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AERA Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Disclaimer: The following information pertains to AERA special interest groups. They are different than those chartered by University of Phoenix and housed here on the Research Hub.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - 2016-2017 http://www.aera.net/About-AERA/Member-Constituents/SIGs

This directory of AERA SIGs is in alphabetical order. Websites & email addresses, when available, are listed. Although we check this page for errors frequently if you should notice a non-working link please let us know

 

SIGs: | A–G | H–Q | R–Z | All | A–Z

Accreditation, Assessment, and Program Evaluation in Education Preparation (SIG #174)

Purpose: The purpose of the SIG is the accumulation and interpretation of research findings associated with CAEP accreditation, state review processes, or assessment and evaluation of the graduates of educator preparation programs and the quality of the programs themselves.

Contact: Diana B. Lys, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, lys@email.unc.edu Dues:           $5.00 (1 yr)

Website: Accreditation, Assessment, and Program Evaluation in Education Preparation

 

Action Research (SIG #2)

Purpose: The Action Research SIG builds community among those who are engaged in action research and those who teach others to do action research. This is accomplished through dialog about professional development strategies, educational practices and theory, and methods of action research.

Contact: Craig Alan Mertler, Arizona State University - West, Phoenix, AZ, Craig.Mertler@asu.edu Dues:      $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Action Research

 

Adolescence and Youth Development (SIG #3)

Purpose: To bring together educators, researchers, and youth advocates interested in examining ways to improve upon the experiences, behaviors, and perceptions of adolescence and youth as they develop over time. This SIG includes a cross section of researchers interested in diverse topics associated with adolescence and youth development.

Contact: Andrea Frazier, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, frazier_andrea@columbusstate.edu Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Adolescence and Youth Development

 

Adult Literacy and Adult Education (SIG #4)

Purpose: Dedicated to research development, policy, and practice in adult literacy and adult education. This SIG takes an interdisciplinary, lifespan perspective on learning and instruction among diverse populations.


 

 

Contact: Aydin Durgunoglu, University of Minnesota - Duluth, Maple Grove, MN, adurguno@d.umn.edu Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Adult Literacy and Adult Education

 

Advanced Studies of National Databases (SIG #6)

Purpose: To advance knowledge of the contexts and practices of education through facilitating awareness and understanding of the rigorous research methods required for valid and reliable analysis of national and state level databases.

Contact: Jerry West, University of Maryland - College Park, Columbia, MD, jwestsig6@gmail.com Dues:        $6.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Advanced Studies of National Databases

 

Advanced Technologies for Learning (SIG #7)

Purpose: To design new technologies that structure educational environments and transform educational practice, and to help the AERA community understand and influence the use of advanced technologies.

Contact: Tamara Lynnette Clegg, University of Maryland - College Park, College Park, MD, tclegg@umd.edu; Mike Tissenbaum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Somerville, MA, miketissenbaum@gmail.com

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website: https://www.facebook.com/SIGATL

 

Applied Research in Immersive Environments for Learning (SIG #173)

Purpose:  To steward a robust community of educators, scholars, and practitioners dedicated toward research in and on immersive environments. Using a variety of research methods, we support a diverse approach to understanding the optimal use of digitally-enhanced immersive worlds and environments, such as (but not limited to), virtual reality, virtual worlds, augmented reality and immersive educational games. We are interested in developing a comprehensive research agenda intended to encompass the breadth and scope of learning potentialities, affordances, challenges, and shortcomings of immersive learning environments.

Contact: Amelia Cheney, Appalachian State University, Clemmons, NC, awcheney@gmail.com; Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR, debeck@uark.edu

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website: http://www.arielsig.net

 

Arts and Inquiry in the Visual and Performing Arts in Education (SIG #53)

Purpose: This international inter-disciplinary SIG offers a space for visual artworks, live performance and theoretical/conceptual praxis, facilitating a platform for artistic researchers and practitioners.

Contact: Aaron Thomas Bodle, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, bodleat@jmu.edu Dues:        $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Arts and Learning (SIG #8)

Purpose: Recent themes include: arts performance and process in curriculum; arts integration, assessment, and criticism; cultural issues; semiotics creative process; aesthetic education; alternative research methodologies; and constructivism.

Contact: Jen Katz-Buonincontro, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, jlk333@drexel.edu Dues:      $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Arts and Learning

 

Arts-Based Educational Research (SIG #9)


 

 

Purpose:   To provide a community for those who view education through artistic lenses, who use a variety of arts-based methodologies, and who communicate understandings through diverse genres.

Contact:    Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher, Southern Cross University, Currumbin, Australia, lexi.lasczik@scu.edu.au

Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:               http://www.abersig.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arts.cacs?ap=1

 

Bilingual Education Research (SIG #12)

Purpose: To promote research in bilingual education and to provide a forum for innovative approaches in this field of inquiry. This SIG addresses all ethnoliguistically diverse groups.

Contact: Kara Mitchell Viesca, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, kara.viesca@unl.edu Dues:        $15.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Bilingual Education Research

 

Biographical and Documentary Research (SIG #13)

Purpose: To explore methodological issues in biographical and documentary research. Contact: Lucy E. Bailey, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, lucy.bailey@okstate.edu Dues:   $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Biographical and Documentary Research

 

Brain, Neurosciences, and Education (SIG #14)

Purpose: Provides a venue for research in the neurosciences that may inform and inspire educational research, and for rigorous educational research thus informed.

Contact:

Dues:     $30.00 (1 yr); students $20.00 (1 yr) Website: http://www.aera-brain-education.org/

 

Career and Technical Education (SIG #134)

Purpose: To discuss topics in vocational/career and technical education, career development, human resource development, career issues in the schools (Grades K-12), postsecondary education, adult and lifelong learning, and workforce education.

Contact: Victor M Hernandez-Gantes, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, victorh@usf.edu Dues:         $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Caribbean and African Studies in Education (Formerly "Research Focus on Education in the Caribbean and Africa") (SIG #86)

Purpose: To encourage, conduct, coordinate, and disseminate research on education within and between Caribbean and African countries.

Contact: Sylvia Maureen Henry, J.P, University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados, henrysmh@hotmail.com

Dues:     $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)

Website: Caribbean and African Studies in Education (Formerly "Research Focus on Education in the Caribbean and Africa")

 

Catholic Education (SIG #175)

Purpose: To support, promote, and disseminate information, research, and evaluation of Catholic education written from a diverse set of perspectives, including interdisciplinary and international issues.

