2009 News Releases
2009 News Releases

University of Arizona Scholar to Present AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 5, 2009
Luis C. Moll, a University of Arizona scholar and expert on the connection among culture, psychology and education, will deliver the American Educational Research Association’s 6th AnnualBrown Lecture in Education Research this month. AERA's Brown Lecture features significant scholarship that advances equality and equity in education

AERA Announces New Editors for Educational Researcher
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15, 2009
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announces the appointment of Steven R. Yussen of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as Editor of AERA’s premier, peer-reviewed journal Educational Researcher.  Joining Yussen as Associate Editors are Deborah R. Dillon and Michael R. Harwell, also of the University of Minnesota, and James C. Hearn, of the University of Georgia. This team will serve a three-year term, for the 2010 to 2012 volume years.

AERA Honors Education Research Scholars
SAN DIEGO, CA, April 15, 2009
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) today presents its Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award to Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University. A nationally recognized educator and researcher, she is being honored for extraordinary contributions in the areas of school restructuring, teacher quality, and educational equity. Darling-Hammond launched the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute and the School Redesign Network and served as executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (1994-2001). Darling-Hammond is a Past President of AERA and was honored by the Association in 2006 with an invitation to deliver AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research.
2009 AERA Awards Brochure (PDF)

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 15, 2009
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has sponsored publication of the 1,045-page Handbook of Education Policy Research that was released in early April. The comprehensive volume defines the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches of education policy research. It is organized into seven sections:  disciplinary foundations of educational policy; methodological perspectives; the policy process; resources, management, and organization; teaching and learning policy; actors and institutions, and education access and differentiation.

AERA Announces New Fellows
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2009
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announces the selection of 44 scholars to be AERA Fellows in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.

2009 AERA Annual Meeting in San Diego
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2009
When the American Educational Research Association (AERA) hosts the AERA Annual Meeting next month, more than 14,000 education research scholars will convene in San Diego, California where 2,000 peer-reviewed sessions are scheduled from April 13 to17. The five-day meeting— the 90thAnnual Meeting of the Association—is an opportunity to learn about the latest research on wide-ranging education topics.

Educational Researcher Presents Research on Use of Observational Methods to Improve Classroom Instruction
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2009
With the need for excellent teachers for every student becoming increasingly apparent, education researchers are studying classroom practices to determine those that lead to improvements in learning. The March issue of Educational Researcher, published by the American Educational Research Association, features four articles on observational tools that hold promise for advancing classroom instruction. Taken together, the Educational Researcher articles present evidence that classroom observers, software, and teacher logs can help teachers individualize and improve their instruction. Moreover, the use of such tools can facilitate future research studies that examine classroom practices and describe effective instruction.

Kris D. Gutiérrez, Education Research Scholar, Voted President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 9, 2009
Kris D. Gutiérrez, Professor of Social Research Methodology at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), has been elected president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her term as president starts at the conclusion of the 2010 Annual Meeting, after one year of service as president-elect.