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Laura Bray

address: 211 CEDAR Building
location: Education
phone: 814.826.4135
e-mail: lbh17@psu.edu
department: Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Projects

Special Education Formation

Dr. Laura Bray is currently looking for a few students to help analyze data on a project exploring how concepts are publically discussed and developed during the formation of policy. In this work, she is drawing from the advocacy coalition framework to explore data from the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Specifically, she is examining Congressional Hearings to identify key stakeholders and their policy agendas and messages. She is then creating social network maps to explore how and which messages made there way into the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA.

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Number of undergraduates needed: 2
Minimum qualifications: - Experience using Excel - Experience creating tables and graphs to display data