Contact: Anthony Joseph Sabatino, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, anthony.sabatino@lmu.edu


 

 

Dues:             $10.00 (1 yr) Website:  Catholic Education

 

Chaos and Complexity Theories (SIG #17)

Purpose: To apply, advance, and extend chaos and complexity theories to inquiry, research, and theory related to educational contexts.

Contact: Eugene Gary Kowch, Jr., University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, ekowch@ucalgary.ca Dues:        $12.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://chaoscomplexityineducation.wikidot.com/

 

Charters & School Choice (SIG #142)

Purpose: To promote and disseminate information, research, and evaluation of charter schools written from a diverse set of perspectives.

Contact:

Dues:     $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr) Website:  Charters & School Choice

 

Classroom Assessment (SIG #18)

Purpose: The purposes of the SIG are to promote student learning through improved classroom assessment practices; to assist teachers in improving their classroom assessment practices and understand why it is essential to do so. To achieve these purposes, the SIG includes among its goals the promotion of quality research into classroom assessment practices, using all legitimate research approaches and methods, and the active collaboration with other SIGs and AERA divisions who share an interest in promoting research into classroom assessment.

Contact: Lee Ann Jung, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, jug@studentgrowth.org Dues:      $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Classroom Assessment

 

Classroom Management (SIG #19)

Purpose: To promote research on classroom organization and management, alternative discipline models, group and learner social interactions, and approaches to teacher education.

Contact: Raol J. Taft, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Blue Springs, MO, taftr@umkc.edu Dues:         $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/aeratest2012/home

 

Classroom Observation (SIG #20)

Purpose: The purpose of the Classroom Observation SIG is to provide members access to current research in observation techniques in educational settings.

Contact: Tracey S. Hodges, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, thodges@ua.edu Dues:        $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Classroom Observation

 

Cognition and Assessment (SIG #167)

Purpose: To promote research on educational assessment merging two traditionally distinct fields - cognition and psychometrics

Contact: Laine Bradshaw, University of Georgia - Athens, Athens, GA, laineb@uga.edu Dues:         $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Cognition and Assessment

 

Computer and Internet Applications in Education (SIG #22)


 

 

Purpose: To promote research and evaluation on the use of computer-based information and communications resources and software for learning, instruction, assessment, and accomplishment by students, teachers, and administrators.

Contact: James Hatten, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, jameshatten@usf.edu Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Computer and Internet Applications in Education

 

Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention (SIG #23)

Purpose: To provide a forum to discuss conflict resolution, peer mediation, and violence prevention, focusing on research, theory, and improvements in implementation in schools.

Contact:

Dues:     $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Education (SIG #171)

Purpose:   The purpose of the SIG is to bring together individuals who share a common interest in in-depth, cross-cultural, international dialogue on how Confucianism and Taoism in both classical and contemporary schools of thought can inform educational theory and practice.

Contact:    Mei W. Hoyt, University of North Texas, Reston, VA, meiwuhoyt@gmail.com Dues:      $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:   Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Education

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Confucianism-Taoism-and-Education/602503046456159

 

Constructivist Theory, Research and Practice (SIG #25)

Purpose: To facilitate communication and to promote theory, research and improvement in practices of educators at all levels from a constructivist or developmental perspective.

Contact: Susan K. Donohue, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, skd9f@virginia.edu Dues:           $5.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://constructsig.wikispaces.com/

 

Cooperative Learning: Theory, Research and Practice (SIG #26)

Purpose: To exchange information about current research, theory, and improvements in implementation of cooperative learning procedures; to provide a structured forum for discussions related to cooperative learning.

Contact:

Dues:     $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Critical Educators for Social Justice (SIG #144)

Purpose: Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ) is committed to the struggle for social justice, human rights and democracy for diverse communities. We promote research, teaching, and activism centered on cultural, racial, linguistic, political, and economic self-determination within our classrooms, schools, and communities. A significant objective of CESJ is to promote communication and collaboration among critical educators and researchers working in public schools, universities, and community education programs. We believe that education, as a form of critical understanding, plays a crucial role in transforming society.

Contact: Bianca Jontae Baldridge, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, bbaldridge@wisc.edu Dues:        $15.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://www.cesjsig.org/

 

Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education (SIG #27)


 

 

Purpose: To promote the integrated study of race, ethnicity, social class, and gender as lenses for performing critical analyses and evaluations of prevailing theory and practice on education.

Contact: Norvella P. Carter, Texas A&M University, Cypress, TX, norvella@comcast.net Dues:       $20.00 (1 yr); students $15.00 (1 yr)

Website: Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education

 

Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies (SIG #28)

Purpose: To support and promote transdisciplinary research of education as experience. The SIG de- stabilizes commonly held boundaries of educational research beyond contemporary curriculum discourses. Members pursue curriculum inquiry using critical perspectives, and performative, auto- ethnographic and conceptual approaches to ask sociocultural, political, and theoretical questions.

Contact: Julie C. Garlen, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, jgarlen@georgiasouthern.edu Dues:         $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies

 

Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education (SIG #29)

Purpose: The purpose of this SIG is to foster research on and critical analyses of issues in early childhood education and childhood studies and to encourage the development of alternative perspectives and curriculum in early childhood education.

Contact: Michelle Salazar Perez, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, michelle.s.perez@gmail.com

Dues:     $17.00 (1 yr); students $15.00 (1 yr) Website: https://sites.google.com/site/cpecesig/home

 

Cultural Historical Research (SIG #30)

Purpose: Focuses on human action, agency, and development as mediated by culture, history, and activity in the tradition of Vygotsky, Luria, Leont’ev, Bakhtin, Mead, and others.

Contact: Carrie L. Lobman, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, carrie.lobman@gse.rutgers.edu Dues:      $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Cultural Historical Research

 

Data-Driven Decision Making in Education (SIG #179)

Purpose:   Data-Driven Decision Making in Education SIG #179

Contact:    Ellen B. Mandinach, WestEd, East Windsor, NJ, emandinach@yahoo.com Dues:   $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:   Data-Driven Decision Making in Education Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DDDMSIG/

 

Democratic Citizenship in Education (SIG #150)

Purpose: To promote democratic citizenship-development research in K-12 classrooms, and to foster an interdependence among citizenship-democratic researchers.

Contact: Caroline R. Pryor, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, capryor@siue.edu Dues:        $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Design and Technology (SIG #31)

Purpose: To foster research, teaching, service and innovation in design education and technology education in formal educational settings and in other learning environments.

