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Kelley Buchheister

Buchheister, Kelley
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
135 Mabel Lee Hall
University of Nebraska--City Campus
Lincoln, NE 68588

Program involvement
Early Care & Education Bachelor's Degree - Instructor


Kelley Buchheister’s research and teaching focus are on enhancing students’ thinking and reasoning in early mathematics. She is interested in developing practicing and prospective teachers’ understanding of the cultural contexts of learning and constructing appropriately challenging environments that provide the greatest opportunity for all students to achieve high-quality experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

Through research, she and colleagues closely examine the role of culturally relevant pedagogy and teacher beliefs in educational experiences. They prioritize equity and cultural contexts of learning as fundamental elements of early educational experiences. 


Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum Mathematics Education, Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, University of Missouri, 2011
Master's Degree in Elementary Education--Mathematics and Science, University of South Florida, 2006
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with minor in Early Childhood Education, University of Missouri, 2001