Melanie Bertrand

Div Ed Ldrshp & Innov/West
Faculty
Campus:
WEST
Mailcode:
3151
Lincoln Center Applied Ethics
Faculty
Campus:
TEMPE
Mailcode:
1811
Div Ed Ldrshp & Innov/Tempe
Faculty
Campus:
TEMPE
Mailcode:
1811

Biography

Melanie Bertrand is currently engaged in a youth participatory action research project in a local school with junior high students and adult allies. She is interested in understanding how YPAR can be used to advance opportunities for student leadership and equitable schooling. Additionally, Bertrand is involved in research focused on exploring avenues through which to expand notions of educational leadership to include parents and students to advance social justice goals. The focus of this research explores the inclusion of Students and Parents of Color in educational decision-making, challenging systemic racism and other forms of oppression in schools, and the role of youth participatory action research (YPAR) in the process of creating opportunities for expanding school leadership to include Students of Color. 

 

 

Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How can the inclusion of Students and Parents of Color in educational decision-making challenge systemic racism and other forms of oppression in schools?
  • What is the role of youth participatory action research (YPAR) in the process of creating opportunities for expanding school leadership to include Students of Color?

Current Research Projects:

Bertrand is currently engaged in a youth participatory action research project in a local school with junior high students and adult allies. Through this program, she is interested in understanding how YPAR can be used to advance opportunities for student leadership and equitable schooling.

In addition, Bertrand is involved in research exploring avenues through which to expand notions of educational leadership to include parents and students in order to advance social justice goals. 

Publications

Bertrand, M. (2016). “I was very impressed”: Responses of surprise to Students of Color engaged in youth participatory action research. Urban Education. doi: 10.1177/0042085916648744

Bertrand, M.(2014). Reciprocal dialogue between educational decision makers and Students of Color: Opportunities and obstacles. Educational Administration Quarterly. 50(4), 812-843. doi: 10.1177/0013161X14542582

Bautista, M., Bertrand, M., Morrell, E., Scorza, D., & Matthews, C. (2013). Participatory action research and city youth: Methodological insights from the Council of Youth Research. Teachers College Record, 115(10). 

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
EDA 548 Sch, Family/Comm Connections
TEL 792 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPF 301 Culture and Schooling
EDA 548 Sch, Family/Comm Connections
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SST 494 Special Topics
DCI 494 Special Topics
EDA 548 Sch, Family/Comm Connections
SST 598 Special Topics
DCI 598 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
EDA 548 Sch, Family/Comm Connections
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
TEL 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
EDA 548 Sch, Family/Comm Connections
TEL 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
EDA 505 American Education System
TEL 792 Research
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
EDA 548 Sch, Family/Comm Connections
TEL 792 Research
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
EDA 505 American Education System
EDA 548 Sch, Family/Comm Connections