Contact: Fengfeng Ke, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, fke@fsu.edu Dues:        $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Design and Technology


 

 

Dewey Studies (formerly known John Dewey Society) (SIG #56)

Purpose: To keep alive Dewey's commitment to the use of critical and reflective intelligence in the search for solutions to problems in education and culture.

Contact: A.G. Rud, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, ag.rud@wsu.edu Dues:        $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Dewey Studies (formerly known John Dewey Society)

 

Disability Studies in Education (SIG #143)

Purpose: Supports the development of disability studies, a series of interdisciplinary modes of critical advocacy scholarship, among educational researchers.

Contact: Lynn Albee, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, lalbee@smumn.edu; Elizabeth J. Grace, National Louis University, Chicago, IL, ibby.grace@gmail.com

Dues:     $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr) Website:  Disability Studies in Education

 

Districts in Research and Reform (SIG #156)

Purpose: To bring together researchers, central office administrators, reform support organization leaders, and others interested in key questions of system-wide improvement and leadership.

Contact: Morgaen L. Donaldson, University of Connecticut - Storrs, Ashford, CT, morgaen.donaldson@uconn.edu; Sarah L. Woulfin, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, sarah.woulfin@uconn.edu

Dues:     $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr) Website: http://districtsig.blogspot.com/

 

Early Education and Child Development (SIG #32)

Purpose: To promote research that has implications for theory, policy, practice, and teacher development in the diverse contexts serving children from birth to age eight.

Contact: Nancy K. File, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, nfile@uwm.edu Dues:           $15.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://www.aera-eecd-sig.org/

 

Educational Change (SIG #155)

Purpose:   This SIG adopts an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding many aspects of educational change, including large-scale reform, school-initiated change, school improvement, and classroom-level change.

Contact:    Helen Janc Malone, Institute for Educational Leadership, Potomac, MD, Helen_Malone@mail.harvard.edu

Dues:       $12.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr) Website:   Educational Change

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AERAEducationalChangeSIG155

 

Educational Statisticians (SIG #37)

Purpose: To increase interaction among educational researchers interested in the theory, applications, and teaching of statistics in the social sciences.

Contact: Todd Christopher Headrick, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, headrick@siu.edu

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Educational Statisticians

 

Elliot Eisner (SIG #177)


 

 

Purpose:   The purpose of the Elliot Eisner SIG is to promote scholarship that applies, extends, critiques, and reinvents Eisner’s scholarship. The SIG will act as a catalyst for the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum built upon the foundation that Eisner established. The SIG will provide the opportunity to continue conceptualizing educational criticism and connoisseurship with an eye towards various forms of representation; will encourage new forms of evaluation based on Eisner’s ideas; will provide a home for the continuation of research into discipline-based art education and arts-integration; will continue to look at ways to conceptualize schooling (formal and informal) from arts-based perspectives; and will be a place of mentorship for young scholars of curriculum, school evaluation, qualitative research, the arts, and/or school reform.

Contact:

Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:   Elliot Eisner

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eisner-SIG/488895484598608

 

Environmental Education (SIG #33)

Purpose:   To advance and critique environmental education research.

Contact:    John Joseph Lupinacci, III, Washington State University - Pullman, Liberty Lake, WA, john.lupinacci@wsu.edu

Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:   Environmental Education

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_154479114604736&ap=1

 

Faculty Teaching, Evaluation and Development (SIG #42)

Purpose: To investigate, promote, and support research and development on college teaching and learning, issues related to faculty evaluation and development, and student ratings of teaching.

Contact: Karen Miner-Romanoff, Franklin University, Columbus, OH, karen.miner-romanoff@franklin.edu Dues:      $12.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Faculty Teaching, Evaluation and Development

 

Family, School, Community Partnerships (SIG #43)

Purpose: To engage with and promote rigorous and innovative research exploring the nature and impact of partnerships between families, schools, and diverse communities, and to encourage evidence- based practices and policies that influence children's learning and development.

Contact: Joan M.T. Walker, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, jowalker@nsf.gov Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $8.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Family, School, Community Partnerships

 

Fiscal Issues, Policy and Education Finance (SIG #44)

Purpose: To provide a forum for research in educational finance and its impact on policy for all levels and aspects of education.

Contact:

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)  Website:  Fiscal Issues, Policy and Education Finance

 

Foucault and Contemporary Theory in Education (SIG #45)

Purpose: Dedicated to the historical/philosophical studies of education that engage the writings of Michel Foucault.

Contact: David W. Kupferman, University of Hawaii West Oahu, Kapolei, HI, dwkupferman@gmail.com Dues:   $5.00 (1 yr)


 

 

Website:  Foucault and Contemporary Theory in Education

 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Education across the Disciplines (SIG #168)

Purpose: To identify and support doctoral education as a distinct area of research in higher education; questions to be addressed include the following: How is "doctoral education" or "research education" conceived? What key changes are occurring in doctoral and research education? What opportunities do these changes present for challenging previous pedagogies and developing new ones?;

Contact: Pamela Petrease Felder, University of Maryland - Eastern Shore, Philadelphia, PA, pamela.felder@gmail.com

Dues:     $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Graduate and Postdoctoral Education across the Disciplines

 

Grassroots Community & Youth Organizing for Education Reform (SIG #172)

Purpose: To advance research on community and youth organizing, particularly in low income communities and communities of color. We will work to build a research community that engages with practitioners in organizing groups, educational institutions and policy-making circles. We seek to foster research that examines the ways in which organizing efforts affect school improvement and educational equity, youth development, community/democratic revitalization and social justice.

Contact: Erica Fernández, University of Connecticut, Manchester, CT, erica.fernandez@uconn.edu Dues:           $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Grassroots Community & Youth Organizing for Education Reform

 

Hip Hop Theories, Praxis & Pedagogies (SIG #178)

Purpose:  Hip Hop Theories, Praxis & Pedagogies

Contact: Bettina L. Love, University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, blove@uga.edu; Joycelyn Wilson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, drjoyce@vt.edu

Dues:     $5.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Hispanic Research Issues (SIG #46)

Purpose: To provide opportunities for exchanging information among and between researchers and practitioners interested in issues of concern to Hispanics in the United States.

Contact: Augustina Reyes, University of Houston, Houston, TX, AReyes7@UH.EDU Dues:           $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Hispanic Research Issues

 

Holistic Education (SIG #135)

Purpose: Developing human potential through integrating intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual competencies in the teaching/learning process.

