• Interrogations of Community from the Women and Gender Studies Program at The College at Brockport

      McKay, Ashley; SUNY Brockport (2013-07-28)
      This project draws from hybrid methodologies to enact an interdisciplinary analysis of students’ articulations of community within the Women and Gender Studies Program at The College at Brockport. In order to subvert traditional colonizing research power dynamics, my own positionality as a trans* masculine queer identified person is contextualized within broader networks of power throughout. To highlight the creativity and recognition in relationships, I deploy and document “community” not to collapse any particular identities or other distinctions that exist among my co-participants, but to invite a revaluing of conventional boundaries and a rethinking about how knowledge is produced.
    • The Influence of Parent Attitudes and Involvement on Children’s Literacy Achievement

      Joseph-McEwen, Debra A.; Timkey, Stacey; The College at Brockport (2015-05-12)
      The purpose of this qualitative teacher action research project is to investigate the relationship between the educational attitudes that parents contain and the impact these attitudes have on their children’s literacy achievement. Several researchers have simply examined parent involvement; this research project is designed to explore both parent involvement and parent educational attitudes. When parents have had negative experiences within education, does that correlate with their child's attitudes towards schooling? Do these attitudes have a connection with the expectations parents have for their children’s literacy success? Do parents' prior experiences and attitudes in education affect the level of involvement in their child’s education? It is important that to find answers to these questions so teachers, educators and parents can improve student literacy achievement. If there is a correlation between parent's attitudes and student literacy achievement, programs can be implemented that intervene and establish a stronger more positive family-school relationship.