ASU prof wins AERA Social Justice Award

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.

oppressedEducator 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.

As the largest provider and interpreter of educational statistics, the AERA directs the data-driven decision making of today’s educators.

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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.”

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7 Comments on "ASU prof wins AERA Social Justice Award"

  1. Wayne (B) rain | April 20, 2015 at 5:16 am |

    It would be interesting for some psychologists to do a study on how radical leftists get such twisted, bizarre ideas. It seems like some kind of cult if you consider that they actually believe all the propaganda they spew out.

    So how did they get that way? I would guess it might have something to do with being spoiled rotten as children.

  2. Is this made up? It sounds made up.

  3. Call to Action | April 20, 2015 at 8:09 am |

    The past 7 years have been spent by the Attorney Generan and the Department of Education keeping the hatred and victimization teaching out of TUSD while the root of the problem is in the teachers colleges in our Universities. Now our largest University is being recognized by an organization whose paster boy is Bill Ayers as the leader in delivering the Social Justice message.

    Dicktater Doug and Diane Douglas have given a green light to this radical socialist group to indoctrinate our chidren.

  4. I wonder if they will teach about the white man and the ‘oppression’ he faces from the leftists and supposed minorities of this country many of whom ARE NOT citizens?

    These guys need to transfer to mexico and other southern climates to do this BS since that is where the real oppression lies. But then they would not be dealing with minorities would they?

    • Call to Action | April 20, 2015 at 9:40 am |

      Hank unfortunately our Governor and legislators are on board with this or ignorant of what is going on in the education industrial complex. We are paying to have our children indoctrinated into the socialist philosophy.

      ASU is now the hub of the Social Justice movement in the United States and the “Red ” conservative taxpayers are paying for it.

  5. George Soros just fuded a department at ASU-I can’t exactly remember the name – but it was about peace blah, blah, blah. All progressive agenda

  6. I still think it has something to do with drug abuse.

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