Research Workshop - Kristi Donaldson

Fri Oct 9, 2015 12:00PM - 1:00PM • Calendars: Graduate Research Workshops

Under- and Over-Enrollments: Gender, Race, and Place in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program 

College preparatory classes and programs have expanded rapidly in the United States in the last 20 years. Among these is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP), a rigorous, liberal-arts program serving secondary students in the last two years of high school. Though this program has seen substantial growth – an increase of 480 percent in the number of schools offering the program since 1995 – this recent, rapid expansion has not benefitted all race-ethnic groups equally. Compared to high school enrollment estimates, IBDPs tend to overserve White and Asian students, and underserve Black and Latina/o students. In this presentation, I examine how gender and race-ethnicity intersect in the under- and overserving of students, and pinpoint the characteristics of IBDP schools that have the largest gender and race-ethnic gaps, as well as the geographic areas in which these schools are located.

Gender Studies Research Workshop - October 9, 2015
339 O'Shaughnessy
Presenter: Kristi Donaldson, PhD Sociology and Gender Studies Graduate Minor Student

Kristi Donaldson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and Center for Research on Educational Opportunity at the University of Notre Dame and a Gender Studies Graduate Minor student. Kristi was a Gender Studies Teaching Apprenticeship Recipient 2013-2014.  Her research and teaching interests are stratification, education, gender and research methods. In her dissertation research, she studies issues of equity and access in advanced course taking, focusing on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Specifically, she evaluates how the growth of the program in the U.S. has contributed to opportunities for Black and Latina/o student participation in advanced course taking, as well as the race-ethnic segregation of schools.

Under- and Over-Enrollments: Gender, Race, and Place in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program - Abstract
Under- and Over-Enrollments: Gender, Race, and Place in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program - Poster

In order to advance the program’s commitment to inter-disciplinary research and inquiry into the subject of gender, the Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce an upcoming series of research workshops. The events will include presentations by advanced undergraduates majoring in Gender Studies as well as graduate students and faculty members from a variety of departments who work in the area of gender and sexuality. The workshop will begin with the week’s presenter giving a brief lecture on his or her current research in the field, followed by a seminar-style discussion.

Workshops are held on Fridays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in 339 O’Shaughnessy.

If you would like to reserve a date for a presentation at one of the Research Workshops please contact one of our Research Workshop coordinators: Eric Lewis or Melissa McCoul.

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