Faculty members and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will take part in 53 events, panels, poster presentations, and workshops at the 2014 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 3-April 7. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics as diverse as innovative cultural partnerships among students, families, schools, communities, and universities from preschool through college; ethnographic, mixed-methods, and community-based participatory research: equity and vulnerable populations; using large-scale data systems to examine equity issues in p-16 schooling; relationships between preservice teacher preparation and practice; and, stem: educational opportunities and outcomes.
The complete list of events with Gevirtz School participants is available on line.
The theme of the 2014 AERA Annual Convention is “The Power of Educational Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.” 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.