Resources for Researchers

Education Issues during Adolescence

Bempechat, J., Shernoff, D. J., Jin, J-L., Holloway, S.D., & Arendtsz (2010, May). Achievement beliefs and school engagement in low-income adolescents: A mixed-methods study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

DeFrates-Densch, N., Smith, M C., & Rique, J.N. (2004, April). Impact of coursework and field experiences on pre-service and in-service teachers’ implicit theories of adolescent  development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego. [Online at http://www.cedu.niu.edu/%7esmith/Conferences/2004/AERA04paper.doc]

>Hung, W.-C., Smith, M C., & Smith, T.J. (2009, October). The use of simulated dialogue metaphor to model expert problem solving processes to improve students’ knowledge of research design. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology. Louisville, KY.

Hung, W.-C., Smith, M C., & Smith, T.J. (2004, October). REsearchMentor: The use of a learner-centered approach to develop an intelligent tutorial system to improve students’ knowledge of educational research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Chicago.

Kalkman, D., DeFrates-Densch, N., Smith, M C., & Ochoa-Angrino, S. (2010, April). Do high school students' experiences and perceptions of autonomy support during science instruction predict changes in their attitudes toward science? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Shernoff, D. J. (2010, May). Engagement and quality of experience in after-school programs as predictors of social competence and academic performance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Shernoff, D. J. (2010, March). Engagement in after-school programs as a predictor of positive outcomes. Paper presented at the symposium, “A Cross-Contextual Examination of Youth Engagement in Schools, After-School Programs, and Community Activities” for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Shernoff, D. J. (2009, August). Engagement in after-school programs as a predictor of positive outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Shernoff, D. J. (2004, March). Experience Sampling Method with adolescence: Unique opportunities and challenges. Discussion hour presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Shernoff, D. J. (2003, April). Youth engagement in voluntary, organized after-school programs. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa Bay, FL.

Shernoff, D. J., & Vandell, D. L. (2008, March). Youth engagement in after-school programs: A perspective from experience sampling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Shernoff, D. J., & Vandell, D. L. (2007, April). Time use and engagement in after-school program activities: Program quality from the perspective of participants. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Shernoff, D. J., Vandell, D. L., & Bolt. (2008, March). Experiences and emotions as mediators in the relationship between after-school program participation and developmental outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Shumow, L. (2002, June). Engaging preservice teachers in responding to adolescent concerns by creating an informational website. Presented at CENTTER Institute: Making Connections with Technology. Northern Illinois University.

Shumow, L., & Lomax, R. (2000, April). Predicting perceptions of school safety. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Shumow, L. & Miller, J. (1999, April). Fathers and mothers school involvement during middle and high school: findings from LSAY. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.

Shumow, L., & Smith, M C. (2005, April). Adolescent voices in teacher education. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal. [Organizers.]

Smith, M C., Crone, S., Davis, D., DeFrates-Densch, N., Pumo, D.J., Runne, J.T., Schrader, T.O., & Van Loon, P. (1992, April). Age and skill differences in adaptive competence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Smith, M C., Kitts, K.B., Falk-Ross, F., Ochoa-Angrino, S., Perry, E., & Yamagata-Lynch, L. (2009, Apri). Promoting secondary students’ identity development in geoscience education. Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Geological Society of America North-Central Section. Rockford, IL.

Smith, M C., Shumow, L., & Heenan, A. (2005, April). TeenScene: Increasing secondary teachers’ understandings of adolescent development using teens’ self-documentaries. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.

Vandell, D. L., Shernoff, D. J., Pierce, K. M., Bolt, D. M., & Fu, J. (April, 2003). Experience and time use of adolescents in after-school programs. Paper presented at the symposium, “After-School Experiences During Adolescence: Programs and Activities that Support Development” for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa Bay, FL.