AERA 2012: Division G Committee Meeting

Dear Colleagues: this is a note from Richard Ruiz (U. of Arizona), who is the Div. G Program Chair. Our thanks to the many colleagues who are helping with this important task. Luis Moll, VP Div G.

AERA 2012
Division G Committee Meeting
September 23-24, 2011
San Diego

The Division G Program Committee will meet in San Diego this weekend to complete the details of our sessions. This year, we received 572 individual paper proposals and 95 submissions for symposia for the five sections of the Division. We have received and processed at least three reviews for each of these 667 submissions; we can all appreciate the amount of work that went into that task-from getting oriented to the software, to identifying and inviting reviewers, to receiving and sorting the reviews. And, of course, the work is not done: the responsibility of the Committee will be to create a whole program this weekend. That will entail having discussions about which of our best proposals across the Division to include, and hard decisions about which very good proposals to leave out. We want to acknowledge the hard work of the Committee through and including this weekend. The Program Chair is Richard Ruiz of the University of Arizona, but the really intense work was done by the ten section co-chairs: Kevin Carroll (University of Puerto Rico), Sara Diem and Peggy Placier (University of Missouri), Janelle Johnson and Mary Carol Combs (University of Arizona), Francisco Rios (Western Washington University), Kevin Roxas (University of Wyoming), Aydin Bal (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Kathleen King Thorius (Indiana University-Indianapolis), and Cinthia Salinas (University of Texas-Austin). The Committee also receives guidance on the program from our Affirmative Action Officer, Korina Jocson from Washington University in St. Louis.

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  1. Call for Qualitative Research Papers

    La educación en México y Latinoamérica/
    Education in Mexico and Latin America:
    Extending Understanding of Educational Issues for the Region

    The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE) invites qualitative researchers in Mexico and Latin America to submit research manuscripts for publication consideration. This call for papers is for a special issue focused on qualitative research on education in Mexico and Latin America. The focus on education is broad and flexible enough to encompass work in a range of disciplines. Of particular interest are papers with a focus on:

    • The regionalization of educational practices
    • The benefits and challenges of centralized vs. decentralized processes
    • Atypical/new migration patterns and their impact on education
    • The application of innovative qualitative methodologies or the utilization of methodologies with non-traditional paradigms
    • The effect of changing US or Latin American policy contexts on educational mobility
    • International education in Mexico and Latin America
    • The experience of US students in Mexican higher education and vice-versa
    • Equality and inequality in education
    • Contemporary higher education changes and trends in Mexico and Latin America
    • Teacher training (preparatory or in-service)

    Although the focus is on empirical research and on qualitative methods, we will also consider manuscripts that have a more theoretical or conceptual orientation.

    The special issue will be peer reviewed and overseen by three guest editors. Guest Co-Editors from the United States are Dr. Maricela Oliva (University of Texas San Antonio) and Dr. Harriett Romo (University of Texas San Antonio). The Guest Co-Editor from Latina America is Dr. Victor Aurelio Zuñiga (University of Monterrey). Papers and abstracts are preferred in English and must use the American Psychological Association (6th edition) format for citations and references. Paper length should be no more than 30 double-spaced pages, including notes, tables, and references. Manuscripts in excess of 30 pages and final manuscripts for which there is not sufficient space may be referred to the main QSE Editors for general consideration.

    See for a more detailed copy of the call. After reviewing the call, authors with questions may also contact Co-Editors Maricela Oliva (, Harriett Romo ( or Victor A. Zuñiga ( Please note that a 3-5 page paper prospectus is due May 15, 2012, for preliminary editorial feedback, although the full paper is not due until October 15, 2012.

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