Contact: Ida Oberman, Community School for Creative Education, Alameda, CA, idaoberman@comcast.net; Juli B. Kramer, Independent Researcher, Englewood, CO, addipres@msn.com

Dues:     $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  Holistic Education

 

Inclusion & Accommodation in Educational Assessment (SIG #96)

Purpose:  To promote research and disseminate information on activities and projects promoting the inclusion of all students, including students with disabilities and English language learners in large- scale assessments.

Contact:  Sheila Wells-Moreaux, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, s724w006@ku.edu


 

 

Dues:     $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Inclusion & Accommodation in Educational Assessment

 

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (SIG #48)

Purpose: Formally the American Indian and Alaska Native SIG, we have evolved in name and focus to promote a better understanding of theoretical-, policy-, and practice-related issues that influence the quality of traditional and contemporary education among indigenous peoples.

Contact: Heather Shotton, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, hshotton@ou.edu Dues:       $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

 

Indigenous Peoples of The Pacific (SIG #146)

Purpose: To research indigenous education related to the peoples of the Pacific and Pacific Rim, including indigenous ways of knowing and indigenous practices.

Contact: Tanya L.M. Samu, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, t.samu@auckland.ac.nz Dues:    $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Informal Learning Environments Research (SIG #49)

Purpose: To further educational research in informal learning environments and to promote a community practice interested in establishing and maintaining a better understanding of teaching and learning.

Contact: Maureen A. Callanan, University of California - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, callanan@ucsc.edu Dues:          $10.00 (1 yr)

 

Instructional Technology (SIG #52)

Purpose: To encourage, promote, and support research on the design and development of instruction and the computer-based, electronic, and non-electronic media technologies that are used for its delivery.

Contact: Sarah C. Lohnes Watulak, Towson University, Towson, MD, slohneswatulak@towson.edu Dues:          $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Instructional Technology

 

International Studies (SIG #54)

Purpose: To provide a forum for exchanging information among educators involved in research, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of international studies.

Contact: Sharon Anne O'Connor-Petruso, Brooklyn College - CUNY, Port Washington, NY, oconnorpetrusos@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Dues:     $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr) Website:  International Studies

 

Ivan Illich (SIG #161)

Purpose:  The purpose of the Ivan Illich SIG is the promotion of intellectual consideration of the social critique and analyses of Ivan Illich, named by the Utne Reader "as the most important social critic" of the 20th century.

Contact: Madhu Suri Suri Prakash, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, msp1@psu.edu Dues:          $6.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Language and Social Processes (SIG #58)


 

 

Purpose: To explore directions in and issues of language and discourse practices, literacy, and learning processes and social contexts through studies grounded in sociocultural, constructivist and constructionist perspectives.

Contact: Sarah Meredith Vander Zanden, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, sarah.vanderz@uni.edu

Dues:     $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  Language and Social Processes

 

Large Scale Assessment (SIG #141)

Purpose: To provide a forum for discussion of the status, issues, and concerns related to large-scale assessment, including practices and innovations in state assessment programs.

Contact: Bo Zhang, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, boz@uwm.edu Dues:            $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Law and Education (SIG #59)

Purpose: To focus on legal issues affecting K-12 public and private education, as well as post-secondary education.

Contact:

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  Law and Education

 

Leadership for School Improvement (SIG #101)

Purpose: To examine how leadership of teachers, principals, and superintendents influences instructional capacity resulting in improved student outcomes and how policy guides this collaborative effort.

Contact: Angela Urick, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, urick@ou.edu Dues:            $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Leadership for School Improvement

 

Leadership for Social Justice (SIG #165)

Purpose: To promote social justice teaching, research, service, and policymaking agendas, with the corollary aim of seeking to proactively improve educational leadership as a means of addressing equity concerns for underrepresented populations throughout P-20 education; also to share innovative, promising, and research-based programs, policies, and teaching strategies and proactively advocate on behalf of underrepresented populations in educational leadership.

Contact: Martin Scanlan, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, martin.scanlan@bc.edu Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Leadership for Social Justice

 

Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership (SIG #129)

Purpose: The LTEL SIG brings together professors and graduate students of educational leadership and administration, discipline specialists, educational theorists, curriculum developers, instructional technology specialists, learning specialists, educational researchers, classroom experts, practitioners, policymakers, and others concerned with Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership. The LTEL SIG provides a forum for: A managed conversation on issues related to learning and teaching in Educational Leadership and Administration; the integration of theoretical quantitative and qualitative studies of learning and teaching in Educational Leadership; discussion of investigations conducted in real educational settings, including investigations involving application of technology to learning and instruction; exploration of innovative methodologies; analysis of the implications of research and practice for learning and teaching in Educational Leadership; and assessment of the relationship of learning and teaching in Educational


 

 

Leadership to policy development at local, state, and national levels.

Contact: Daniel Reyes-Guerra, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, dreyes@fau.edu Dues:         $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership

 

Learning Environments (SIG #120)

Purpose: To provide a forum for dissemination of quantitative and qualitative research on all aspects of learning environments from classrooms and schools to non-school settings.

Contact: Donna Wilson, Center for Innovative Education and Prevention, Siesta Key, FL, donna@ciep.org Dues:          $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Learning Environments

 

Learning Sciences (SIG #39)

Purpose: Purpose: To bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives and empirical approaches to the study of learning as it occurs in school, online, in the workplace, at home, and in the community, and to the design of novel environments with the potential to facilitate learning more effectively.

Contact: Flavio S. Azevedo, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Austin, TX, flavio@austin.utexas.edu Dues:  $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/SIGATL

 

Lesson Study (SIG #180)

Purpose:  Lesson Study

Contact: Jennifer M. Lewis, Wayne State University, Ann Arbor, MI, jmlewis@wayne.edu Dues:          $8.00 (1 yr); students $6.00 (1 yr)

 

Literature (SIG #61)

Purpose: To promote research that explores literary inquiry and interpretive practices, including innovative approaches to literary education in various contexts.

Contact:

Dues:     $6.00 (1 yr)

 

Lives of Teachers (SIG #62)

Purpose: To promote the interchange of ideas and scholarly activities focused on inquiry into the lives of teachers. Teachers shall be defined as those working with students in classroom and tutorial settings, from pre-school through university. Research shall be viewed as inclusive of methods appropriate to the question of study and topics such as teacher narrative, biography, research on teacher development, including career trajectories, teacher characteristics, beliefs, and attitudes, and teaching as a profession; accounts of teachers lives in different times and in different countries; and portrayal of teachers in written literature, film and television.

