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Research Conversation: Jessica Masterson


“You Can’t Just Throw a Book at Me”: Minoritized Students’ Experiences of School-Based Literacy Instruction Despite the sociocultural turn of literacy research in recent decades, school-based approaches to literacy instruction remain entrenched in an autonomous model of literacy acquisition. This positions literacy as a series of discrete skills rather than a contextually-embedded social practice. Students […]

Research Conversations: Johnny Lupinacci


Scholar-Activism: Research as Praxis in Support of Democracy in Dangerous Times Description: In this presentation, Lupinacci asserts that all research is political. Given the global challenges for social and environmental justice educators and researchers, he will discuss the importance of scholar-activism in education research in relationship to diversity, creative democracy, and sustainability. He draws from an […]

Research Conversations: Dr. Sarah Newcomer and Dr. Kathleen Cowin


Please join us for our COE Research Conversation with Dr. Sarah Newcomer and Dr. Kathleen Cowin, March 10th, 12:00 to 1:00 pm on Zoom. These engaging discussions feature research by COE faculty from a variety of departments. (See Zoom info below). Learning to Become Culturally Sustaining, Socially Just Educators: Collaborative Conversations with Teacher and Leader Candidates   In […]

Guest Research Lecturer

Education Addition 308

The COE is pleased to announce a special visiting speaker on May 2nd, 10:00-11:00 am. Dr. Emily Tanner-Smith from the University of Oregon College of Education will discuss her research, as well as the launch of the HEDCO Institute for Evidence-Based Educational Practice. This event will be offered on Zoom and in-person in Ed Ad […]

Research Conversation


We love research. And conversation. Now they’re combined. We’re not the first folks to engage in dialogue about our research endeavors. We just perfected it! A handful of times each semester, we give some time to a faculty to share their research with the rest of us. These one-hour (max!) sessions are always very compelling. […]