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2013 AERA Annual Meeting

Saturday, April 27– Wednesday, May 1,2013
San Francisco, California

Meeting Overview, Policies, and Registration Details for Journalists
Highlighted Sessions By Date

AERA Presidential Sessions

Invited Special Address: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Choosing the Right Battles: Remarks and a Conversation 
Time: 
Tue, Apr 30 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Place: 
Hilton Union Square / Continental 4-6
Session hashtag: #AERASec
Session will also be live-streamed

Duncan will give a major talk on K–12 student assessment. His session will include approximately 35 minutes of audience Q & A.

AERA Presidential Address: William G. Tierney

Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Role of the Intellectual in Eliminating Poverty
Followed by Champagne Reception
Time: Monday, April 29, 4:35 pm-6:20 pm
Location: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 4-6
Session hashtag: #AERAPres
Session will also be live-streamed

In his presidential address, William Tierney will examine the twin themes of how educational organizations might improve access and equity, and what the role of the intellectual is in the elimination of poverty.  He will focus on how high schools might improve college readiness and access to a postsecondary education based on the extant literature.  Then, he will address how education scholars need to broaden their work beyond the confines of the academy, and become more engaged with bringing about change aimed at creating a more equitable society.

AERA Opening Plenary Session: Michael A. Olivas

Immigrant DREAMS Deferred
TimeSat, Apr 27 - 4:05pm - 5:35pm
PlaceHilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 4-6
Session hashtag: #AERADream
Session will also be live-streamed

On the eve of the U.S. Senate’s release of its Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation, Olivas will summarize legal and other governance issues concerning immigration and higher education. Olivas will address what educators should be doing to recognize and facilitate the incorporation of immigrant students into educational institutions and larger communities, and the outlook for “DREAMers.”

The Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture: Marta Tienda

Diversity ≠ Inclusion: Translating Access into Equity in Higher Education
Time: Mon, Apr 29 - 10:35am - 12:05pm
Location: Hilton Union Square / Plaza A
Session hashtag: #AERAEquity
Session will also be live-streamed

Tienda, who is the daughter of Mexican migrant laborers, has focused her research on race and ethnic differences in various areas of social inequality, ranging from poverty and welfare to education and employment. Through various studies of immigration, population diversification and concentrated poverty, she has documented factors that both perpetuate and reshape socioeconomic inequality. In this session, Tienda will examine why access to higher education doesn’t necessarily equate equity for certain groups.

AERA Distinguished Lecture: Pedro A. Noguera

Education, Racial Inequality, and the Future of the American Democracy
Time: 
Tue, Apr 30 - 10:20am - 11:50am
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 5
Session hashtag: #AERAFuture
Session will also be live-streamed

Noguera will address how schools can be transformed to counter social and racial inequality to promote mobility and community development. He will focus on strategies for integrating health and other social services into schools; engaging students and parents as partners in the educational process; linking learning to community development needs; and creating educational institutions that foster problem solving, curiosity and critical thinking through the use of technology and experiential learning.

Awards Ceremony Luncheon: 2013 Award Winners in Education Research

Time: Mon, Apr 29 - 12:25pm - 2:25pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 4-6
Session hashtag: #AERAAwards

Social Justice in Education Award (2013) Lecture: Jeannie Oakes

Evidence and Activism: Research to Challenge Structures of Inequality
Time: Sat, Apr 27 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 5
Session hashtag: #AERASJ

In her lecture, Jeannie Oakes will explore the idea that efforts to make schools more socially just are most compelling when they are driven by a blend of social theory, evidence, and activism. The power of this blend is revealed in analyses of the shifting landscape of economic and social inequality over the past several decades and in educators’ and activists’ work to disrupt the links between economic and social inequality and educational opportunities and outcomes. Oakes analysis makes clear that social scientists must play a critical role in the struggle for socially just schooling. 

Finding Superman: Debating the Future of Public Education in America

Time: Sat, Apr 27 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza A

Featured Presidential Session: Against the Odds: A Discussion With NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez

Time: Sun, Apr 28 - 10:35am - 12:05pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza A
Session will be live-streamed

A native of Nogales, Mexico, and a former elementary and middle school teacher, Sanchez focuses on the “three p’s” of education reform: politics, policy and pedagogy. He has reported recently on Common Core, the falsifying of test scores, and the Pell Grant recipient graduation rates. In this wide-ranging session, Sanchez will discuss the challenges facing low-income students, at all levels of education, in today’s America.

