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Biographical and Documentary Research SIG 

2016 Program

AERA Annual Meeting: April 9-12, 2016; Washington, DC

 

Sat, April 9, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Marriott Marquis, Level Four, Independence Salon C

Paper Session: Biographical Research in Education

CHAIR: KaaVonia Hinton, Old Dominion University

“‘Always by Your Side’: The Biographies of African American Women Teachers in the Post-Civil Rights North,” Cheryl T. Desmond, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Sandra Brown, School District of Lancaster

“Mr. Robertson: A Life History of Special Education Leadership and Advocacy for Spatial Justice,” Jennifer Canady, University of South Florida

“Myles Horton and the Highlander Folk School: Democracy Unfettered and Unfinished,” Robert Lewis Lake, Georgia Southern University

“The Importance of Correspondence: H. Gordon Hullfish, Joseph Kinmont Hart, and the Making of a John Dewey Society Publication,” Deron R. Boyles, Georgia State University

DISCUSSANT: Hilton Kelly, Davidson College

  

Sat, April 9, 4:05 to 5:35pm, Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D Section A

Roundtable Session 24:  Biographical and Documentary Research in Education

CHAIR: Chara H. Bohan, Georgia State University

“Diaries of a Recovering Positivist— The (Un)Making of the Teacher Educator,” Diana Petrarca, UOIT; Shawn M. Bullock, Simon Fraser University

“Strong Leaders, Powerful Unions, Effective Schools, and a Just Society,” Isabel Nunez, Concordia University – Chicago

“Library of Congress’s National Recording Preservation Radio Project,”  Josh Shepperd, Catholic University of America  

 

Sun, April 10, 8:15 to 10:15am, Marriott Marquis, Level Four, Independence Salon B

Keynote Symposium: Documentary Research in Education: Issues and Concerns

CHAIR: Philo Hutcheson, University of Alabama

PARTICIPANTS: Gary McCulloch, Institute of Education – London; Dionne Danns, Indiana University; Jon Hale, College of Charleston; Philo Hutcheson, University of Alabama

 

Sun, April 10, 6:30 to 8:00pm, Marriott Marquis, Level Two, Marquis Salon 10

Biographical and Documentary Research SIG Business Meeting: Charting the Future

PARTICIPANTS: Craig Kridel, University of South Carolina; Pamela J. Konkol, Concordia University – Chicago; Cheryl T. Desmond, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Robert A. Schwartz, Florida State University

 

Mon, April 11, 10:35am to 12:05pm, Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D 

Poster Session 10: Doing Documentary: The Photo-Essay

“Documenting the Sweet Science: A Photo-Essay,” Diane P. Ketelle, Mills College

 

Mon, April 11, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Marriott Marquis, Level Four, Independence Salon C


Paper Session: Methodological Issues in Biographical Research


CHAIR:  Cheryl T. Desmond, Millersville University of Pennsylvania


“Critical Auto/biographical Methods as Examined Through Eulogy/Memorialization Studies,” Thalia Mulvihill, Ball State University; Raji Swaminathan, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


“Graphing a Bio: Footsteps, Autopsies, and Portraits as Methods for Life-Histories,” Annmarie Valdes, Loyola University Chicago


“How Not to Fall in Love with the Subject of Your Biography,” Lauren Yarnell Bradshaw, City Schools of Decatur; Chara H. Bohan, Georgia State University


“Using Biography and Biographical Methods in the Classroom: Lives that Teach,” Christine Deitz, Little Rock School District; Ann E. Robinson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


DISCUSSANT: Lucy E. Bailey, Oklahoma State University

 

 


Tue, April 12, 8:15 to 9:45am, Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom A


Roundtable Session 48: Methodological Knowledge and Issues in Biographical Research


CHAIR: Trisha Wickland, Concordia University – Chicago


“Finding the Finishing Line. Career Support for Experimentation: Transitions and the Role of Lifelong Learning,” Antje Barabasch, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training


“Overeager and Underprepared: Documenting How a Historically White University Welcomes Students of Color,” Trisha Wickland, Concordia University – Chicago


 “‘A Sign of Having Been Here’: Children’s Authors Views on Using Their Texts as Pedagogical Tools,” KaaVonia Hinton, Old Dominion University

 

 


Tue, April 12, 12:25 to 1:55pm, Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom A


Roundtable Session 52:  Methodological Knowledge and Issues in Documentary Research


CHAIR: Pamela J. Konkol, Concordia University - Chicago


“Digging Into Documents to Examine Social-Political Problems and Implications in the Curriculum,” Nicoletta Christodoulou, Augusta University


“Documentary Storywork in Intercultural Contexts: Advancing Tribal Sovereignty and Public Scholarship through Culturally Sustaining/Revitalizing Filmmaking,” Christine Rogers Stanton, Montana State University; Brad R. Hall, Blackfeet Community College; Lucia Ricciardelli, Montana State University


“Documenting the Spectacle of Teacher Education: Privatization, Corporatization, and Teacher Performance Assessment,” Brian D. Schultz, Northeastern Illinois University; Alison G. Dover, Northeastern Illinois University 


 


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Biographical and Documentary Research SIG

 2015 Program

AERA Annual Meeting: April  16-20, 2015; Chicago

 

 

Friday, April 17    2:15 to 3:45pm, Swissotel, Event Centre First Level, Zurich D

Symposium:  Diving In: Bill Ayers and the Art of Writing Into the Contradiction

Chairs: William C. Ayers, University of Illinois at Chicago; Crystal T. Laura, Chicago State University

“What Doctoral Studies and Dissertations Can Be,” William (Bill) H. Schubert, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Bill Ayers and the Art of Entering Our Contradictions,” David O. Stovall, University of Illinois at Chicago

Discussants: Richard Ayers, University of San Francisco; Isabel Nunez, Concordia University - Chicago

 

Saturday, April 18    8:15 to 9:45am, Hyatt, East Tower - Purple Level, Riverside East

Roundtable Session #15: Biographical and Documentary Research in Education

Chair: Trisha Wickland, Concordia University - Chicago

“A Stirling Education: The Education of an Antebellum Louisiana Family,” Seth Eisworth, Louisiana State University

“Fighting to Belong: One Boxer's Story and Lessons for Youth Violence Prevention,” Diane P. Ketelle, Mills College

“Mathematics as Desire: The Life of André Weil,”  Veda Roodal Persad, Langara College

“Teacher as Student: The Practical Curricula of Joseph Schwab,” Thomas W. Roby IV, Socratic Inquiry

 

Saturday, April 18    10:35am to 12:05pm, Swissotel, Lucerne Level, Lucerne II

Paper Session: Research Stages in Historical and Biographical Inquiry

Cosponsor:    Division F - History and Historiography

Chair:    Brian D. Schultz, Northeastern Illinois University

“Biography of an Educator's Life During Wartime: Dorothy Walker's Letters, 1939–1944, Birmingham, England,”  Kate B. Rousmaniere, Miami University

“The Complexities of Curriculum History and the Use of Cooperative Studies as a Source,”  Kevin S. Zayed, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“‘Light From the North’: Joseph Kinmont Hart and Danish Folk Schools,”  Deron R. Boyles, Georgia State University

“When or Why a Biography Won't Work: My Encounter With James Bryant Conant,”  Wayne Urban, The University of Alabama

Discussant: Craig Kridel, University of South Carolina

  

Saturday, April 18    2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt, East Tower - Purple Level, Riverside West

Roundtable Session #18: Biographical and Documentary Research in Teacher Education

Chair:    Amy E. Swain, East Carolina University

 “‘I Wasn't Prepared for It to Be So Prescriptive’: One Novice and One Expert Teaching in High-Stakes Testing Environments,”  KaaVonia Hinton, Old Dominion University; R. Joseph Rodriguez, University of Houston

“Because the State Said So: A Portraiture of Preservice Teacher Training in the Age of edTPA,” Trisha Wickland, Concordia University - Chicago

“Record, Pause, Rewind: Methodological Dilemmas of Incorporating Video Into Biographical Research,”  Diana Petrarca, UOIT

“‘We Are the Dreams of Our Leaders’: Advancing Social Justice in the Diné Dual Language Classroom,”  Louise Lockard, Northern Arizona University; Velma M. Hale, Navajo Technical University, UNM, NAU, Dine' College, Window Rock High, Greyhills Academy

 

Saturday, April 18    6:30 to 8:00pm, Swissotel, Lucerne Level, Lucerne II

Biographical and Documentary Research SIG Business Meeting: Charting the Future

Participants: Craig Kridel, University of South Carolina; Pamela J. Konkol, Concordia University – Chicago; Brian D. Schultz, Northeastern Illinois University; Cheryl T. Desmond, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Robert A. Schwartz, Florida State University; with a report from the Future of the SIG Task Force: Deron R. Boyles, Georgia State University; Linda C. Morice, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville; Andrea Walton, Indiana University

 

Sunday, April 19    8:15 to 9:45am, Swissotel, Event Centre Second Level, St. Gallen 2

Symposium/Workshop: Teaching Educational Biography: Conceptions of Coursework and Syllabi

“Teaching Educational Biography: Conceptions of Coursework and Syllabi ,” Craig Kridel, University of South Carolina,  Chara H. Bohan, Georgia State University, and an open call to the SIG membership. Anyone who wishes to discuss their teaching of biographical and documentary research methods, please join us.

 

Sunday, April 19    12:25 to 1:55pm, Hyatt, East Tower - Purple Level, Riverside West

Roundtable Session #22: Methodological Knowledge and Issues in Biographical Inquiry

“Collaborative Auto/Biographical Projects: Methodological Innovations,”  Thalia Mulvihill, Ball State University

“Euphemia and Harry: Questions of Social Justice in the Washington, D.C., Schools,”  Ann E. Robinson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

“The Biographical and Documentary Research SIG Biographical and Documentary Research Bookshelves,”  Linda C. Morice, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

 

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Biographical and Documentary Research SIG
2014 Program

AERA Annual Meeting, April 3-7; Philadelphia

 

Thursday, April 3

12:00 to 1:30pm, Convention Center, 200 Level, Hall E

Poster Session: Biographical and Documentary Research SIG Poster Session

“Autobiographic Audiovideography: A Case Study With Sixth-Grade Students,” Lia Raquel Oliveira, University of Minho, Portugal; Maria José Ferreira

“Big Shoulders: Strike Stories From the City That Works,” Pamela J. Konkol, Concordia University – Chicago; Isabel Nunez, Concordia University – Chicago; Simeon Martin Stumme, Concordia University – Chicago; Gregory Michie, Concordia University – Chicago

“Interpreting the Memoirs of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Condoleezza Rice: Their Journey to Leadership,” Gloria Murray, Indiana University Southeast

“What I Learned at Recess: The Hands-Off Curriculum of Education’s Unstructured Spaces,” Wade Tillett, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

“To Serve First: The Life and Legacy of Robert Greenleaf,” Alan Meyer, Concordia University – Chicago

 Friday, April 4
12:25 to 1:55pm, Marriott, Fourth Level, 411

The Power of the Performative: Crossing Between Fiction and Reality in Children’s Holocaust Narratives
Chair: Valarie G. Lee, Rowan University

“The Power of the Performative: Crossing Between Fiction and Reality in Children’s Holocaust Narratives,” Marjorie E. Madden, Rowan University; Susan Browne, Rowan University

 

Friday, April 4
4:05 to 5:35pm, Marriott, Fourth Level, 409

Symposium:  Storying Innovative Practices: International Perspectives on Archives and Schools
Chair: Donal O’Donoghue, University of British Columbia

“Making Storied Connections: Braiding Archives, Oral Histories, and the Art Education Institution at Central Tech,” Dustin Ian Garnet, Concordia University

“Tales Left Untold: Reconstructing Oriental School Drawing Books by Ernest Beinfeld Havell (1861-1934),” Ami Kantawala, Teachers College

“Archival Research as Living Inquiry: An Alternative Approach for Research in Teacher Education,” Anita Sinner, Concordia University

 

Sat, April 5
10:35am to 12:05pm, Marriott, Fourth Level, 410

Paper Session: Methodological Issues in Biography and Documentary
Chair: Djanna A. Hill, William Paterson University

“A Dilemma: Toward a Distinction Between Biography, Narrative, Memoir, and Autoethnography Research Methods,” Della R. Leavitt, LIS Curriculum Research Consulting

“Collective Biography and the Problem of Sample Size: Or, When Is Enough Enough?,” Ronald E. Butchart, University of Georgia

“Other People’s Children: Catharine Cox Miles,” Ann E. Robinson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Dean Keith Simonton, University of California – Davis

“Tuesdays With Mama P: Learning About My Mother and Methodologies for Research,” Diana Petrarca, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Discussant: Victoria M. MacDonald, University of Maryland – College Park

 

Sat, April 5
6:30 to 8:00pm, Marriott, Fourth Level, 407

Biographical and Documentary Research SIG Business Meeting: SIG Task Forces on Teaching Educational Biography and the Future of the SIG
Chair: Craig Kridel, University of South Carolina

Participants: Pamela J. Konkol, Concordia University – Chicago; Christina L. Madda, Northeastern Illinois University; Brian D. Schultz, Northeastern Illinois University; Della R. Leavitt, LIS Curriculum   Research Consulting;  Lisa Rabin, George Mason University; Trisha Wickland, Concordia University – Chicago

 

Sun, April 6
8:15 to 9:45am, Convention Center, 400 Level, Terrace III

Roundtable Session: Teacher Insider/Inside the Teacher: Multiple Perspectives on Teacher Identity
Chair: Dara Soljaga, Concordia University – Chicago

“Consciousness, Self, and Biography: Meeting a Portraiture Participant Years Later,” David R. Goodwin, Missouri State University

“Exploring the Experiences of Teacher Insiders Within the Grow Your Own Teacher Movement,” Djanna A. Hill, William Paterson University

“Teacher Identity and Professional Beliefs: A Portraiture of Emerging Teachers,” Trisha Wickland, Concordia University – Chicago; Amy E. Swain, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

 

Sun, April 6
12:25 to 1:55pm, Marriott, Fourth Level, 411

Paper Session: Exploring the Lives and Legacies of Community Activists and Agitators
Chair: Dara Soljaga, Concordia University – Chicago

“The Legacy of Charlie Walker: From Colored to International Baccalaureate School,” Donna Elam, University of South Florida; Charles K. Kyobe, University of South Florida; Vonzell Agosto, University of South Florida; Kaitlyn Bauer, University of South Florida

“Anatomy of a Civil Rights Leader: The Educational Experiences of Christia Daniels Adair, 1893-1989,” Linda J. Black, Stephen F. Austin State University

“Joseph Kinmont Hart, Reed College, and Academic Freedom,” Deron R. Boyles, Georgia State University

“Privilege, Politics, and the Personal: Examining the Biographer’s Biases,” Cheryl T. Desmond, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Discussant: Ronald E. Butchart, University of Georgia

 

Mon, April 7
10:35am to 12:05pm, Convention Center, 400 Level, Terrace IV

Roundtable Session #26: Using Life Stories to Illuminate Marginalized Voices
Chair: Victoria M. MacDonald, University of Maryland – College Park

“Brutally Revealing: Voices Rising out of San Quentin State Prison,” Diane P. Ketelle, Mills College

“Reconstructing the Como Narrative: Creating Space for Neglected Voices in an African American Community,” Julie F. Vu, Texas Christian University; Chloe Anderson, Texas Christian University

“The Body, Separated: Experiences of Non-White Professionals at Evangelic Christian Colleges and Universities,” Andrew Pollom, Benedictine University

 

Mon, April 7
2:15 to 3:45pm, Convention Center, 400 Level, Terrace III

Roundtable Session #29: Biographical Accounts of Notable Women: Early Social, Cultural, and Environmental Factors
Chair: Susan J. Paik, Claremont Graduate School

“Notable American Women Artists and Musicians: Childhood Traits and Environmental Factors,” Winifred E. Stariha, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Notable American Women Writers: A Retrospective of Girls Who Became Famous Literalists of the Imagination,” Trudy Wallace

“Notable African American Women: Psychological, Family, and Environmental Factors,” Karen A. Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Notable Asian American Women: Early Traits and Experiences,” Susan J. Paik, Claremont Graduate University; Shirlie Mae Mamaril Choe, Claremont Graduate University; Wendi J. Otto, Claremont Graduate University; Zaynah Rahman, Claremont Graduate University

 

 

 
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