2017 Annual Meeting Live-Streamed Sessions
 
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This is a list of 2017 Annual Meeting live-streamed sessions. Additional details, descriptions, and how to register will be added to this page as information becomes available.

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Major Addresses and Lectures


Opening Plenary: The Challenges of Higher Education in a Diverse and Divergent World

Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Session Hashtag: #AERAOpening

Chair: Vivian L. Gadsden, Penn Graduate School of Education
Moderator: Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Participants: Jonathan Jansen, University of the Free State, Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Texas A&M University San Antonio, Michael J. Olivas, University of Houston

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AERA Distinguished Lecture: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education; Harvard Graduate School of Education

Friday, April 28, 12:25 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level 301 A&B
Session Hashtag: #AERADistinguished 

Chair: Vivian L. Gadsden, Penn Graduate School of Education

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Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture: Rubén G. Rumbaut, Distinguished Professor of Sociology; University of California, Irvine

Saturday, April 29, 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 302 A&B
Session Hashtag: #AERAWallace

Chair: Vivian L. Gadsden, Penn Graduate School of Education
Discussant: Min Zhou, University of California - Los Angeles

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AERA Presidential Address: Vivian L. Gadsden, AERA President; Penn Graduate School of Education

The Promise of Education Research and the Public Trust

Saturday, April 29, 4:35 to 5:50 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 1, 2&3
Session Hashtag: #AERAPres

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Awards Luncheon

Saturday, April 29, 12:25 to 2:25 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Session Hashtag: #AERAAwards

Chair: Vivian L. Gadsden, Penn Graduate School of Education

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Award Lecture Speakers



 

AERA Distinguished Contributions to Research  in Education Award (2016) Address: Micki Chi

Translating ICAP on Student Engagement Into Practice
Friday, April 28, 12:25 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 302 A&B

Chair: Rodney K. Hopson, George Mason University

Session Hashtag: #AERAContributions
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Social Justice in Education Award Lecture: Estela M. Bensimon

Making Higher Education Just
Sunday, April 30, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Texas Ballroom Salon E
Session Hashtag: #AERASJ

Chair: Kofi Lomotey, Western Carolina University

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Selected Presidential Sessions


Increasing the Opportunity for Academic and Life Success: Trauma-Informed Schooling and Consequences

Thursday, April 27, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 301 A&B

This session will examine critical issues around the meaning and indicators of trauma as well as its contexts and consequences.Trauma is increasingly becoming a catch-all term associated with problems with schooling, achievement and adaptation. While the pernicious effects of events involving abuse and the obstacles imposed by racism, homophobia, social discrimination and poverty are not questionable the conceptualization of trauma needs to be considered. This session will explore the conceptualization of trauma and its relationship to educational opportunity and equity. It will also consider gaps in trauma research in order to inform future research by asking: What do we know about and how do we integrate trauma research knowledge in our work?

Chair: Ramon Markee Jevon Griffin
Participants: Tony Brown, Lalitha M. Vasudevan, Margaret Beale Spencer, and Leon Caldwell

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Solving Teacher Inequities by Putting Knowledge into Action

Thursday, April 27, 4:05 p.m. - 5:35 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 302 A&B

This session will examine recent research on teacher shortages and the inequitable distribution of teachers in relation to policy and practice initiatives designed to address these issues more effectively than has often been the case in the past. The symposium will highlight knowledge leading to action by presenting research providing national and state level data and projections on growing teacher shortages that disproportionately affect our most disadvantaged students, and research that suggests how solutions can be achieved. It will also describe the work that is being done by researchers who are collaborating with policymakers and educators to use this knowledge base to create smarter, sustainable solutions. A panel of researchers and educational policy leaders will discuss policy and practice changes that have occurred as a result of the research, efforts that are underway, and the additional research and policy work needed to support actionsthat will lead to lasting solutions to the inequitable distribution of qualified teachers. 

