SIG Directory
 
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - 2016-2017
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This directory of AERA SIGs is in alphabetical order. Websites & email addresses, when available, are listed. Although we check this page for errors frequently if you should notice a non-working link please let us know. If your SIG is interested in creating or moving its webpage to the AERA website, please let us know.

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Accreditation, Assessment, and Program Evaluation in Education Preparation (SIG #174)
Purpose: The purpose of the SIG is the accumulation and interpretation of research findings associated with CAEP accreditation, state review processes, or assessment and evaluation of the graduates of educator preparation programs and the quality of the programs themselves.
Contact: Diana B. Lys, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, lys@email.unc.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Accreditation, Assessment, and Program Evaluation in Education Preparation
Action Research (SIG #2)
Purpose: The Action Research SIG builds community among those who are engaged in action research and those who teach others to do action research. This is accomplished through dialog about professional development strategies, educational practices and theory, and methods of action research.
Contact: Craig Alan Mertler, Arizona State University - West, Phoenix, AZ, Craig.Mertler@asu.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Action Research
Adolescence and Youth Development (SIG #3)
Purpose: To bring together educators, researchers, and youth advocates interested in examining ways to improve upon the experiences, behaviors, and perceptions of adolescence and youth as they develop over time. This SIG includes a cross section of researchers interested in diverse topics associated with adolescence and youth development.
Contact: Andrea Frazier, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, frazier_andrea@columbusstate.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Adolescence and Youth Development
Adult Literacy and Adult Education (SIG #4)
Purpose: Dedicated to research development, policy, and practice in adult literacy and adult education. This SIG takes an interdisciplinary, lifespan perspective on learning and instruction among diverse populations.
Contact: Aydin Durgunoglu, University of Minnesota - Duluth, Maple Grove, MN, adurguno@d.umn.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Adult Literacy and Adult Education
Advanced Studies of National Databases (SIG #6)
Purpose: To advance knowledge of the contexts and practices of education through facilitating awareness and understanding of the rigorous research methods required for valid and reliable analysis of national and state level databases.
Contact: Jerry West, University of Maryland - College Park, Columbia, MD, jwestsig6@gmail.com
Dues: $6.00 (1 yr)
Website: Advanced Studies of National Databases
Advanced Technologies for Learning (SIG #7)
Purpose: To design new technologies that structure educational environments and transform educational practice, and to help the AERA community understand and influence the use of advanced technologies.
Contact: Tamara Lynnette Clegg, University of Maryland - College Park, College Park, MD, tclegg@umd.edu; Mike Tissenbaum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Somerville, MA, miketissenbaum@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SIGATL
Applied Research in Immersive Environments for Learning (SIG #173)
Purpose: To steward a robust community of educators, scholars, and practitioners dedicated toward research in and on immersive environments. Using a variety of research methods, we support a diverse approach to understanding the optimal use of digitally-enhanced immersive worlds and environments, such as (but not limited to), virtual reality, virtual worlds, augmented reality and immersive educational games. We are interested in developing a comprehensive research agenda intended to encompass the breadth and scope of learning potentialities, affordances, challenges, and shortcomings of immersive learning environments.
Contact: Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR, debeck@uark.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.arielsig.net
Arts and Inquiry in the Visual and Performing Arts in Education (SIG #53)
Purpose: This international inter-disciplinary SIG offers a space for visual artworks, live performance and theoretical/conceptual praxis, facilitating a platform for artistic researchers and practitioners.
Contact: Aaron Thomas Bodle, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, bodleat@jmu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Arts and Learning (SIG #8)
Purpose: Recent themes include: arts performance and process in curriculum; arts integration, assessment, and criticism; cultural issues; semiotics creative process; aesthetic education; alternative research methodologies; and constructivism.
Contact: Jen Katz-Buonincontro, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, jlk333@drexel.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: Arts and Learning
Arts-Based Educational Research (SIG #9)
Purpose: To provide a community for those who view education through artistic lenses, who use a variety of arts-based methodologies, and who communicate understandings through diverse genres.
Contact: Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher, Southern Cross University, Currumbin, Australia, lexi.lasczik@scu.edu.au
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.abersig.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arts.cacs?ap=1
Bilingual Education Research (SIG #12)
Purpose: To promote research in bilingual education and to provide a forum for innovative approaches in this field of inquiry. This SIG addresses all ethnoliguistically diverse groups.
Contact: Kara Mitchell Viesca, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, kara.viesca@unl.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr)
Website: Bilingual Education Research
Biographical and Documentary Research (SIG #13)
Purpose: To explore methodological issues in biographical and documentary research.
Contact: Lucy E. Bailey, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, lucy.bailey@okstate.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Biographical and Documentary Research
Brain, Neurosciences, and Education (SIG #14)
Purpose: Provides a venue for research in the neurosciences that may inform and inspire educational research, and for rigorous educational research thus informed.
Contact:
Dues: $30.00 (1 yr); students $20.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.aera-brain-education.org/
Career and Technical Education (SIG #134)
Purpose: To discuss topics in vocational/career and technical education, career development, human resource development, career issues in the schools (Grades K-12), postsecondary education, adult and lifelong learning, and workforce education.
Contact: Victor M Hernandez-Gantes, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, victorh@usf.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Caribbean and African Studies in Education (Formerly "Research Focus on Education in the Caribbean and Africa") (SIG #86)
Purpose: To encourage, conduct, coordinate, and disseminate research on education within and between Caribbean and African countries.
Contact: Sylvia Maureen Henry, J.P, University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados, henrysmh@hotmail.com
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Caribbean and African Studies in Education (Formerly "Research Focus on Education in the Caribbean and Africa")
Catholic Education (SIG #175)
Purpose: To support, promote, and disseminate information, research, and evaluation of Catholic education written from a diverse set of perspectives, including interdisciplinary and international issues.
Contact: Anthony Joseph Sabatino, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, anthony.sabatino@lmu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Catholic Education
Chaos and Complexity Theories (SIG #17)
Purpose: To apply, advance, and extend chaos and complexity theories to inquiry, research, and theory related to educational contexts.
