COE Professor Alison 'Sunny' Mall receives the 2013 Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award
by Michelle Saport |
Alison "Sunny" Mall, assistant professor in UAA's College of Education, is the recipient of the 2013 Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award for her project, "Engaging Secondary Mathematics Teachers in Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice.
This year's Selkregg Award will support rural and urban secondary mathematics teachers in teaching mathematics for social justice within the contexts of their individual communities and villages in Alaska. The teachers will create a collection of instructional units designed to guide Alaska's teachers in teaching real-world mathematics in a manner that will ultimately help students learn to analyze complex, social issues while simultaneously ensuring students gain essential academic skills. The research study underlying this project will add to the knowledge base of mathematics teacher education. The community partners for this research are the Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Alaska Science Teachers Association.
The Selkregg Award, established in 2005, draws from a memorial fund established in the name of Fred M. Selkregg Jr., a longtime Alaskan who was a civil rights activist, community leader and spiritual teacher; and Lidia Selkregg, a city planner and UAA professor who worked passionately for Anchorage's ports and watersheds, rural and urban welfare and civil rights. The Selkreggs brought a commitment to openness, truth, democracy and social justice to all of their work.
This $5,000 award supports faculty in the development of community engaged research, creative activity and academic service learning projects.
Visit the Center for Community Engagement and Learning (CCEL) website for more information about the Selkregg Award and other opportunities available through CCEL.