Vancouver Preview, April 16, 2012

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AERA Early Career Award (2011) Lecture
Cynthia E. Coburn, “Pathways Between Policy and Practice and the Role of Social Networks and Social Interactions” Read more

Knowing Enough to Act: The Educational Implications of a Critical Social Justice Approach to Difference
Is “knowing” a moral question? Ought “knowing” to have moral consequences and entailments? Read more

Knowing and Doing: The Transformational Journey of Using Privilege to Weaken Privilege Systems
Peggy McIntosh
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Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research—The 2011 National Research Council Report and Beyond
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Diverse Perspectives on Understanding the Policy Uses of Education Research
From the provisions of No Child Left Behind to the Investing in Innovation grants competition, the expectation in recent federal policies is that states, local districts, and schools will ground their programs in research-based evidence. Read more

AERA Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award (2011) Address: Catherine Snow
Catherine Snow, “The Value of Practitioner-Research Partnerships, Focusing on Literacy Improvement as a Demonstration Case” Read more

From Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) to Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—Will Compelling Social Science Evidence on the Benefits of Diversity Prevail in Higher Education?
This session explores the role of research and its applications in current policy and legal actions involving the upcoming Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Read more

The Tucson 2011 Suspension of the Mexican American Studies Program: An Analysis of the Role of Research in Addressing Social Justice Struggles Tied to Ethnic Studies Curricula
On the basis of research supporting the teaching of ethnic studies curricula, the AERA Council released two resolutions in February urging the reinstatement of the suspended Mexican American Studies program in Tucson, Arizona, and the repeal of legislation enacted by the Arizona legislature that limited the teaching of ethnic studies in the state. Read more

What We Know About Successful STEM Education: The 2011 National Research Council Report and Beyond
This session focuses on research in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and includes comments from leaders of key federal science agencies. Read more

Scholarship in Action for a New Generation
Nancy Cantor
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