Contact: Eugene Gary Kowch, Jr., University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, ekowch@ucalgary.ca
Dues: $12.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://chaoscomplexityineducation.wikidot.com/
Charters & School Choice (SIG #142)
Purpose: To promote and disseminate information, research, and evaluation of charter schools written from a diverse set of perspectives.
Contact: Priscilla Wohlstetter, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, wohlstetter@tc.columbia.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Charters & School Choice
Classroom Assessment (SIG #18)
Purpose: The purposes of the SIG are to promote student learning through improved classroom assessment practices; to assist teachers in improving their classroom assessment practices and understand why it is essential to do so. To achieve these purposes, the SIG includes among its goals the promotion of quality research into classroom assessment practices, using all legitimate research approaches and methods, and the active collaboration with other SIGs and AERA divisions who share an interest in promoting research into classroom assessment.
Contact: Lee Ann Jung, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, jug@studentgrowth.org
Dues: $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Classroom Assessment
Classroom Management (SIG #19)
Purpose: To promote research on classroom organization and management, alternative discipline models, group and learner social interactions, and approaches to teacher education.
Contact: Raol J. Taft, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Blue Springs, MO, taftr@umkc.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://cmsigaera.wordpress.com/
Classroom Observation (SIG #20)
Purpose: The purpose of the Classroom Observation SIG is to provide members access to current research in observation techniques in educational settings.
Contact: Tracey S. Hodges, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, thodges@ua.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Classroom Observation
Cognition and Assessment (SIG #167)
Purpose: To promote research on educational assessment merging two traditionally distinct fields - cognition and psychometrics
Contact: Laine Bradshaw, University of Georgia - Athens, Athens, GA, laineb@uga.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Cognition and Assessment
Computer and Internet Applications in Education (SIG #22)
Purpose: To promote research and evaluation on the use of computer-based information and communications resources and software for learning, instruction, assessment, and accomplishment by students, teachers, and administrators.
Contact: James Hatten, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, jameshatten@usf.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Computer and Internet Applications in Education
Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention (SIG #23)
Purpose: To provide a forum to discuss conflict resolution, peer mediation, and violence prevention, focusing on research, theory, and improvements in implementation in schools.
Contact: Cary J. Roseth, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, croseth@msu.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Education (SIG #171)
Purpose: The purpose of the SIG is to bring together individuals who share a common interest in in-depth, cross-cultural, international dialogue on how Confucianism and Taoism in both classical and contemporary schools of thought can inform educational theory and practice.
Contact: Mei W. Hoyt, University of North Texas, Reston, VA, meiwuhoyt@gmail.com
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Confucianism-Taoism-and-Education/602503046456159
Constructivist Theory, Research and Practice (SIG #25)
Purpose: To facilitate communication and to promote theory, research and improvement in practices of educators at all levels from a constructivist or developmental perspective.
Contact: Susan K. Donohue, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, skd9f@virginia.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://constructsig.wikispaces.com/
Cooperative Learning: Theory, Research and Practice (SIG #26)
Purpose: To exchange information about current research, theory, and improvements in implementation of cooperative learning procedures; to provide a structured forum for discussions related to cooperative learning.
Contact:
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Critical Educators for Social Justice (SIG #144)
Purpose: Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ) is committed to the struggle for social justice, human rights and democracy for diverse communities. We promote research, teaching, and activism centered on cultural, racial, linguistic, political, and economic self-determination within our classrooms, schools, and communities. A significant objective of CESJ is to promote communication and collaboration among critical educators and researchers working in public schools, universities, and community education programs. We believe that education, as a form of critical understanding, plays a crucial role in transforming society.
Contact: Wayne Au, University of Washington - Bothell, Seattle, WA, wayneau@uw.edu; Kari Kokka, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland, CA, karikokka@gmail.com
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.cesjsig.org/
Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education (SIG #27)
Purpose: To promote the integrated study of race, ethnicity, social class, and gender as lenses for performing critical analyses and evaluations of prevailing theory and practice on education.
Contact: Norvella P. Carter, Texas A&M University, Cypress, TX, norvella@comcast.net
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $15.00 (1 yr)
Website: Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education
Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies (SIG #28)
Purpose: To support and promote transdisciplinary research of education as experience. The SIG de-stabilizes commonly held boundaries of educational research beyond contemporary curriculum discourses. Members pursue curriculum inquiry using critical perspectives, and performative, auto-ethnographic and conceptual approaches to ask sociocultural, political, and theoretical questions.
Contact: Julie C. Garlen, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, jgarlen@georgiasouthern.edu
Dues: $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies
Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education (SIG #29)
Purpose: The purpose of this SIG is to foster research on and critical analyses of issues in early childhood education and childhood studies and to encourage the development of alternative perspectives and curriculum in early childhood education.
Contact: Michelle Salazar Perez, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, michelle.s.perez@gmail.com
Dues: $17.00 (1 yr); students $15.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/cpecesig/home
Cultural Historical Research (SIG #30)
Purpose: Focuses on human action, agency, and development as mediated by culture, history, and activity in the tradition of Vygotsky, Luria, Leont’ev, Bakhtin, Mead, and others.
Contact: Carrie L. Lobman, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, carrie.lobman@gse.rutgers.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Cultural Historical Research
Data-Driven Decision Making in Education (SIG #179)
Purpose: Data-Driven Decision Making in Education SIG #179
Contact: Ellen B. Mandinach, WestEd, East Windsor, NJ, emandinach@yahoo.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Data-Driven Decision Making in Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DDDMSIG/
Democratic Citizenship in Education (SIG #150)
Purpose: To promote democratic citizenship-development research in K-12 classrooms, and to foster an interdependence among citizenship-democratic researchers.
Contact: James M. Mitchell, California State University - East Bay, Alameda, CA, mitchellcsueb@aol.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Design and Technology (SIG #31)
Purpose: To foster research, teaching, service and innovation in design education and technology education in formal educational settings and in other learning environments.
Contact: Fengfeng Ke, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, fke@fsu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Design and Technology
Dewey Studies (formerly known John Dewey Society) (SIG #56)
Purpose: To keep alive Dewey's commitment to the use of critical and reflective intelligence in the search for solutions to problems in education and culture.
