<em>AERA15 Insider</em> – April 16, 2015
AERA15 Insider – April 16, 2015
 
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AERA15 Insider
April 16, 2015

Welcome to opening day of the AERA Annual Meeting. Each morning, AERA15 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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In This Issue:

AERA Opening Plenary Session

Social Justice in Education Award Lecture
Critical Race Theory in Education 20 Years Later
Confronting a Culture of Sexual Violence
Describing Diverse Dreams of Justice in Education
Symposium and Discussion Forum on a New National Research Council Study

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Today's Highlights
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

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.



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

Justice... Just, Justice!

7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF

Session hashtag: #AERASJ

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and professor of curriculum and instruction and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison; she was AERA president in 2005–2006. Her research anchors on the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students, and extends to educational anthropology, cultural studies, and the application of critical race theory to education.

 

And We Are Still Not Saved (Redux): Critical Race Theory in Education 20 Years Later
12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamed

Participants—who include Adrienne D. Dixson (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Celia Rousseau Anderson (The University of Memphis), Jamel K. Donner (College of William and Mary), David Gillborn (The University of Birmingham), Nicola Rollock (The University of Birmingham), Paul Warmington (The University of Birmingham), Rema Ella Reynolds (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sonya Aleman (University of Utah), Enrique Aleman (University of Utah), and Aparecida de Jesus Ferreira (Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil)—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. 

 

Toward Justice on Campus: Confronting a Culture of Sexual Violence
12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency D
 
Chaired by Karen L. Graves (Denison University), panelists—Linda M. Perkins (Claremont Graduate University), Christopher Krebs (RTI International), Stephanie Atella (Loyola University Wellness Center), and Rabia Khan Harvey (Loyola University Chicago)—will address 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. 
 
 
Toward What Justice? Describing Diverse Dreams of Justice in Education
2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Hyatt, East Tower - Gold Level - Grand CDEF
 
Chaired by Eve Tuck (SUNY - College at New Paltz) and K. Wayne Yang (University of California, San Diego), this session brings together compelling scholars within diverse intellectual traditions in educational research to discuss corresponding and sometimes competing definitions of justice. Each panelist—Lisa Patel (Boston College), Nirmala Erevelles (The University of Alabama), Jen Jack Gieseking (Bowdoin College), Sandy M. Grande (Connecticut College), and Michael J. Dumas (University of California, Berkeley)—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. 


How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning. Symposium and Discussion Forum on a New National Research Council Study
2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency D

How People Learn II will update and extend the original 1999 report by critically reviewing research that has emerged in the past decade and a half on learning and learning contexts across the lifespan. In this open forum symposium chaired by Robert M. Hauser (National Research Council), commentators—Heidi A. Schweingruber (National Research Council), Sujeeta Bhatt (National Research Council), Barbara Rogoff (University of California, Santa Cruz), James W. Pellegrino (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Penelope L. Peterson (Northwestern University)—will reflect on what has changed or become more apparent and also share aspirations for the next generation of How People Learn
 
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