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.

SIGs: | A–G | H–Q | R–Z | All |

R–Z

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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