Contact: A.G. Rud, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, ag.rud@wsu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Dewey Studies (formerly known John Dewey Society)
Disability Studies in Education (SIG #143)
Purpose: Supports the development of disability studies, a series of interdisciplinary modes of critical advocacy scholarship, among educational researchers.
Contact: Lynn Albee, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, lalbee@smumn.edu; Danielle M. Cowley, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, danielle.cowley@uni.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Disability Studies in Education
Districts in Research and Reform (SIG #156)
Purpose: To bring together researchers, central office administrators, reform support organization leaders, and others interested in key questions of system-wide improvement and leadership.
Contact: Morgaen L. Donaldson, University of Connecticut - Storrs, Ashford, CT, morgaen.donaldson@uconn.edu; Sarah L. Woulfin, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, sarah.woulfin@uconn.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://districtsig.blogspot.com/
Early Education and Child Development (SIG #32)
Purpose: To promote research that has implications for theory, policy, practice, and teacher development in the diverse contexts serving children from birth to age eight.
Contact: Nancy K. File, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, nfile@uwm.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.aera-eecd-sig.org/
Educational Change (SIG #155)
Purpose: This SIG adopts an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding many aspects of educational change, including large-scale reform, school-initiated change, school improvement, and classroom-level change.
Contact: Helen Janc Malone, Institute for Educational Leadership, Potomac, MD, Helen_Malone@mail.harvard.edu
Dues: $12.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: Educational Change
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AERAEducationalChangeSIG155
Educational Statisticians (SIG #37)
Purpose: To increase interaction among educational researchers interested in the theory, applications, and teaching of statistics in the social sciences.
Contact: Todd Christopher Headrick, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, headrick@siu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Educational Statisticians
Elliot Eisner (SIG #177)
Purpose: The purpose of the Elliot Eisner SIG is to promote scholarship that applies, extends, critiques, and reinvents Eisner’s scholarship. The SIG will act as a catalyst for the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum built upon the foundation that Eisner established. The SIG will provide the opportunity to continue conceptualizing educational criticism and connoisseurship with an eye towards various forms of representation; will encourage new forms of evaluation based on Eisner’s ideas; will provide a home for the continuation of research into discipline-based art education and arts-integration; will continue to look at ways to conceptualize schooling (formal and informal) from arts-based perspectives; and will be a place of mentorship for young scholars of curriculum, school evaluation, qualitative research, the arts, and/or school reform.
Contact: David J. Flinders, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, dflinder@indiana.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Elliot Eisner
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eisner-SIG/488895484598608
Environmental Education (SIG #33)
Purpose: To advance and critique environmental education research.
Contact: John Joseph Lupinacci, III, Washington State University - Pullman, Liberty Lake, WA, john.lupinacci@wsu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Environmental Education
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_154479114604736&ap=1
Faculty Teaching, Evaluation and Development (SIG #42)
Purpose: To investigate, promote, and support research and development on college teaching and learning, issues related to faculty evaluation and development, and student ratings of teaching.
Contact: Karen Miner-Romanoff, Franklin University, Columbus, OH, karen.miner-romanoff@franklin.edu
Dues: $12.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Faculty Teaching, Evaluation and Development
Family, School, Community Partnerships (SIG #43)
Purpose: To engage with and promote rigorous and innovative research exploring the nature and impact of partnerships between families, schools, and diverse communities, and to encourage evidence-based practices and policies that influence children's learning and development.
Contact: Joan M.T. Walker, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, jowalker@nsf.gov
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $8.00 (1 yr)
Website: Family, School, Community Partnerships
Fiscal Issues, Policy and Education Finance (SIG #44)
Purpose: To provide a forum for research in educational finance and its impact on policy for all levels and aspects of education.
Contact: Lawrence O. Picus, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, lpicus@rossier.usc.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Fiscal Issues, Policy and Education Finance
Foucault and Contemporary Theory in Education (SIG #45)
Purpose: Dedicated to the historical/philosophical studies of education that engage the writings of Michel Foucault.
Contact: David W. Kupferman, University of Hawaii West Oahu, Kapolei, HI, dwkupferman@gmail.com
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Foucault and Contemporary Theory in Education
Graduate and Postdoctoral Education across the Disciplines (SIG #168)
Purpose: To identify and support doctoral education as a distinct area of research in higher education; questions to be addressed include the following: How is "doctoral education" or "research education" conceived? What key changes are occurring in doctoral and research education? What opportunities do these changes present for challenging previous pedagogies and developing new ones?;
Contact: Pamela Petrease Felder, University of Maryland - Eastern Shore, Philadelphia, PA, pamela.felder@gmail.com
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Graduate and Postdoctoral Education across the Disciplines
Grassroots Community & Youth Organizing for Education Reform (SIG #172)
Purpose: To advance research on community and youth organizing, particularly in low income communities and communities of color. We will work to build a research community that engages with practitioners in organizing groups, educational institutions and policy-making circles. We seek to foster research that examines the ways in which organizing efforts affect school improvement and educational equity, youth development, community/democratic revitalization and social justice.
Contact: Erica Fernández, University of Connecticut, Manchester, CT, erica.fernandez@uconn.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Grassroots Community & Youth Organizing for Education Reform
Hip Hop Theories, Praxis & Pedagogies (SIG #178)
Purpose: Hip Hop Theories, Praxis & Pedagogies
Contact: Bettina L. Love, University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, blove@uga.edu; Joycelyn Wilson, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, drjoyce@gatech.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Hispanic Research Issues (SIG #46)
Purpose: To provide opportunities for exchanging information among and between researchers and practitioners interested in issues of concern to Hispanics in the United States.
Contact: Augustina Reyes, University of Houston, Houston, TX, AReyes7@UH.EDU
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Hispanic Research Issues
Holistic Education (SIG #135)
Purpose: Developing human potential through integrating intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual competencies in the teaching/learning process.
Contact: Ida Oberman, Community School for Creative Education, Alameda, CA, idaoberman@comcast.net; Juli B. Kramer, Independent Researcher, Englewood, CO, addipres@msn.com
Dues: $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Holistic Education
Inclusion & Accommodation in Educational Assessment (SIG #96)
Purpose: To promote research and disseminate information on activities and projects promoting the inclusion of all students, including students with disabilities and English language learners in large-scale assessments.
