Faculty members and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will take part in 58 events, panels, poster presentations, and workshops at the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, April 16 - April 20. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics as diverse as investigating the linguistic context in learning computer science during elementary school; youth perspectives from a school-based gang violence intervention program; validity issues in noncognitive assessment; STEM-based career and technical education and the job prospects of non-college-bound students with disabilities; uncovering intellectual and conceptual underpinnings of innovative and nontraditional contexts for learning across disciplines; and beyond empowerment: accompaniment and sociolinguistic justice through youth research.
The complete list of events with Gevirtz School participants is available on line.
The theme of the 2015 AERA Annual Convention is “Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis.” 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.