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Shirley Lal, Ph.D.

Title: Director of Evaluation, College of Education

Department: College of Education

Office: COE 1477
Phone Extension: x2773
Email Username: slal

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Conference Presentations

  • Lal, S. R., Blackaller, C. A, & Esposito, M. C., Tucker, S. (2007). Using multiple data sources to evaluate the effectiveness of a teacher preparation program. Paper presented at American Education Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL April, 2007.
  • Blackaller, C. A., Lal, S. R., & Esposito, Mentoring needs and activities in an alternative certification program for special education interns from multiple data sources. Paper presented at the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC), Washington, DC, April, 2007.
  • Lal, S. R., Mellblom, C., Dote-Kwan. (2007). Teaching and learning in a diverse educational setting. Paper presented at WASC Conference, San Jose, April 2007.
  • Lal, S. R., Tucker, S., Russell, S. E., Esposito, M. C., Blackaller, C. A., Berlin, D., Hamdan, K., & Mills Marbury, C. (2007) Exploration of alternative routes to teacher education certification: building collaborations between university and school district. Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Russell, S., Lal, S. R., Esposito, M. C., Berlin, D., & Hamdan, K., (2007). Bringing general education and special education together: Building an inclusive community in professional development schools. Paper presented at The Holmes Partnership Eleventh Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • Lal, S. R., Esposito, M. C. & Blackaller, C. A. (2006). The use of multiple data sources to evaluate the effectiveness of an alternative special education teacher preparation program. Paper presented at American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.
  • Esposito, M. C., Lal, S. R., Berlin, D. (2006). A professional development school innovations: A university’s response to special education teacher shortages. Paper presented at American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.
  • Lal, S. R., Tucker, S. R., Shapario, N. S., Hirshberg, D. B., Stillisano, J. R., Hill, A. R., Fickel, L. C., Morales, T., Bissell, J., Price, K., (2006). From sea to shinning sea: Meta analysis of partnering across five USDE Teacher Quality Enhancing projects. Panel discussion American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.
  • Lal, S. R., Blackaller, C. A., & Esposito, M. C. (2006). Data driven decisions to improve teacher preparation programs. Paper presented at International Conference on Learning Disabilities (ICLD). McLean, Virginia.
  • Esposito, M. C., Lal, S. R., Berlin, D. (2006). The application of the professional development school model to an alternative special education program. Paper presented at International Conference on Learning Disabilities (ICLD). McLean, Virginia.
  • Lal, S. R., Blackaller, C. A., Russell, S. R., Hamdan, K., Esposito, M. C., Berlin, D., Tucker, S., & Mills Marbury, K. (2006). Exploration of alternative routes to teacher education certification building collaborations between a university and a school district. Paper presented at the 2006 State Directors Conference, Sacramento, CA.
  • Blackaller, C. A., Lal, S. R., & Esposito, M. C. (2006). Support provider and intern perceptions of mentoring needs. Paper presented at California Educational Research Association, (CERA), Monterey, CA.
  • Esposito, M. C., Hamdan, K., Lal, S., & Russell, S.E. (2006). Alternative routes to teacher certification: The transition to teaching professional development school model. Paper presented at California Educational Research Association (CERA), Monterrey, CA.
  • Lal, S. R., Esposito, M. C., Berlin, D., Russell, S., Hamdan, K., (2006). Confronting teacher shortages with teacher preparation model innovations. Paper presented at National Association of Alternative Certification (NAAC), Seventh Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Blackaller, C. A., Lal, S., &. Esposito, M. C. (2006). Support provider and intern perceptions of mentoring needs. Paper presented at National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC), Seventh Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Mellblom, C., Lal, S. R., Dote-Kwan, J. (2006). WASC Self-Study: A Vehicle for Change. Presentation at WASC Annual Conference, CA.
  • Lal, S. R. (2005). Perceptions of credential candidates: A vital source for evaluating the effectiveness of a teacher preparation program. Paper presented at American Education Research Association (AERA). Montreal, Canada.
  • Lal, S. R., Blackaller, C. A. (2005). The use of multiple data sources to evaluate the effectiveness of an alternative special education teacher preparation program. Paper presented at California Educational Research Association (CERA). Long Beach, CA.
  • Esposito, M.C., Lal, S., & Berlin, D. (2005). Responding to special education teacher shortages through the application of the professional development school model: Is it effective? Paper presented at California Educational Research Association (CERA). Long Beach, CA.
  • Beard, K. Schaar. S., & Lal, S. R. (2005). Addressing the challenge to credential all teachers. Paper presented at International Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), L.A. CA.