Contact: Sheila Wells-Moreaux, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, s724w006@ku.edu
Dues: $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Inclusion & Accommodation in Educational Assessment
Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (SIG #48)
Purpose: Formally the American Indian and Alaska Native SIG, we have evolved in name and focus to promote a better understanding of theoretical-, policy-, and practice-related issues that influence the quality of traditional and contemporary education among indigenous peoples.
Contact: Heather Shotton, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, hshotton@ou.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
Indigenous Peoples of The Pacific (SIG #146)
Purpose: To research indigenous education related to the peoples of the Pacific and Pacific Rim, including indigenous ways of knowing and indigenous practices.
Contact: Huia Tomlins Jahnke, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, h.t.jahnke@massey.ac.nz; Tanya L.M. Samu, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, t.samu@auckland.ac.nz
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Informal Learning Environments Research (SIG #49)
Purpose: To further educational research in informal learning environments and to promote a community practice interested in establishing and maintaining a better understanding of teaching and learning.
Contact: Maureen A. Callanan, University of California - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, callanan@ucsc.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Instructional Technology (SIG #52)
Purpose: To encourage, promote, and support research on the design and development of instruction and the computer-based, electronic, and non-electronic media technologies that are used for its delivery.
Contact: Sarah C. Lohnes Watulak, Towson University, Towson, MD, slohneswatulak@towson.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Instructional Technology
International Studies (SIG #54)
Purpose: To provide a forum for exchanging information among educators involved in research, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of international studies.
Contact: Sharon Anne O'Connor-Petruso, Brooklyn College - CUNY, Port Washington, NY, oconnorpetrusos@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: International Studies
Ivan Illich (SIG #161)
Purpose: The purpose of the Ivan Illich SIG is the promotion of intellectual consideration of the social critique and analyses of Ivan Illich, named by the Utne Reader "as the most important social critic" of the 20th century.
Contact: Madhu Suri Suri Prakash, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, msp1@psu.edu
Dues: $6.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Language and Social Processes (SIG #58)
Purpose: To explore directions in and issues of language and discourse practices, literacy, and learning processes and social contexts through studies grounded in sociocultural, constructivist and constructionist perspectives.
Contact: Sarah Meredith Vander Zanden, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, sarah.vanderz@uni.edu
Dues: $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Language and Social Processes
Large Scale Assessment (SIG #141)
Purpose: To provide a forum for discussion of the status, issues, and concerns related to large-scale assessment, including practices and innovations in state assessment programs.
Contact: Kurt F. Geisinger, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, kgeisinger2@unl.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Law and Education (SIG #59)
Purpose: To focus on legal issues affecting K-12 public and private education, as well as post-secondary education.
Contact: Ann E. Blankenship Knox, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, annieblank@hotmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Law and Education
Leadership for School Improvement (SIG #101)
Purpose: To examine how leadership of teachers, principals, and superintendents influences instructional capacity resulting in improved student outcomes and how policy guides this collaborative effort.
Contact: Angela Urick, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, urick@ou.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Leadership for School Improvement
Leadership for Social Justice (SIG #165)
Purpose: To promote social justice teaching, research, service, and policymaking agendas, with the corollary aim of seeking to proactively improve educational leadership as a means of addressing equity concerns for underrepresented populations throughout P-20 education; also to share innovative, promising, and research-based programs, policies, and teaching strategies and proactively advocate on behalf of underrepresented populations in educational leadership.
Contact: Martin Scanlan, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, martin.scanlan@bc.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Leadership for Social Justice
Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership (SIG #129)
Purpose: The LTEL SIG brings together professors and graduate students of educational leadership and administration, discipline specialists, educational theorists, curriculum developers, instructional technology specialists, learning specialists, educational researchers, classroom experts, practitioners, policymakers, and others concerned with Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership. The LTEL SIG provides a forum for: A managed conversation on issues related to learning and teaching in Educational Leadership and Administration; the integration of theoretical quantitative and qualitative studies of learning and teaching in Educational Leadership; discussion of investigations conducted in real educational settings, including investigations involving application of technology to learning and instruction; exploration of innovative methodologies; analysis of the implications of research and practice for learning and teaching in Educational Leadership; and assessment of the relationship of learning and teaching in Educational Leadership to policy development at local, state, and national levels.
Contact: Daniel Reyes-Guerra, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, dreyes@fau.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership
Learning Environments (SIG #120)
Purpose: To provide a forum for dissemination of quantitative and qualitative research on all aspects of learning environments from classrooms and schools to non-school settings.
Contact: Donna Wilson, Center for Innovative Education and Prevention, Siesta Key, FL, donna@ciep.org
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Learning Environments
Learning Sciences (SIG #39)
Purpose: Purpose: To bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives and empirical approaches to the study of learning as it occurs in school, online, in the workplace, at home, and in the community, and to the design of novel environments with the potential to facilitate learning more effectively.
Contact: Flavio S. Azevedo, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Austin, TX, flavio@austin.utexas.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SIGATL
Lesson Study (SIG #180)
Purpose: Lesson Study
Contact: Jennifer M. Lewis, Wayne State University, Ann Arbor, MI, jmlewis@wayne.edu
Dues: $8.00 (1 yr); students $6.00 (1 yr)
Literature (SIG #61)
Purpose: To promote research that explores literary inquiry and interpretive practices, including innovative approaches to literary education in various contexts.
Contact: David Eric Low, California State University - Fresno, Fresno, CA, dlow@csufresno.edu
Dues: $6.00 (1 yr)
Lives of Teachers (SIG #62)
Purpose: To promote the interchange of ideas and scholarly activities focused on inquiry into the lives of teachers. Teachers shall be defined as those working with students in classroom and tutorial settings, from pre-school through university. Research shall be viewed as inclusive of methods appropriate to the question of study and topics such as teacher narrative, biography, research on teacher development, including career trajectories, teacher characteristics, beliefs, and attitudes, and teaching as a profession; accounts of teachers lives in different times and in different countries; and portrayal of teachers in written literature, film and television.
