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TC at AERA 2010

TC at AERA 2010

This year’s annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), themed “Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World,” which will be held April 30- May 4 in Denver, will include the participation of nearly 175 TC faculty and students.  Highlights follow; for a more comprehensive listing of TC participation in the 2010 AERA annual conference, please visit  

As part of TC’s presence at AERA this year:  


  • TC President Susan Fuhrman is co-chairing “Excellence in Education Research: Early Career Scholars and Their Work,” a poster session that will include TC Assistant Professor of Education Monisha Bajaj and her project, “Time Pass’ or Transformative Force?: Human Rights Education in Indian Schools.”
  • The conference’s Presidential Sessions will feature presentations by several TC faculty, including: Xiaodong Lin, Associate Professor of Technology & Education, a panelist on Developing Students' Creativity: Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese and American Educators and Researchers;” Henry Levin, William H Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, a panelist on From Katrina to Haiti: Educational Research and Short- and Long-Term Response to Disaster;” and Michelle Knight-Diop, Associate Professor of Education, a panelist on “Meaningful Connections: Social Networks as a Policy Focus in Complex Educational Ecologies.”
  • Faculty and staff associated with TC’s Center for Community College Research will make a number of presentations, including “High School Dual Enrollment Programs: Are We Fast Tracking Students Too Fast,” in which Cecilia Speroni, TC Research Assistant and Doctoral Student in Economics and Education, will participate; and “Building Bridges to Postsecondary Education for Low-Skill Adults: Findings from Recent Research on Promising Practices,” in which TC’s Senior Research Associates Davis Jenkins and Elisabeth Barnett will participate, along with Sung-Woo Cho, TC Senior Research Assistant and Doctoral Student in Economics and Education.
  • Seven TC faculty members have been named 2010 AERA Fellows, a designation reserved for the “most eminent and influential senior scholars whose research and scholarly productivity make them exemplars for the field of education and models for the next generation of researchers.” (See
  • TC’s Herbert Ginsburg, Jacob H Schiff Foundation’s Professor of Psychology and Education, together with student researchers, will chair Video Analysis as a Method for Developing Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about Teaching and their Understanding of Children, Pedagogy, and Assessment.” The panel focuses on early childhood teacher preparation in mathematics, including the development of model courses, an extensive video library, and a unique web-based video analysis system to provide preservice teachers with intellectually-stimulating learning experiences that vividly portray the processes of student thinking and the tasks of assessment and teaching.  




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