SIG Directory
 
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - 2014-2015
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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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Academic Audit Research in Teacher Education (SIG #174)
Purpose: The purpose of the SIG is the accumulation and interpretation of research findings from audits associated with the TEAC, NCATE, or state review processes and used in the evaluation of the competence of the graduates of teacher education programs and the quality of the programs themselves.
Contact: Joyce E. Many, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, mstjem@langate.gsu.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
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: Donna Marie Johnson, New Orleans, LA, djphoenix46@yahoo.com
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: Cathy C. Leogrande, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, leogracc@lemoyne.edu; Tanner LeBaron Wallace, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, twallace@pitt.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: Dolores Perin, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, perin@tc.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: Susan Carol Losh, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, slosh@fsu.edu
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: Robb Lindgren, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, robblind@illinois.edu; Vanessa L. Peters, SRI International, Sunnyvale, CA, vanessa.peters@sri.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 virtual 3D environments. Using a variety of research methods, we support a diverse approach to understanding the optimal use of virtual worlds and environments for educational purposes. We're interested in developing a comprehensive research agenda intended to encompass the breadth and scope of learning potentialities, affordances, challenges, and shortcomings of immersive virtual learning environments.
Contact: Amelia Cheney, Appalachian State University, Clemmons, NC, awcheney@gmail.com; Krista Terry, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, terrykp@appstate.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
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: Mary Beth Cancienne, James Madison University, Charlottesville, VA, cancieme@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: Jacob Mishook, Achieve, Inc., Baltimore, MD, jmishook@achieve.org
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://alsig.arizona.edu/
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: Nadine M. Kalin, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Nadine.Kalin@unt.edu
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
Associates for Research on Private Education (SIG #10)
Purpose: To facilitate discussion and dissemination of information about developments in research, policy, and practice in private education, including religious, non-religious, and home schooling. ARPE publishes the Private School Monitor and holds occasional conferences that supplement AERA meetings.
Contact: Anthony J. Dosen, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, adosen@depaul.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Associates for Research on Private Education
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: Kate Menken, City University of New York, Flushing, NY, kmenken@gc.cuny.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: Craig Kridel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, CKRIDEL@MAILBOX.SC.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: Bruce McCandliss, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, b.mccandliss@vanderbilt.edu
Dues: $10.00 (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: James E. Bartlett, II, North Carolina State University, Cary, NC, james_bartlett@ncsu.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: Cheryl A. McLean, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, cheryl.mclean@gse.rutgers.edu; Laurette Maria Stacy Bristol, Catholic College of Mandeville, Williamsfield, Mandeville , Jamaica, laurettebristol@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (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: Karie Huchting, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, khuchtin@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: Donald L. Gilstrap, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, donald.gilstrap@wichita.edu
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: Robert A. Fox, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Pahoa, HI, rfox@hawaii.edu; Priscilla Wohlstetter, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, wohlstetter@exchange.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: Lisa M. Abrams, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, lmabrams@vcu.edu
Dues: $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: Sandra Browning, University of Houston - Clear Lake, League City, TX, browning@uhcl.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/aeratest2012/home
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: Kayla Braziel Rollins, Texas A&M University, Houston, TX, kcbraziel@tamu.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: Andre A. Rupp, Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, NJ, arupp@ets.org
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: Justin Olmanson, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, olmansju@gmail.com
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: Jing Lin, University of Maryland - College Park, College Park, MD, jinglin@umd.edu
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: Jannah Walters Nerren, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, nerrenjanna@sfasu.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
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: David W. Johnson, University of Minnesota, Edina, MN, dwj@visi.com
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: Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Georgia State University, Lansing, MI, AHDUnn@msu.edu; Rita Kohli, University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA, drritakohli@gmail.com
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr)
Website: 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: Deneese L. Jones, Drake University, Clive, IA, deneese.jones@drake.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (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: Elizabeth Bishop, Teachers College, Columbia University, Brooklyn, NY, ebishop@tc.edu; Julie Garlen Maudlin, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, jmaudlin@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: Kyunghwa Lee, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, kyunghwa@uga.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.childhoods.net
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: Peter Smagorinsky, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, smago@uga.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Cultural Historical Research
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: Caroline R. Pryor, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, capryor@siue.edu
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: Ying Xie, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, yxie@niu.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: Donna A. Breault, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, dadairbreault@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://jds.wabash.edu/jds/
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: Amy J. Petersen, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, amy.petersen@uni.edu; Janet S. Sauer, Lesley University , Concord, MA, janet.s.sauer@gmail.com
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: Elizabeth N. Farley-Ripple, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, enfr@udel.edu; Jacob Mishook, Achieve, Inc., Baltimore, MD, jmishook@achieve.org
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://districtsig.blogspot.com/
Doctoral 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: Karri A. Holley, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, kholley@bamaed.ua.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Doctoral Education across the Disciplines
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: Christopher P. Brown, The University of Texas - Austin, West Lake Hills, TX, cpbrown@mail.utexas.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.aera-eecd-sig.org/
Education and Philanthropy (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: Kathleen P. deMarrais, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, kathleen@uga.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Education and Student Development in Cities (SIG #34)
Purpose: To bring together practitioners, community members, and researchers interested in innovative research and practice as they pertain to the life circumstances of children and youth in our cities.
