Category Archives: Annual Meeting 2014

Graduate Student Sessions at AERA14

Graduate Student Council Events & Sessions

Thursday, April 3

Time Event Location
12:00-1:30 Division L Fireside Chat: Brown’s Aftermath: The Evolution of Integration and Desegregation Policy, Research and Practice in EducationSpeakers: Sean F. Reardon, Vanessa Siddle Walker, Erica Frankenberg, Amy Stuart Wells Convention Center: 112 B
12:00-1:30 Graduate Student Orientation to the Annual Meeting and Networking Session Convention Center: 126 A
2:15-3:45 GSC Chair-Elect Fireside Chat: Being a Mentor, Being a Mentee: Learning from Successful Mentorships in order to Foster Your OwnSpeakers: SJ Miller, Maria Eugenia Lozano, Theresa Y. Austin, Gertrude M. Tinker Sachs, Jayoung Choi Convention Center: 126 A
2:15-3:45 Division D: Exemplary Work from Promising ResearchersSpeakers: James Eric Pustejovsky, Ting Xu, Feifei Ye, Luke Rapa Convention Center: 112 B

 

Friday, April 4

Time Event Location
8:15-9:45 GSC Fireside Chat: How Does (and Could) Educational Research Inform Policy Inside and Beyond AcademiaSpeakers: Faith Connolly, Brenda Turnbull, Zollie S. Stevenson Jr., Casey Cobb Convention Center: 126 A
10:35-12:05 Division B Fireside Chat: Educational Apartheid: A Conversation about the Privatization of Public Schooling and Its Effects on Curricular and Pedagogical PracticesSpeakers: Steven J. Ball, Adrienne D. Dixson, William H. Watkins, Kristen L. Buras Convention Center: 112 B
10:35-12:05 GSC Chair Fireside Chat: The Power of Educator Preparation Provider Accreditation for Innovation in Practice and PolicySpeakers: Christine Carrino Gorowara, Rick Ginsberg, John Henning, Leigh Yannuzzi Convention Center: 126 A
12:25-1:55 Division F Fireside Chat: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity: Busting the Myth of the Lone HistorianSpeakers: David F. Labaree, Amy E. Wells Dolan, Kate B. Rousmaniere Convention Center: 112 B
12:25-1:55 GSC Food-for-Thought Session: Learning Through Sisterhood: Urban Arts and Education with the Philadelphia Sophisticated Sisters Convention Center: 126 A
2:15-3:45 Division I Fireside Chat: Getting Published: Ensure Your Work Makes and ImpactSpeakers: Dorothea H. Juul, Janet Palmer Hafler, Marcia Mentkowski, Anne Christine McKee, Bridget Colleen O’ Brien Convention Center: 112 B
2:15-3:45 GSC Past Chair Fireside Chat: Navigating the Academic Job SearchSpeakers: Erica C. Bullock, Christopher Charlie Jett, Jeane F. Copenhaver-Johnson Convention Center: 126 A
4:05-5:35 Division A Fireside Chat: Challenging Perceptions of Youth: How Research Can Guide Educational Leaders in Their Work with Young PeopleSpeakers: Bianca J. Baldridge, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Lee Anne Bell, John S. Rogers Convention Center: 112 B
4:05-5:35 Graduate Student Council and Campus Liaison Meet, Greet, & Eat/ Campus Liaison Tip Share Convention Center: 126 A

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time Event Location
10:35-12:05 Division J Fireside Chat: Beyond Academia: Reaching a Broader AudienceSpeakers: Erin L. Castro, Liliana M. Garces, Marybeth Gasman, Gary D. Rhoades, J. Luke Wood Convention Center: 112 B
10:35-12:05 Graduate Student Networking Opportunity with Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Convention Center: 126 A