Contact: Margaret S. Crocco, Michigan State University, Holt, MI, croccom@msu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Longitudinal Studies (SIG #63)
Purpose: To support and foster the understanding of longitudinal research designs and analyses in education and the use and dissemination of longitudinal data and substantive findings, including data from national (e.g., NCES), state (e.g., state administrative/tracking systems), and local (e.g., district) sources.
Contact:
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Longitudinal Studies
Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools and Education (SIG #157)
Purpose: To provide a forum for and advance research that examines educational and social issues from Marxian perspectives.
Contact: Noah De Lissovoy, The University of Texas - Austin, Austin, TX, delissovoy@austin.utexas.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools and Education
Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education (SIG #64)
Purpose: To provide an association, and to promote continuing education for individuals with an interest in college-level administration of educational and psychological measurement services.
Contact: Natasha Alexis Jankowski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, njankow2@illinois.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education
Media, Culture, and Learning (SIG #65)
Purpose: Devoted to critical inquiry and pedagogy on the use of media within cultural settings in formal and informal learning environments.
Contact: Jeremiah Holden Kalir, University of Colorado - Denver, Denver, CO, remi.kalir@ucdenver.edu
Dues: $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Media, Culture, and Learning
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MccSig
Mentorship and Mentoring Practices (SIG #66)
Purpose: To foster mentoring programs and experiences, initiating research on the topic and providing networking and support.
Contact: Kathleen Mary Cowin, Washington State University - Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, kathleen.cowin@wsu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Mentorship and Mentoring Practices
Middle-Level Education Research (SIG #88)
Purpose: To improve, promote, and disseminate educational research reflecting early adolescence and middle-level education.
Contact: Shawn A. Faulkner, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, faulkners1@nku.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://mlersig.net/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Middle-Level-Education-Research-SIG-of-AERA/208048892608947
Mixed Methods Research (SIG #158)
Purpose: To support, encourage, and increase dialogue and idea exchange among educational researchers utilizing mixed methods and those interested in integrating qualitative and quantitative research approaches.
Contact: Vicki L. Plano Clark, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, planocvi@UCMAIL.UC.EDU
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Mixed Methods Research
Moral Development and Education (SIG #67)
Purpose: To promote discussion about controversies and areas of agreement within the fields of moral development and education, and to provide informal opportunities for social interaction.
Contact: Richard D. Osguthorpe, Boise State University, Boise, ID, richardosguthorpe@boisestate.edu
Dues: $12.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Moral Development and Education
Motivation in Education (SIG #68)
Purpose: To advance the understanding of motivational processes in education, particularly by promoting research, exchanging ideas and perspectives, and by developing practices and interventions to improve learner motivation.
Contact: Ellen L. Usher, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Ellen.Usher@uky.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://motsig.org
Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (SIG #162)
Purpose: To provide a forum for the introduction, promotion, consideration, interaction of theory, research and practices regarding multicultural and multiethnic education, broadly defined, within all educational, cultural, societal and social settings, contexts, levels and locations.
Contact: Darnell G. Cole, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, darnellc@usc.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice
Multilevel Modeling (SIG #140)
Purpose: To promote the understanding, use, and dissemination of information regarding hierarchical linear modeling.
Contact: Minjung Kim, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, mjkim@ua.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Multilevel Modeling
Multiple Linear Regression: The General Linear Model (SIG #70)
Purpose: Interested in any methodological, applied, or teaching innovations related to multiple linear regression and/or the general linear model
Contact:
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Multiple Linear Regression: General Linear Model
Music Education (SIG #71)
Purpose: The purpose of the Music Education SIG is to provide a professional forum for the discussion and dissemination of current research related to music teaching and learning.
Contact: Jennifer A Bugos, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, bugosj@usf.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Music Education
NAEP Studies (SIG #99)
Purpose: To facilitate secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress ongoing surveys regarding U.S. students knowledge, attitudes and experiences in diverse learning areas.
Contact: Michele K. Pollnow, National Assessment of Educational Progress, Phoenix, AZ, shelly.pollnow@azed.gov
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Narrative Research (Formerly "Narrative and Research") (SIG #145)
Purpose: The Narrative Research SIG (Special Interest Group) of AERA is dedicated to supporting conversations about the place of narratives in educational research including but not limited to phenomenological, literary, critical, and performance conceptions of narrative analysis. The purpose of the Narrative Research SIG is to provide a forum for the exchange of information among individuals interested in informing/rethinking narrative research through a variety of narrative research studies in/with participants in a variety of educational settings.
Contact: Roland W. Mitchell, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, rwmitch@lsu.edu
Dues: $6.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/aeranarrativeresearchsig/
Online Teaching and Learning (SIG #35)
Purpose: To provide a forum for discussion and reporting on issues and research related to online teaching and learning
Contact: Steven R. Terrell, Nova Southeastern University, Wellington, FL, terrell@nova.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Online Teaching and Learning
Organizational Theory (SIG #73)
Purpose: To encourage scholarly inquiry and debate relating to traditional and alternative views of educational organizations.
Contact: Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, ebony_bridwell-mitchell@gse.harvard.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Organizational Theory
Out-of-School Time (SIG #160)
Purpose: To provide a forum for researchers in out-of-school time teaching and learning to share resources and become each others' resources; to provide venues and opportunities to present related research; to bring additional knowledge and resources to AERA.
Contact: Tara Donahue, McREL, Traverse City, MI, tdonahue@mcrel.org
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Out-of-School Time
Paulo Freire (SIG #159)
Purpose: To honor Freire’s legacy by promoting scholarship that applies, extends, critiques, and reinvents Freirean pedagogy. Also, to promote historical scholarship that looks at the life of Paulo Freire and the context of his ideas and practices. Finally, to act as a catalyst for the creation of new forms of critical pedagogies that build upon the foundation that Freire established.
Contact: Tricia M. Kress, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA, tricia.kress@umb.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Paulo Freire
Peace Education (SIG #74)
Purpose: To create a global forum for scholars from diverse backgrounds and with varied perspectives to report and critically explore educational research and promote constructive changes in the areas of peace keeping, peace making, peace building, peace education, nonviolent conflict resolution, reconciliation, mediation, and more.