Chair: Linda Darling-Hammond
Participants: Linda Darling-Hammond, Desiree Carver-Thomas, Leib Sutcher, Sharon P. Robinson, Aaliyah Arrocha-Samuel, Michelle Exstrom, David G. Hinojosa, Richard Ingersoll, and Marc S. Tucker

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Learning and Schooling of African American Students: Three Critical Paradigms Shaping the Field

Thursday, April 27, 4:05 p.m. - 6:05 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level - 301 A&B

This session will focus on issues of identity, achievement, and assessment within broader discussions of educational equity and opportunity, drawing upon the research of Edgar Epps, Ed Gordon, and Sylvia Johnson. The three renowned researchers’ work challenged paradigms and contributed to re -conceptualizations, frameworks, and approaches to the study of African American and low-income students. Participants in this panel will consider transcending research themes, identify the scholarships’ critical dimensions, its contributions to contemporary discussions of equal educational opportunity, and the translation of research to practice and policy. Presenters will focus on specific questions raised in the scholars work, implications for the field, and the potential for a rigorous and responsive effort in moving forward.

Chair: Walter R. Allen
Participants: Margaret Beale Spencer, Olga M. Welch, V.P. Franklin, Carol Camp Yeakey, Ezekiel J. Dixon-Roman, Fayneese Miller, and Bruce R. Hare


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The Long-Term Outcomes of Early Child Care and Education and What to Make of Middle Year's Fade-Out (AERA-Society for Research in Child Development Special Joint Symposium)

Friday, April 28, 10:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 220 - Cantilever

Chair: Felice J. Levine
Participants: Deborah L. Vandell, Vivian L Gadsden, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Graue, and Greg Duncan

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Using Big Data: The Ethics, Dilemmas, and Possibilities for Educational Opportunity

Friday, April 28, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Room 301 A&B

Given the increasing debates focused on the affordances and possibilities for the use of big data, what does the use of big data offer in identifying and responding to the needs of children and families in and out of school? Does the utility of the data for change outweigh concerns about the accessibility of the data? What are the potential constraints of using big data and how do we reconcile these constraints and the potential strengths? What are the implications of the focus on big data for building knowledge in practice and policy agendas at the local and national levels targeted to promoting educational equality?

Chair: Felice J. Levine
Participants: Larry V. Hedges, Victoria Stodden, Andrew Ho, and Felice J. Levine

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The Meaning of a Just Society in a Period of Massive Change

Friday, April 28, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Room 302 A&B

This session will re-examine the ways in which “just society” has been framed, by whom, and for whom? With sweeping changes in government at all levels, what is the pathway to enacting a meaningful approach to ensuring justice and access?

Chair: Kris D. Gutierrez
Participants: Christopher Edley, Jr. and Maria Echaveste

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Education, Democracy, and Citizen Justice

Saturday, April 29, 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 302 A&B

What do we understand to be the salient issues associated with democracy and education as these relate to justice for individuals and institutions in contemporary society? How do we negotiate differences in attitudes, beliefs, and practices; conceptualize and act on them in relation to our roles in a democracy; engage the broader domains of disagreement; and respond to the human experience and condition? How do we attempt to resolve tensions between citizenship, human rights, and an ever-increasing globalized world? What is the schooling and what are public discourses needed to promote democratic education? Sub Unit

Chair: Alfredo J. Artiles
Participants: Prudence L. Carter, John S. Rogers, Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, and Marc Lamont Hill

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Strategic Pathways for Improving Access to Higher Education

Saturday, April 29, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 302 A&B

Chair: Felice J. Levine
Participants: Raymund Paredes, Laura W. Perna, Stella M. Flores, and William G. Tierney


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From Disparities to Social Determinants: Toward a Culture of Education and Health Equity

Saturday, April 29, 10:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 301 A&B

This session will focus on the role of health and educational equity in enhancing opportunity, reducing disparities, and understanding the role of social determinants in both. Drawing upon the National Academy of Medicine’s recent study Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States and research on educational disparities, participants will examine cross-cutting policy issues as they are framed and implemented across education and health and the implications for efforts advancing social justice.

Chair: William F. Tate
Speaker: Thomas LaVeist

Participants: Roslyn Arlin Mickelson and Kent McGuire 

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Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda and Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences—Two Recent Academies Reports

Saturday, April 29, 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 301 A&B

Chair: Gloria J. Ladson-Billings
Speakers: Catherine E. Snow and William Hallman
Commentators: Susan Nall Bales, Ed Liebow, and Sarah Dockery Sparks


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Toward Democratic Possibilities: Another Kind of Public Education Revisited

Sunday, April 30, 10:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 301 A&B

This session will address critical issues related to students' experiences eithin the larger context of feminist ideologies, racial theories, and practical realities of schooling.Drawing upon epistemologies and frameworks addressing questions of equality and equity, participants will focus on multiple questions, among them, the representation and empirical study of gender in educational research, the role of teaching, knowledge production and learning, and the consequences of gendered identities for students in school and society.

