ASU Assistant professor Daniel Liou has won the 2015 Leadership in Social Justice Teaching Award for exemplary teaching in P-20 educational leadership from AERA (American Educational Research Association ).
Liou was joined at the 2015 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 16-20, in Chicago, by ASU Teachers College faculty, staff and doctoral students. A total of 123 people associated with ASU were expected to be involved in 211 sessions at the conference, which featured over 2,600 sessions and 14,000 attendees, according to the University.
The work was to be geared toward the conference’s theme: “Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis.” Many refer to Marxism the “philosophy of praxis.” Paulo Freire, author of Pedagogy of the oppressed, defined praxis as the “reflection and action directed at the structures to be transformed,” or revolutionized.
Educator Bill Ayers, a past vice-president of the curriculum studies division of the American Educational Research Association, was scheduled to present Vice-Presidential Graduate Student Seminar: Diving into Life, Writing into Contradiction–Liberating Dissertation Writing.
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The honorees from the Teachers College also include Professor Carol Connor and professor Gustavo Fischman, who have been selected as AERA Fellows “for their commitment to excellence in research and their significant contributions to the educational field.”
“We are thrilled to honor these 23 scholars for their commitment to excellence in research and for their significant contributions to the field,” said Felice J. Levine, the association’s executive director, in a press release issued by the University. “AERA Fellows emphasize to new scholars the importance of sustained research of excellence and exemplify the highest professional standards.”
ASU Associate professor Jeanne M. Powers is the 2015 recipient of the Review of Research Award for her March 2014 article “From Segregation to School Finance: The Legal Context for Language Rights in the United States,” published in Review of Research in Education.
Former Tucson Unified School District teacher Curtis Acosta participated in the Linking Our Struggles: Visioning a Different Future event on Sunday. According to the conference website, the session will feature Professor Charles Ogletree moderating “a fast-paced discussion among the panelists in an effort to illuminate the intersectionality of struggles for justice across diverse communities.”