AERA Conference 2010

Agenda for Community Meeting

posted May 2, 2010, 3:39 PM by Margaret Riel

AR SIG Community  Business Meeting

Colorado Convention Center, Room 604

6:15 - 8:15 pm

May 2, 2010

6:15-6:45 Informal reception

6:45-8:00 --Meeting

Welcome to our Community -- Margaret Riel

Community Networking
     Small Group Introductions  (if we have internet connection we will be
add names and links to the website)
       1) Graduate students doing action research in different
       2) Professors who teach action research
       3) Community builders in action research (maintain website
       4) Publishers and prospective authors of action research

Reports for the SIG Leadership
     Secretary Report - Deniz Palak
     Program Committee -- Dannelle Stevens & Arthur Bangert
     Communication Officer -- Derrell Fincher
            Demonstration of AERA AR Website
            Introduction of AR1world  BLOG
                     <> (Our/AR one world) for sharing resources

Ideas to discuss--
    Prize for the best Action Research Dissertation-- would need a
                      committee to judge this
    Other ideas for using our resources
    Publishing Help

Need for a nomination Committee for Elections in the Fall

Adjournment to Reception

Action Research Sessions

posted Mar 26, 2010, 12:49 AM by Margaret Riel   [ updated Mar 26, 2010, 1:12 AM ]

Action Research SIG-AERA 2010-Denver, CO


Saturday May 1st


SESSION 1: Submission: Improving Teacher Practice Through Action Research

Time: Sat, May 1 - 12:25pm - 1:55pm Place: Colorado Convention Center, Room 405

"It's Not What We're Here for": A Teacher Self-Study of Critical Mathematics, Andrew M. Brantlinger, University of Maryland  Descriptors: Action Research, Critical Theory, Mathematics Education

District-Wide Collaborative Action Research: Scaling Up Reflective Practice, Lonnie L. Rowell, University of San Descriptors: Action Research, Counseling, Collaboration

Inquiring Together: What Prospective Teachers and Teacher Educators Learned About Action Research–Practitioner Inquiry, Sharon B. Hayes, West Virginia University; Jason Jude Smith, West Virginia University; Reagan Curtis, West Virginia  Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Education - Pre-Service, Teacher Research in Learning Spaces


SESSION 2: Systems Change Through Action Research

Time: Sat, May 1 - 2:15pm - 3:45pm Place: Colorado Convention Center, Room 703

Making a Difference Locally: Graduates Evaluate the Action Research Dissertation in an Innovative Ed.D. Program, Suzanne R. Painter, Arizona State University West; Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Arizona State University; Ray R. Buss, Arizona State University West; David L. Carlson, Arizona State University; Nancy J. Perry, Arizona State University; Kathleen Puckett, Arizona State Descriptors: Action Research, Graduate Education, Leadership Development 

Expanding the Reflective Cycle in Action Research to Facilitate Transformative Professional Learning, Ron Tinsley, Richard Stockton College; Kimberly Lebak, Richard Stockton  Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Education - In-Service/Professional Development, Collaboration

Improving Practice and Knowledge Through Time and Space With Multiple Cultural Ecologies and Action Research, Jack Whitehead, Ningxia Teachers University, China / University of Bath   Descriptors: Action Research, Media, Autobiography/Life History 

The Reality and Hope of Action Research as Signature Pedagogy in the Educational Doctorate, Debby M. Zambo, Arizona State University; Kathleen Puckett, Arizona State University  Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Reform, Teacher as Researcher

Sunday May 2nd-


SESSION 3 : Conducting Action Research Across Diverse Contexts

 Time: Sun, May 2 - 12:25pm - 1:55pm Place: Colorado Convention Center, Room 405

Teacher Learning Made Visible: A Social Constructivist Approach to Reflective Practice in Early-Childhood Education, Alice C.Y. Wong, OISE/University of Toronto   Descriptors: Teacher Education - In-Service/Professional Development, Collaboration, Early Childhood 

 Using a Phenomenological Participatory Action Research Approach to Excavate and Engage With Complex School Ecologies, Sharon M. Ravitch, University of Pennsylvania; John Baker, University of Pennsylvania; Peter Kuriloff, University of Pennsylvania; Shannon Andrus, University of Pennsylvania; Laura Colket, University of Pennsylvania; Roseann Liu, University of Pennsylvania; Tanya Maloney, University of Pennsylvania; Amanda Soto, Bryn Mawr College  Descriptors: Action Research, Democratic Practices, Research Methodology

