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How do you spell “homophobia”?: AERA

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney Three years ago NCATE – the national teacher education accreditation association – was going to implement a new policy that excluded sexual orientation.  Some individuals wrote to the AERA Council and encouraged them to take a stand.  The President, the Council, and the Executive Director did not.  The rationale given was that […]

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The Other Side of Shared Governance

By Yvonna Lincoln

Today’s post is by guest scholar, Yvonna S. Lincoln. About the author: Yvonna S, Lincoln is Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration at Texas A & M University. She is author, coauthor, or editor of such books as Naturalistic Inquiry and Fourth Generation Evaluation (both with Egon G. Guba), and Organizational Theory and Inquiry. by Yvonna S. Lincoln […]

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AERA Needs a Digital Makeover

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens I am sorry to inform you, but the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting is going the way of the dodo bird. It’s time for an upgrade. Throughout the meeting, I was continually struck by a lack of innovation despite countless opportunities. As I waited in a ballroom for a session to […]

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Postscript on AERA

By Bill Tierney

By Bill Tierney AERA had about 12,000 people in attendance this year – that’s down about 1,500 participants from last year.  What’s the reason for lower attendance?  AERA was a bit later than normal and the end of the school year may have interfered.  Some people supposedly don’t like to go to Denver.  Travel budgets […]

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Undocumented Students: Part V

By Bill Tierney

We wrap up our series on undocumented students this week with concluding remarks by 21st Century Scholar’s own Bill Tierney. The Heart of the Matter by Bill Tierney Four years ago I helped a high school senior in a low-income school apply to college.  He was a model student – head of student government, excellent […]

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Undocumented students: Part IV

By Stefani Relles

Today’s post is by Dr William Perez, author of We ARE Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream (Stylus, July 2009). Dr. Perez is a Professor at Claremont Graduate University. His research examines the social and psychological development of immigrant and Latino students. We Must Nurture, not Criminalize Talent: Let’s Pass The DREAM Act in 2010 […]

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Undocumented Students: Part III

By Stefani Relles

Today’s post on undocumented students is by Dr. Paz Maya Olivérez. Dr. Olivérez holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the University of Southern California and Assessment Consultant to the […]

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Undocumented students: Part II

By Lisa Garcia

We continue our discussion of undocumented students today with a post by CHEPA research assistant, Lisa Deann Garcia. Psst … AB 540 helps students go to college! by Lisa Deann Garcia I have been working with undocumented college students since California’s Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) passed in late 2001. AB 540 makes higher education […]

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Undocumented students: Part I

By Stefani Relles

This week, 21st Century Scholar presents a five-part series on undocumented students. We begin with a post by an undocumented student: Cesar is a first-year, pre-med student enrolled at a four-year university in California. My Name is Cesar… My name is Cesar. I was born in Durango, Mexico and raised in Guanajuato, Mexico. At eleven […]

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Toward a Public Scholarship

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens “The issue now is not simply to promote ourselves better,” writes Craig Calhoun, an acclaimed sociologist and president of the Social Science Research Council, “but to ask better social science questions about what encourages scientific innovation, what makes knowledge useful, and how to pursue both these agendas, with attention to both immediate […]

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