Kudos: Hill, Moyer, Taylor

December 5, 2012

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Dara Hill, assistant professor of reading and language arts, gave two presentations at the Literacy Research Association Conference in San Diego, Calif., in November. Her first paper examined fourth grade students’ participation of varying participation discourses at a high-achieving, high-poverty urban primary school in Detroit. The second presentation addressed one pre-service teacher’s experiences in a reading methods course and practicum, in partnership with a southeast Michigan urban school.

Dick Moyer, professor of science education, spoke twice on Everyday Engineering, the book and journal column that he co-edits with associate professor Susan Everett, at the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching annual meeting in November.

Julie Taylor, associate professor of social studies and multicultural education, presented a paper at the National Association for Multicultural Education conference in November about the issue of wearing a headscarf (hijab) at schools in the United States. Taylor also presented a paper in November at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies focusing on teaching history with e-portfolios.

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