Alumni and emeritus professor Judith Green of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will help lead a preconference workshop for the National Council of Teachers of English Assemble for Research (NCTEAR) on Friday, February 10 at San Francisco State University. The afternoon-long event, entitled “Exploring an Ethnographic Perspective as a Logic-of-Inquiry,” will feature emeritus professor in the Department of Education Judith Green in addition to alumni Douglas Baker (Ph.D, ’01), currently a Professor of English Education at Eastern Michigan University, Bryan Brown, Associate Professor, Science Education & Associate Dean for Student Affairs (Ph.D, ’02), Stanford University, Monaliza Chian (Ph.D, ’16), Assistant Principal, Hueneme School District, and Beth Yeager (Ph.D, ’01), Lead Researcher at Institute for STEM Education at California State University, East Bay.
Immediately following these events, Gevirtz School alumnus Ralph A. Córdova (Ph.D, ’04), Associate Professor and Executive Creative Director of the ED Collabitat at University of Missouri-St. Louis, will lead a separate workshop for teachers and those working for teachers: “ResponsiveDesign’s D.N.A. for Practitioners: Interacting with and Learning from your Students and Yourself to Transform your Classroom.”
The AR was approved by NCTE in March of 1983 and had its first meeting on Nov. 19, 1983, during the fall NCTE conference in Denver. Under the leadership of James Squire and others, the AR was created to provide a venue for research-oriented NCTE members to share ideas and on-going work. At that time, there were few formal channels within NCTE for the presentation and discussion of research – since then, the Standing Committee on Research has established a research strand at the fall NCTE conference to establish a presence for researchers within the council. Over time the AR developed additional goals such as the mission to support early career researchers in their development.