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Academic Areas:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Foundations of Education

Dr. Aydarova’s research examines transformations in teaching and teacher education through the lens of equity, diversity, and social justice. The transformations she studies include technocratic policies that reorient teaching and teacher education, teacher preparation for work with racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in the context of rising technocracy, as well as teacher educators’ policy advocacy in response to neoliberal reforms.

Dr. Aydarova' research focuses on educational reforms in the context of global neoliberal transformations in education. Her projects explore privatization of teacher education, teacher preparation for culturally and linguistically diverse students, as well as internationalization of education in the United States. Research topics include:

  • Social justice and equity in education
  • Global education policies
  • Educational privatization
  • Teacher education commodification
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Internationalization of educational settings

She examines educational policies and practices through the lens of theater and analyzes the implications of educational reforms for equity, diversity, and social justice.

My research interests lie at the intersections of educational policy, comparative education, anthropology, globalization studies, language education, and social foundations of education.

I examine transformations in the work of teachers, teaching, and teacher education through the lens of equity, diversity, and social justice. My scholarship focuses on the circulation of policies and practices that seek to transform the teaching profession and the professional preparation it requires in various contexts around the world. In my studies, I analyze ideological contestations, cultural transformations, and political struggles in the midst of teacher education reforms.

Skills and Expertise:

  • Educational Administration
  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Professional Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Teaching
  • Pedagogy and Education
PhD, Michigan State University, Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education, 2015
MA, University of South Carolina, Linguistics, 2005
BA, Odessa National University, Ukraine, English, 2003