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RU Professor Published, Invited to Speak by American Educational Research Association

01/17/2018 1:30 pm

NEW YORK — The American Educational Research Association has selected a Rockford University professor’s paper to be presented at its annual meeting in New York this spring.

Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Jean Swindle’s paper—“Unequal Languagehoods: Pre-service Teacher Language Beliefs about Different Child Migrants”—was chosen from among more than 13,000 submissions for consideration. AERA has invited Prof. Swindle to present her research with other authors in a session titled “Diverse Perspectives on (Inter)national Education.”

Dr. Swindle’s most recent focus at Rockford University has been the further development of a new master’s in Urban Education (M.Ed.) online degree program, designed to help prepare educational professionals to work in urban school environments.

Founded in 1916, the American Educational Research Association draws more than 15,000 participants to its yearly conferences focused on the scientific study of education and learning. AERA’s Annual Meeting for 2018 is slated for April 13-17 in New York City.