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2015 AERA Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 16 - Monday, April 20
Chicago, Illinois
#AERA15

 


This is a sampling of major sessions. This page will be updated as additional sessions and details become available.  

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Major Addresses and Lectures

AERA Opening Plenary Session: John Whittington Franklin, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Creating the Smithsonian's Newest Museum: the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Thursday April 16, 4:05 to 5:35 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session hashtag: #AERAFranklin
Session will also be live-streamed

John W. Franklin, Senior Manager in the Office of the Deputy Director at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will trace the museum's history from the Colored Civil War Veterans who asked for the museum through the conceptualization of the museum's scope by  scholars and educators. Franklin will explain the processes involved in engaging architects, designers and builders to construct the edifice, develop its exhibitions and programs and plan for the Grand Opening in 2016.

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AERA Presidential Address: Joyce E. King, AERA President; Professor and Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair of Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership at Georgia State University

Morally Engaged Research/ers Dismantling Epistemological Nihilation in the Age of Impunity

Saturday April 18, 4:35 to 6:20 p.m.  
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session hashtag:
 #AERAPres
Session will also be live-streamed
Followed by Champagne Reception

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The Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture: William F. Tate, AERA 2008 Past President, Washington University in St. Louis

Who Is My Neighbor? The Geography of Opportunity in Ferguson and Beyond

Friday April 17, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session hashtag: #AERAWallace
Session will also be live-streamed

William F. Tate, AERA 2008 Past President, will give the Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture on April 17. 

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AERA Distinguished Lecture: Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Bard College

College in Prison: A Cause in Need of Advocacy Research

Friday April 17, 10:35 to 12:05 p.m.  
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session hashtag: #AERALagemann
Session will also be live-streamed

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, a leading historian of education and a nationally known expert on education research, will give the 
AERA Distinguished Lecture on April 17. 

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AERA Awards Lectures

Awards Ceremony Luncheon: 2015 Award Winners in Education Research

Saturday April 18, 12:25 to 2:25 p.m. 
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand ABCDEF
Session hashtag: 
#AERAAwards
Session will also be live-streamed

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AERA Distinguished Public Service Award Lecture (2015): Joseph C. Conaty, U.S. Department of Education

30 Years On:  A Federal Administrator’s Perspective on Education Research

Saturday April 18, 10:35 to 12:05 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Columbus CD
Session hashtag: #AERAServe

The Distinguished Public Service Award lecture provides an opportunity for an individual in public service to share his or her experiences and perspectives on the education research enterprise. This year’s awardee, Joseph C. Conaty is a sociologist who has been engaged in providing leadership to education research as a civil servant in the U.S. Department of Education since 1987.


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AERA Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award (2014) Address: Adam Gamoran, William T. Grant Foundation

The Future of U.S. Educational Inequality: What Went Wrong, and How Can We Fix It?

Saturday April 18, 10:35 to 12:05 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency D
Session hashtag:
 #AERAEd

Fifteen years ago I offered two predictions about the future of inequality in education: (1) a decline in black-white inequality and (2) a steady state of inequality by socioeconomic origin.  Both predictions were incorrect: thus far, racial gaps have been slow to change and economic gaps have gotten worse.  What went wrong?  Is the current rise in inequality inevitable, or can it be addressed?  These questions pose tough challenges for researchers, but answering them may point towards new directions for research that can help identify programs, policies, and practices that may get my predictions back on track and perhaps even exceed my optimistic expectations.

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AERA Early Career Award (2014) Lecture: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, University of Southern California

Embodied Brains, Social Minds, Cultural Meaning: Applying Social Affective Neuroscience to Development and Education

Sunday April 19,  8:15 to 9:45 a.m.  
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency C

Social emotions shape how we act, who we become, and how we experience our own lives. But how? Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will present her research on the neurobiology and psychology of admiration, compassion and inspiration, including these emotions’ deep visceral roots in the feeling and regulation of the body and consciousness, and their propensity to heighten one’s own subjective sense of self-awareness and purpose. She will share findings from her ongoing longitudinal study of these emotions among low-SES adolescents from immigrant families in Los Angeles, and what the findings reveal about how culture, family relationships, media use, exposure to community violence and other factors shape the brain bases of emotional experience, with implications for academic performance and life outcomes.

