Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
Fourteenth Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research


Lecture: "Re-envisioning Equity Research: Disability Identification Disparities as a Case in Point" 
This lecture examined longstanding challenges and risks associated with conducting and using research on complex equity problems. Alfredo J. Artiles (Arizona State University) examined these issues in the context of research on disability disparities that are historically linked to demographic markers such as race, social class, and gender. This is an intricate equity problem since disability identification is associated with academic achievement gaps, increased school dropouts, inequities in college access, differential job market opportunities, and reduced civic engagement. Artiles critiqued traditional studies on disability disparities and outlines three guidelines for the next generation of equity research: accounting for history in the production of knowledge, addressing how marginalized groups are depicted in studies, and investigating the multiple dimensions of identity differences.

About the Speaker
Alfredo J. Artiles (Arizona State University), Dean of Graduate Education and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education, been selected to present the 2017 Brown Lecture. Learn more

Christina Samuels, Education Week

Jake Cornett, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
Liz King, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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About the Annual Brown Lecture

The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C.

The 2018 AERA Brown Lecture will take place on October 25, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

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