  • Esposito, M.C., Lal, S., & Berlin, D. (2005). An urban university’s response to K-12 special education teacher shortages: The implementation of professional development schools. Paper presented at International Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) L.A. CA.
  • Lal, S. R., Esposito, M. C., & Blackaller, C. (2005). Do special education professional development schools effectively prepare candidates for urban settings? Paper presented at International Learning Disabilities Association of America Conference (LDA).
  • Lal, S. R., & Esposito, M. C. (2004). Validating special education professional development work using the NCATE standards. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association AERA.
  • Esposito, M. C. & Lal, S. R. (2004). Use of Survey Data to Identify Strengths and Weaknesses of a Special Education Professional Development School Teacher Preparation Program. Paper presented at California Education Research Association (CERA). Pasadena, CA.
  • Lal, S. R., Johnston, S. J., & Nakayama, C. (2004) Designing a Teacher Preparation Program to Ensure High-Quality Teachers: A Description of one California State University’s Innovative Approach. Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Lal, S. R., Johnston, S. J., Nakayama, C., Colbert, J. A., Pensavalle, M., Genzuk, M., & Tran, T. (2004). Using performance-based assessment to produce quality teachers: a comparison of a public and a private university credential program. Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Li, Xin, & Lal, S. R., (2003). Do students gain deeper abstract knowledge from service learning in a teacher education seminar course? Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago IL.
  • Esposito, M. C, Lal, S. R., & Thompson, g. (2003). Special education professional development schools: are candidates ready for the demands of urban settings? Paper presented at California Educational Research Association (CERA) San Francisco, CA.
  • Lal, S. R. (2003). Utilizing survey research to inform decisions for improving a teacher education credential program. California Educational Research Association (CERA) San Francisco, CA..
  • Lal, S. R. (2003). Use of survey data to examine teacher candidates’ perceptions of a teacher preparation program. Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Li, Xin, & Lal, S. R. (2003). Life Stories in Service-learning: A Comparative Study. Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Lal, S. R. & Russell, S. E. (2003). California State University Dominguez Hills, Teaching Performance Assessment System (TPAS©), California State University (CSU) System Dean’s Meeting.
  • Lal, S. R. (2003). California State University Dominguez Hills, College of Education NCATE Accreditation. Japan-United States Teacher Education Consortium (JUSTEC).
  • Johnston, S., & Lal, S. R. (2002) California State University Dominguez Hills, Teaching Performance Assessment System (TPAS©): Innovation in Compliance. California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE), San Diego, CA.
  • Lal, S. R. (2001) Utilizing survey research to inform decisions for improving a teacher education credential program. California Educational Research Association (CERA), Monterey CA.
  • Lal, S. R. (2001) Co-developed-power point presentation on a regression analysis of NAEP data. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Database Training Seminar Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Washington D.C.
  • Lal, S. R. (2001). Ta Hwa College and Institute of Technology in Taiwan, Invited to speak about developing research and evaluation techniques with faculty as part of a training conference.
  • Lal, S. R. & Lal D. (2000). Youth Gangs: The Need to Belong. At-Risk Youth Conference, Ninth Annual, Sponsored by California State University Chico, Monterey, CA.
  • Lal, S. R. & Lal D. (2000). Potential Gang Member or Dropout: Understanding the Similarities and Reducing and Preventing Negative Gang activities: A Practical Approach. National Dropout Prevention Conference. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore.
  • Lal, S. R. (2000). A Gang Intervention Program for K-12 Schools. International Gang Specialist Training Conference. National Gang Crime Research Center & Loyola University Ministry. Chicago, IL.
  • Lal, S. R. (2000). Data Collection and Analysis: Making Sense of What you Have. Summer Institute on Educational Politics. National Ed.D Program, Educational Leaders, Nova Southeastern University, FL.
  • Lal, S. R. (2000). Ethnography in Education: Researching How Education Makes a Difference for Today’s Students. University of California, Santa Barbara & California State University, Los Angeles. Chair: Research Roundtable.
  • Lal, S. R. (2000). Teacher Retention and Attrition: A Study of California State University, Dominquez Hills Credentialed Teachers. Multilingual and Cultural Diversity Education Conference, Globalizing Language and Cultural Education in the New millennium. The Institute for the Study of Cultural Diversity and Internationalization & the School of Education, CSUDH.
  • Faires, C. & Lal, S. R. (1997). Improving learning outcomes in administration preparation programs National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference, Vail, CO.
  • Faires, C. & Lal, S. R. (1996). Testing the outcomes of practicum research. National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference, Corpus Christy, TX.

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