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AERA Early Career Award (2014) Lecture: Sara Goldrick-Rab, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Making College Free:  The Case for An Effective, Sustainable Higher Education Financing System

Saturday April 18,  8:15 to 9:45 a.m.  
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency AB

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Social Justice in Education Award (2015) Lecture: Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Justice... Just, Justice!

Thursday April 16,  7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session hashtag: #AERASJ

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A Sampling of Other Key Sessions 

Sorted chronologically
 

Thursday, April 16

And We Are Still Not Saved (Redux): Critical Race Theory in Education 20 Years Later 

Thursday April 16, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed


This session will consider the contribution critical race theory (CRT) has made to educational scholarship and examine the progress made in terms of the field’s understanding of racial inequity in education since CRT was first introduced to the field.

This session aims to: 
  1. commemorate the 20th anniversary of CRT in education; 
  2. provide examples by both new and established scholars of current work on CRT in education; and
  3. open a space for the exploration of next steps with regard to CRT in education.

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Chairs: 
Adrienne D. Dixson 
Celia Rousseau Anderson 
Jamel K. Donnor 

Discussant: 
Gloria J. Ladson-Billings 

Participants: 
Adrienne D. Dixson 
Celia Rousseau Anderson 
Jamel K. Donnor 
Nicola Rollock 
Paul Warmington 
Rema Ella Reynolds 
Sonya Aleman 
Enrique Aleman 
Aparecida de Jesus Ferreira 

Toward Justice on Campus: Confronting a Culture of Sexual Violence

Thursday April 16, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency D

This panel addresses higher education policies and politics regarding sexual violence on college campuses, highlighting research about the extent and effects of sexual assault with the intent of enhancing dialogue between policy makers and college administrators regarding responsible and effective ways to address this critical concern. 

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Chair: 
Karen L. Graces

Discussant: 
Laurel Kennedy

Participants:
Linda M. Perkins
Christopher Krebs
Stephanie Atella
Rabia Khan Harvey

Toward What Justice? Describing Diverse Dreams of Justice in Education

Thursday April 16, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed


This session brings together compelling scholars within diverse intellectual traditions in educational research to discuss corresponding and sometimes competing definitions of justice. Each panelist will respond to a set of questions designed to reveal the salient points of convergence and difference between Indigenous studies, critical disabilities studies, critical race studies, immigration and border studies, and queer studies in education. 

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Chairs: 
Eve Tuck 
K. Wayne Yang 

Discussants: 
Kris D. Gutiérrez 
Linda T. Smith 

Participants: 
Lisa Patel 
Nirmala Erevelles 
Jen Jack Gieseking 
Sandy M. Grande 
Michael J. Dumas 

Friday, April 17

Challenging the Discourse on Latinas/os in Community Colleges

Friday April 17, 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Swissotel, Event Centre First Level - Zurich E

The purpose of this panel is to bring together scholars whose work challenges current discourse surrounding the experiences of Latino students in community colleges. Panelists’ work center on topics of access, enrollment, experiences, and success, reframing questions and interrogating them in ways that advance research and offer different lenses through which we understand Latino community college outcomes.

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Chair: 
Daniel Gilbert Solorzano 

Discussant: 
Anne-Marie Nunez 

Participants: 
Desiree Danielle Zerquera 
Nancy Acevedo-Gil
Deryl Keith Hatch 
Adriana Ruiz Alvarado 
Jacob P.K. Gross 

A Giant Step Toward Justice in Conducting Education Research and Praxis: The Call for Integrated Study and Research Teams - Interactive Town Hall Session

Friday April 17, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. 
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency C

The country’s changing demographics show great need for cross -/inter-cultural communication. Graduate students do not usually participate or conduct research using a cross-/inter-cultural focus that takes into account multiple groups’ perspectives. The aim of this presidential session is to engage in discussions that will lead to an increase in cross-/intercultural research in education and the social sciences.

