Berdine Gordon-LittreanBerdine Gordon, a former EOF undergraduate/graduate student from Rutgers University–Camden (College of Arts & Sciences ’93/Graduate School ’05) recently announced her candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.).

She also authored research work as well as recently presented her dissertation’s study topic at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2014 Annual Meeting.

#AERA14 Paper Session: Intersectionality of Culture and Identity in the Professions

Division I – Education in the Professions: Prejudice Reduction Professional Development Training Addresses School Community, Context, and Culture.

Abstract Body: The purpose of my action research study was to examine educators’ biases, prejudices, and internalized attitudes, beliefs, actions and or behaviors and their impact on professional practice through an analysis of a professional development prejudice reduction program. Analyzing the efficacy and impact of prejudice reduction in urban educators signals an impact on the school environment, and by extension, on student achievement.