Fifty-six faculty members and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara – primarily from the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education – will take part in 67 events, panels, poster presentations, and workshops at the 2012 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada April 12-17. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics as diverse as multilevel latent variable models, an analysis of the role of research in addressing social justice struggles tied to ethnic studies curricula, student diversity and identity formations in the sciences, and inclusionary practices in special education. The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has also named Richard E. Mayer, Professor of Psychology at UC Santa Barbara and affiliated faculty member in the Gevirtz School, as a 2011 Outstanding Reviewer. Mayer was chosen for his work with the Review of Educational Research and will be honored at the AERA annual meeting on Friday, April 13.
The complete list of events with Gevirtz School participants is available on line.
The theme of the 2012 AERA Annual Convention is “Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough.” 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 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.