2015 Annual Meeting Memorial Sessions
Special sessions honoring the lives and legacies of leaders in education research
Sessions are listed alphabetically by last name

Greg Dimitriadis

"The Impossible Is the Least That One Can Demand": A Community Remembrance of Greg Dimitriadis

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

Gregory Dimitriadis (1969–2014), professor and associate dean for academic affairs at SUNY University at Buffalo, was well-respected for his work in the field of urban education and policies which serve disenfranchised urban youth. 
Chairs: Nadine E. Dolby (Purdue University), Adam Howard (Colby College) 

Co-sponsored by Division B

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John Goodlad

Reflecting on John Goodlad: His Legacy, Our Renewal

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

AERA Past President John I. Goodlad (1920–2014), professor emeritus in the University of Washington’s College of Education and co-founder of the Center for Educational Renewal, was an influential education researcher and teacher whose work over the past 60 years had a major impact on schools and the education of educators. 

Chair: Roger Soder (University of Washington)

Participants: Eugene Edgare (University of Washington), Gary D. Fenstermacher (University of Michigan), Viola Florez (The University of New Mexico), Ann Foster (National Network for Educational Renewal), David G. Imig (University of Maryland), Paul E. Heckman (University of California - Davis), Neil D. Theobald (Indiana University) 

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Maxine Greene

Celebrations of the Life of Maxine Greene

AERA Past President Maxine Greene (1917–2014), a professor emeritus and the founder and director of the Maxine Greene Center for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, was at the forefront of educational philosophy for well over half a century as a teacher, lecturer, and author. 

  • Condemned to Make Meaning:  A Gathering to Honor Maxine Greene

    Friday April 17, 8:15 to 9:45 a.m.
    Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Columbus CD

    Co-Chairs: Janet L. Miller (Columbia University), Carole Saltz (Columbia University)

    Participants: Carole Saltz (Columbia University), Michelle Fine (CUNY) Gloria Ladson-Billing (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Wendy Kohli (Fairfield University), Joel Westheimer (The University of Ottawa), Linda Darling-Hammond (Stanford University), Rene Arcilla (New York University), Ann Lieberman (Stanford University), Bill Ayers (University of Illinois-Chicago), Janet L. Miller (Columbia University)

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  • Highlighting Dr. Maxine Greene's Contributions
    (Arts and Learning SIG Business Meeting)

    Saturday April 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Hyatt, East Tower - Green Level - Plaza A

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  • Maxine Greene, The Living Legacy: A "Wide-Awake" Wake
    (Holistic Education SIG Business Meeting)
    Thursday April 16, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
    Swissotel, Event Centre First Level - Zurich AB

    Chair: Bruce J. Novak (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

    Participants: William C. Ayers (University of Illinois at Chicago), Arnold Aprill (Chicago Arts Patnerships in Education) 

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George Hillocks

Honoring George Hillocks: 50 Years as Literacy Scholar, Teacher Education Mentor, and Methodologist

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

George Hillocks (1934–2014), emeritus professor at the University of Chicago's Department of Education, was well known for his work in composition studies, teacher education, and English language and literacy. The presentations in this symposium will examine Dr. Hillocks’ research in these areas over the past 50 years.

Chairs: Peter Smagorinsky (University of Georgia), Carol D. Lee (Northwestern University) 

Participants: P. David Pearson (University of California - Berkeley), Peter Smagorinsky (University of Georgia), Carol D. Lee (Northwestern University), Thomas M.Mccann

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William Watkins

Activist Scholar/Movement Man: Honoring the Life and Works of the Intrepid William Watkins

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

William Watkins (1946–2014), professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Education for over 20 years, specialized in the sociology of curriculum, African American education, history of curriculum, and curriculum movements.

Chairs: William C. Ayers (University of Illinois at Chicago), William H. Schubert (University of Illinois at Chicago) 

Participants: Ming Fang He (Georgia Southern University), Gloria J. Ladson-Billings (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Joyce E. King (Georgia State University), Annette M. Henry (The University of British Columbia), David O. Stovall (University of Illinois at Chicago), Kelly P. Vaughan (DePaul University), Denise M. Taliaferro Baszile (Miami University), Derrick Alridge (University of Virginia), Karen Ann Johnson (University of Utah) 

Co-sponsored by Division B

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