Being an education major isn’t just about learning how to teach others. Education majors, through close contact with Linfield professors, conduct important research on teaching methods, school bullying, and other topics in the field. Read about some of our students’ research experiences below:
Over spring and summer 2011, Maylyn and Professor Nancy Drickey received the Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant and Freeman Foundation Grant to conduct research comparing middle school mathematics education in the United States, Japan, China, and Malaysia. She and Professor Drickey found that higher mathematics capsule ratings in Asian middle schools were a result of several factors. These factors include the intensity of mathematics content, engaging lessons, effective classroom management, classroom technology, and the collaborative effort of faculty and students.
View the abstract for this paper on the Digital Commons.
Nolan Taylor is an elementary education major who researched LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) bullying in school with Professor Gennie Harris. At the end of their study, Nolan and Professor Harris presented their findings to the National Association of Multicultural Education Association (NAME) in Oregon.
Emily Jenkins is an elementary education major with a minor in physical education. In summer 2011, she worked as a research assistant for the education department.
“I conducted interviews with local community agencies about diverse learners in schools, analyzed the responses, wrote an article summarizing the results, and submitted it to an education journal.”