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Conference Paper

Journal/Book Title/Conference

2023 American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting (AERA 2023)


Chicago, IL

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Award Number

NSF, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) 2031382 and 2031404

Award Title

Collaborative Research: Supporting Rural Paraprofessional Educators and their Students with Computer Science Professional Learning and Expansively Framed Curriculum

Funding Agency

National Science Foundation, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)

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In combination with contextualized human interpretation, computational text analysis offers a quantitative approach to interrogating the nature of participation and social positioning in discourse. Using meeting transcript data from the development of a co-design research-practice partnership, we examine the roles and forms of participation that contribute to an effective collaboration between a multileveled school system and researcher partners. We apply computational methods to explore the language of co-design and multi-stakeholder perspectives in support of educational improvement science efforts and our theoretical understanding of partnership roles. Results indicate participation patterns align with documented roles in co- design partnerships and highlight the space dedicated to process reflection, context sharing, and logistical coordination.


This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant no. 2031382 and 2031404. Opinions, findings, or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agency. We thank the participating teachers and students.

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