Complicating Confinement and Creating Change: Participatory Action Research in a Women's Jail, Rachel Oppenheim, Teachers College, Columbia University   Descriptors: Action Research, Feminist Theory, Social Change  

Constructing a Community of Collaborative Inquiry With Educators in Hawaiian, Culture-Based Public Charter Schools, Paul D. Deering, University of Hawaii; Deborah Zuercher, University of Hawaii; Katherine A. Tibbetts, Kamehameha Schools; Wendy Kekahio, Kamehameha Schools; Deyon Nagato, Kamehameha   Descriptors: Action Research, Culturally Responsive Schooling, Indigenous Peoples


 Action Research Community Business Meeting      Refreshments served

Networking with the Action Research Community Activity  

Time: Sunday  6:15-8:15 Place: Colorado Convention Center, Room 604   


Monday May 3rd

SESSION: Improving Professional Practice Through Action Research

 Time: Mon, May 3 - 8:15am - 9:45am Place: Colorado Convention Center, Korbel Ballroom 3

Writing and Math: The Impact of a Journal-Writing Intervention on Undergraduate Math Students, Mary G. Zeleny, University of Nebraska - Time: Mon, May 3 - 8:15am - 9:45am Place: Colorado Convention Center, Korbel Ballroom 3

Counting Counts, and Other Lessons Learned From Action Evaluation, Barbara B. Kawulich, University of West Georgia  In Session Submission: Improving Professional Practice Through Action Research Descriptors: Action Research, Academic Outcomes, Evaluation

Critical Action Research: Improving Instruction Through Students' Ecological Environments, Dana K. Manning, Independent Researcher; Sarah K. McMahan, Texas Woman's University   Descriptors: Teacher as Researcher, Instructional Practices, Engagement


SESSION: Using Action Research Method for Evaluation

Time: Mon, May 3 - 12:25pm - 1:55pm Place: Colorado Convention Center, Room 109, 111, 113

Implementing Differentiated Instruction in a Professional Learning Community: An Action Research Study, Andrea M. Honigsfeld, Molloy College; Marilyn Johnson, North Bellmore Union Free School District; Mark Wiener, North Bellmore UFSD   

Action Research: A Tool for Facilitating Professional Development of Preservice Mathematics Teachers, Janice B. Fournillier, Georgia State University; Pier A. Junor Clarke, Georgia State University - Atlanta; Dhanfu Elston, Georgia State University  Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher as Researcher, Teacher Education - Pre-Service 

Promoting Teacher Learning Through Action Research, Salika A. Lawrence, William Paterson University; Carrie E. Hong, William Paterson University  Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Education - In-Service/Professional Development, Teacher as Researcher

Sustaining Adolescent Prosocial Commitment to Learning, Edward J. McPherson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University   Descriptors: Science Education, Minorities, Qualitative Research 

Using Web 2.0 to Improve My Practice as an Online Instructor, Art W. Bangert, Montana State University   Research Descriptors: Computers and Learning, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Technology


SESSION: Action Research and University–Public School Partnerships

Time: Mon, May 3 - 4:05pm - 5:35pm Place: Colorado Convention Center, Room 602

Examining the Long-Term Impact of Collaborative Action Research on Teacher Identity and Practice: The Perceptions of K-12 Teachers, Karen C. Goodnough, Memorial University - Newfoundland; Pamela Osmond, Nova Central School District; Darron Kelly, Memorial University   Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Knowledge (cultural/content/pedagogical), Professional Development  

Global Networked Learning: A New Form of Collaborative Action Research, Martha S. Wiske, Harvard University; Anna Mirny, WIDE World/Harvard University; Jae-Eun Joo, Harvard University; Sandra Nissen, A.B. Paterson College; Debbie Daniels, Kentucky Department of Education; Abu Bakar Farid, Ngee Ann Secondary School, Singapore; Rana Madani, Jordan Education Institute, Jordan; Gregory Cunningham, Barker College, Australia; Fiona Gordon, Huntingtower School, Australia  Descriptors: Action Research, Professional Development, Collaboration

