John T. Yun of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been named as a 2011 outstanding reviewer for the American Educational Research Journal – Section on Social and Institutional Analysis (AERJ-SIA). Yun will receive formal recognition of the award at a ceremony at the 2011 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference in New Orleans on April 8.
The American Educational Research Journal publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education that constitute significant contributions to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes. The Social and Institutional Analysis section focuses on significant political, cultural, social, economic, and organizational issues in education, and the Teaching, Learning, and Human Development section explores the processes and outcomes of teaching, learning, and human development at all educational levels and in both formal and informal settings. Both sections publish research representing a wide range of academic disciplines and using a wide range of research methods.
Yun is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education, the director of the University of California Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC), and a former high school science teacher. His training – culminating in an Ed.D. from Harvard University – is in educational policy using both economic and quantitative methodologies. Dr. Yun's research focuses on issues of equity and evaluation in education, specifically: patterns of school segregation; the effects of school context on educational outcomes; the importance of evaluation to everyday school practice; and the educative/counter-educative impacts of high-stakes testing.
[John Yun is available for interviews; to arrange an interview, contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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