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Jitendra presents at CEC

Asha JitendraEducational Psychology professor Asha Jitendra presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual convention in Nashville in April. She presented a paper entitled "Main idea and summarization: Improving text compehension for students with learning disabilities," co-authored with M. Gaijria (Thomas Aquinas College professor). Jitendra presented posters on "Improving learning of ration and proportion for secondary students with behavior disorders" with co-authors M. George (director, Centennial School, Bethlehem, PA), K. Starosta (doctoral candidate, Lehigh University) and J.R. Star (Harvard University assistant professor) and "An analysis of ration and proportion instruction in middle school mathematics textbooks" with Fumio Someki (UM doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology).

Professor Jitendra was part of invited CEC panel sessions on "Developing a research agenda" and "Teaching middle school students ration and proportion problem solving using schma-based instruction." She was an invited strand leader, leading several sessions on improving the learning of students struggling with mathematics.

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