Contact: Hannah Sasser, Purdue University, W.Lafayette, IN, hsasser@purdue.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Education, Health and Human Services Linkages (SIG #38)
Purpose: To create a community of researchers and practitioners interested in developing knowledge about comprehensive school health, school linked services, and initiatives that support children and their families. The SIG focuses on interpersonal collaboration, integration of services, and interdisciplinarity. Interests encompass the array of interrelated policy, practice, and research issues that challenge efforts to forge viable linkages among these three distinct delivery systems.
Contact:
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Education, Health and Human Services Linkages
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: Dennis Lynn Shirley, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, shirleyd@bc.edu
Dues: $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: Educational Change
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: William Holmes Finch, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, whfinch@bsu.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: Bruce Uhrmacher, University of Denver, Denver, CO, bruce.uhrmacher@du.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Environmental Education (SIG #33)
Purpose: To advance and critique environmental education research.
Contact: David A. Greenwood, Lakehead University, Gorham, Canada, greenwooddavida@gmail.com
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: Suzanne Young, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, syoung@uwyo.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: Monica Miller Marsh, Kent State University - Kent, Peninsula, OH, mmillerm@kent.edu
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: Tammy Kolbe, The University of Vermont, Warren, VT, Tammy.Kolbe@uvm.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:
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Foucault and Contemporary Theory in Education
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: Ben R. Kirshner, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, ben.kirshner@colorado.edu; Shelley Zion, University of Colorado - Denver, Denver, CO, shelley.zion@ucdenver.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Grassroots Community & Youth Organizing for Education Reform
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: Reyes L. Quezada, University of San Diego, Redlands, CA, rquezada@sandiego.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: Bruce J. Novak, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, brucejnovak@gmail.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: Sheryl S. Lazarus, University of Minnesota, Shoreview, MN, laza0019@umn.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: Eunice Romero-Little, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, m.eunice@asu.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: Margie Kahukura Hohepa, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, mkhohepa@waikato.ac.nz; Patricia Maringi Gina Johnston, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, Whakatane, New Zealand, trish.johnston@wananga.ac.nz
Dues: $10.00 (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: Lin Lin, University of North Texas, Keller, TX, llin77@gmail.com; Albert Dieter Ritzhaupt, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL, aritzhaupt@gmail.com
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: Johanna Lahja Lasonen, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, lasonen@usf.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: International Studies
Invitational Learning (SIG #55)
Purpose: To provide a forum for sharing research on strategies for creating, maintaining, and enhancing inviting learning environments for all students, which promote school connectedness and community.
Contact: Rhonda S. Black, University of Hawaii - Manoa, Honolulu, HI, rblack@hawaii.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Invitational Learning
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: Dana L. Stuchul, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, dls268@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: W. Douglas Baker, Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor, MI, douglas.baker@emich.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:
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: Debra A. Miretzky, Western Illinois University, Chicago, IL, d-miretzky@wiu.edu
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: Kristina Astrid Hesbol, Ph.D., University of Denver, Denver, CO, kristina.hesbol@du.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: Judy A. Alston, Ashland University, Columbus, OH, jalston@ashland.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: Liz Hollingworth, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, liz-hollingworth@uiowa.edu; Arnold B. Danzig, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, arnold.danzig@sjsu.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: David B. Zandvliet, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, dbz@sfu.ca
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: Emma M. Mercier, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, mercier@illinois.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SIGATL
Literature (SIG #61)
Purpose: To promote research that explores literary inquiry and interpretive practices, including innovative approaches to literary education in various contexts.
