Counted separately for each of their appearances, 113 faculty members and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara, the overwhelming majority from or affiliated with the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, will take part in 56 events, panels, poster presentations, and workshops at the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada April 5 – April 9. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics as diverse as “Relation of Beliefs, Goals, Emotions, and Educational Interventions” to “Academic Outcomes to Mindfulness and Well-Being among Teachers,” from “Gangs, Schools, and Communities: How Marginalized Youth Navigate Complex Relationships” to “Promoting STEM Success and Persistence for Traditionally Disadvantaged Students: Evaluating Higher Education Student Success Programs.”
The complete list of events with Gevirtz School participants is available on line.
The theme of the 2019 AERA Annual Convention is “Leveraging Education Research in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence.” 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.