The 2011 AERA meeting will be in New Orleans, where the theme will be “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good.” The conference is encouraging submissions “that employ situated perspectives and dynamic conceptions of institutions and communities, as well as their members and practices.”
We think this theme fits especially well with our SIG’s emphasis on grassroots community and youth organizing and our desire to showcase research that is integrated with the voices of communities and youth.
Proposals are due July 15, 2010 and must be submitted online at www.aera.net through the regular submission process. When prompted select the Special Interest Group (SIG) Grassroots Community and Youth Organizing.
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Congratulations to Mara Tieken, the winner of our inaugural graduate student paper award. Mara, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, won the award for her paper, “Community Organizing in Context: Southern Echo and the Rural Organizing Approach.” [PDF: 26 pages]
Many thanks to Edward Olivos, University of Oregon, and Jean Anyon, CUNY Graduate Center, for chairing the paper selection process.
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