May 7: SOE graduate students to share research at upcoming forum

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8:10 a.m., April 16, 2010----The University of Delaware School of Education (SOE) will be hosting its annual graduate research forum on Friday, May 7, at the Perkins Student Center on Academy Street.

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The event gives graduate students in the education program the opportunity to share their current research with colleagues, faculty and the public.

"How do infants learn verbs? Why do middle school girls tease each other? Are immigrant children treated differently by teachers? When does revision sharpen students' written work?" inquired Bob Hampel, professor in the SOE. "Those are some of the questions addressed in the annual School of Education research forum, an exciting half day of presentations, conversation, and guest speakers."

All education students are welcome to participate in the forum, however in recent years many of the presenters have been doctoral students who are required to contribute with either a poster or paper presentation.

Some of this year's topics include:

  • Little Writers - Big Opinions: The Impact of First Grade Students Consuming and Critiquing Book Reviews Before Producing Them;
  • Examining the Mathematics Teacher Efficacy Beliefs of Pre-Service Teachers in Mathematical Contexts; and
  • Teachers' Conversations with Preschoolers During Dramatic Play.

The forum will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., which includes lunch. The poster session takes place from 10:30-11:15 and each presentation will last about 20 minutes.

A full list of this year's presentation topics will be released closer to the event.

Contact Christina Johnston, the School of Education coordinator, at (302) 831-6955 or at [cmj@udel.edu] for more information.

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