Contact: Linda Pickett, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, pickettl@gvsu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Peace Education
Philanthropy and Education (SIG #148)
Purpose: To bring together researchers and members of the philanthropic foundation and non-profit communities interested in developing and disseminating knowledge about the role of philanthropy in educational policy and practice.
Contact: Megan Elizabeth Tompkins-Stange, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, mtompkin@umich.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Philosophical Studies in Education (SIG #76)
Purpose: Dedicated to the philosophical study of education and encourages scholarship within all types of philosophical study.
Contact: Terri S. Wilson, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, terri.wilson@colorado.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Philosophical Studies in Education
Politics of Education (SIG #152)
Purpose: To foster and support the conduct, dissemination, discussion, and application of research on the political functions and outcomes of education at all levels.
Contact: William Kyle Ingle, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, william.ingle@louisville.edu
Dues: $40.00 (1 yr); students $20.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.politicsofeducation.org/
Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education (SIG #77)
Purpose: To discuss research and practice in developing, mentoring, and evaluating portfolios, as well as other forms of reflective pedagogy and assessment.
Contact: Barbara Rae Peterson, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, petersonb@apsu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education
Postcolonial Studies and Education (SIG #153)
Purpose: The Postcolonial Studies and Education SIG is an international SIG devoted to the study of education in and as effects of postcolonial, transnational, and globalization contexts.
Contact: Aparna Rita Mishra Tarc, York University, London, Canada, amishratarc@edu.yorku.ca
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: Postcolonial Studies and Education
Problem-Based Education (SIG #78)
Purpose: To provide a professional forum and network for those involved in research, theory, teaching, and development in problem-based learning for kindergarten through professional school learners.
Contact: Xun Ge, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, xge@ou.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Problem-Based Education
Professional Development School Research (SIG #79)
Purpose: To provide a forum for university and school professionals to discuss approaches for forming PDSs, methods for assessing outcomes, and strategies for conducting systematic change research.
Contact: Linda A. Catelli, City University of New York, Southhampton, NY, carlin@aol.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Professional Development School Research
Professional Licensure and Certification (SIG #80)
Purpose: To provide a forum for discussing the status, issues, and concerns related to licensure and certification of professionals, including competency testing and related practices.
Contact: Kimberly A. Swygert, Ph.D., National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, PA, kswygert@nbme.org
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Professional Licensure and Certification
Professors of Educational Research (SIG #81)
Purpose: To promote dialogue and research on the teaching and proper usage of quantitative and qualitative educational research methods.
Contact: Suzanne Young, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, syoung@uwyo.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Professors of Educational Research
Qualitative Research (SIG #82)
Purpose: To provide opportunities for discussion related to the philosophy, purposes, and methodological issues surrounding the use of qualitative research in social and educational contexts.
Contact: Jessica Nina Nina Lester, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, jnlester@indiana.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://aeraqrsig.org/
Queer Studies (SIG #60)
Purpose: To foster empirical, interpretive, and critical educational research relating to lesbian and gay issues, and to network individuals and organizations conducting or supporting such research.
Contact: Adam Joseph Greteman, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, greteman@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/queersig/home
Rasch Measurement (SIG #83)
Purpose: To provide a forum for presentation, discussion, and interaction related to the development of theoretically based and empirically testable instruments with objective linear measures.
Contact: Leigh M. Harrell-Williams, The University of Memphis, Cordova, TN, leigh.williams@memphis.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.raschsig.org/
Religion and Education (SIG #84)
Purpose: To focus on religious, ethical, and moral dimensions of educational contexts, processes, and policies at all levels and in all types of educational institutions.
Contact: Zehavit Gross, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, grossz1000@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Religion and Education
Research Focus on Black Education (SIG #85)
Purpose: To provide a structure and forum within AERA for researchers and developers who focus on educational issues involving Black clients (students and professionals).
Contact: Terrell Lamont Strayhorn, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, terrell.strayhorn@gmail.com
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research Focus on Black Education
Research Focus on Education and Sport (SIG #164)
Purpose: To dispel the many myths associated with education and sport over the years, shed light on this undervalued and underresearched area of inquiry, and enrich current research agendas on education and sport by making them more relevant. The continual dialogue with the community of scholars, and the ensuring knowledge and perspectives offered by this kind of engagement would inform us of the realities and concerns of education and sport in general.
Contact: Kristina Navarro, University of Wisconsin, McFarland, WI, navarrok@uww.edu
Dues: $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research Focus on Education and Sport
Research in Mathematics Education (SIG #87)
Purpose: To actively promote communication between researchers in mathematics education and related disciplines, and to provide a platform for initiating new developments in the field.
Contact: Sarah Theule Lubienski, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, stlubien@iu.edu; Ruth M. Heaton, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, rheaton1@unl.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); $0.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.sigrme.org
Research in Reading and Literacy (SIG #11)
Purpose: To stimulate communication and inquiry among researchers, policymakers, and others interested in research in reading and literacy from various disciplines and theoretical perspectives.
Contact: Francine C. Falk-Ross, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, ffalkross@pace.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research in Reading and Literacy
Research on Evaluation (SIG #90)
Purpose: To create a community of researchers and practitioners interested in research on, dissemination of, and applications of evaluation theory and evaluation methods.
Contact: Jennifer Randall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, jrandall@educ.umass.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research on Evaluation
Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (SIG #91)
Purpose: The purpose of this SIG is to provide leadership that (1) encourages and promotes high-quality scholarship addressing giftedness, creativity and talent, (2) creates a community of scholars and leaders in the field, (3) facilitates communication and dissemination of research both within and outside the field, (4) nurtures future scholars, and (5) advances research in the field.
Contact: Michael S. Matthews, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, michael.matthews@uncc.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent
Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education (SIG #93)
Purpose: To provide a forum for the dissemination and critical analysis of research on learning and instruction in physical education.
Contact: Sara Barnard Flory, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, sbflory@usf.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education
Research on Teacher Induction (SIG #149)
Purpose: To encourage, discuss and disseminate the work of educational researchers and practitioners dedicated to educational equity through the strength of quality teacher induction.