Sunday April 6, 2014

Time Event Location
8:15-9:45 Division G Fireside Chat: Making the Implicit Explicit: Navigating the AcademySpeakers:  Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Alison E Leonard, Jeong-Eun Rhee, Mariana Pacheco, Beth C. Rubin Convention Center: 126 A
8:15-9:45 GSC Fireside Chat: Research on Youth Activism and Agency for Social Change: Past, Present, and Innovations for the FutureSpeakers: David O. Stovall, Julio Cammarota, Michelle Fine Convention Center: 112 B
10:35-12:05 Division E Fireside Chat: Show Me the Grant Money: A Discussion about the Grant Process in Educational ResearchSpeakers:  Dorothy L. Espelage, Patricia A. Jennings, Jason Downer, Sejal Barden Convention Center: 126 A
10:35-12:05 GSC Chair Fireside Chat: Demystifying the AERA Annual Meeting Proposal Submission ProcessSpeakers:  Huriya Jabbar, Ariana Christine Crowther, Cathy A.R. Brant, Antionette D. Stroter, Debra J. Ackerman Convention Center: 112 B
12:25-1:55 Division D Fireside Chat: Policy Three Ways: A Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods PerspectiveSpeakers:  Patti A. Lather, Jennifer C. Greene, Andrew C. Porter, Kristen L. Huff Convention Center: 126 A
12:25-1:55   GSC Food-for-Thought Session: Truth Through Words: Raising the Voices of Urban Youth in Philadelphia Convention Center: 112 B
2:15-3:45 Graduate Student In-Progress Research Session Convention Center
4:05-5:35 GSC Chair-Elect Fireside Chat: Writing Work that Works for You: Publishing in AcademiaSpeakers: Erica K. Dotson, Nadia Behizadeh, Stephanie Behm Cross, Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Jillian Carter Ford Convention Center: 126 A

Monday, April 7, 2014

Time Event Location
8:15-9:45 Division K Fireside Chat: Teacher Education Research and Policy: Local, National, and International PerspectivesSpeakers: Lauren Anderson, Wanda J. Blanchett, Ee-Ling Low, Aaron Pallas Convention Center: 112 B
10:35-12:05 Division C Fireside Chat: From Research to Real Life: Insights into Designing and Implementing Classroom-Based InterventionsSpeaker: Allan L. Wigfield Convention Center: 112 B
12:25-1:55 Division H Fireside Chat: Seeing the Future: Technology in the Lives and Careers of Graduate Students & Early Career ResearchersSpeakers: Damian W. Betebenner, Glynn Ligon, Erin Marie Furtak, Zollie Stevenson Jr, Convention Center: 112 B

 

DIVISION G FIRESIDE CHAT: Making the Implicit Explicit: Navigating the Academy

This panel will demystify and provide explicit guidance for graduate students about building academic communities, forming writing groups, publishing, and navigating power dynamics in the academy. We will count with: Dr. Bryan Brayboy (Arizona State University), Dr. Alison E. Leonard (Clemson University), Dr. Mariana Pacheco (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dr. Jeong-eun Rhee (Long Island University), and Dr. Beth C. Rubin (Rutgers University). Please, join us on Sunday, April 6, from 8:15am to 9:45am at the Convention Center, 100 Level, 112B in Philadelphia.

AERA fireside chat 2014

Division G Award Winners!

Dear Division G Colleagues:

It is with pleasure that I announce the winners of the 2014 Division G Awards.  Our congratulations to these outstanding scholars!! And a special thanks to those who nominated colleagues for awards, those who constituted the different award committees, and those exceptional and worthy nominees who, unfortunately, did not receive the award.  The awardees are as follows:

A.  Distinguished Dissertation AwardEe-Seul Yoon (The University of British Columbia)

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Title:  Being chosen and performing choice: Young people engaging in imaginative and constrained secondary school practices in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Nominated by: Jo-Anne Dillabough (UBC)

Chair of the committee: Mollie Blackburn (The Ohio State University):

The aim of this dissertation was to understand the experience of school choice through the eyes of young people in Vancouver, a topic we understand to be timely and significant. The submission is well written and theoretically-integrated with a well-chosen and well-explained set of theoretical constructs. Moreover, its methods of analysis were clearly articulated. What really distinguishes this dissertation, though, is the connections it makes to larger social contexts, particularly howglobal/local forms of capital are created and leveraged. For these reasons, we selected this nomination as the recipient of this year’s award.

 

B.  Early Career AwardThomas M. Philip (University of California, Los Angeles)

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Nominated by: Marjorie Faulstich-Orellana (UCLA)

Chair of the committee: Eliane Rubinstein-Avila (University of Arizona): Although all nominees this year were deserving of awards for their scholarship, mentoring and service, Thomas Philip’s work on bridging the iGeneration, technology, race and pedagogy, stood out. Dr. Philip’s achievements—especially for a scholar in the very early stage of his career—are truly extraordinary.