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Chairs: 
Carl A. Grant 
Anthony L. Brown
Sherick A. Hughes
Alexandra Allweiss 

Participants: 
Angela Valenzuela 
Vivian L. Gadsden 
Michelle Fine 
Christine E. Sleeter 
Catherine Savage
William F. Tate 
Kevin Kumashiro 
Eve Tuck 

Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning: A New AERA Publication 

Friday April 17, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. 
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Toronto

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Chair: 

Gilberto Q. Conchas 

Participants:
K. Ann Renninger 
Martina Nieswandt 
Suzanne Hidi 

The State of the National Center for Education Statistics

Friday April 17, 12:25 to 1:55 p.m. 
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Toronto

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Chair: 
George W. Bohrnstedt

Speaker
Peggy G. Carr  

Discussants: 
William H. Schmidt 
Jane Hannaway

College in Prison: A Necessity in Moving “Toward Justice”

Friday April 17, 12:25 to 1:55 p.m.  
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency D

Since the passage of the 1994 Omnibus Crime Bill—which stripped prisoners of eligibility for Pell Grants— almost every college-in-prison program has closed its doors. In this session, speakers will describe the costs and benefits of college in prison, highlighting their experience teaching in prisons and working with formerly released prisoners.

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Chair:
Ellen Condliffe Lagemann 

Discussant: 
Craig Wilder 

Participants: 
Daniel Karpowitz 
Jed B. Tucker 
Rebecca Ginsburg 

From Classrooms to Outer Space via Public Policies: Renowned Intellectuals and Leaders Articulate Opportunities and Challenges

Friday April 17, 12:25 to 1:55 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed

Select demographic groups—racial minorities, women, and religious minorities—are consistently underrepresented in the STEM professions in both the U.S. and England. This session explores modes to increase representation. Each participant will present aspects of their work on education and science research and public policy.

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Chair: 
Beverly Lindsay

Participants: 
James Gates 
Shirley Malcom 
Michael Jonathan Reiss 

Perspectives on Replication in Education Research

Friday April 17, 12:25 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency AB

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Chair: 
Rebecca A. Maynard 

Discussant:
Larry V. Hedges 

Participant: 
Matthew C. Makel 
Jonathan A. Plucker 
Therese D. Pigott 
Greg Duncan 

Closing the Information Gap: Best Strategies for Connecting Education Research to Policy Makers and the Public

Friday April 17, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Columbus AB

This session will bring together three sets of stakeholders— those who produce education research, those who use it, and those who know how to communicate about it—to discuss mutual challenges they and their colleagues face in raising the visibility of education research and explore strategies that maximize the usefulness, application, and communication of education research.

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Chair:
Camilla P. Benbow

Participants: 
Sara Goldrick-Rab 
Claudio Sanchez
Brian Baird

Socializing Intelligence Through Academic Talk and Dialogue: A New AERA Publication

Friday April 17, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Columbus CD

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Chair: 

Gilberto Q. Conchas 

Discussant: 
Kris D. Gutiérrez

Participants: 
Lauren B. Resnick 
Christa S.C. Asterhan 
Sherice Clarke 

Advocacy for Federal Research Support: Making the Case

Friday April 17, 4:05 to 5:35 p.m. 
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Toronto

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Chair: 
Felice J. Levine 

Participants: 
Juliane Baron 
Wendy Naus
Angela Sharpe
Former Rep. Brian Baird

Rethinking Knowledge in the Context of Our Contemporary Crisis

Friday April 17, 4:05 to 6:05 p.m. 
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF

Drawing on their experiences in the US, South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, four scholars will discuss various epistemological perspectives –epistemologies of the South, an Afrocentric Critical orientation; the necessity of re-thinking knowledge and what it means to be human—in the context of our contemporary social and educational crises.

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Chair: 
Joyce E. King 

Discussant: 
Petronilha Beatriz Goncalves e Silva 

Participants:
Sylvia Wynter 
Molefi Kete Asante 
Jason Ambroise 
Boaventura de Sousa Santos 

"We All We Got." Reclaiming Our Humanity With Genealogy Research, Reducing Gang Violence With Neighborhood Basketball: Chicago Community Perspectives on Youth Vulnerability in the Context of Extreme Impoverishment

Friday April 17, 4:05 to 5:35 p.m. 
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level, Regency D

Chicago natives, internationally recognized genealogist, Tony Burroughs, founder of the Center for Black Genealogy, and NBA All-Star Isiah Thomas, will present practical interventions with youth—the power of community-family genealogical research and a youth basketball program that reduces gang violence.

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Chair: 
Iva E Carruthers 

Discussant: 
Jabari Mahiri 

Participants: 
Tony Burroughs 
Isiah Thomas 

What Has Happened to African American Young Adult Literature in the Digital Age?