Contact: Jian Wang, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, jian.wang@ttu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research on Teacher Induction
Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans (SIG #94)
Purpose: To provide inquiry into educational and equity issues affecting Asian and Pacific Americans, facilitate interdisciplinary discussions around these issues, and provide members with colleagueship and support.
Contact: OiYan A. Poon, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, oiyan.poon@gmail.com
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans
Research on the Education of Deaf Persons (SIG #95)
Purpose: To provide a multidisciplinary forum for the promotion of research related to education of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
Contact: Catherine Ann O'Brien, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, catherine.obrien@gallaudet.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research on the Education of Deaf Persons
Research on the Superintendency (SIG #97)
Purpose: To create a community of researchers and practitioners interested in developing knowledge about the superintendent, encompassing an array of policy, practice, and research issues related to long-term school reform.
Contact: Leigh E Wallace, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, lwallace@uwm.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research on the Superintendency
Research on Women and Education (SIG #98)
Purpose: To sponsor research studying issues related to women and girls in education at the intersection of race, class, and gender through AERA sessions, newsletters, and annual Fall conferences.
Contact: Maureen M Doyle-Neumann, University Of Vermont, Burlington, VT, Maureen.Neumann@uvm.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.rwesig.net/
Research Use (SIG #100)
Purpose: To understand how research is used to improve education policy and practice, and to foster improvement of dissemination and use of research findings.
Contact: Amy R Semerjian, Boston College, Northampton, MA, amy.semerjian@gmail.com
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Rural Education (SIG #102)
Purpose: To promote high quality research that increases understanding of rural education, broadly defined, and has potential to benefit rural schools and communities.
Contact: Karen Eppley, The Pennsylvania State University, Bellefonte, PA, keh118@psu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.ohio.edu/orgs/resig/index.cfm
School Community, Climate and Culture (SIG #104)
Purpose: To examine the school in terms of the community, climate, and culture as perceived not only by the researcher but also by students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members at large.
Contact: Jonathan Cohen, National School Climate Center, New York, NY, jonathancohen@schoolclimate.org; Adam Voight, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, a.voight@csuohio.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: School Community, Climate and Culture
School Effectiveness and School Improvement (SIG #105)
Purpose: To exchange ideas and information and encourage further research and evaluation on theory and practices related to issues of school effectiveness and improvement.
Contact: Erin Casey, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA, ecasey@lsu.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
School Turnaround and Reform (Formerly "Comprehensive School Reform") (SIG #154)
Purpose: To generate, analyze, interpret, and disseminate research findings related to the implementation and impact of comprehensive school reform.
Contact: Lenay D. Dunn, WestEd, Phoenix, AZ, ldunn@wested.org
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: School Turnaround and Reform (Formerly "Comprehensive School Reform")
School/University Collaborative Research (SIG #107)
Purpose: To share research undertaken collaboratively by school and university educators, programs and practices supporting it, as well as challenges and dilemmas of the work.
Contact: Cheryl A. Torrez, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, catorrez@unm.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: School/University Collaborative Research
Science Teaching and Learning (SIG #122)
Purpose: To promote research that advances the understanding and improvement of teaching, learning, and understanding in the natural sciences, including philosophical, psychological, and sociocultural issues.
Contact: Enrique Lopez, University of Colorado - Boulder, Westminster, CO, enrique.lopez@colorado.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Science Teaching and Learning
Second Language Research (SIG #108)
Purpose: To promote research in second-language learning/acquisition, and to facilitate exchange of ideas among educators involved in second-language teaching and language program administration.
Contact: Peter Ignatius De Costa, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, peteridecosta@gmail.com
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Second Language Research
Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (SIG #109)
Purpose: To inform and rethink teacher education by studying practice-varied educational settings and methodologies.
Contact: Julian D. Kitchen, Brock University, Toronto, Canada, jkitchen@brocku.ca
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices
Semiotics in Education: Signs, Meanings, and Multimodality (SIG #110)
Purpose: To promote the application of semiotic perspectives to the study of education. Membership includes a subscription to the sig journal, "International Journal of Applied Semiotics."
Contact: James B. Schreiber, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, jbschreiber@gmail.com
Dues: $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Semiotics in Education: Signs, Meanings, and Multimodality
Service-Learning & Experiential Education (SIG #41)
Purpose: Service-Learning and Experiential Education is dedicated to bringing together both researchers and practitioners to build and promote understanding of service-learning and experiential education for the betterment of the field and the reform of K-16 education.
Contact: Barri E. Tinkler, The University of Vermont, South Burlington, VT, btinkler@uvm.edu
Dues: $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Service-Learning & Experiential Education
Social and Emotional Learning (SIG #170)
Purpose: To examine relationships among social-emotional competencies and academic, health, and citizenship outcomes; and the impact of SEL interventions on the adjustment, behavior, and academic performance of children and adolescents.
Contact: Stephanie Margaret Jones, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, jonesst@gse.harvard.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Social and Emotional Learning
Social Studies Research (SIG #89)
Purpose: To initiate, exchange, and advance research relevant to social studies education found in P-12 schools and classrooms with students, teachers, and administrators; teacher education programs with teacher candidates, practicing teachers, school administrators, and teacher educators; and in relationship to active citizenship in families, communities, society, and policymakers.
Contact: Daniel G Krutka, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, dankrutka@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Social Studies Research
Sociology of Education (SIG #112)
Purpose: To provide a forum for the analysis and dissemination of research that links sociological perspectives and methods with the study of educational issues.
Contact: Sean P. Kelly, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, spkelly@pitt.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Sociology of Education
Special Education Research (SIG #113)
Purpose: To explore areas of educational research of interest to special and general educators, including individual differences, teaching strategies, and issues related to learning.
Contact: Lusa Lo, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA, lusa.lo@umb.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: Special Education Research
Spirituality and Education (SIG #114)
Purpose: To identify principles of education consistent with a variety of spiritual traditions and their implications for practice, integrating multiple perspectives and emphasizing
Contact: Dannielle Joy Davis, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, djdavis@slu.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Spirituality and Education
Stress, Coping, and Resilience (SIG #117)
Purpose: To act as a clearinghouse to promote research and exchange of ideas and information concerning stress and coping in education and related organizations.