Chair: Vivian L. Gadsden
Participants: Patricia Hill Collins, Joseph R. Cimpian, Kimberly A. Scott, and Anthony L. Brown


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Education Unbordered: Immigrant, Refugee, Detained, and Undocumented Children and Families

Sunday, April 30, 12:25 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 301 A&B

This session will focus on the individual and collective issues associated with immigration, refugee, detained, and undocumented children and families. How do we imagine schools as boundless in the context they engage and the opportunities they can afford for all children, and especially for children who enter the country? What is the status of research and how is it informing change for these children and their families? What is the role of schools, and what is needed in policy and practice to mediate the hardship and complexity of both the process and effect of policies? How are borders made more permeable and open for schools to effect change?

Chair: Angela E. Arzubiaga
Participants: Saskia Sassen and Rogelio Saenz

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Former Presidents Respond to Annual Meeting Theme

Sunday, April 30, 12:25 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level - 302 A&B

The session is designed as a venue for former AERA presidents to offer perspectives and insights on the 2017 theme, Knowledge to Action: 
Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity. Presidents from the past three decades will provide brief commentaries on the issues raised in the theme and the role AERA can play in shaping the future of educational research. By situating former struggles and their complexities, former presidents will discuss the challenges and promises inherent within educational research, practice, policy.

Chair: Caroline Hendrie
Participant: Eva L. Baker, James A. Banks, Linda Darling-Hammond, Frank H. Farley, Kris Gutierrez, Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, Carol D. Lee, Jeannie Oakes, Barbara Schneider, Catherine E. Snow, William F. Tate, and William G. Tierney


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Racial Conciliation, Interest Convergence, and the Role of Education and Schooling

Sunday, April 30, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballrom Level, 302 A&B

This session will examine the role of education research and practice within the context of current debates around race and racial equity. It will address three questions: Is it possible to measure racial progress and chart a path toward further progress? Are racial conciliation and interest convergence panaceas to quell discontent and to avoid difficult issues, or are they viable pathways to promote access and justice? What is the role of educational research, practice, and policy in this discussion?

Chair: Nailah Suad Nasir
Participants: James Earl Davis, Stella M. Flores, Grace Kao, and Daniel Losen

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Technology, Digital Media, and Implications for Learning Sciences

Sunday, April 30, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 302 A&B

This session will focus on emerging technologies and their uses in epistemological framings, teaching, and the construction of knowledge. Technology and digital media have the potential to play a powerful role in shaping educational research, practice and policy. This power is evident when we consider how recent social movements have developed. Current complexities such as the digital divide will be considered in terms of how technology and digital media both afford and constrain teaching and learning. The session will consider how we can harness technology and digital media developments to the benefit of a more equitable educational agenda?

Chair: Yasmin B. Kafai
Participants: James Paul Gee and Louis M. Gomez
Discussant: Yasmin B. Kafai

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A Town Hall Meeting on the Role of AERA as a Research Organization in Socially Challenging Times

Sunday, April 30, 4:05 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 220-Cantilever

Chair: Felice J. Levine, AERA
Participants: Vivian L. Gadsden, University of Pennsylvania, Jeannie Oakes, University of California, Los Angeles, and Deborah Loewenberg Ball, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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Equal Educational Opportunity, Neighborhoods, and Geospatial Dimensions of School and Schooling

Monday, May 1, 10:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 301 A&B

This session will highlight the shifts in our knowledge of the challenges to equal educational opportunity in light of neighborhood research and examinations of neighborhood effects. It will focus on the uses and barriers to geospatial research in unpacking critical issues related to schools, students, and families.

Chair: Stephen W. Raudenbush
Participants: Micere Keels and Odis Johnson

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Democratic Education, Race, and the Classroom: Content and Pedagogy in a Diverse Society

Monday, May 1, 12:25 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 301 A&B

In this session, participants will focus on critical issues around teaching and curriculum in relation to three areas: advancing our understanding of culture, language, race, class, gender, and other forms of difference; creating pedagogical approaches that engage ideas that are deemed uncomfortable; and examining classroom content that promotes students’ engagement with historical and contemporary problems. It will address questions of what counts as knowledge, whose knowledge counts, for whom does the knowledge count, and with what expected goals and outcomes in a diverse society?

