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2018 AERA Annual Meeting

"The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education"
Friday, April 13 - Tuesday, April 17, 2018
New York City
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Opportunities for Federal Research Funding: Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health


The Institute of Education Sciences, the Education and Human Resources Directorate at the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development are key resources for funding support of education research. Staff from these agencies will provide updates on activities and funding opportunities of interest to education researchers.

Confirmed Participants Include: James A. Griffin, Evan Heit, Allen Ruby

Session Details:
Saturday, April 14, 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Nassau Room East
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Research Confronts Equity and Social Justice: Building the Emerging field of Collaborative, Community Engaged Education Research


In an era of growing inequality and persistent racial disparities in education, as well as the increasing dominance of neoliberal policy agendas, education researchers face growing calls for their scholarship to directly confront equity and social justice in education. Researchers who conduct collaborative, community engaged scholarship (CCES) offer a powerful answer to this call by partnering with community and education activists to create knowledge in direct support of equity-oriented change agendas. In CCES, scholars and a variety of community change agents work together to identify research questions, design appropriate research, collect and analyze data, produce research reports, and design educational interventions and policy initiatives based upon research findings.

Chair: Patricia C. Gándara

Confirmed Participants Include: Mark R. Warren, Timothy K. Eatman, Michelle Fine, Ronald David Glass, Van T Lac, Talia Sandwick, Kevin G. Welner

Session Details:
Saturday, April 14, 4:05 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Nassau Room West
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Meet the Institute of Education Sciences Leadership


Chair: Thomas Brock

Confirmed Participants Include: Joan McLaughlin, Elizabeth Eisner, James Lynn Woodworth

Session Details:
Sunday, April 15, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Murray Hill Room West
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National Academy of Education Report on Methods and Policy Uses of International Large-Scale Assessments


Results from international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) garner considerable attention from academics and policy makers. Reported findings often raise questions about the extent to which students are prepared to compete with their counterparts in other countries, particularly when it comes to participation in the global economy.

But do such comparisons conceal as much as they reveal? What do the results of international assessments really tell us about the strengths and weaknesses of our education system?

Although there is widespread recognition that ILSAs can provide useful information, there is debate about what types of comparisons are the most meaningful and what could be done to assure more sound interpretations. To address these issues, the National Academy of Education (NAEd) carried out a study funded by the US Department of Education to examine the ways in which ILSAs are designed as well as the ways that results are reported, interpreted, and used. Based on the proceedings of two workshops that fostered constructive dialogue among education researchers, policy makers, and assessment developers, a new NAEd report analyzes methods and policy uses of ILSAs as well as how these may be improved for the future. 

The panelists listed below will address the following topics that are included in the NAEd ILSA report: assessment purposes, design and analysis, reporting and interpretation, policy uses, and suggestions for moving forward.

Chair: Eva L. Baker, University of California - Los Angeles

Confirmed Participants Include: Henry I. Braun, Michael J. Feuer, Judith D. Singer, Peggy G. Carr, William H. Schmidt

Session Details:
Sunday, April 15, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Nassau Room West
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Early Career Research Fellowship and Funding Opportunities


Chair: Chandra Muller

Confirmed Participants Include: Megan L. Franke, George L. Wimberly, Susan E. Brennan

Session Details:
Monday, April 1, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Nassau Room East
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Connecting to Congress: Stories and Strategies


AERA supports a range of advocacy activities to represent education researchers up on Capitol Hill – including creating important opportunities for our members to connect with Congress. Please join us for a discussion with AERA members who are currently working in Congressional offices as part of the AERA Congressional Fellowship along with AERA members who have recently participated in delegation visits to Capitol Hill. In addition to sharing stories about their experiences, participants will share advice for AERA members interested in making their research policy relevant.

Chair: Juliane Baron

Confirmed Participants Include: Zewelanji Serpell, Ellen B. Meier, Troy D. Sadler, Jenn Ayscue

Session Details:
Monday, April 16, 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Nassau Room East
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Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education – A Report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine


Chair: Sean "Jack" P. Buckley

Confirmed Participants Include: Mark R. Connolly, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, Gabriela Weaver, Michael C Loui

Session Details:
Saturday, April 14, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Nassau Room East
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Imagining Radically, Practicing Hope: How Public Education Could Disrupt Racial Injustice


Chairs: Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Carla D. O'Connor, Suzanne M. Wilson

Confirmed Participants Include: Patricia Baquedano-Lopez, Prudence L. Carter, Sheldon Danziger, Christopher Edley, Jr., Robert Moses, Eve Tuck

Session Details:
Friday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom
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