Doctoral Student Presents at American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting
Crystal Jensen, President and Founder of Integrity Technologies, Inc., Founder of the Community Empowerment Resource Center (CERCle), and doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in West Los Angeles, CA presented “Native American education system and social sector technology integration for the public good: An overview” at the 2012 American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual meeting held in Vancouver, Canada.
AERA’s mission is “to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly
inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and
serve the public good.” Each year members of the organization convene in order to engage in thought provoking dialogue about current issues in education. This year’s theme was “Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough,” with a focus on promoting “the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.”
Pepperdine doctoral student Crystal Jensen delivered a presentation entitled “Native American education system and social sector technology integration for the public good: An overview” at the most recent AERA annual meeting. The organization promotes research and scholarly inquiry in the field of education for the purpose of improving education by disseminating results and practical applications and has members throughout the world.
Ms. Jensen’s presentation centered on the history and current situation of Native American education, and how technology is and can be used to empower communities. Citing research from leading scholars, professional experience, legislative policy, and cultural knowledge, Ms. Jensen presented the framework for a plan to actualize technological integration into a successful educational system for Native American and under-served cultural populations that capacity builds communities.
For further information about Crystal Jensen and CERCle, visit http://icercle.org