Dr. Aixa Marchand: Advocating for Educational Equity Through Mixed Methods (AEEMM) Lab

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The goal of research conducted in the Advocating for Educational Equity Through Mixed Methods (AEEMM) Lab is to better understand educational inequities present in public schools with the aim of working towards rectifying them and creating positive family & school collaborations. Relevant research is as follows:

Marchand, A. D., Vassar, R., Diemer, M. A., & Rowley, S. J. (2019). Integrating race, racism, and critical consciousness in Black parents’ engagement with schools. Journal of Family Theory & Review,11(3), 1-18. doi:10.1111/jftr.12344

Bañales, J., Marchand, A. D., Anyiwo, N., Rowley, S. J., & Kurtz-Costes, B. (2019). Black adolescents’ critical reflection development: Parents’ racial socialization and attributions about race achievement gaps. Journal for Research on Adolescence. doi: 10.1111/jora.12485

We began in the spring semester of 2020 with three members and have grown in size and capacity since then. Our projects have focused on a number of topics: Whole Child Strategies of Memphis, Critical Race Theory, dueling consciousness, and dual consciousness. Most recent projects center the state of Tennessee's 3rd Grade Commitment and Dr. Marchand's Critical Parent Engagement Scale. 

Interested in joining the AEEMM Lab?

  • Contact Dr. Aixa Marchand via email: marchanda@rhodes.edu
  • Reach out to a current member to learn more information about the experience