SOE Doctoral Students to Present at AERA

Johanna Groene (left), Crystasany Turner (center), and Telashay Swope-Farr (right) will present their research at the annual AERA (American Education Research Association) Conference.

Three School of Education students in the Urban Education Doctoral Program were selected to present their research at the annual AERA (American Education Research Association) Conference in April.

Johanna Groene, Crystasany Turner, a recent graduate, and Telashay Swope-Farr will present their research in the Division B Graduate Student Session. (All sessions are virtual this year).

The three are part of a session titled “Leading, Teaching and Learning During COVID-19.”

Groene, who is also a member of the IUE (Institute for Urban Education) staff is the chair of the discussion with Domonique Cobb.

Turner’s research looks at the role of Black women who are family childcare providers as “community mothers.” Many low-income communities of color bore the brunt of the pandemic, but were also most likely to be part of the essential workforce. Black women who ran family and community childcare programs risked their own health and well-being to keep their facilities open so others could work.

Swope-Farr’s research studied mathematics anxiety and math teaching self-efficacy, and how this critical teaching and learning has been impacted by the transition to mostly virtual instruction. The knowledge gained can be useful in helping improve future teacher preparation and professional development for in-service teachers.

Groene’s work looked at the barriers facing the parents of elementary children with reading delays in assisting their children with online reading instruction. The focus of the study is on how to avoid learning loss and increase knowledge about how to continue to support these parents.

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