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posted Mar 6, 2011, 8:24 AM by Educational Psychology Student Society

Dear Multicultural/Multiethnic Education SIG,


Our SIG is gearing up for AERA in Louisiana. We have an exciting set of sessions planned for this upcoming conference. So stay tuned as we will send out a list as we have in past years. This email includes our final call for award and conference fellow nominations (attached and below), please note the upcoming deadlines.  In addition, you will find (attached): 1) a call for applications for the Committee on Scholars of Color in Education (CSCE) mentoring program; 2) a call for papers from the AERA SIG on Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans; and 3) a call for paper from the Journal of African American Males in Education (JAAME).


Thank you,
J. Luke Wood
Chair, MME- SIG




1. NOMINATIONS for MULTICULTURAL / MULTIETHNIC EDUCATION SIG FELLOWS


Applications are now being accepted for the Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice-Special Interest Group Fellows Program of the American Educational Research Association . The program is open to all doctoral students in any academic discipline . Two outstanding students will be accepted to participate in this program. Faculty members are asked to inform students of this opportunity and/or to nominate qualified students.


The Multicultural/Multiethnic Education SIG seeks to provide a forum  for fellows to play a critical role in generating, analyzing, synthesizing and disseminating the most viable theories, research findings, research methods, practices and training endeavors to promote the most effective multicultural/multiethnic educational environments within educational settings at all levels.


Required Criteria for Selection:
a)  Attend the 2011 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New Orleans, Louisiana;
b)  Be a doctoral student in any discipline with a research focus on multicultural/multiethnic research and practice; and
c)   Commitment to principles of social justice and equity, and multicultural / multiethnic education .


Duties:
1.      Program Fellows will be required to attend and collect survey data at five Multicultural/Multiethnic Education SIG sessions.
2.      Program Fellows will be required to publicize and recruit attendees to Multicultural/Multiethnic Education SIG sessions.
3.      Program Fellows will be required to attend the Multicultural/Multiethnic SIG Business Meeting and Reception.


Benefits:
1.      A conference scholarship of 500.00
2.      Recognition at the SIG reception


Nomination Process:
Students must be nominated by faculty who are registered members with the Multicultural/Multiethnic Education SIG . Nomination materials should include: a) a letter from a faculty member nominating the student; b) Abstract of student's research pertinent to multicultural/multiethnic education, and c) the student's curriculum vitae.  Preference will be given to students who are also registered members of the SIG . Nominations should be sent by March 8, 2011 by email to Audra Gray at grayal@etsu.edu  with attention to: The Multicultural / Multiethnic Education SIG Awards Committee








2. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CARLOS VALLEJO AWARDS


The Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group (SIG) is accepting nominations for three AERA SIG sponsored awards: 1) Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship; 2) Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship; and 3) Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship. Nominations are due by March 8, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST.


This SIG seeks to provide a platform and organization within AERA for experts, novices and developing scholars and practitioners in the areas of multicultural/multiethnic education to interact, exchange ideas and perhaps form a critical mass in order to push forward best theory, research and practices in this area and disseminate these in ways that will be useful to present to future generations of educators interested in this field.


Please see the purpose of each award and eligibility criteria information below. Recipients will be selected based upon: a) their efforts in producing scholarship that advances multicultural and multiethnic education (broadly defined, within all educational, cultural, societal and social settings, contexts, levels and locations); and b) a demonstrated a commitment to underserved communities beyond scholarship with evidence of improving the practical conditions experienced by multicultural communities.


Any member (e.g., doctoral student, faculty) can nominate an individual for an award. No self-nominations will be accepted. To nominate please send: 1) a short letter (no longer than 2 pages) indicating how the nominee meets the identified criteria and focus for the award; 2) a brief biography of the nominee; and 3) a current curriculum vita for the nominee. Nominations should be submitted by email to Dr. Adriel Hilton at hiltona@uiu.edu with attention to: The Multicultural/Multiethnic Education SIG Awards Committee.


Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship


Purpose:
The purpose of this award is to recognize a senior-level scholar whose scholarly career contributions to multicultural/multiethnic education have and continue to play a significant role in shaping the field.


Eligibility Criteria
Nominees must:
·         Be a senior-level scholar with at least 15 years in the field;
·         Be a member of the American Educational Research Association; and
·         Have a research agenda which focuses on Multicultural/Multiethnic Education.


Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship


Purpose:
The purpose of this award is to recognize a mid-level scholar whose scholarly contributions to multicultural/multiethnic education have been vital to research in this field.


Eligibility Criteria
Nominees must:
·         Be a mid-level scholar with at least 6 to 14 years in the field;
·         Be a member of the American Educational Research Association; and
·         Have a research agenda which focuses on Multicultural/Multiethnic Education.


Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship


Purpose:
The purpose of this award is to recognize a doctoral student/junior faculty whose scholarly contributions are poised to contribute to scholarship in the field of multicultural/multiethnic education.


Eligibility Criteria
Nominees must:
·         Be a doctoral student or junior faculty with 5 years or less in the field;
·         Be a member of the American Educational Research Association; and
·         Have a research agenda which focuses on Multicultural/Multiethnic Education.

--
Rene Antrop-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction/L2 Education
*ESL Program Director
*National Latina/o Education Research and Policy Project(NLERAP),Inc. Board Member
*National Latina/o Education Research and Policy Project(NLERAP)Board Member
*Associate Editor, Journal of Latinos and Education
*Chair (2010-2011), AERA Hispanic Research Issues SIG

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Carlin Borsheim-Black
Doctoral Candidate, Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education, Michigan State University
Research Assistant, Literacy Achievement Research Center
Editorial Assistant, Journal of Literacy Research
Community Leader and Hospitality Chair, AERA GSC


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