Contact: Maria Paula Ghiso, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, ghiso@tc.columbia.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (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: Maria J. Oreshkina, University of Scranton, Wilkes Barre, PA, oreshkinam2@scranton.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: Anne Hafner, California State University - Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA, Annehafner@verizon.net
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: João Menelau Paraskeva, University of Massachusetts, Fairhaven, MA, jparaskeva@umassd.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: Keston H. Fulcher, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, fulchekh@jmu.edu
Dues: $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: Crystle Martin, University of California - Irvine, Orange, CA, cmartin@hri.uci.edu
Dues: $7.00 (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: Ruben Garza, Texas State University, Austin, TX, ruben.garza2001@gmail.com
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: Chris Cook, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, cookc2@nku.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.rmle.pdx.edu/
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: Thomas W. Christ, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, tchrist@bridgeport.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: Wiel M. Veugelers, University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht, 1412 El Naarden, Netherlands, w.veugelers@uvh.nl
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: Tim Urdan, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, turdan@scu.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.motivationsig.net
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: Adriel Adon Hilton, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, aahilton@wcu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)
Multilevel Modeling (SIG #140)
Purpose: To promote the understanding, use, and dissemination of information regarding hierarchical linear modeling.
Contact: Jiun-Yu Wu, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, jiunyu.rms@gmail.com
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: William Holmes Finch, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, whfinch@bsu.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
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: Joshua Alexander Russell, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, jorussell@hartford.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: Pamela Ann Byrd, Arkansas Department of Education, Fort Smith, AR, pamela.byrd@arkansas.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: Vicki Ross, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, vicki.ross@nau.edu; Elaine Chan, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, echan2@unl.edu
Dues: $5.00 (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: Karen P. Swan, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL, kswan4@uis.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://sig-otl.org/
Organizational Theory (SIG #73)
Purpose: To encourage scholarly inquiry and debate relating to traditional and alternative views of educational organizations.
Contact: David Brazer, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, dbrazer@stanford.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: Helen Janc Malone, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC, Helen_Malone@mail.harvard.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Out-of-School Time
Paulo Freire, Critical Pedagogy, and Emancipation (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: Venus E. Evans-Winters, Illinois State University, Peoria, IL, vevansw@ilstu.edu; Richard V. Kahn, Ph.D., Antioch University Los Angeles, Tarzana, CA, rvkahn@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Paulo Freire, Critical Pedagogy, and Emancipation
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: Candice C. Carter, Saint Martin's University, Lacey, WA, cccarter@peacemaker.st
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Peace Education
Philosophical Studies in Education (SIG #76)
Purpose: Dedicated to the philosophical study of education and encourages scholarship within all types of philosophical study.
Contact: Amy B. Shuffelton, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, ashuffe@luc.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: Tamara V. Young, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, tvyoung@ncsu.edu
Dues: $40.00 (1 yr); students $20.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.fsu.edu/~pea/
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: Joan Y. Pedro, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, pedro@hartford.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: $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: Mahnaz Moallem, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, moallemm@uncw.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: Rebecca West Burns, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, rebeccaburns@usf.edu
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: Andrew Jones, American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, ajones@abim.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: Lesley F. Leach, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX, leach@tarleton.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://personal.bgsu.edu/~earleym/PERSIG/index.htm
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: Lisa A. Mazzei, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, mazzei@uoregon.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: Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, ss4146@tc.columbia.edu; Nelson Rodriguez, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, nrodrigu@tcnj.edu
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: James Tognolini, Pearson plc, Sydney, Australia, jim.tognolini@pearson.com
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: William H. Jeynes, California State University - Long Beach, Huntington Beach, CA, william.jeynes@csulb.edu
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: Chance W. Lewis, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Concord, NC, chance.lewis@uncc.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr)
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: Derek M. Van Rheenen, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, dvr@berkeley.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: Janine Remillard, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, janiner@gse.upenn.edu; Paola Sztajn, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Paola_Sztajn@ncsu.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: Rosalind Horowitz, The University of Texas - San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, Rosalind.Horowitz@utsa.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: Nicole Lewis, University of Hawaii - Manoa, Honolulu, HI, nicole88@hawaii.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: Del L. Siegle, University of Connecticut, Mansfield Center, CT, del.siegle@uconn.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: Nathan A. Mccaughtry, Wayne State University, Rochester Hills, MI, aj4391@wayne.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: Andre M. Green, University of South Alabama, Saraland, AL, green@southalabama.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: Vichet Chhuon, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, vichet@umn.edu
Dues: $12.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (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: Ross E. Mitchell, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, Ross_Mitchell@redlands.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: Meredith L. Mountford, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, mmountfo@fau.edu
Dues: $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: Darlene Russell, William Paterson University, Mount Vernon, NY, russelld@wpunj.edu; Michele Jean Sims, The University of Alabama - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, mjsims@uab.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: Daniel A. Laitsch, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada, dlaitsch@sfu.ca
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Research, Education, Information and School Libraries (SIG #166)
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for continuing sharing of research based on the fact that school libraries have a 10- 12% impact on student achievement regardless of other factors. It will also provide an arena for highly contextualized studies of individual achievement to be presented. In addition, it will provide a forum to share studies of various school library media programs.
