Elena Jurasaite-O'Keefe

Associate Professor
PhD, Teacher Education, University of MichiganPostdoctoral , Science Education Research, University of MichiganPhD, Early Childhood Education, Siauliai UniversityMA, English Language, Vilnius State University
Studied English language and literature, worked as an EFL teacher, school principal, international project country director, instructor, senior research manager and professor. Have two doctoral degrees in early childhood education and teacher education. My publications include research articles and a book.

Teaching Interests

Teaching curriculum theory, qualitative research methods, family and community involvement on the graduate level; literacy methods, teachers-as-researchers, classroom organization and management, undergraduate level.

Research Interests

International comparative education, students' learning in study abroad programs, teachers as informal learners, qualitative and mixed methods.

Courses Taught

EDU
1041
1ST & 2ND LANG ACQ & LIT DEVLP
EDU
1042
LIT DEV CONTENT AREA READ ASMT
EDU
7123
CREATIVE ARTS IN EARLY CHLD ED
EDU
7124
LITERATURE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDU
7127
SCHL FAM & COMM IN EARLY CHILD
EDU
7195
TEACHING & LEARNING: CHILDHOOD
EDU
7295
TEACHING & LEARNING ADOLESCENT
EDU
8000
COMMUNITY IMMERSION RESEARCH I
EDU
8001
COMMUNITY IMMERSN RESEARCH II
EDU
8007
FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES