Message from SIG Chair
Message from SIG Chair
 
SIG Chair
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Dear Dewey Studies SIG Colleagues:

AERA 2020 was the first time I have missed attending the gathering in 21 years. I know that missing this yearly connection is true for many of you as well.  And, perhaps, this loss of connections makes looking forward to AERA 2021 that much more important. As the Chair of the Dewey Studies SIG I am reaching out to SIG members to encourage each of you renew your membership in SIG and to also work on behalf of the SIG to secure new members. As we prepare for the 2021 AERA conference to be held in Orlando, it is important for SIG members to focus on ensuring a strong program for the SIG. As many of you may know, the number of proposals submitted each year determines the number of sessions our SIG is allocated. With more proposals submitted we are able to advance the presence of our SIG at the annual AERA meeting and to ensure that a larger percentage of the SIG membership is accepted to present. We have been able to prepare great sessions in the past and looking forward to having another strong program in 2021.

The SIG is only as strong and viable as the membership and therefore I encourage you be active in the SIG on all levels---reviewing proposals, submitting proposals, attending SIG sessions, and providing support for SIG presenters. Equally important is attending the SIG business meeting and taking part in the activities hosted by the SIG.

The SIG exists, in large part, to continue the legacy of John Dewey, a legacy that we as SIG members are responsible for ensuring its continuance and realization in education and society. In these regards, please encourage graduate students and early career scholars to join the SIG and bring their perspectives into the SIG conversations. After all, the SIG, much the same as Dewey’s legacy, is only as strong and enduring as the SIG’s membership. I look forward to AERA 2021 and to collectively growing the Dewey Studies SIG membership, renewing and revitalizing our commitments.

Respectfully,

Margaret Macintyre Latta, SIG Chair

Dewey Studies SIG

Professor and Director, Okanagan School of Education
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus | Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory
3139 EME Building, 3333 University Way| Kelowna BC | V1V 1V7 Canada

Phone: 250 807 8119
Email: margaret.macintyre.latta@ubc.ca

Website: Margaret Macintyre Latta 

 
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