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Wednesday, November 16 • 4:55pm - 6:00pm
GSS Roundtable Session A - Building and Tuning Identities

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Participants: Leadership Efficacy for Cultural Competence in Diverse Schools Jessica Schwartzer, George Mason University; Lori Wilt Silver, George Mason University The purpose of this proposal is to explore school leaders self-efficacy in leadership roles related to cultural competence in order to address the achievement gap due to cultural mismatch within schools. The Impact of Cultural Proficiency on Teachers Isaiah Clarence McGee, Iowa State University This paper seeks to examine the impact of an in-depth course on cultural proficiency on teacher. Participants will be assessed on their knowledge on issues related to equity and diverse student environments using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Participants will then participate in a course on the cultural proficiency. Participants will then be given the IDI again as a post-assessment to assess their gain in knowledge on equitable issues. Imagine Me a Teacher: Competence and Credibility in Teacher Development Davis Clement, College of William and Mary The purpose of this study is to describe the complexity of factors—beyond the education reform milieu—that contribute to a student’s participation in Teach for America and development of teacher identity. In a critical micro-ethnographic comparative case study of the experiences of five TFA applicants and five preservice teachers, I will answer the questions, ‘What factors influence the development of teacher identity in TFA applicants and preservice teachers?’ Dr. Sandra Wright Biography: A Forerunner in Leadership and Ministry Karon Radford, Stephen F. Austin State University This study was designed to investigate how one woman overcame obstacles to become a success in the fields of leadership and ministry. The method of inquiry used was memoir biography. The research was conducted with an African American woman who is the leader of a rural community hospital and the leader of two United Methodist Churches. Facilitator: Katherine Rodela, Washington State University

Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:55pm - 6:00pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Joliet

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