Reich College of Education (RCOE) students and faculty members gave presentations at the 2019 North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE) annual meeting and conference, which was held February 28 - March 1 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The RCOE was a conference sponsor.
Dr. Jennifer McGee, an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, served as this year’s conference chair. In addition, McGee was installed as NCARE’s 2019-20 president.
McGee said, “NCARE provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students and faculty to network and share their research. It was founded in the 1970s as a way for faculty across North Carolina to stay connected and has had many prominent NC researchers on its board. It's my honor to serve in this role in order to advocate for educational issues and to support future researchers.”
“It's my honor to serve in this role in order to advocate for educational issues and to support future researchers.”--Jennifer McGee
NCARE is an affiliate member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) through the Consortium of State and Regional Educational Research Associations (SRERA).
Doctoral student, Nicole Baron, discusses her poster presentation: From Student to Professional: New Teacher Perceptions on their Preparedness after College. Photo submitted
About the Conference Presentations
Several RCOE students and faculty attended the conference and presented their work. View the full program.
Doctoral student, Phil Gadzekpo (left), presents his poster titled “Investigating the Level of Self-Efficacy in Teaching Science of Generalist K-3 Teachers: A Comparative Study of the United States, Ghana and Nigeria” along with co-presenter, Ehichoya Edokhamhen (right). Photo submitted
From Student to Professional: New Teacher Perceptions on their Preparedness after College
Presented by Nicole Baron, Doctoral Student (School Leadership) from Pfafftown, North Carolina
Investigating the Level of Self-Efficacy in Teaching Science of Generalist K-3 Teachers: A Comparative Study of the United States, Ghana and Nigeria
Presented by Phil Gadzekpo, Doctoral Student (Higher Education Administration) from Lansing, North Carolina & Ehichoya Edokhamhen, East Tennessee State University
Using Google Maps to Measure Distance for Education Research
Presented by Ashwini Gaikwad, Applied Data Analytics Master’s Candidate (WCOB) from Pune, India
A Simple Mental Relaxation Technique for Stress Management for Educators
Presented by Dr. George Maycock, Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Educational Studies
Using Spider Web Discussions and the App "Equity Maps" to Develop Student-Centered Discussions in an Animal Ethics Class
Presented by Dr. Theresa Waldspurger, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Applied Data Analytics Master’s Candidate, Ashwini Gaikwad, discusses her poster presentation: Using Google Maps to Measure Distance for Education Research. Photo submitted
Doing School Differently: A Comprehensive Literature Review of Early College High Schools
Presented by Dr. Tempestt Adams, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Examining the Creation of College-Going Cultures in High Schools
Presented by Carrie Hodge, Doctoral Student (Higher Education) from Clemson, South Carolina
Beyond the Binary: Books About the Transgender Experience
Presented by Dr. Connie Green, Professor, Department of Reading Education and Special Education & Ashley Pennell, Adjunct Instructor (RESE) and Doctoral Candidate (Reading and Literacy)
Institutional Factors Influencing Part-Time Student Retention at Rural Community Colleges
Presented by Andrew Koricich, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership and Educational Studies & Christopher Gilbert, Doctoral Student (Educational Leadership) from Hendersonville, North Carolina
About the North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE)
Established in 1974, the North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE) works to improve the quality of education in North Carolina through research and evaluation.
NCARE members include teachers, principals, school system administrators, university faculty and staff, graduate students, staff of the Department of Public Instruction, members of local education agencies, and people working in private research organizations. NCARE activities are implemented through its elected officers and board of directors.