When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC or via Livestream
This year, Alfredo J. Artiles (Arizona State University), Dean of Graduate Education and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education, have been selected to present the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Brown Lecture.
Lecture Title: Re-envisioning Equity Research: Disability Identification Disparities as a Case in Point
Lecture Abstract: This lecture examines longstanding challenges and risks associated with conducting and using research on complex equity problems. Artiles examines these issues in the context of research on disability disparities that are historically linked to demographic markers such as race, social class, and gender. This is an intricate equity problem since disability identification is associated with academic achievement gaps, increased school dropouts, inequities in college access, differential job market opportunities, and reduced civic engagement. Artiles critiques traditional studies on disability disparities and outlines three guidelines for the next generation of equity research: accounting for history in the production of knowledge, addressing how marginalized groups are depicted in studies, and investigating the multiple dimensions of identity differences.
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BUFFET RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling. Learn more
NOTE: The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is a federal building and requires a photo ID to enter.