Several Arcadia University professors traveled to the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference in San Francisco, Calif., from April 27 to May 1. AERA was founded to promote the use of scholarly work in service of the education system. This year’s conference theme was “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis.”
School of Education faculty who presented or attended the AERA conference included:
- Dr. Peter Appelbaum, who presented two papers at the American Educational Research Association, “Beyond Interculturalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Perspective Orientations” as part of a special panel on going “Beyond Multiculturalism, Internationalization, and Cosmopolitanism,” and “SAMBA Schools and the Q” in a symposium on “Geometries of Liberation: The Hidden Wealth of Patterns and Materials Outside the Grid.”
- Dr. Erica R. Davila, who served as program co-chair for the Curriculum Studies division (Division B, Section 3) of the American Educational Research Association and presented a poem for the Curriculum Slam: Performing Epistemologies and Improvising Ontologiesas session which was a featured session of Divion B which focuses on Curriculum Studies and Davila was the discussant on a panel for Art as it Informs Inquiry and the chair on a panel titled Experience as Inquiry.
- Drs. Kim Dean and Foram Bhunkhanwala, who presented in the Self-Study SIG on Moving Through the Triangle: Self-Study of the Impact of Engaging in Theater of the Oppressed With Student Teachers on the Practice of Teacher Educators;
- Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle, who served as program co-chair for the Innovation in Teacher Education (Division K, Section 9) division of the American Educational Research Association, and co-led a workshop on raising research standards in the field of teacher education.