by Claire Miller
The College of Education’s Educational Research Bureau will resume its Research Wednesdays Speaker Series for spring semester on Jan. 18, hosting leading educational scientists who will share their research and insights with COE students, faculty and staff.
The series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
This spring’s speakers will discuss a variety of topics, from cultural politics and the political economy of educational reform to uses of history, philosophy and sociology of science in science education.
The series will resume with Jerome Morris, professor in the College of Education and research fellow at the William A. & Barbara R. Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia, who will discuss social and educational inequalities and their implications for schools, communities, families and youth.
Morris has researched black schooling in poor and urban settings in major cities such as Atlanta, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Nashville, as well as middle class and suburban contexts in metro Atlanta. His investigation of how the southern black suburban context frames the academic experiences of black students is unique, given that most studies on the achievement gap have been based in black urban and low-income settings or in predominantly white, middle class settings. He is also the 2010 recipient of the Creative Research Medal by the University of Georgia’s Research Foundation for the national impact and visibility of his research accomplishments.
The series is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030. Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or email@example.com.
For more information on the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series and to view a listing of upcoming presenters, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/news/res_wed.htm.