Education, Poverty, and School Reform: Perspectives From the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

Time: Sun, Apr 28 - 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 4
Session will be live-streamed

James A. Banks, Director, Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington; Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Prudence L. Carter, Associate Professor of Education, Stanford University; Lois Weis, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, University at Buffalo, SUNY; Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools, Boston University; Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor of Education, Stanford University

After the Court Rules on Fisher: A Teach-In on the Research Challenges for Addressing Diversity

Time: Mon, Apr 29 - 8:15am - 10:15am
Place: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza B

The Fisher Case, Diversity in Higher Education, and Social Science Confronting the Challenges to Affirmative Action

Time: 
Mon, Apr 29 - 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza B

What Is the Role for Teachers’ Unions in School District Reforms?

Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 12:10pm - 1:40pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 5
Session will be live-streamed

Frederick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Terry M. Moe, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Katharine O. Strunk, Assistant Professor of Education and Policy, University of Southern California; Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers.

Featured Presidential Session: The Future of Schools and Colleges of Education: Their Role in Educational Reform and Equity

Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 5
Session will be live-streamed

Selected AERA Sessions

 Sunday, April 28

AERA Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award (2012) Address: Guadalupe Valdés
Getting Language Right: New Standards and K-12 English Language Learners
Time: Sun, Apr 28 - 10:35am - 12:05pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 5
Session hashtag: #AERAEd

Abstract
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Guadalupe Valdés will address one key aspect of the equity and opportunity challenge in the American context: the future education of English Language Learners (ELLs). The focus of this lecture will be on language itself and on the often controversial questions that surround language. Emphasis is placed on the premise that equity and excellence can only be achieved for non-English-background if educators, students, the families of these students, their supporters, and the public in general have a clear understanding of what language is and how it works, how it is acquired, how it can be measured, and how instruction can support its acquisition.

AERA Task Force on Evaluating Educational Research, Scholarship, and Teaching in Postsecondary Education: A Report

Time: Sun, Apr 28 - 10:35am - 12:05pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 9

Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the Continuous Improvement Initiative, and Having Research Matter
Time: Sun, Apr 28 - 10:35am - 12:05pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 8


Challenges and Opportunities for Education Data and Statistics: The Current State and Well-Being of NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
Time: Sun, Apr 28 - 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 7

Monday, April 29

AERA Distinguished Public Service Award Lecture (2013): Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
Leading Institutional Culture Change: The Role of Qualitative and Quantitative Research and Evaluation

Time: Mon, Apr 29 - 8:15am - 9:45am
Place: Hilton Union Square, Yosemite A
Session hashtag: #AERAServe

Abstract:
Twenty-five years ago, in the late 1980s, Freeman Hrabowski's research questions led to the creation of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, now a national model for preparing talented students of color for research careers in science and engineering (S&E).  A defining component of the Meyerhoff Program involves continuous programmatic evaluation and research – qualitative and quantitative.  From the program’s inception, these continuous efforts have led to (1) making programmatic improvements that have strengthened student outcomes; (2) replicating the program’s key components in the university’s S&E and non-S&E curricula, thus benefiting students of all backgrounds and across disciplines; and (3) replicating the program on other college and university campuses. 

Significantly, the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, which initially was the impetus for culture change on my campus, has become the basis for ongoing culture change and innovation there (e.g., course redesign across STEM disciplines), and a model for institutional culture change elsewhere.

AERA Task Force on Standards for Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent Faculty: A Report
Time: Mon, Apr 29 - 8:15am - 9:45am
Place: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Golden Gate 1

National Science Foundation Priorities and Perspectives
Time: Mon, Apr 29 - 10:35am - 12:05pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 7

 Tuesday, April 30

AERA Early Career Award (2012) Lecture: Maisha T. Winn
"Agitating. Education. Organizing" Toward a Theory of Black Literate Lives
Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 8:00am - 9:30am
Place: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza B

AERA Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: A Report
Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 10:20am - 11:50am
Place: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza A

International Handbook of Research in Environmental Education (IHREE): A New AERA Publication
Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Yosemite B

 
 
   
     
   
 
 
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