kuo also worked with the GRU Information Technology (IT) team members, Michael Casdorph,  Jeff Mastromonico, Lynsey Ekema, Aaron Burkhart, and Ashley Windley to develop interactive online Chinese games for K-12 students to learn about Chinese language and culture.

Additionally, Kuo was recently invited to serve on the editorial boards of two semiannual refereed journals: “The Journal of Educational Policies and Current Practices (JEPCP)” and “The Journal of Game-Supported Interactive Learning (JGSI).”

Dr. Susan Edwards presented “Active Learning in the Middle Grades Education Classroom: Engaging Teacher Education Students in Meaningful Discussions” in February at the annual conference of the Georgia Middle School Association in Columbus, Ga.

Dr. Stacie Pettit conducted eight hours of training with Terrace Manor Elementary teachers on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Drs. Susan Edwards, Stacie Pettit, and Paulette Harris made a presentation to the Women in Philanthropy concerning our “Path 2 Math 4 Girls” grant on February 27.

Drs. Rebecca Harper, Drew Kemp, and Steven Page gave a presentation at the Aiken County TechFest on March 5.

Drs. Juan Walker and Laura Rychly presented “Social Justice in Social Studies Teacher Education: What is Our Message?” at the International Society for the Social Studies in Orlando in February.

Drs. Juan Walker and Drew Kemp presented “Theoretical Cognitive Principles Applied in the Social Studies Classroom: Procedure of Primary Sources” at the International Society for the Social Studies in Orlando in February.

Dr. Judi Wilson presented “Lessons Learned from New Teachers: One School District’s Induction Journey” at The American Educational Research Association April 5-8, with James Davis, Richmond County School District; and Rosemary Vaughan, Richmond County School District.

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