Contact: Margaret S. Crocco, Michigan State University, Holt, MI, croccom@msu.edu Dues:           $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Longitudinal Studies (SIG #63)

Purpose:  To support and foster the understanding of longitudinal research designs and analyses in education and the use and dissemination of longitudinal data and substantive findings, including data from national (e.g., NCES), state (e.g., state administrative/tracking systems), and local (e.g., district) sources.

Contact:

Dues:             $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  Longitudinal Studies


 

 

Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools and Education (SIG #157)

Purpose: To provide a forum for and advance research that examines educational and social issues from Marxian perspectives.

Contact: Peter L. McLaren, Chapman University, Orange, CA, peter.mclaren1@gmail.com Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools and Education

 

Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education (SIG #64)

Purpose: To provide an association, and to promote continuing education for individuals with an interest in college-level administration of educational and psychological measurement services.

Contact: Natasha Alexis Jankowski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, njankow2@illinois.edu

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education

 

Media, Culture, and Learning (SIG #65)

Purpose:   Devoted to critical inquiry and pedagogy on the use of media within cultural settings in formal and informal learning environments.

Contact:    Jeremiah Holden Kalir, University of Colorado - Denver, Denver, CO, remi.kalir@ucdenver.edu Dues:   $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:   Media, Culture, and Learning Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MccSig

 

Mentorship and Mentoring Practices (SIG #66)

Purpose: To foster mentoring programs and experiences, initiating research on the topic and providing networking and support.

Contact: Kathleen Mary Cowin, Washington State University - Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, kathleen.cowin@wsu.edu

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  Mentorship and Mentoring Practices

 

Middle-Level Education Research (SIG #88)

Purpose:   To improve, promote, and disseminate educational research reflecting early adolescence and middle-level education.

Contact:    Shawn A. Faulkner, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, faulkners1@nku.edu Dues:         $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:   http://mlersig.net/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Middle-Level-Education-Research-SIG-of- AERA/208048892608947

 

Mixed Methods Research (SIG #158)

Purpose: To support, encourage, and increase dialogue and idea exchange among educational researchers utilizing mixed methods and those interested in integrating qualitative and quantitative research approaches.

Contact: Vicki L. Plano Clark, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, vicki.planoclark@uc.edu Dues:    $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Mixed Methods Research

 

Moral Development and Education (SIG #67)


 

 

Purpose: To promote discussion about controversies and areas of agreement within the fields of moral development and education, and to provide informal opportunities for social interaction.

Contact: Richard D. Osguthorpe, Boise State University, Boise, ID, richardosguthorpe@boisestate.edu Dues: $12.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Moral Development and Education

 

Motivation in Education (SIG #68)

Purpose: To advance the understanding of motivational processes in education, particularly by promoting research, exchanging ideas and perspectives, and by developing practices and interventions to improve learner motivation.

Contact: Ellen L. Usher, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Ellen.Usher@uky.edu Dues:        $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://motsig.org

 

Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (SIG #162)

Purpose: To provide a forum for the introduction, promotion, consideration, interaction of theory, research and practices regarding multicultural and multiethnic education, broadly defined, within all educational, cultural, societal and social settings, contexts, levels and locations.

Contact:

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)

 

Multilevel Modeling (SIG #140)

Purpose: To promote the understanding, use, and dissemination of information regarding hierarchical linear modeling.

Contact: Minjung Kim, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, mjkim@ua.edu Dues:            $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Multilevel Modeling

 

Multiple Linear Regression: The General Linear Model (SIG #70)

Purpose: Interested in any methodological, applied, or teaching innovations related to multiple linear regression and/or the general linear model

Contact:

Dues:     $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Multiple Linear Regression: General Linear Model

 

Music Education (SIG #71)

Purpose: The purpose of the Music Education SIG is to provide a professional forum for the discussion and dissemination of current research related to music teaching and learning.

Contact: Jennifer A Bugos, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, bugosj@usf.edu Dues:          $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Music Education

 

NAEP Studies (SIG #99)

Purpose: To facilitate secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress ongoing surveys regarding U.S. students knowledge, attitudes and experiences in diverse learning areas.

Contact: Michele K. Pollnow, National Assessment of Educational Progress, Phoenix, AZ, shelly.pollnow@azed.gov

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Narrative Research (Formerly "Narrative and Research") (SIG #145)


 

 

Purpose: The Narrative Research SIG (Special Interest Group) of AERA is dedicated to supporting conversations about the place of narratives in educational research including but not limited to phenomenological, literary, critical, and performance conceptions of narrative analysis. The purpose of the Narrative Research SIG is to provide a forum for the exchange of information among individuals interested in informing/rethinking narrative research through a variety of narrative research studies in/with participants in a variety of educational settings.

Contact: Roland W. Mitchell, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, rwmitch@lsu.edu Dues:        $6.00 (1 yr)

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/aeranarrativeresearchsig/

 

Online Teaching and Learning (SIG #35)

Purpose: To provide a forum for discussion and reporting on issues and research related to online teaching and learning

Contact: Steven R. Terrell, Nova Southeastern University, Wellington, FL, terrell@nova.edu Dues:         $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Online Teaching and Learning

 

Organizational Theory (SIG #73)

Purpose: To encourage scholarly inquiry and debate relating to traditional and alternative views of educational organizations.

Contact:

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Organizational Theory

 

Out-of-School Time (SIG #160)

Purpose: To provide a forum for researchers in out-of-school time teaching and learning to share resources and become each others' resources; to provide venues and opportunities to present related research; to bring additional knowledge and resources to AERA.

Contact: Tara Donahue, McREL, Traverse City, MI, tarad803@gmail.com Dues:         $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Out-of-School Time

 

Paulo Freire (SIG #159)

Purpose: To honor Freire’s legacy by promoting scholarship that applies, extends, critiques, and reinvents Freirean pedagogy. Also, to promote historical scholarship that looks at the life of Paulo Freire and the context of his ideas and practices. Finally, to act as a catalyst for the creation of new forms of critical pedagogies that build upon the foundation that Freire established.

Contact:  Tricia M. Kress, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA, tricia.kress@umb.edu; Tricia

M. Kress, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA, tricia.kress@umb.edu Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Paulo Freire

 

Peace Education (SIG #74)

Purpose: To create a global forum for scholars from diverse backgrounds and with varied perspectives to report and critically explore educational research and promote constructive changes in the areas of peace keeping, peace making, peace building, peace education, nonviolent conflict resolution, reconciliation, mediation, and more.

