Counted separately for each of their appearances, 118 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 53 events, panels, poster presentations, and workshops at the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting that will be held virtually because of COVID-19. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics as diverse as “Developing Undergraduates’ Social Capital Within a Title V Student Center” to “A Preservice Teacher’s (PST’s) Remote Rehearsals of Mathematical Language Routines to Engage Multilingual Learners;” from “Latina High School Wrestlers: Confidence in a Male-Dominated Sport” to “Typologies of Autism: The Utility of Latent Class Analysis to Understand Heterogeneity in Social Responsiveness.”
The complete list of events with Gevirtz School/UCSB participants is available on line.
The theme of the 2021 AERA Annual Convention is “Accepting Educational Responsibility.” 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.