WASHINGTON, April 9, 2012– Education research experts will unveil findings critical to the future of education at the upcoming AERA 2012 Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of education research experts in the world. More than 13,000 participants from over 60 countries plan to attend the meeting from April 13 through 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Researchers will present their latest findings in more than 2,400 sessions, invited lectures, and other events.
New peer-reviewed research findings address a wide range of areas in education including the public understanding of science; STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math); teacher quality and evaluation; online teaching and learning; charter schools; education of youth in immigrant and military families; community colleges and for-profits in higher education; bullying and school safety, race and gender, and many more critical issues.
Research Sessions Highlights
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Researchers Examine Contributing Factors to Variation in Math Abilities
Education Researchers Take a Close Look at Bullying and Victimization
Education Researchers Examine the Future of Online Testing
Research Sheds Light on the Role of Student Activism in the Post-World War II Era in Education History
New Research Points to Ways of Improving Student Performance in Literature, History and Science
Education Researchers Consider Connections Between Educational Innovations, Teacher Professional Development and Student Success
Education Researchers Reveal the Origins of U.S. Education Through Autobiographies
SUNDAY, APRIL 15
Education Researchers Reveal Findings That Help Explain How Some Individuals Dismiss Scientific Knowledge-- Consider Implications for Formal and Informal Education
Big-Time College Sports: Mitigating the Academic-Athletic Divide-- the Economics of Sports in Education
Observational Methods and Advancing Knowledge of Classroom Teaching and Learning
Leading Education Researchers Report on the Effectiveness of Technology Supported Science Learning K-12.
MONDAY, APRIL 16
Science Education for the Competent Outsider: What We Already Know
Education Researchers Examine the Changing Economy's Impact on Higher Education
Race, Gender, and Power in Reimagining the History of American Curriculum
Education Researchers Examine Urban Teacher Residency Programs
TUESDAY, April 17
Education Researchers Examine Challenges of Advanced High School Courses in Poverty-Impacted Urban Settings-- Equitable Access to "Rigorous" AP Courses Does Not Necessarily Produce Equity in Outcome
Education Researchers Use Research to Improve Education and Serve the Public Good
Education Researchers Examine Improvements to Medical School's Physician Assessments
Search the online program at www.aera.net for details. [Link]
Journalists are invited to attend the meeting. For those who have not yet registered and would like complimentary press registration, contact AERA Communications at email@example.com. AERA will host a newsroom at the meeting for journalists and will provide journalists with updates on research news presented at the meeting.
To reach AERA Communications, call (202)238-3200; Alicia Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lucy Cunningham (email@example.com).
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the national interdisciplinary research association for approximately 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916, AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
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