Contact:

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  Peace Education


 

 

Philanthropy and Education (SIG #148)

Purpose: To bring together researchers and members of the philanthropic foundation and non-profit communities interested in developing and disseminating knowledge about the role of philanthropy in educational policy and practice.

Contact:

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Philosophical Studies in Education (SIG #76)

Purpose: Dedicated to the philosophical study of education and encourages scholarship within all types of philosophical study.

Contact: Terri S. Wilson, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, terri.wilson@colorado.edu Dues:  $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Philosophical Studies in Education

 

Politics of Education (SIG #152)

Purpose: To foster and support the conduct, dissemination, discussion, and application of research on the political functions and outcomes of education at all levels.

Contact: William Kyle Ingle, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, william.ingle@louisville.edu Dues: $40.00 (1 yr); students $20.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://www.politicsofeducation.org/

 

Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education (SIG #77)

Purpose: To discuss research and practice in developing, mentoring, and evaluating portfolios, as well as other forms of reflective pedagogy and assessment.

Contact: Barbara Rae Peterson, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, petersonb@apsu.edu Dues:        $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education

 

Postcolonial Studies and Education (SIG #153)

Purpose: The Postcolonial Studies and Education SIG is an international SIG devoted to the study of education in and as effects of postcolonial, transnational, and globalization contexts.

Contact: E. Sybil Durand, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, sybil.durand@asu.edu Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Postcolonial Studies and Education

 

Problem-Based Education (SIG #78)

Purpose: To provide a professional forum and network for those involved in research, theory, teaching, and development in problem-based learning for kindergarten through professional school learners.

Contact: Xun Ge, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, xge@ou.edu Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Problem-Based Education

 

Professional Development School Research (SIG #79)

Purpose: To provide a forum for university and school professionals to discuss approaches for forming PDSs, methods for assessing outcomes, and strategies for conducting systematic change research.

Contact: Linda A. Catelli, City University of New York, Southhampton, NY, carlin@aol.com Dues:          $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Professional Development School Research


 

 

Professional Licensure and Certification (SIG #80)

Purpose: To provide a forum for discussing the status, issues, and concerns related to licensure and certification of professionals, including competency testing and related practices.

Contact: Kimberly A. Swygert, Ph.D., National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, PA, kswygert@nbme.org

Dues:     $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Professional Licensure and Certification

 

Professors of Educational Research (SIG #81)

Purpose: To promote dialogue and research on the teaching and proper usage of quantitative and qualitative educational research methods.

Contact: Suzanne Young, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, syoung@uwyo.edu Dues:           $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Professors of Educational Research

 

Qualitative Research (SIG #82)

Purpose: To provide opportunities for discussion related to the philosophy, purposes, and methodological issues surrounding the use of qualitative research in social and educational contexts.

Contact: Jessica Nina Nina Lester, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, jnlester@indiana.edu Dues:         $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://aeraqrsig.org/

 

Queer Studies (SIG #60)

Purpose: To foster empirical, interpretive, and critical educational research relating to lesbian and gay issues, and to network individuals and organizations conducting or supporting such research.

Contact: Adam Joseph Greteman, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, greteman@gmail.com

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr) Website: https://sites.google.com/site/queersig/home

 

Rasch Measurement (SIG #83)

Purpose: To provide a forum for presentation, discussion, and interaction related to the development of theoretically based and empirically testable instruments with objective linear measures.

Contact: Leigh M. Harrell-Williams, The University of Memphis, Cordova, TN, lmwllm14@memphis.edu Dues:    $10.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://www.raschsig.org/

 

Religion and Education (SIG #84)

Purpose: To focus on religious, ethical, and moral dimensions of educational contexts, processes, and policies at all levels and in all types of educational institutions.

Contact: Zehavit Gross, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, grossz1000@gmail.com Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Religion and Education

 

Research Focus on Black Education (SIG #85)

Purpose: To provide a structure and forum within AERA for researchers and developers who focus on educational issues involving Black clients (students and professionals).

Contact: Terrell Lamont Strayhorn, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, strayhorn.3@osu.edu Dues:        $20.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Research Focus on Black Education


 

 

Research Focus on Education and Sport (SIG #164)

Purpose: To dispel the many myths associated with education and sport over the years, shed light on this undervalued and underresearched area of inquiry, and enrich current research agendas on education and sport by making them more relevant. The continual dialogue with the community of scholars, and the ensuring knowledge and perspectives offered by this kind of engagement would inform us of the realities and concerns of education and sport in general.

Contact: Kristina Navarro, University of Wisconsin, McFarland, WI, navarrok@uww.edu Dues:           $7.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Research Focus on Education and Sport

 

Research in Mathematics Education (SIG #87)

Purpose: To actively promote communication between researchers in mathematics education and related disciplines, and to provide a platform for initiating new developments in the field.

Contact: Sarah Theule Lubienski, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, stl@illinois.edu; Ruth M. Heaton, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, rheaton1@unl.edu

Dues:     $15.00 (1 yr); $0.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website: http://www.sigrme.org

 

Research in Reading and Literacy (SIG #11)

Purpose: To stimulate communication and inquiry among researchers, policymakers, and others interested in research in reading and literacy from various disciplines and theoretical perspectives.

Contact: Francine C. Falk-Ross, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, ffalkross@pace.edu Dues:          $20.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Research in Reading and Literacy

 

Research on Evaluation (SIG #90)

Purpose: To create a community of researchers and practitioners interested in research on, dissemination of, and applications of evaluation theory and evaluation methods.

Contact: Jennifer Randall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, jrandall@educ.umass.edu Dues:  $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Research on Evaluation

 

Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (SIG #91)

Purpose: The purpose of this SIG is to provide leadership that (1) encourages and promotes high-quality scholarship addressing giftedness, creativity and talent, (2) creates a community of scholars and leaders in the field, (3) facilitates communication and dissemination of research both within and outside the field, (4) nurtures future scholars, and (5) advances research in the field.

Contact: Michael S. Matthews, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, michael.matthews@uncc.edu

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent

 

Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education (SIG #93)

Purpose: To provide a forum for the dissemination and critical analysis of research on learning and instruction in physical education.

Contact: Sara Barnard Flory, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, sbflory@usf.edu Dues:         $20.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education

 

Research on Teacher Induction (SIG #149)


 

 

Purpose: To encourage, discuss and disseminate the work of educational researchers and practitioners dedicated to educational equity through the strength of quality teacher induction.