C.  Distinguished Contribution to Social Contexts in Education – Lifetime Achievement Award:  Kris Gutiérrez (University of Colorado, Boulder)

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Nominated by:  Joanne Larson (University of Rochester)

Chair of the committee: Angela Calabrese Barton (Michigan State University)

Prof. Gutiérrez’ work on pedagogy, culture, and equity has forwarded conceptual, methodological, and practical innovations for work with youth and communities marginalized by systemic inequalities, including importantly migrant and immigrant youth, Latina/o and African American youth.

D.  Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education:  Kris Gutiérrez (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Nominated by Barbara Rogoff (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Chair of the committee: Norma González (University of Arizona)

Professor Trueba’s deep commitment to the conditions of immigrant and urban students as well as English Learners, have been the focus of Professor Gutiérrez’ work.  The committee recognizes her exemplary and distinguished contributions to the transformation of the social contexts of education in her selection as the award winner.

E.  Mentoring AwardDavid Bloome (The Ohio State University)

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Alfredo Artiles (Arizona State University)

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Dr. Bloome was nominated by Caroline Clark (The Ohio State University).

Dr. Artiles was co-nominated by Aydin Bal (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Wendy Peia Oakes (Arizona State University), Kathleen King-Thorius (Indiana University), Amanda L. Sullivan (University of Minnesota), Silvia Noguerón-Liu (University of Georgia), & Federico R. Waitoller (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Chair of the committee: Cynthia Lewis (University of Minnesota)

Dr. Alfredo Artiles’scholarship examines the ways cultural practices and ideologies of difference mediate school responses to students’ abilities and needs. His nominators describe him as an “invaluable role model” and someone who exemplifies “the highest quality research and teaching standards.”  As his nomination letter points out,  “Dr. Artiles embodies for his students a model of a life-long learner, and his enthusiasm to learn is contagious.”

Dr. David Bloome’s international reputation is based on 30 years of groundbreaking scholarship focusing on how people use spoken and written language to maintain social relationships, construct knowledge, and create communities, social institutions, and shared histories and futures. Dr. Bloome has been an inspiring mentor to graduate students, colleagues, and early career scholars across the nation.  As a former student commented: “ . . . he was always there to pick me up, lift me up, and to remind me that there is glory in how we serve one another as professionals and as human beings.  He is one of the most remarkable leaders, scholars, researchers, and friends that I will ever know.”

Please note: the presentation of the above awards will take place at the Division G Business Meeting, to be held on Friday April 4 from 6:15 to 7:45 pm at the Convention Center, 100 Level, 120C.   Please encourage your colleagues, friends and relatives to attend the meeting and celebrate with the award winners.

Graduate Student Travel Award

Division G is pleased to announce travel stipends available for the 2014 Annual Meeting. If you are a graduate student in the area of social contexts of education, you may apply for one of the Division G travel  stipends for the 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.  Application deadline: March 21, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST

In order to apply, please submit the following items:
– an AERA Travel Request
– a current Curriculum Vita
– proof of current paid Division G membership (recipients must be paid Division G members at time of application)

25 Recipients will be randomly selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Applicant’s paper was accepted for presentation at the AERA conference,
  2. Applicant is an author of accepted paper,
  3. The applicant’s history with AERA annual meetings (preference will be given to first time presenters and those attending the Mentoring Pre-Conference Seminar)
  4. Need

Please email the above materials to divggrads@gmail.com with the subject line “AERA 2014 Student Travel Stipends” no later than March 21, 2014 by 11:59 p.m. EST.  Recipients will be notified by March 28, 2014.

Division G Graduate Student Session with Dr. Django Paris

Dear Division G members,

The Division G Graduate Student Committee has worked really hard this year to put together a Graduate Student Session. This year we are thrilled with the participation of Dr. Django Paris, from Michigan State University, to talk about research(er) ethics, its implications for the communities we work with, and our self-care. Please, join us on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 12:25pm to 1:55pm at Convention Center, 100 Level, 113C in Philadelphia.

Looking forward meeting you in Philly!

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Pre-Conference Mentoring Seminar for Graduate Students at AERA 2014

From Dissertation to Completion and Beyond: A Mentoring Seminar for Graduate Students of Color, Including International Students

Division G Graduate Student Pre-Conference Seminar—Thursday, April 3, 2014
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Event Information:

Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee has organized a professional development seminar for graduate students. This pre-conference seminar will provide students with excellent opportunities for professional development and a chance to gain a better understanding of how to make a smooth transition from dissertation completion to finding a job.