Contact: Ann D. Ewbank, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, ann.ewbank@montana.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Research, Education, Information and School Libraries
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: Michael J. Corbett, Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada, michael.corbett@acadiau.ca
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.ohio.edu/orgs/resig/index.cfm
Safe Schools and Communities (SIG #169)
Purpose: To advance research on safe schools and communities in order to define guiding practices and establish benchmarks for promoting improved schools and fostering development of all youth - this research includes the study of research populations and sub-populations, designs, contexts, and outcomes in order to explain the transferability, scalability, and limitations of the research and results for other settings and contexts - in order to reinforce a foundation for sound policy and practice for sustaining safe schools and communities
Contact:
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
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:
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/centers/schoolclimate/index.html
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: Marie-Christine J. Opdenakker, University of Groningen, 9712TG Groningen, Netherlands, m.c.j.l.opdenakker@rug.nl
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
School Indicators, Profiles, and Accountability (SIG #106)
Purpose: To bring together educators, researchers, managers, and analysts concerned with the development, reporting, and interpretation of school indicators and report cards used for purposes of accountability and informing various audiences. The SIG values investigations into, among others, meaningful measurement and assessment, data quality and fidelity, useful display and valid interpretation of indicators and data, and the relationship between accountability requirements and school improvement.
Contact:
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.learningpt.org/sipsig/
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: Samuel C. Stringfield, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, sam.stringfield@uc.edu
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: Robert Martin Reardon, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, reardonr@ecu.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: Sumi Hagiwara, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, hagiwaras@mail.montclair.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: Paul Chamness Miller, Akita International University, Akita-shi, Japan, pchamness@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: Anastasia P. Samaras, George Mason University, Annapolis, MD, asamaras@gmu.edu
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: Rachel J. Pinnow, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, pinnowr@missouri.edu
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: Kathleen Tice, The University of Texas - Arlington, Fort Worth, TX, ktice@exchange.uta.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: David M. Osher, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC, dosher@air.org
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: Stephanie C. Serriere, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, PA, scs22@psu.edu
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: Catherine C. Riegle-Crumb, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, riegle@austin.utexas.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: Lindsay Flynn, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, lindsay.flynn@uncc.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: Kathleen I. Harris, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, kihaurora@hotmail.com; Cathy C. Leogrande, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, leogracc@lemoyne.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Spirituality and Education
Stress and Coping in Education (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: Russell L. Carson, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, rlcarson@lsu.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: D. Betsy Mccoach, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Mansfield Center, CT, betsy.mccoach@uconn.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: Daniel Charles Moos, Gustavus Adolphus College, Deephaven, MN, dmoos@gustavus.edu; Maria K. DiBenedetto, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Greensboro, NC, mkdibenedettophd@aol.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Studying and Self-Regulated Learning
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: Vivian Shulman, College of Staten Island - CUNY, Englewood, NJ, vivshulman@gmail.com
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: Peter H. Siegel, RTI International, RTP, NC, siegel@rti.org
Dues: $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://www.ana-inc.com/AERA-SIG-SRE/
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (SIG-in-formation) (SIG #176)
Purpose: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (SIG-in-formation)
Contact: Therese D. Pigott, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, tpigott@luc.edu
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: Janice E. Noga, Pathfinder Evaluation and Consulting, Cincinnati, OH, Jan.Noga@alumni.stanford.edu; 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: Ladan Rahnema, Capstone Institute at Howard University, Washington, DC, Lrahnema@capstoneinstitute.org
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (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: Megan Blumenreich, City College of New York - CUNY, New York, NY, mblumenreich@ccny.cuny.edu
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: Jill Andrea Pinkney Pastrana, University of Minnesota - Duluth, Duluth, MN, jppastra@d.umn.edu; Sarah A. Robert, University at Buffalo - SUNY, Buffalo, NY, saraharobert@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: Angela M. O'Donnell, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, angela.odonnell@gse.rutgers.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: Lauren McArthur Harris, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Lauren.Harris.1@asu.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: Doug Hearrington, Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA, doug.hearrington@armstrong.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: Dirk Ifenthaler, Deakin University, Schliengen, Germany, dirk@ifenthaler.info
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr); students $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: Timothy A. Sares, Skokie, IL, tsares@aol.com
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: John C. Knudson-Martin, Eastern Oregon University, Fairview, OR, jknudson@eou.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (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: Lori Kim, California State University - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, lkim@calstatela.edu
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: Anita C. Hernandez, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, achernan@nmsu.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: Michelle Elizabeth Bartlett, University of Louisville, Cary, NC, meb439@gmail.com
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: Leslie S. Cook, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, cookls@appstate.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Writing and Literacies
 
 
   
     
   
 
 
 
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