Friday April 17, 4:05 to 6:05 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level, Acapulco

This session explores the invisibility and politics of African American youth literature. Presenters will discuss issues surrounding the dearth of literature written for the African American youth populations, as well as provide salient examples of current literature and future directions for this reading population.

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Chair: 
Beverly M. Gordon

Discussant: 
Carmen Kynard

Participants: 
Gregory Walker 
Alfred W. Tatum
Larette Henderson
Ayoko Chenzira 
Ha J

Invited Address: U.S. Representative Bobby Scott

Friday April 17, 7 to 8 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand EF

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Rep. Bobby Scott








Speaker: 
Rep. Bobby Scott

Chair: 
Joyce E. King 

Discussants:
Linda Darling-Hammond  
Kris D. Gutiérrez 

Saturday, April 18

AERA Education Research to Performance Youth Research Festival

Part 1: Celebrating the DuBois-Greene Living Museum
Saturday April 18, 8:15 to 9:45 a.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Green Level - Crystal B
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Part 2. Critical Reflections on Community Research in Times of Widening Inequalities: A Roundtable Session
Saturday April 18, 10:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Green Level - Crystal B
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Participants in the AERA Education Research-to-Performance Youth Apprentice Program will exhibit their developing and ongoing work during a Research Festival at the Annual Meeting. Under the guidance of senior education researchers, high school and undergraduate students will participate in a series of activities—performances, exhibits, and paper and poster presentations—designed to enhance their appreciation of education research, deepen their engagement in it, and inspire them to recognize just how powerful and persuasive knowledge production can be.  


Chairs: 
Joyce E. King 
Michelle Fine 
George L. Wimberly 

Participants: 
A'isha Kareem 
Amanda Klonsky 
Anne M. Galletta 
Annette M. Henry 
Ashley Patterson 
Ben R. Kirshner 
Brian A. Williams 
Cirecie West-Olatunji 
David O. Stovall 
Erica R. Meiners 
Isabel J. Morales 
Joseph Gardner 
Kristen L. Buras 
Laurence Tan 
Limarys Caraballo 
Lisa (Leigh) Patel
Maddy Fox 
Maria Elena Torre 
Mark R. Warren 
Monique Antoinette Guishard 
Motlalepule Ruth Mampane 
Stafford Hood 
Venus E. Evans-Winters  

Social and Emotional Learning Research: 20 Years and Beyond

Saturday April 18, 8:15 to 9:45 a.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Toronto

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Chair: 
David M. Osher 

Discussants: 
Tony Smith 
Paul Cruz 

Participants:
Roger P. Weissberg 
Stephanie Margaret Jones 
Robert Jagers 
Mao Yaqing

FERPA in Complex Times: Aligning Privacy, Confidentiality, and Research Use

Saturday April 18, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Columbus AB

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Chair: 
Felice J. Levine 

Participants: 
Paige Kowalski 
Kathleen Styles 
Jack Buckley 
David Figlio

Fear of Failure Prevents Students From Learning: Perspectives From School Leaders

Saturday April 18, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency C

This session will focus on recent research on sources of motivation, suggesting that students’ perceptions and understanding of the requirements of intellectual success influences their motivation to learn and their ability to persist through challenging problems in schools.

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Chair: 
Xiaodong Lin 

Participants: 
Janice Jackson
Danella Carter
Lily Din Woo
Robin Walker 
Carol Dweck
Sian Bellock
Zhong-Ying  Shi

Opportunities for Federal Research Funding: Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health

Saturday April 18, 10:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Toronto

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Chair: 
Juliane Baron 

Participant: 
Allen Ruby 
James A. Griffin 
Margret A. Hjalmarson  

Learning While Black: Perspectives on Supporting the Culture and Heritage of Schooling for African American Students

Saturday April 18, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. 
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level – Regency AB

This session will highlight the work of Dr. Edmund W. Gordon to demonstrate how high achieving academic programs and social policies, as related to funding, can sustain quality education for African American students. It will explore diverse epistemologies as they relate to notions of culture and heritage.

