Here you will find members of the CANDE SIG with attached keywords underlining their key research interest. The first members presented are those already highlighted in our recent newsletters.
Laura Quaynor is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education at Lewis University. She previously worked at the University of South Carolina Aiken in the School of Education, and in the K-12 system as an ESL and French Immersion teacher. Her work focuses on citizenship education and language education in contexts of migration and conflict, particularly in West Africa and the United States, drawing on post-colonial and social justice lenses to conceptualize citizenship and citizenship education. Laura Quaynor holds a PhD in Educational Studies from Emory University, where she studied educational foundations and comparative citizenship education.
In her current projects, she is considering the ways that gender mediates the relationships among schooling, extracurricular activities, non-formal civic education, and civic participation in Liberia and Ghana. In addition, she is studying the ways bilingual and multilingual education in the United States intersects with national discourses around citizenship and the civic participation and civic identities of immigrant and refugee youth.
Quaynor, L. (in press). Preparing globally-minded citizens? Connections and contradictions in two International Baccalaureate Public Schools serving immigrant students. Teachers College Record, 117, 10.
Quaynor, L. (2015). Researching citizenship education in Africa: considerations from Ghana and Liberia. Research in Comparative and International Education, 10, 120-134. doi: 10.1177/1745499914567822.
Quaynor, L. (2015). “The means to speak”: Educating youth for citizenship in post-conflict Liberia. Journal of Peace Education, 15(1), 15-36. doi: 10.1080/17400201.2014.931277.
Here you will find the members in our SIG and their recent publications and research interests.