More than 100 OISE faculty and students gather at the 2011 AERA
April 7, 2011
More than 100 OISE faculty and students will gather at the 2011 annual meeting and conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in New Orleans, Louisiana, scheduled to take place from April 8 to April 12.
The conference theme “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good” will address the conceptual, methodological, policy, and pragmatic challenges and opportunities in re-imagining the promise and potential of education research. Presenters will emphasize innovative approaches to education research, particularly work that contributes to robust public policy and the public good.
According to Normand Labrie, OISE’s Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies: “The Annual Meeting of the AERA is the largest conference on education in North America, and like in past years, OISE’s participation is remarkable.” Among the OISE delegation is a large number of graduate students. Many students received funding from the Dean’s Office Conference Travel Grant Program which supports OISE graduate students who are presenting a peer-reviewed paper or poster at a conference.
Dean Julia O’Sullivan will co-host a reception with the University of Wisconsin and the Institute of Education, University of London for their faculty delegations and for OISE alumni in particular. The event takes place on April 9 at 7 pm. View the event website
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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 is the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. Its more than 25,000 members are educators; administrators; directors of research; persons working with testing or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies; counselors; evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists. The broad range of disciplines represented by the membership includes education, psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and political science.