Chair: Rich Milner
Participants: Kenneth M. Zeichner, David O. Stovall, Cynthia Cruz, and A. Lin Goodwin

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Mexican American Educational Experiences and the Historical Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity: A Critical Conversation

Monday, May 1, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 301 A&B

This Presidential Session examines the struggle for equal educational opportunity by Mexican Americans over time, space and in different regions of North America. Historians and sociologists of education offer a unique perspective on the experiences of Mexican Americans across the U.S. This breadth and depth of understanding the commonalities and variance across the experiences of Mexican Americans in the U.S. make for an exceptional way to grasp the texture of how individual communities have grappled with the challenge of providing educational opportunity in the face of formidable obstacles. This Presidential Session specifically engages in a critical conversation with a group of accomplished historians of education whose work explores how Mexican Americans have struggled for equal educational opportunities over time. Panelists will present an overview of their research on the history of Mexican American in the United State and relate it to the notion of educational opportunity and elements of the Coleman Report. The session will also include time for questions from the audience to allow for connections from the past and to present conditions.

Chair: Ann Marie Ryan
Participants: Vilma Ortiz, Laura K. Munoz, Mario Rios Perez, Edward Telles, and David G. Garcia
Discussant: Claudio Sanchez

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Other AERA Sessions


The Science of Measurement: Using Testing Standards to Increase Research Validity

Friday, April 28, 10:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 304 A&B

The last decade has witnessed enormous attention to increasing the rigor of educational research through scientific design and sophisticated data analysis methodologies. Emerging technologies have provided new assessment tools for measuring a wider range of research processes and outcomes. Interestingly, however, the quality of the measures used in research, a potentially fatal flaw in the validity of research findings, has received relatively little attention. This symposium reviews research on the quality of research measures and presents the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing as a key resource for strengthening practice. The session highlights validity and fairness standards that are particularly important for research instruments and considers implications for research policy and practice.

Chair: Joan L. Herman
Participants: Joan L. Herman, Frank C. Worrell, and Linda L. Cook
Discussants: Peggy G. Carr and Larry V. Hedges


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Advocating for Federal Research Support—Navigating New Waters in Challenging Times

Friday, April 28, 4:05 p.m. - 5:35 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Room 301 A&B

Chair: Felice J. Levine
Participants: Wendy Naus, Juliane Baron, Ed Liebow, and Mark D. Vieth


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Innovative Strategies for the Diffusion and Utilization of Education Research

Friday, April 28, 4:05 p.m. - 5:35 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Room 302 A&B

Chair: Barbara Schneider
Participants: John Hughes, Ruth Curran Neild, Vivian Tseng, and Lori Diane Hill


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Conversations Around the Collection and Use of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data

AERA Sessions Cosponsored with Queer Studies SIG, Committee on Scholars and Advocates for Gender Equity in Education
Sunday, April 30, 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 302 A&B

Increasingly, data are gathered on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). For example, federal data collection agencies have listed guidelines for how to ask about SOGI, and some agencies (e.g., CDC) release individual-level data on youth sexual orientation. The National Center for Education Statistics is beginning to include SOGI items in its High School Longitudinal Study (HSLS). Research societies and scientific associations are examining the best methods to collect sexual orientation and gender identity from members. As these data collection efforts proliferate and evolve, this panel will discuss topics including (a) the history of federal interagency efforts to include SOGI item guidance, (b) the development of the new SOGI items in HSLS, (c) best practices for SOGI data collection, (d) considerations around ensuring SOGI data validity with large datasets, and (e) how research societies are capturing and collecting gender identity. Following the panelists’ presentations, the audience will have time to engage panelists in a Q&A session.

Chair: George L. Wimberly
Participants: Joseph R. Cimpian, Elise Christopher, Emily Greytak, Jason C. Garvey, and sj Miller


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Research, Statistics, and Data: The Vital Role of the Institute of Education Sciences in Retrospect and Prospect

Sunday, April 30, 10:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Room 302 A&B

Chair: Kent McGuire Participants: Thomas Brock and Peggy G. Carr
Discussants: Susanna Loeb, Michael S. McPherson, and Larry V. Hedges


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