Cathery Yeh

Special guest

Biography
Dr. Cathery Yeh joined the Attallah College of Educational Studies in 2016 and teaches classes in the Teacher Education program. She earned her doctorate in education with a focus on learning, cognition, and development and an emphasis in Chicano/Latino Studies from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining Chapman, Dr. Yeh served as the Foundational Level Mathematics Program Coordinator in the College of Education at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Yeh has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as courses on child development, mathematics content and methods, research methods, culturally responsive pedagogies, and multicultural education.

Dr. Yeh’s scholarship is driven by her commitment to the improvement of educational opportunities for students, with a focus on students whose voices and identities have historically been marginalized by traditional schooling practices. Dr. Yeh’s research looks specifically at issues of participation, power, access, and developing transformative spaces for learning in K-12 and college classrooms, with an emphasis on the role of teaching, teacher education, and leadership. Her current work examines approaches and practices in teacher education that foreground the importance of praxis and reflexivity in learning and teaching. Dr. Yeh is a member of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project and currently serves on the editorial board for the international journal Teaching Children’s Mathematics.

K-12 Teaching Experience

Her scholarship builds on ten years of experience teaching in elementary, dual-language classrooms in the Los Angeles urban core and abroad in China, Chile, Peru, and Costa Rica. As a classroom teacher, Dr. Yeh visited over 300 student homes and integrated students’ lived experiences, knowledge, and identities into the curriculum. Her students, their families, and the teachers she has had the privilege to work with drive her personal and professional commitment to pedagogies of hope, liberation, and possibilities.

Select Publications

Yeh, C., Ellis, M. W., Hurtado, C. (forthcoming). Reimagining the mathematics classroom: Creating and sustaining classroom environments for productive mathematics learning. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Santagata, R. Jovel, J., & Yeh, C. (2016). Learning to unpack standards-based mathematics teaching through video-based group conversations. In P.G.Rossi & L.Fedeli (Eds.). Integrating Video into Pre-service and In-service Teacher Training. Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development Book Series. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Yeh, C. & Ellis, M. (2016). Stained glass window designs. Integrating Math. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Ellis, M. & Yeh, C. (2016). From leaks to liters: Estimating water loss. Integrating Math. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Santagata, R. & Yeh, C. (2016). The role of perception, interpretation, and decision making in the development of beginning teachers' competence. ZDM Mathematics Education.

Sengupta-Irving, T. & Yeh, C. (2015). Critical pedagogy. In Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. Richmond: Kentucky: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Yeh, C. (2015). A picture is worth more than a thousand words. Teaching Children Mathematics, 21(8), 512

Yeh, C. & Santagata, R. (2014). Pre-service teachers learning to generate evidence based hypotheses on the effects of teaching on student learning. Journal of Teacher Education. 66(1) 21-34.

