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TC's Ernest Morrell Selected as 2014 AERA Fellow

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Ernest Morrell, Professor of English Education and Director of TC

Ernest Morrell, Professor of English Education and Director of TC's Institute for Urban and Minority Education

Ernest Morrell, Professor of English Education and Director of TC’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education, is one of 22 scholars who have been named 2014 Fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The AERA Fellows are selected based on their notable and sustained research achievements. They are nominated by their peers, selected by the AERA Fellows Committee and approved by the AERA Council, the association’s elected governing body. The 2014 Fellows will be inducted during the AERA 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, joining the 557 current AERA Fellows.

Morrell is known for his research and teaching in the fields of literacy, critical pedagogy, cultural studies, urban education and ethnic studies. He currently serves as President of the 40,000-member National Council of Teachers of English. His books include Critical Literacy and Urban Youth (2007); The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools (2008, with John C. Andrade); and Becoming Critical Researchers: Literacy and Empowerment for Urban Youth (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education) (2013).
 
Prior to coming to TC in 2011, Morrell served on the faculty in the Urban Schooling Division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). As Associate Director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA), he has worked with high school students in Los Angeles on in-school and out-of-school literacy instruction, cultural studies, and civic involvement.

Under Morrell, IUME has launched the Edmund Gordon Lecture series and the first Educating Harlem conference; cosponsored “Testing Then and Now,” a day-long conference sponsored this past fall  by TC’s Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative; and advanced projects such as Youth Historians in Harlem, the Literacy Teachers Initiative, the Ethnic Studies Project and Cyphers for Justice. This spring IUME will introduce a new conference, “The Trayvon Effect,” focused on racial profiling.

“AERA Fellows exemplify the best of research in terms of accomplishment, quality, mentoring, and the highest professional standards,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We welcome the class of 2014 to these ranks.” 


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