Warner School Takes Part in the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto

More than 25 members of the Warner School of Education community at the University of Rochester will present, chair, or serve as discussants for sessions during the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada from April 5–9, 2019.
The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is “Leveraging Education Research in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence.” Warner School faculty, students, and alumni will discuss the latest findings on a range of topics, ranging from knowledge production and mobilization (KMb), youth’s voices in hip-hop education and emotions in informal learning environments, to gender equity in education and gentrification and preparing/supporting school leaders in multiple contexts.

David Hursh headshot photoDavid Hursh, professor in teaching and curriculum, will chair the AERA Presidential Session, titled “The Opt-Out Movement: Promoting Democratic Schooling Through the Voice of Teachers, Parents, and Students,” from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5. The session will also include recent Warner graduates Zhen Chen ‘19W (MS) and Sarah McGinnis ’18W (MS), who will join other scholars from across the country as participants in this timely discussion. The Opt-Out Movement seeks to show how parents, educators, and the community have collaboratively pushed back against high-stakes testing through the founding of local, regional, and statewide groups, such as the New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), Long Island Opt Out (LIOO), and the Rochester Coalition for Public Education (RCPE). Additionally, the session will describe some of the research and activism behind these high-stakes testing and corporate reform efforts.
Each year, the AERA conference is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase of groundbreaking, innovative research in an array of areas. More than 14,000 education researchers, practitioners, faculty, and students are expected to attend for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement. The American Educational Research Association, founded in 1916, aims to improve the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
The AERA Annual Meeting is always a major venue for the Warner School community. This year, Anand R. Marri, who became dean of the Warner School in January 2019, warmly invites all Warner alumni, faculty, students, and partners to come together for the Warner School’s AERA Reception from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at Fynn’s of Temple Bar (489 King Street West Toronto). 
Attending a University of Rochester Warner School presentation, session, or reception? Tweet us @UR_WarnerSchool using the hashtag #URatAERA and let us know.

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