If you are interested in education, attending the AERA conference each year is a must. The conference began April 16 in Chicago. It is like being a kid in a candy store. What is AERA? From the website:
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
AERA members are faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research. They work in a range of settings from universities and other academic institutions to research institutes, federal and state agencies, school systems, testing companies, and nonprofit organizations. Based on their research, they produce and disseminate knowledge, refine methods and measures, and stimulate translation and practical application of research results.
AERA is international in scope. Nearly 5% of members, representing over 85 countries, reside outside of the United States. Over 28% of AERA members are students–approximately 6,500 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Over 74% of AERA members report that education is their primary discipline. Other disciplines represented by AERA members include psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and political science.
This year will be a busy year again at the AERA conference. If you’d like to visit with me you can find me presenting at the following conference meetings on Sunday and Monday. I am particularly excited about the two AERA Presidential sessions that Dr. Joyce King invited me to join (63.013 and 66.011)
You’ll also be able to find me at the Latino SIG Pachanga, Stanford, Black SIG and Black and Brown receptions.
I’ll also LIVE tweet from sessions and interesting conversations on my Twitter account @ProfessorJVH.
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