Grad students present research

May 17, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

California State University, Bakersfield's School of Education will hold a graduate student symposium on Monday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Dezember Leadership Development Center on campus.

Graduate students will present posters they created that will identify standards that many elementary and high school students may have not mastered, CSUB officials said. In addition, several speakers will present their research.

"There are two sides to education," said Louis Wildman, CSUB director of graduate studies in the School of Education, "On the one hand faculty want to teach the next generation important knowledge and skills, and on the other hand, faculty want to coach, aid, and assist students develop their academic interests and increasingly take responsibility for their own education.

"This latter 'investigatory' side of education will be featured at the forthcoming graduate research symposium. The educational research being presented will exemplify the creative academic pursuits of the School of Education master's and doctoral candidates," he added.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Wildman at (661) 654-3047.