CHICAGO, IL Chicago State University student researchers Mark Wesolowski, Diana
Carrasco, and Angela Biggins-Logwood along with their professors, Dr. Cynthia Valenciano,
Dr. Timothy Harrington and Dr. Miguel Fernandez made CSU proud this past week as they
were honored with the Best Presentation Award and the Best Paper Award at the Center
for Scholastic Inquiry International Academic Research Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The CSU team was honored for their research in exposing urban teachers to rural education
environments. The students took part in a week long immersion experience where they
were placed in rural and tribal schools as teaching assistants and taught lessons
in order to learn about teaching diverse students.
The paper, entitled "Rural Field Experiences with Urban Pre-Service Teachers", was
awarded best conference paper in the education track and best presentation in its
timeframe. This international conference hosted presentations from 50 universities,
23 states and 4 countries. The paper is also eligible to be published in the Journal
of Scholastic Inquiry: Education.