Contact: Gretchen Maria Reevy, California State University - East Bay, Oakland, CA, gretchen.reevy@csueastbay.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Structural Equation Modeling (SIG #118)
Purpose: To promote the understanding, use, and dissemination of information regarding structural equation modeling, and to share problems, issues, solutions, and various approaches.
Contact: Elizabeth A. Sanders, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, lizz@u.washington.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Structural Equation Modeling
Studying and Self-Regulated Learning (SIG #121)
Purpose: The Studying and Self-Regulated Learning (SSRL) SIG is dedicated to promoting the development of theory and research in academic studying and self-regulated learning across the life span. The SIG brings together researchers and practitioners to share expertise in all aspects of self-regulated learning, including motivation, metacognition, learning and studying strategies, and the ways in which learners manage their emotions and environments.
Contact: Hefer Bembenutty, Queens College - CUNY, Jamaica, NY, bembenuttyseys@yahoo.com; Jean-Louis Berger, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Nyon, Switzerland, jean-louis.berger@sfivet.swiss
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Studying and Self-Regulated Learning
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AERASSRL/
Supervision and Instructional Leadership (SIG #51)
Purpose: To provide a professional forum for those who are involed in current research, theory, and practice in the supervision of instruction.
Contact: Geert Devos, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, geert.devos@Ugent.be
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Survey Research in Education (SIG #123)
Purpose: To provide a forum for educational researchers interested in improving survey methods, fostering communications among survey researchers, and promoting the development and dissemination of scholarly work.
Contact: Kathy E. Green, University of Denver, Denver, CO, kgreen@du.edu
Dues: $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Survey Research in Education
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (SIG-in-formation) (SIG #176)
Purpose: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (SIG-in-formation)
Contact: Paul Connolly, Queen's University - Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom, paul.connolly@qub.ac.uk
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (SIG-in-formation)
Systems Thinking in Education (SIG #124)
Purpose: To focus on applications of systems thinking principles to address various issues in education.
Contact: William R. Watson, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, brwatson@purdue.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Systems Thinking in Education
Talent Development of Students Placed at Risk (SIG #125)
Purpose: To focus on research, development, intervention, and evaluation aimed at ensuring the academic and personal development of children placed at risk.
Contact: Sean Coleman, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, scoleman@bowiestate.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.facebook.com/TalentDev.AERA
Teacher as Researcher (SIG #126)
Purpose: To support classroom inquiry research and participation in AERA by PK-12 practitioners.
Contact: Erin A. Hashimoto-Martell, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA, ehashimoto@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Teacher as Researcher
Teacher's Work/Teachers Unions (SIG #127)
Purpose: To provide a forum for critical research and dialogue on the history and politics of teachers' unions and teachers' work culture.
Contact: Sarah A. Robert, University at Buffalo - SUNY, Buffalo, NY, saraharobert@gmail.com; Deena Khalil, Howard University, Lorton, VA, khalil.deena@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Teacher's Work/Teachers Unions
Teaching Educational Psychology (SIG #128)
Purpose: To provide a forum for the presentation, discussion, and encouragement of research on and deliberation about teaching educational psychology to enhance both understanding and use.
Contact: Mike Yough, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, mike.yough@okstate.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Teaching Educational Psychology
Teaching History (SIG #130)
Purpose: To provide a forum for the presentation, discussion, and encouragement of research on and deliberation about the teaching of history.
Contact: Tamara L. Shreiner, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, shreinet@gvsu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (SIG #151)
Purpose: TACTL promotes the development and evaluation of preservice and inservice programs intended to transform teacher education, to prepare technology-proficient educators to meet 21st century learners' needs.
Contact: Amy Carter Hutchison, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, ahutchi9@gmu.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning
Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning (SIG #119)
Purpose: TICL focuses on theoretical foundations, fundamental research and technical advances at the intersection of four disciplines: Technology, Instruction, Cognition & Learning (TICL). TICL also publishes TICL, an interdisciplinary international journal, which publishes many of the presentations at annual TICL sessions.
Contact: Nicol R. Howard, PhD, University of Redlands, Corona, CA, nicol_howard@redlands.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning
Test Validity Research and Evaluation (SIG #72)
Purpose: Brings together educators and researchers concerned with test validity research in education, evaluation, and psychology, and encourages content analysis methods from traditional to computer-aided analysis.
Contact: Leslie R. Hawley, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, lhawley2@unl.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $6.00 (1 yr)
Website: Test Validity Research and Evaluation
Tracking and Detracking (SIG #163)
Purpose: To engage teachers, administrators, teacher educators, researchers, policymakers and community members in a dialogue about tracking and detracking; to serve as a clearinghouse to disseminate research on tracking and detracking as well as to exchange ideas and information on strategies and best practices in detracking schools.
Contact: Steven Drouin, Stanislaus State University, Livermore, CA, sdrouin@csustan.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Tracking and Detracking
Urban Learning, Teaching and Research (SIG #147)
Purpose: To promote collaborative development and dissemination of the work of the SIG's members in research and professional practice in urban learning and teaching.
Contact: Hyunjin Kim, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, hkimed@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.aera-ultr.org/
Vocabulary (SIG #133)
Purpose: To promote communication about vocabulary development and instruction, and to foster the sharing of information about ongoing research and promising practices related to vocabulary.
Contact: Kathy Ganske, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, kathy.ganske@Vanderbilt.Edu
Dues: $12.00 (1 yr); students $6.00 (1 yr)
Website: Vocabulary
Workplace Learning (SIG #136)
Purpose: Dedicated to articulating, studying, and applying research relating to adult learning processes within the context of work.
Contact: Renate Wesselink, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands, renate.wesselink@wur.nl
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Workplace Learning
Writing and Literacies (SIG #137)
Purpose: To promote research in writing and literacy at all age levels and across cultural and social (including institutional) contexts; to provide a forum for idea exchange related to writing and literacy research, theory, and practice across disciplines.
Contact: Kathy Ann Mills, PhD, MEd, B.Ed, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia, kathy.mills@acu.edu.au
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Writing and Literacies
 
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