<em>AERA18 Insider</em> - April 17, 2018
AERA18 Insider - April 17, 2018
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AERA18 Insider

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Welcome to the final day of the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting! Each morning, AERA18 Insider will provide tips on key sessions and events, as well as other Annual Meeting resources and highlights you won't want to miss.

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Questions? Contact the AERA Meetings team at annualmtg@aera.net, or check out the Navigating the Annual Meeting section of the program for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

In this Issue:

The Role of Education Researchers in an Era of Fake News
AERA Open Business Meeting
The State of School Climate Studies: The Context of the Americas
Education for Citizenship in Latin America: Common Paths and Challenges
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2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors
AERA would like to extend a special thank you to our 2018 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
- American Institutes for Research

Gold Sponsor
- SAGE Publishing

Silver Sponsors
- Mathematica

Bronze Sponsors
- AccessLex Institute
- National Institute of Education
- RAND Corporation


Today's Highlights

The Role of Education Researchers in an Era of Fake News

8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Beekman
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In recent times, we have witnessed challenges by federal, state, and local elected officials to the fundamental principles and values of higher education in the United States. Particularly troubling are the disregard and politicization of facts, data, research, and science and mischaracterizations of the meaning and importance of academic freedom. This presidential session seeks to advance productive and interactive dialogue about how we, as individuals and a collective, can ensure the integrity of knowledge now and into the future and effectively respond to challenges to facts, data, research, and science. Dialogue will focus on the role of individual education researchers and AERA in the production, dissemination, and use of research.

The session will be chaired by Laura W. Perna (University of Pennsylvania). 
Participants include Prudence L. Carter, (University of California, Berkeley), Kris Gutierrez (University of California, Berkeley), Jeffrey R. Henig (Teachers College, Columbia University), William F. Tate (Washington University in St. Louis), William G. Tierney (University of Southern California), Ana M. Martínez-Alemán (Boston College), Demetri L. Morgan (Loyola University Chicago), and Antar Akari Tichavakunda (University of Southern California).

Read brief papers by the presenters here.

AERA Open Business Meeting 

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Sheraton New York Times Square, Third Floor, New York Ballroom West
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The AERA Open Business Meeting provides a time for AERA members to discuss important issues regarding education research and the work of AERA. Members are encouraged to attend this meeting convened by AERA President Deborah Loewenberg Ball (University of Michigan), AERA President-Elect  Amy Stuart Wells (Teachers College, Columbia University), AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. 

The State of School Climate Studies: The Context of the Americas

8:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Murray Hill Room East
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Research on school climate has become increasingly popular internationally.  Important variables in a theory of action for school climate include teacher-pupil relationships, school connectedness, and school violence. These papers represent researchers from within the Americas who have collaborated to initiate school climate studies as part of the thrust towards improving schools. Given their varied experiences, they bring a multi-cultural research perspective. This symposium assesses this body of work and considers its importance and possible impact for wider application across the Americas while analyzing the weaknesses and limitations of current approaches and measures. The session will be chaired by Sylvia Maureen Henry (University of the West Indies).

Education for Citizenship in Latin America: Common Paths and Challenges

10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Murray Hill Room West
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Given the emergence of new social and educational challenges, such as globalization, the information society, immigration, or political apathy, the need has arisen to rethink the role of schools and universities in the education of citizens. This symposium seeks to discuss emerging challenges in youth education and in changing contexts of democracy and civil participation in Latin America, particularly in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile. The session will be chaired by Carmen Zuniga (Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile); Alejandro Carrasco (Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile) will serve as the discussant.

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