2008 News Releases

Educational Researcher Devotes December Issue to Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel
WASHINGTON, December 8, 2008
The December 2008 issue of Educational Researcher (ER) provides a timely scholarly examination ofFoundations for Success: The Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. With peer-reviewed articles from leading education research experts, and under the guest editorship of Dr. Anthony E. Kelly of George Mason University, this ER issue presents diverse perspectives on substantive research in mathematics education and contributes to the discussion of valid methodological approaches.

University of Chicago Professor Stephen W. Raudenbush to Present AERA Fifth Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
WASHINGTON, October 23, 2008
Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, presents the Fifth Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research, on October 23, 2008. Inaugurated in 2004 by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Lecture features significant scholarship directed toward the advancement of understanding of equality and equity in education.

AERA, NAEd Launch Assessment of Education Research Doctorate Programs with National Science Foundation Support
WASHINGTON, October 20, 2008
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Academy of Education (NAEd) announce a ground-breaking study in the field of education research. Undertaken jointly by these two scholarly and scientific organizations, a first-time-ever assessment will examine education research doctorate programs in graduate schools and colleges of education in the United States. The National Science Foundation (NSF) through its competitive award process has made a three-year continuing award effective September 15, 2008 to support this project.

AERA Honors Scholars for Contributions to Education Research 
NEW YORK, NY, March 26, 2008
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has presented its Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award to David Wolcott Johnson, Professor of Educational Psychology and Co-Director of the Cooperative Learning Center at the University of Minnesota, for pioneering research on cooperative learning, social interdependence theory, conflict resolution, and peer mediation.
2008 AERA Awards Brochure (PDF)

AERA Members Gather in New York for 2008 Annual Meeting: Nearly 16,000 Expected to Attend 
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2008
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) convenes the 89th Annual Meeting of the Association on March 24 to 28 in New York City. The Big Apple is expected to attract close to 16,000 scholars from across education research disciplines and fields.

Carol D. Lee, Education Research Scholar, Voted President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association 
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2008
Carol D. Lee, Professor of Learning Sciences and African American Studies at Northwestern University, has been elected president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her term as president starts at the conclusion of the 2009 Annual Meeting, after one year of service as president-elect.

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