Seminar Topics:

This interactive seminar format will include both plenary sessions and specialized break-out group sessions focusing on four areas:

  • From Dissertation to Completion: How do you find balance in your life given the demands of your doctoral degree program?
  • Career Path of Academics: What do you need to know before entering the academic and non-academic job market?
  • Dissertation Writing and Publishing: What are the general principles of scholarly writing? The discussion will include the process of dissertation conversion for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Mentoring Across Differences: How to navigate the academy through creating, maintaining, and preserving your identity. This forum aims to provide advice and guidance on how to maintain your identity as a scholar of color or as an international scholar.

Application Process:

Space is limited and registration for participation is required. The event is open to students in any stage of their doctoral degree program; however, the break-out sessions are focused on issues specific to the concerns of doctoral students in the dissertation stage. Interested students should submit an application by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 14, 2014 to divggrads@gmail.com. The application should include a CV along with a 1-2 page statement of interest with the following information:

  • Personal information including name, email address, telephone number, institution, your status (year in program, information such as writing a proposal or writing dissertation), and your research interests, methodological approaches to research
  • One or two issues or problems you hope this seminar will address / what you would like to ask the panelists
  • Your career goals and job search timeline

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria: the overall quality and thoughtfulness of the application letter, and the degree to which the applicant would benefit from the seminar, given the contents of the letter. Consideration will also be given to providing an equitable and diverse representation of participants on the basis of gender, ethnic/racial status, type of university, disciplinary/research interests, etc.

If you have any questions, please write to Division G Student Executive Committee at: divggrads@gmail.com

Pre-Conference Mentoring Seminar for Early Career Scholars at AERA 2014

Navigating the academy: A seminar for early career scholars in Division G

Division G Mentoring Seminar – Thursday, April 3, 2014
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Event Information:
Division G has organized a professional development seminar for early career scholars. During the seminar, early career scholars (defined as pre-tenure university faculty) and established senior scholars from Division G will gather at roundtables and focus on various topics related to research and scholarship, teaching, and service. The seminar will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Philadelphia. Senior scholar participants currently include: Luis Moll, Elizabeth Moje, and Nancy Hornberger.

Seminar Topics:
Topics to be discussed at the seminar include:

  • Defining your purpose and research agenda in academia
  • Defining one’s self and research niche within Division G
  • Navigating the larger academy and your own university in relation to the field of social contexts of education and social justice. How can you do this work when it’s sometimes not valued even in your own college?
  • Getting your message out – presenting at conferences and publishing your work 
  • Moving towards tenure and promotion – my own personal journey
  • Beyond survival – finding a work-life balance and genuinely finding “happiness” in your life in academia

Application Process for Early Career Scholars:
Early career scholars will need to apply and be selected to participate in this seminar. The seminar will end with a networking reception for early career scholars and more established senior scholars from Division G.

To apply for the seminar, Division G members must submit a curriculum vitae and a one page letter of application that includes a description of:

  1. The applicant’s background;
  2. The applicant’s current academic position and university setting;
  3. The applicant’s research interests and methodological approaches to research; and
  4. One or two problems or issues facing the applicant as an early career scholar.

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria: the overall quality and thoughtfulness of the application letter and the degree to which the applicant would benefit from the seminar, given the contents of the application. Consideration will also be given to providing an equitable and diverse representation of participants on the basis of gender, ethnic/racial status, type of university, disciplinary/research interests, etc.

Applications (including the curriculum vitae and one-page letter) should be sent as a word document attachment to Dr. Kevin Roxas (roxask@yahoo.com). Space is limited and the deadline for applications is Friday, February 7, 2014. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email by mid-February 2014. Please contact Dr. Kevin Roxas (roxask@yahoo.com, the University of Wyoming) or Dr. Kevin Carroll
(kevin.carroll@upr.edu, the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez) for additional information or questions about the mentoring seminar.

*** note: there will also be a mentoring pre-conference for graduate students. Details to come on the blog and AERA-G listservs

Call for Nominations for the Maureen T. Hallinan Graduate Student Paper Award (Sociology of Education SIG)

The Sociology of Education SIG is soliciting nominations for the Maureen T. Hallinan Graduate Student Paper Award.

