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:
Maylyn Foo and Professor Nancy Drickey received a Linfield College Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant and a Freeman Foundation Grant to conduct research comparing middle school mathematics education in the United States, Japan, China, and Malaysia. Maylyn 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, an elementary education major, researched LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) bullying in school with Professor Gennie VanBeek. At the end of their study, Nolan and Professor VanBeek presented their findings to the National Association of Multicultural Education Association (NAME) in Oregon.
Emily Jenkins, an elementary education major with a minor in physical education, 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.”