AERA to Live-stream Select Annual Meeting Sessions
AERA to Live-stream Select Annual Meeting Sessions

AERA to Live-stream Select Annual Meeting Sessions

Washington, DC, April 24 – AERA has announced that it is live-streaming select sessions at its 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, April 27 to May 1. Among the live-streamed sessions is a major address on K-12 student assessment by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, on Tuesday, April 30, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. PDT.  His session will include approximately 35 minutes of audience Q & A.

Eight other sessions will feature prominent scholars and other national voices speaking on key issues at all levels of education. Free registration is required to watch any of the nine sessions. Follow the live conversation on Twitter using the session hashtags.

Live-streamed Sessions, Listed Chronologically:

Immigrant DREAMS Deferred (#AERADream)
Michael A. Olivas
, Professor, University of Houston Law Center, and Director, Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance

Saturday, April 27, 4:05 - 5:35 p.m. PDT
Place: Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 4-6

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.” 

Against the Odds: A Discussion With NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez (#AERAOdds)
Sunday, April 28, 10:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. PDT

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

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 College; Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor of Education, Stanford University

Diversity ≠ Inclusion: Translating Access Into Equity in Higher Education (#AERAEquity)
Marta Tienda
, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Monday, April 29, 10:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. PDT

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. 

Ivory Tower: The Role of the Intellectual in Eliminating Poverty (#AERAPres)
William G. Tierney
, 2013 AERA President, Professor of Higher Education, University of Southern California, and Co-Director, Pullias Center for Higher Education
Monday, April 29, 4:35 - 6:20 p.m. PDT

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. 

Education, Racial Inequality, and the Future of American Democracy (#AERAFuture)
Pedro A. Noguera
, Professor of Education, New York University
Tuesday, April 30, 10:20 - 11:50 am PDT

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.

What Is the Role for Teachers’ Unions in School District Reforms? (#AERAUnions)
Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 12:10pm - 1:40pm

Frederick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Susan M. Johnson, Professor in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 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

The Future of Schools and Colleges of Education: Their Role in Educational Reform and Equity (#AERACOE)

Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Arthur Levine, President, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation; Sharon P. Robinson, President, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; Kent McGuire, President, Southern Education Foundation, Inc.

Choosing the Right Battles: Remarks and a Conversation (#AERASec)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Tuesday, April 30, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. PDT

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

About AERA

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the national interdisciplinary research association for more than 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916, AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.


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