This award shall be presented to a graduate student or junior faculty person (in the case that the paper was written as a graduate student and published subsequently) whose research shows exceptional promise and will likely influence the field over the course of his/her career. The award carries with it a $500 cash award in addition to a stunning plaque; the cash award is courtesy of the Department of Sociology and the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity at the University of Notre Dame.

Anyone may nominate a paper. Self-nominations are permissible. The paper must be included with the nomination, as well as a brief cover letter making the case for the paper’s merits.

Please send nominations to Eric Grodsky by January 10, 2014.

 

AERA 2014 Division G Award Nominations due December 10

Just a reminder – the deadline for submitting nomination materials for all of the 2014 AERA Division G awards is Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Please see calls below for the Distinguished Dissertation Award, the Early Career Award, the Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research – Lifetime Achievement Award, the Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education, and the Mentoring Award. Remember: self-nominations are not permitted.


Deadline for submitting nomination materials: December 10, 2013
Awardees will be selected by February 2014


Awards and Nomination Information

Distinguished Dissertation Award
Chair: Mollie Blackburn (Ohio State University): blackburn.99@osu.edu

This award recognizes a dissertation of exemplary conceptual, methodological and rhetorical quality on an important topic that addresses social contexts of education. Nominees must be members of AERA.

Nomination Materials – Nominations must include electronic copies of the following:

  • A one-page letter and overview from a member of the dissertation committee that can be sent separately from the other materials as an email attachment;
  • A title sheet showing the dissertation title, awarding institution, members of the dissertation committee, date of completion of the degree, and nominee’s current contact information; and
  • A summary of the dissertation written in APA style not exceeding 7500 words in 12 point font, exclusive of title page, references, and appendices and without author identification.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (elizabeth.dutro@colorado.edu).


Early Career Award
Chair: Elaine Rubinstein-Avila (University of Arizona): rubinste@email.arizona.edu

This award recognizes an individual in the early stages of her or his career no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree. The awardee’s research must focus on social contexts of education.

Nomination Materials – Nominations must include electronic copies of the following:

  • A letter of nomination explaining why this nominee is qualified to be recognized as having an exemplar early career record of research in this area;
  • The nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae;
  • Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee; and
  • Two letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s work and qualified to speak on his or her behalf in this area.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (elizabeth.dutro@colorado.edu).


Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research – Lifetime Achievement Award
Chair: Angela Calabrese Barton (Michigan State University): acb@msu.edu

This award recognizes a senior scholar (or group*) who has made distinguished contributions to the systematic examination of the role of social context in education. This represents a lifetime achievement award.

Nomination Materials – Nominations must include electronic copies of the following:

  • A cover letter listing the applicable professional achievements of the candidate and stating the reasons that he or she is uniquely qualified to receive the award;
  • A copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vita;
  • A representative publication of journal or book chapter length; and
  • Although not required, additional letters of support are welcome.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (elizabeth.dutro@colorado.edu).


Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education
Chair: Norma González (University of Arizona): ngonzale@email.arizona.edu

This award recognizes a scholar (or group*) who has made distinguished contributions leading to the transformation of the social contexts of education, broadly defined.

Nomination materials must include electronic copies of the following:

  • A letter of nomination explaining why this nominee is qualified to be recognized as contributing to the transformation of the social contexts of education;
  • The nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae;
  • Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee relevant to this award; and
  • Two letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s work who are can provide evidence of how the nominee has contributed to transforming the contexts under which children, youth, or adults either learn and/or teach.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (elizabeth.dutro@colorado.edu).


Mentoring Award
Chair: Cynthia Lewis (University of Minnesota): lewis@umn.edu

This award recognizes a scholar (or group*) who has made distinguished contributions in the mentoring of students, undergraduate and Ph.D. students, as well as junior scholars, contributing to the development of a new generation of scholars who focus on social contexts of education.

Nomination materials must include electronic copies of the following:

  • A cover letter describing the research contributions in this area and the reasons he or she is uniquely qualified to receive the award
  • A copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vita.
  • A maximum of two letters of support from former mentees

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (elizabeth.dutro@colorado.edu).

* Note on group nominations: Nominations of groups are welcome for the Henry Trueba Award, the Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research – Lifetime Achievement, and the Mentoring Award. If the nominees belong to a center, group, lab, etc., the nomination could be made on the name of the group. Otherwise, individuals in the collaborative group could be nominated, but the requirement is that the people or units get nominated for a program of scholarship (not for a few loosely linked papers) that speaks to the spirit of the award. The nomination letter should clearly explain the rationale.