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Chairs: 
Debra Watkins 
Stephen D. Hancock 

Discussant: 
Arnetha F. Ball

Participants: 
Edmund W. Gordon 
Debra Watkins 
Fred Blackwell 

From the Coleman Report to Performance Metrics: Big Changes in the Nation's Research Policy

Saturday April 18, 2:45 to 4:15 p.m
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency D

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Chair: 
Felice J. Levine 

Speaker: 
Ken Prewitt 

Discussant: 
Deborah Loewenberg Ball 
Adam Gamoran 

Sunday, April 19

Bending the Arc Toward Justice: New Orleans, Black Education, and the National and International Struggle Against Market-Based Reform

Sunday April 19, 8:15 to 10:15 a.m.  
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed


Educators, students, and parents in New Orleans have articulated serious concerns about the effects of charter school reform on black communities. This session will address the question, whose interests have been served by market-based reform in urban communities? Participants will address the trend towards education privatization and collectively consider how these reforms have affected public schools and neighborhoods in cities nationwide.

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Chair: 
Kristen L. Buras 

Participants: 
Michael W. Apple 
Kristen L. Buras 
V. P. Franklin 
Pauline Lipman 
Theresa Perry 
Ibrahima Seck 
David O. Stovall 
Terrenda Corisa White 
Kofi Lomotey 

Current Priorities and Opportunities at the Institute of Education Sciences

Sunday April 19, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level, Columbus AB

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Chair: 
David H. Monk 

Discussant:
Kris Gutiérrez

Participant: 
Sue E. Betka  

The White House Initiatives on Educational Excellence for Diverse Groups

Sunday April 19, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed


Panelists will focus on the role that their respective White House Initiatives play in shaping public policy for communities of color. A key part of the Initiatives’ mandate is to advise the President and U.S. Secretary of Education on issues related to the educational attainment of diverse groups and seek ways to increase student success through improved policies, practices, and allocation of resources. 

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Chair: 
Linda C. Tillman

Discussant: 
James T. Minor 
James E. Davis

Participants: 
Patricia Whitefoot 
James Pierpont Comer 
Alfredo J. Artiles 
Dee Jay Mailer 
David Wilson 

Advancing Education Research at the National Science Foundation: Trends and Priorities

Sunday April 19, 12:25 to 1:55 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Columbus CD

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Chair: 
Deborah Loewenberg Ball 

Participant: 
Joan Ferrini-Mundy 

Discussants: 
Camilla P. Benbow 
P. Karen Murphy  

Challenges and Promising Opportunities for NAEP in the Decades Ahead

Sunday April 19, 12:25 to 1:55 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency AB 

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Chair: 
Mark Schneider 

Participants: 
Terry Mazany 
Christopher Edley, Jr. 
Laura S. Hamilton

Do Higher Ed Accountability Proposals Narrow Opportunity for Minority Students and Minority-Serving Institutions?

Sunday April 19, 12:25 to 1:55 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Acapulco

Students of color have not achieved equal opportunity for higher education and many of the institutions that serve them are struggling with economic and policy challenges. Some critics of the Obama Administration claim that recent accountability and financial aid policy changes would close the door to college for many deserving students. This session will feature new and original empirical studies that examine policy issues with the goal of avoiding unintended negative consequences.

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Chair and Discussant
Gary A. Orfield 

Participants: 
Stella M. Flores 
Sara Goldrick-Rab 
Sylvia Hurtado
Anne-Marie Nunez  

Education for Social Transformation: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Radical Intellectual Tradition 

Sunday April 19, 12:25 to 1:55 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed


This session will present W.E.B. Du Bois in historical context as a founding sociological researcher, a founder of the Pan African Movement and the NAACP, and a transformative educator in the radical black intellectual tradition. Film clips will be shown from the historic University of Pennsylvania conference honoring DuBois in 2012.

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Chair: 
AERA President
Joyce E. King 

Discussant: 
Gloria J. Ladson-Billings 

Participant: 
Tufuku Zuberi 

If Black Lives Matter, What Is to Be Done? Is There a Role for Research?

Sunday April 19, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency C

An interdisciplinary panel of scholars, joined by the attorney for the family of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, consider research , policy and education interventions to address institutionally-sanctioned state violence youth are experiencing in the U.S and globally.

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Chair: 
Christopher Edley, Jr. 

Participants: 
Sandra Graham 
Wayne Au 
Daryl Parks 
William Jelani Cobb 

Discussants: 
Mary Pattillo 
Christopher Edley, Jr. 

LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda: An AERA Publication

Sunday April 19, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Acapulco

This session will be followed by a roundtable discussion from 4:05 to 5:35 p.m.

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Chairs: 

William G. Tierney 

Discussant:
Joseph P. Robinson-Cimpian

Participants:  

George L. Wimberly 
Kristen A. Renn 
Madelaine Adelman  

Transforming Research: The Indigenous Struggle for Social, Cultural, and Economic Justice Within and Through Education 

Sunday April 19, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed

This presentation will look at the struggle to change educational outcomes for indigenous and disadvantaged communities. Of concern is the need to challenge the ongoing reproduction of high and disproportionate levels of learning underdevelopment and subsequent social and economic marginalization. In this presentation, strategies from the New Zealand context that have potential for wider applications will be shared, including the development of alternative schooling and higher education models. 

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Chair: 
Tanya L.M. Samu 

Discussant: 
Jonathan D. Jansen 

Participant: 
Graham Hingangaroa Smith 

Linking Our Struggles: Visioning a Different Future

Sunday April 19, 4:05 to 6:05 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed


In this session, Professor Charles Ogletree will moderate a fast-paced discussion among the panelists in an effort to illuminate the intersectionality of struggles for justice across diverse communities.

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Rep. Mike Honda

Chair:

AERA President
Joyce E. King 

Discussant:
Charles Ogletree 

Participants: 
Alan Parker 
Robert Miller 
Valerie Ooka Pang 
Iva E Carruthers 
Julian Vasquez Heilig 
Cirecie West-Olatunji 
Curtis Acosta 
Stan Willis 
Susan Goodwin 
Jesse Hagopian 
Malik Burnett 
Mike Honda 

Public Scholarship for Diverse Democracies: Making Education Research Matter

Sunday April 19, 4:05 to 6:05 p.m. 
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency C

Previewing the theme of the 2016 AERA Centennial Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., this participatory symposium will engage AERA members in defining the opportunities and challenges of situating education research as public scholarship that is accessible and useful to educators, policymakers, and the public working to strengthen increasingly diverse democracies.

AERA President-Elect Jeannie Oakes will share preliminary goals for the 2016 Annual Meeting program. 

Link to session in the online program

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Chair: 
Kevin G. Welner

Discussant: 
AERA President-Elect Jeannie Oakes

Participants: 
Linda Darling-Hammond 
Pedro A. Noguera
Michelle Renee 
Frederick M. Hess   

Monday, April 20

Justice Requires Informed Action: Fighting Anti-Intellectualism with Educational Research

Monday April 20, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand EF
Session will also be live-streamed


This session will address the assumption that research endeavors will be embraced in policy and instruction; however, it is often the flashiness of the message rather than the soundness of the evidence that is heard and acted upon. This session will discuss the two-fold challenge for those vested in the pursuit of justice through and in education.

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Chair: 
Patricia A. Alexander 

Participants: 
W. James Popham 
Gale M. Sinatra 
Angela Valenzuela 
Zeus Leonardo 
Catherine A. Lugg  

Culture, Language, and the Politics of Forgetting: Beyond Restrictive Language Policies in Education 

Monday April 20, 12:25 to 1:55 p.m.  
Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand EF
Session will also be live-streamed

This session will critically examine the inextricable relations of power that exist between culture, class, and language within the context of classroom practices. Central to this discussion is unveiling the epistemicides that accompany practices of language in education and the need to embrace a decolonizing and emancipatory political project of schooling and society. 

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Chair: 
Ruben Donato 

Discussant: 
João Menelau Paraskeva 

Participant: 
Antonia Darder  
 

Preparation for Inclusive Education in the Era of High-Stakes Teacher Education Accountability: Mapping the Territory for New Directions in Theory and Practice

Monday April 20, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency AB

This session will frame the work of inclusive education researchers in the current teacher education accountability context and address the significance this context when it comes to preparing teachers to work with students from historically marginalized groups, including students with disabilities. 

Link to session
Chair:
Srikala Naraian

Discussant: Kimberly White-Smith
 
Presenters: 
Dianne Ferguson
Marleen C. Pugach
Scot Danforth
Srikala Naraian
Sarah Schlessinger






 
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