Viruru, Radhika individual record
- Clinical Professor, Teaching, Learning and Culture, School of Education and Human Development
Dr. Radhika Viruru is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) at Texas A&M University, having joined the faculty in 1998. Her research interests include early childhood education, postcolonial childhood studies and technology integration into education. She is the author of two books on early childhood education (Early Childhood Education: Postcolonial Perspectives from India) published by Sage in 2001 and Childhood and Postcolonization: Power, Education and Contemporary Practice (co-author) published by Routledge in 2004 as well as numerous journal articles and edited book chapters. Her current research interests center around the social construction of the family particularly in the Persian Gulf.
education and training
- Ph.D. in Educational Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 1998
- Graham, K., Rios, A., & Viruru, R. (2022). Constructing radical community: an ecological model for shifting from an EdD to a We-dD in online doctoral programs.. High Educ (Dordr). 1-23.
- Viruru, R., Eslami, Z., & Cherif, M. (2022). Troubling the trope of the authoritarian father: Perspectives from the Arab World. CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH. 29(3), 455-468.
- Viruru, R., & Rios, A. (2021). Needed Methodological Emancipation: Qualitative Coding and the Institutionalization of the Master's Voice. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY. 27(10), 1146-1158.
- Lee, Y., Capraro, M. M., & Viruru, R. (2018). The factors motivating students' STEM career aspirations: Personal and societal contexts. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education. 26(5), 36-48.
- Viruru, R., & Nasser, R. (2017). Waallah, the woman she should go direct to Paradise: Perceptions of motherhood in Qatar. Global Studies of Childhood. 7(2), 148-158.
- Viruru, R. (2005). POSTCOLONIAL THEORY AND THE PRACTICE OF TEACHER EDUCATION. Emerald.
- Cannella, G. S., & Viruru, R. (2003). Childhood and Postcolonization, Power, Education, and Contemporary Practice. Taylor & Francis.
- Viruru, R (2001). Early Childhood Education Postcolonial Perspectives from India.
- Shin, J., & Viruru, R. (2021). A Qualitative Study of Home-School Literacy Connections Between Korean ELL Families and Their Children's Early Childhood Teachers. Bridging Family-Teacher Relationships for ELL and Immigrant Students. 238-264. IGI Global.
- Viruru, R., & Askari, N. (2021). Postcolonial Childhoods: Historical and Contemporary Notions. The SAGE Handbook of Global Childhoods. 56-69. SAGE Publications.
- Rios, A., Viruru, R., & Ozfidan, B (2021). Don't Be a Ghost Who Drops Grades in Blackboard. Research Anthology on Developing Effective Online Learning Courses. 2049-2071. IGI Global.
- Viruru, R., & Askari, N. (2020). How muslim women negotiate systems of motherhood in two cultures. Multiple early childhood identities. 185-199. Taylor & Francis.
- Viruru, R., & Persky, J. C. (2019). Postcolonial Theory and Teacher Education. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press (OUP).
- Viruru, R. (2008). Childhood Labor in India: issues and complexities. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD. 9(3), 224-233.
- Viruru, R., & Cannella, G. S (2006). A postcolonial critique of the ethnographic interview - Research analyzes research. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY AND THE CONSERVATIVE CHALLENGE. 175-+.
awards and honors
recent teaching activities
- EDCI353 Early Child Through Adol Educ Instructor
- EDCI601 Disc Know Resrch In C & I Instructor
- EDCI605 Qual Rsrch Mthds In C&i Instructor
- EDCI606 Cogn Cult & Literacies Instructor
- EDCI645 Soc&educ In World Pers Instructor
chaired theses and dissertations
- Ashmeade, Lisa Ann (2016-12). Study of the Impact of Certified Staff Perception of Digital Citizenship upon Teacher Professional Development. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Davis, Sarah Lynne (2015-12). A Qualitative Study of the Relationship between Parents and Administrators at an Elementary School in Virginia. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Hasan, Fatma (2015-12). An Analysis of Gender Representation in English Textbooks used in Jordanian Schools and an Exploration of Jordanian Teachers' Beliefs about Gender Stereotypes. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Powers, Scott Kenneth (2014-08). Understanding Teachers' Experiences Implementing Project-Based Learning. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Shin, Jee Young (2012-05). A Qualitative Study of Intergenerational Literacy Connection (ILC) Practices Among Korean ELL Families and Teachers. (Doctoral Dissertation)
Texas A&M University; Teaching, Learning And Culture (Tlac); 4232 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4232