Dear members of AERA SIG Moral Development and Education (MDE)
AERA 2013 will be in San Francisco, April 27 – May 1. As always before going on holiday, you have to think about submitting proposals to AERA. This year the deadline is July 23.
The board of the SIG Moral Development and Education hopes that many people submit to AERA and to our SIG. As discussed in our business meeting at AERA 2012 in Vancouver we like to have contributions that really are in the field of moral development and education. But we also want contributions that link moral development to other fields and disciplines like multicultural education, citizenship education, neurosciences and biology, sport, sustainability, etc. The theme of the conference is this year ‘Education and Poverty’, a theme very relevant to our SIG. The description of the theme even ends with ‘to include the ways that education theory, research, policy, and praxis contribute to alleviating economic, intellectual and moral poverty.’
Our SIG appreciates different research methods. Contributions with qualitative, quantitative, and philosophical research methods are welcome. Maybe you have noticed that roundtables have become more attractive. You are not anymore sitting alone on a table and waiting for some visitors. Now some papers are grouped together at a table, and in our SIG there is always a chair and a discussant.
The number of sessions a SIG receives depends largely on the amount of proposals. This is an extra argument to stimulate people to submit to our SIG. And of course we hope that you stimulate your colleagues to become member and active participant of our SIG. Our SIG is already quite international, we hope to extend this international orientation further.
This year the board of the SIG consists of the following members:
Wiel Veugelers | University of Amsterdam/University of Humanistic Studies | firstname.lastname@example.org
Pitt Derryberry | Western Kentucky University | email@example.com
Shawn Lennie | University of Toronto | firstname.lastname@example.org
Darcia Narvaez | University of Notre Dame | email@example.com
Benilde Cabrera Garcia | Universidad Autonoma de Mexico | firstname.lastname@example.org
Program chair for 2013
Deborah Schussler | Villanova University | email@example.com
Program chair for 2014
Dan Fasko | Bowling Green State University | firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about AERA 2013, please contact our program chair Deborah Schussler.
For next year we need some new board members, if you are interested, please contact Wiel Veugelers.
And for news, you contact our web editor Shawn Lennie or newsletter editor Benilde Cabrera Garcia.
We wish you a nice summer, hopefully some AERA-proposals, and hope to see you at AERA 2013.
On behalf of the board of the SIG MDE,