Action Research: A School Psychology Student in a Professional Development School, Katherine H. Voegtle, College of Saint Rose; Marguerite G. Lodico, College of Saint Rose; *Michelle Lee, Pine Hills Elementary School; Moira DeSanta, The College of St. Rose   Descriptors: Action Research, Collaboration, Graduate Education

Practitioner Inquiry and Large-Scale Educational Reform: Cultivating a Data-Rich School Culture, Mary Beth Hines, Indiana University; Jennifer M. Conner, Indiana University - Columbus; James Morrison, Indiana University; Daehyeon Nam, Indiana University; Rani Park, Indiana University   Descriptors: Action Research, Professional Development, Classroom Research

Giving Awards for best Action Research Diss and M.A Project/thesis

posted Jan 6, 2010, 3:43 PM by Margaret Riel   [ updated Jan 6, 2010, 3:50 PM ]

We are considering using the money that has been saved up to give awards....

Best Action Research Dissertation
Best Action Research M. A. Project/Thesis

What do you think about the idea?  We can give out money awards of about $800 and $500 without any strain on our budget. 
What other ideas do you have for spending the money that we collect as dues?

(if you click on this post, it will open to a page where you can add your comments, you might need to be a member but I am happy to add you as a member send me email)

--Margaret Riel

Working Roundtables

posted Jul 6, 2009, 10:42 PM by Margaret Riel   [ updated Jul 6, 2009, 10:50 PM ]

From the AERA site

Working Group Roundtable.
 Working group roundtables encourage substantive exchange and interaction among researchers working on a common set of research issues, problems, or themes. Such roundtable submissions are encouraged from organizers working in areas that are cross-cutting, where there are shared research problems or issues that would benefit from cooperation and exchange, or where researchers with complementary interests would benefit from new, synergistic discussions. Working group roundtable submissions are not eligible for consideration if all of the participants are at the same institution or already involved in formal or ongoing research collaboration. The working group roundtable submission is designed to bring individual researchers or teams of researchers together for discussion where there is potential for new substantive gains and research communication or cooperation. All presenters are expected to prepare a brief paper or commentary paper that frames the issues or problems they wish to advance or examine.

If we want to propose a roundtable, we will need to have brief papers on the topic.  How about how to help action researchers frame their questions in a way that highlights the action and the method of study.  Or another topic might be strategies for teaching reflection.  We can open a wiki page for a working round table and a group can working on it. But there has to be interest.

  • Title. The session title should be entered with proper capitalization: Make Sure That the First Letter of Each Appropriate Word Is Capitalized.
  • Abstract. Submit an abstract of no more than 120 words. Abstracts for accepted sessions will be made publicly available online or in print.
    Session summary. Submit a session summary of no more than 500 words that addresses the following session submission criteria:
    1. Objectives of the session
    2. Overview of the presentation
    3. Scholarly or scientific significance
    4. Structure of the session

  • Title. The title of the presentation should be entered with proper capitalization: Make Sure That the First Letter of Each Appropriate Word Is Capitalized. If the title of the session is the overarching title for all presentations, enter a presentation title that captures the perspective of the presenter.
  • Paper/presentation summary. Submit a summary of no more than 500 words that addresses the basic elements of a research or scholarly paper/presentation:
    1. Objectives or purposes
    2. Perspective(s) or theoretical framework
    3. Methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry
    4. Data sources, evidence, objects, or materials
    5. Results and/or substantiated conclusions or warrants for arguments/point of view, and
    6. Scientific or scholarly significance of the study or work

What sessions would you like to attend?

posted Jun 2, 2009, 4:34 PM by Margaret Riel   [ updated Jun 2, 2009, 4:37 PM ]

Here is your chance to share your ideas for what would motivate you to go to session.  You are the audience and here is your chance to ask for just what you would come to learn.  Anyone can offer suggestions.  (Click on "what sessions...and use the comment option. )

Looking for Partners

posted Jun 2, 2009, 4:22 PM by Margaret Riel   [ updated Jun 2, 2009, 4:33 PM ]

Hi all,

If you have an idea for a session but you would like to invited others to join you in planning the session, here is the place to advertise for partners.  First click on this message "looking for partners" above,  and then use the comments option at the end of the message.  Indicate what type of session you are planning and what type of partners you are looking for.   I will leave one as an example.  You can respond to that idea or post one of your own. --margaret

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