Contact: Jian Wang, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, jian.wang@ttu.edu Dues:      $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Research on Teacher Induction

 

Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans (SIG #94)

Purpose: To provide inquiry into educational and equity issues affecting Asian and Pacific Americans, facilitate interdisciplinary discussions around these issues, and provide members with colleagueship and support.

Contact: OiYan A. Poon, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, oiyan.poon@gmail.com Dues:      $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans

 

Research on the Education of Deaf Persons (SIG #95)

Purpose: To provide a multidisciplinary forum for the promotion of research related to education of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Contact:

Dues:     $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr) Website:  Research on the Education of Deaf Persons

 

Research on the Superintendency (SIG #97)

Purpose: To create a community of researchers and practitioners interested in developing knowledge about the superintendent, encompassing an array of policy, practice, and research issues related to long-term school reform.

Contact: Leigh E Wallace, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, lwallace@uwm.edu Dues:            $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Research on the Superintendency

 

Research on Women and Education (SIG #98)

Purpose: To sponsor research studying issues related to women and girls in education at the intersection of race, class, and gender through AERA sessions, newsletters, and annual Fall conferences.

Contact: Maureen Neumann, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Burlington, VT, Maureen.Neumann@uvm.edu Dues:         $20.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://www.rwesig.net/

 

Research Use (SIG #100)

Purpose: To understand how research is used to improve education policy and practice, and to foster improvement of dissemination and use of research findings.

Contact: Amy R Semerjian, Boston College, Northampton, MA, amy.semerjian@gmail.com Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Rural Education (SIG #102)

Purpose: To promote high quality research that increases understanding of rural education, broadly defined, and has potential to benefit rural schools and communities.

Contact: Karen Eppley, The Pennsylvania State University, Bellefonte, PA, keh118@psu.edu Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://www.ohio.edu/orgs/resig/index.cfm

 

School Community, Climate and Culture (SIG #104)


 

 

Purpose: To examine the school in terms of the community, climate, and culture as perceived not only by the researcher but also by students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members at large.

Contact: Adam Voight, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, a.voight@csuohio.edu Dues:       $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  School Community, Climate and Culture

 

School Effectiveness and School Improvement (SIG #105)

Purpose: To exchange ideas and information and encourage further research and evaluation on theory and practices related to issues of school effectiveness and improvement.

Contact: Erin Casey, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA, ecasey@lsu.edu Dues:         $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

School Turnaround and Reform (Formerly "Comprehensive School Reform") (SIG #154)

Purpose: To generate, analyze, interpret, and disseminate research findings related to the implementation and impact of comprehensive school reform.

Contact: Lenay D. Dunn, WestEd, Phoenix, AZ, ldunn@wested.org Dues:            $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  School Turnaround and Reform (Formerly "Comprehensive School Reform")

 

School/University Collaborative Research (SIG #107)

Purpose: To share research undertaken collaboratively by school and university educators, programs and practices supporting it, as well as challenges and dilemmas of the work.

Contact:

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  School/University Collaborative Research

 

Science Teaching and Learning (SIG #122)

Purpose: To promote research that advances the understanding and improvement of teaching, learning, and understanding in the natural sciences, including philosophical, psychological, and sociocultural issues.

Contact: Enrique Lopez, University of Colorado - Boulder, Westminster, CO, enrique.lopez@colorado.edu Dues:          $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Science Teaching and Learning

 

Second Language Research (SIG #108)

Purpose: To promote research in second-language learning/acquisition, and to facilitate exchange of ideas among educators involved in second-language teaching and language program administration.

Contact: Peter Ignatius De Costa, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, peteridecosta@gmail.com Dues:  $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Second Language Research

 

Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (SIG #109)

Purpose: To inform and rethink teacher education by studying practice-varied educational settings and methodologies.

Contact: Julian D. Kitchen, Brock University, Toronto, Canada, jkitchen@brocku.ca Dues:          $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices

 

Semiotics in Education: Signs, Meanings, and Multimodality (SIG #110)


 

 

Purpose: To promote the application of semiotic perspectives to the study of education. Membership includes a subscription to the sig journal, "International Journal of Applied Semiotics."

Contact:

Dues:     $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Semiotics in Education: Signs, Meanings, and Multimodality

 

Service-Learning & Experiential Education (SIG #41)

Purpose: Service-Learning and Experiential Education is dedicated to bringing together both researchers and practitioners to build and promote understanding of service-learning and experiential education for the betterment of the field and the reform of K-16 education.

Contact: Barri E. Tinkler, The University of Vermont, South Burlington, VT, btinkler@uvm.edu Dues:       $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Service-Learning & Experiential Education

 

Social and Emotional Learning (SIG #170)

Purpose: To examine relationships among social-emotional competencies and academic, health, and citizenship outcomes; and the impact of SEL interventions on the adjustment, behavior, and academic performance of children and adolescents.

Contact: Stephanie Margaret Jones, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, stephanie_m_jones@gse.harvard.edu

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  Social and Emotional Learning

 

Social Studies Research (SIG #89)

Purpose: To initiate, exchange, and advance research relevant to social studies education found in P-12 schools and classrooms with students, teachers, and administrators; teacher education programs with teacher candidates, practicing teachers, school administrators, and teacher educators; and in relationship to active citizenship in families, communities, society, and policymakers.

Contact: Daniel G Krutka, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, dankrutka@gmail.com Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Social Studies Research

 

Sociology of Education (SIG #112)

Purpose: To provide a forum for the analysis and dissemination of research that links sociological perspectives and methods with the study of educational issues.

Contact: Sean P. Kelly, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, spkelly@pitt.edu Dues:        $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Sociology of Education

 

Special Education Research (SIG #113)

Purpose: To explore areas of educational research of interest to special and general educators, including individual differences, teaching strategies, and issues related to learning.

Contact: Lusa Lo, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA, lusa.lo@umb.edu Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Special Education Research

 

Spirituality and Education (SIG #114)

Purpose: To identify principles of education consistent with a variety of spiritual traditions and their implications for practice, integrating multiple perspectives and emphasizing

Contact:


 

 

Dues:     $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Spirituality and Education

 

Stress, Coping, and Resilience (SIG #117)

Purpose: To act as a clearinghouse to promote research and exchange of ideas and information concerning stress and coping in education and related organizations.

