Emily Claire Price is a PhD student in the Curriculum and Instruction: Research on Teaching and Teacher Education (ROTATE) program and the Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice (EFPP) program. She serves as an ambassador for the ROTATE PhD program. Her research interests center primarily around issues of access, equity, and identity in early childhood classrooms. Within this realm, Emily is interested in: critical literacy, play, identity, civic engagement, sociopolitical development, social emotional learning, spirituality, and teacher education. Broadly, she is also interested in the intersection of policy and practice.
Currently, Emily is working with the Colorado Legacy Foundation on a mixed methods research study aimed at investigating how Colorado’s new Teacher Effectiveness Bill, S.B. 10-191, is impacting teacher practice and daily classroom life. Her prior research at CU includes work with Dr. Ben Kirshner’s Critical Civic Inquiry project, and the MacArthur Foundation’s Connected Learning Research Network study of youth media programs with Dr. William Penuel.
Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Emily was a pre-kindergarten teacher in Philadelphia, PA. Since beginning the program, Emily has taught two courses in the School of Education, Education 3013: School and Society and Education 4513: Education and Practice. She is currently in the process of developing a master’s level course on social emotional learning, which will be taught in the summer of 2014.