Santagata, R. & Yeh, C. (2013). Learning to teach mathematics and to analyze teaching effectiveness: Evidence from a video- and practice-based pre-service course. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.17, 491-514.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Yeh, C., Ellis, M. W., Hurtado, C. (forthcoming). Reimagining the mathematics classroom: Creating and sustaining classroom environments for productive mathematics learning. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Santagata, R. Jovel, J., & Yeh, C. (2016). Learning to unpack standards-based mathematics teaching through video-based group conversations. In P.G.Rossi & L.Fedeli (Eds.). Integrating Video into Pre-service and In-service Teacher Training. Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development Book Series. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Yeh, C. & Ellis, M. (2016). Stained glass window designs. Integrating Math. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Ellis, M. & Yeh, C. (2016). From leaks to liters: Estimating water loss. Integrating Math. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Santagata, R. & Yeh, C. (2016). The role of perception, interpretation, and decision making in the development of beginning teachers' competence. ZDM Mathematics Education.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Huinker, D., Marshall, AM., Rigelman, N., & Yeh, C. (2020). Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Schools. Reston, VA: NCTMYeh, C, & Rubel, L. (2020). Queering mathematics: Disrupting binary oppositions in mathematics education. In N. Radakovic, & L. Jao (Eds.), Borders in Mathematics Pre-Service Teacher Education. (pp 227-243). New York, New York: Springer.Lambert, R., Sugita, T., Yeh, C., Hunt, J. & Brophy, S. (2020). “Changes in thinking”: Documenting increased participation of a student with autism in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Journal of Educational Psychology.112 (3) 494-513.Yeh, C., Ellis, M., Mahmood, D. (2020). From the Margin to the Center: A Framework for Rehumanizing Mathematics Education for Students with Dis/abilities. Journal of Mathematical Behavior. 58, 100758. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmathb.2020.100758Yeh, C., Sugita, T., & Tan, P. (2020). Reimagining inclusive spaces for mathematics learning. Mathematics Teachers: Learning and Teaching Mathematics, 133(9), 708-714.Yeh, C., & Otis, B. (2019) Mathematics for whom: Reframing and humanizing mathematics. Occasional Paper Series 41 Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1276&context=occasional-paper-seriesYeh, C. & Chao, T. (2019). Celebrating the mathematical brilliance in all children. Teaching Children Mathematics, 25(7). 448.Yeh, C. & Wong, A.* (2019). Co-Construction of competence: An activity system perspective for leveraging and strengthening students’ language and mathematics competences. Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics. 10(1). 17-25.Yeh, C. (2018). Moving beyond numbers: Problematizing genderism and heteronormativity in mathematics education. In S. Chappell, K. Ketchum, & L. Richardson (Eds.), Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in Schools: Stories from School and Community Contexts. Routledge.Santagata, R., Yeh, C., & Mercado, J. (2018). Preparing teachers for career-long learning through ambitious teacher education: Findings from the Learning to Learn from Mathematics Teaching Project. Journal of Learning Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/10508406.2018.1441030.Yeh, C. (2018). Democratic accountability in the neoliberal era: The politics of teaching and teacher education in mathematics classrooms. Policy Futures in EducationYeh, C., Ellis, M. W., Hurtado, C. (2017). Reimagining the mathematics classroom: Creating and sustaining classroom environments for productive learning. Reston, VA: NCTMYeh, C. (2017). Math is more than numbers: The interplay of language and mathematics in bilingual classrooms. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education. 10(2), 106-139.Yeh, C. (2017, April 24). Sex, lies, and word problems. Blog post featured in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Blog.Yeh, C., Neumann, M., & Drake, C. (2017, May 22). Analyzing and designing story problems that matter. Blog post featured in the National Council of Teachers of MathematicsSantagata, R. Jovel, J., & Yeh, C. (2016). Learning to unpack standards-based mathematics teaching through video-based group conversations. In P.G.Rossi & L.Fedeli (Eds.). Integrating Video into Pre-service and In-service Teacher Training. Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development Book Series. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.Santagata, R. & Yeh, C. (2016). The role of perception, interpretation, and decision making in the development of beginning teachers' competence. ZDM Mathematics Education, 48(1-2), 153-165.Sengupta-Irving, T. & Yeh, C. (2015). Critical pedagogy. In Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. Richmond: Kentucky: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing GroupYeh, C. (2015). Is it fair?: Student exploration of rational numbers. Teaching Children Mathematics. 22(3), 490.Yeh, C. (2015). A picture is worth more than a thousand words. Teaching Children Mathematics, 21(8), 512.Yeh, C. & Santagata, R. (2014). Pre-service teachers learning to generate evidence-based hypotheses on the effects of teaching on student learning. Journal of Teacher Education. 66(1) 21-34.Yeh, C. (2014). Number sleuth. Teaching Children Mathematics, 21(3), 92.Santagata, R. & Yeh, C. (2013). Learning to teach and to analyze teaching effectiveness: Evidence from a video- and practice-based pre-service course. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. 17, 491-514

Cathery Yeh has been a guest on 1 episode.