Contact: Gretchen Maria Reevy, California State University - East Bay, Oakland, CA, gretchen.reevy@csueastbay.edu

Dues:     $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Structural Equation Modeling (SIG #118)

Purpose: To promote the understanding, use, and dissemination of information regarding structural equation modeling, and to share problems, issues, solutions, and various approaches.

Contact: Elizabeth A. Sanders, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, lizz@u.washington.edu Dues:      $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Structural Equation Modeling

 

Studying and Self-Regulated Learning (SIG #121)

Purpose:   The Studying and Self-Regulated Learning (SSRL) SIG is dedicated to promoting the development of theory and research in academic studying and self-regulated learning across the life span. The SIG brings together researchers and practitioners to share expertise in all aspects of self-regulated learning, including motivation, metacognition, learning and studying strategies, and the ways in which learners manage their emotions and environments.

Contact: Hefer Bembenutty, Queens College - CUNY, Jamaica, NY, bembenuttyseys@yahoo.com; Jean- Louis Berger, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Nyon, Switzerland, jean-louis.berger@sfivet.swiss

Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:               Studying and Self-Regulated Learning

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AERASSRL/

 

Supervision and Instructional Leadership (SIG #51)

Purpose: To provide a professional forum for those who are involed in current research, theory, and practice in the supervision of instruction.

Contact: Geert Devos, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, geert.devos@Ugent.be Dues:      $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

 

Survey Research in Education (SIG #123)

Purpose: To provide a forum for educational researchers interested in improving survey methods, fostering communications among survey researchers, and promoting the development and dissemination of scholarly work.

Contact: Kathy E. Green, University of Denver, Denver, CO, kgreen@du.edu Dues:         $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Survey Research in Education

 

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (SIG-in-formation) (SIG #176)

Purpose: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (SIG-in-formation)

Contact: Terri D. Pigott, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, tpigott@luc.edu Dues:           $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (SIG-in-formation)


 

 

Systems Thinking in Education (SIG #124)

Purpose: To focus on applications of systems thinking principles to address various issues in education. Contact:

Dues:     $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Systems Thinking in Education

 

Talent Development of Students Placed at Risk (SIG #125)

Purpose: To focus on research, development, intervention, and evaluation aimed at ensuring the academic and personal development of children placed at risk.

Contact:

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website: http://www.facebook.com/TalentDev.AERA

 

Teacher as Researcher (SIG #126)

Purpose: To support classroom inquiry research and participation in AERA by PK-12 practitioners. Contact:  Erin A. Hashimoto-Martell, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA,

ehashimoto@bostonpublicschools.org

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  Teacher as Researcher

 

Teacher's Work/Teachers Unions (SIG #127)

Purpose: To provide a forum for critical research and dialogue on the history and politics of teachers' unions and teachers' work culture.

Contact: Sarah A. Robert, University at Buffalo - SUNY, Buffalo, NY, saraharobert@gmail.com; Deena Khalil, Howard University, Lorton, VA, khalil.deena@gmail.com

Dues:     $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr) Website:   Teacher's Work/Teachers Unions

 

Teaching Educational Psychology (SIG #128)

Purpose: To provide a forum for the presentation, discussion, and encouragement of research on and deliberation about teaching educational psychology to enhance both understanding and use.

Contact: Mike Yough, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, mike.yough@okstate.edu Dues:  $10.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Teaching Educational Psychology

 

Teaching History (SIG #130)

Purpose: To provide a forum for the presentation, discussion, and encouragement of research on and deliberation about the teaching of history.

Contact: Tamara L. Shreiner, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, shreinet@gvsu.edu Dues:           $10.00 (1 yr)

 

Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (SIG #151)

Purpose: TACTL promotes the development and evaluation of preservice and inservice programs intended to transform teacher education, to prepare technology-proficient educators to meet 21st century learners' needs.

Contact: Amy Carter Hutchison, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, ahutchi9@gmu.edu Dues:           $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning

 

Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning (SIG #119)


 

 

Purpose: TICL focuses on theoretical foundations, fundamental research and technical advances at the intersection of four disciplines: Technology, Instruction, Cognition & Learning (TICL). TICL also publishes TICL, an interdisciplinary international journal, which publishes many of the presentations at annual TICL sessions.

Contact: Nicol R. Howard, PhD, University of Redlands, Corona, CA, nicol_howard@redlands.edu Dues:           $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning

 

Test Validity Research and Evaluation (SIG #72)

Purpose: Brings together educators and researchers concerned with test validity research in education, evaluation, and psychology, and encourages content analysis methods from traditional to computer-aided analysis.

Contact: Leslie R. Hawley, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, lhawley2@unl.edu Dues:       $10.00 (1 yr); students $6.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Test Validity Research and Evaluation

 

Tracking and Detracking (SIG #163)

Purpose: To engage teachers, administrators, teacher educators, researchers, policymakers and community members in a dialogue about tracking and detracking; to serve as a clearinghouse to disseminate research on tracking and detracking as well as to exchange ideas and information on strategies and best practices in detracking schools.

Contact: Steven Drouin, Stanislaus State University, Livermore, CA, sdrouin@csustan.edu Dues:       $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Tracking and Detracking

 

Urban Learning, Teaching and Research (SIG #147)

Purpose: To promote collaborative development and dissemination of the work of the SIG's members in research and professional practice in urban learning and teaching.

Contact: Hyunjin Kim, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, hkimed@gmail.com Dues:           $10.00 (1 yr)

Website: http://www.aera-ultr.org/

 

Vocabulary (SIG #133)

Purpose: To promote communication about vocabulary development and instruction, and to foster the sharing of information about ongoing research and promising practices related to vocabulary.

Contact: Kathy Ganske, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, kathy.ganske@Vanderbilt.Edu Dues:        $12.00 (1 yr); students $6.00 (1 yr)

Website: Vocabulary

 

Workplace Learning (SIG #136)

Purpose: Dedicated to articulating, studying, and applying research relating to adult learning processes within the context of work.

Contact:

Dues:             $5.00 (1 yr) Website:  Workplace Learning

 

Writing and Literacies (SIG #137)

Purpose: To promote research in writing and literacy at all age levels and across cultural and social (including institutional) contexts; to provide a forum for idea exchange related to writing and literacy research, theory, and practice across disciplines.


 

 

Contact: Kathy Ann Mills, PhD, MEd, B.Ed, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia, kathy.mills@acu.edu.au

Dues:     $5.00 (1 yr)

Website:  Writing and Literacies