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Visit DIPF at AERA 2015 in Chicago

The annual AERA 2015 meeting is held from April 16–20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. At the American Educational Research Association convention, the DIPF service unit for "International Cooperation in Education" hosts a German-American seminar on April 17, entitled “"Education, Democracy and Justice: Transatlantic Perspectives - German-American Seminar".

In view of the "Progressive Era",  we will explore how the idea of justice and democratic educational concepts have developed, how a reform pedagogical legacy was continued and which new approaches have emerged. Specific national contexts will be investigated and possible international comparisons will be sought.

This seminar aims to provide opportunities for networking and exchange. Therefore, the thematic scope  is broad and open to different methodological approaches.

Education, Democracy and Justice: Transatlantic Perspectives German-American Seminar at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting

Friday, April 17 2015 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Chicago Marriott Downtown; 541 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

Draft Agenda

8:30-9:00 Welcome and Introduction

Annika Wilmers (DIPF Frankfurt) and Sabine Reh (DIPF Berlin)

9:00-11:00 Origins and Perspectives

Chair: Kathrin Berdelmann (DIPF Berlin)

  • Origins of the Community School Idea in the U.S.: Jane Addams and John Dewey in Chicago, 1892 –1904
    John Puckett (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Jane Addams and Alice Salomon: Social Work as a Profession
    Rita Braches-Chyrek (University of Bamberg), Daniel Troehler (University of Luxembourg)
  • The Eclipse of Democratic Education Research
    Kenneth Howe (University of Colorado Boulder)

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-1:15 Transatlantic Panels on Education, Democracy and Justice

Four parallel workshops

Workshop 1: Factors Influencing Educational (In)Equality, Educational Policies and Educational Praxis
Chair: John Puckett (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Child poverty and educational inequality: Political ideas and educational reality in Germany and the USA
    Stefanie Greubel (Alanus University Alfter)
  • Justice and democracy reflected by an inclusive Community Education Program. Research and Praxis
    Keely Camden, Miriam Roth Douglas (West Liberty University)
  • Embodying Deweyan Democratic Principles for International Educational Collaboration
    Deborah Seltzer-Kelly (Wabash College, Crawfordsville)
  • Resources and choices. How do local actors construct the school-market in an underprivileged District in Berlin
    Tilman Drope (DIPF Berlin)
  • Towards justice and democracy in language education: Gender distinction in language learning
    Heiner Boettger (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

Workshop 2: School Cultures, Learning Environments and Democracy
Chair: Kenneth Howe (University of Colorado Boulder)

  • School Cultures and Differences in Germany and the U.S.A.
    Merle Hummrich, Astrid Hebenstreit (University of Flensburg)
  • The impact of a democratic learning environment on school students’ perceived well-being, classroom-climate and confidence – results of the graduation study at the Laboratory School Bielefeld in Germany
    Verena Young (University of Bielefeld)
  • Challenges for Teacher Education in the United States and the Socio- Cultural Context of the Work of Teaching
    Ute Kaden (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  • Protection against violence? Teaching justice and peace in an high school
    Martin Bittner (DIPF Berlin)
  • The Frankfurt School in North American Educational Scholarship
    Norman Friesen (University of British Columbia Vancouver)

Workshop 3: Educational (In)Equalities: Learning Achievement and Questions of Leadership in Schools
Chair: Heinrich Mintrop (University of California Berkeley)

  • Leadership in Schools in Challenging Circumstances in Germany and the USA
    Esther Dominique Klein (University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • It’s the context, stupid…! A multilevel approach to leadership in challenging school environments
    Alexandra Schwarz (University of Wuppertal), Stefan Brauckmann (University of Klagenfurt)
  • How tracking can amplify educational inequality: Primary and Secondary Effects at the Transition into Secondary School Tracks in Germany
    Hanna Dumont, Denise Klinge, Kai Maaz (DIPF Berlin)
  • Changes in Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps in International Comparison, 1964-2012
    Anna Chmielewski (University of Toronto)
  • Political Culture, Curriculum, Structure and Equity: Questions (No Answers)
    Karen Seashore (University of Minnesota Minneapolis)

Workshop 4: Assessment, Standards and Equality in Education
Chair: Wolfgang Böttcher (University of Münster)

  • Modeling and Assessing Learning Outcomes in Higher Education – Challenges from an International Comparative Perspective
    Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Hans Anand Pant, Christiane Kuhn, Miriam Toepper, Corinna Lautenbach (University of Mainz and Humboldt- University Berlin)
  • Experiencing the Common Core: Dewey and the Implementation of New standards in Secondary ELA Classrooms
    Richard Ludka (Columbia University New York)
  • Empirically-Based Revisionist History: US Faculty Social Origins and Productivity
    Jim Vander Putten (University of Arkansas Little Rock)
  • Minority Language Education and Identity within Mulitculturalism and Liberalism
    Tanja Tretter (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
  • Experiencing discrimination: a new approach to cross-cultural measurement
    Svenja Vieluf & Eckhard Klieme (DIPF Frankfurt)
  • Educational Inequalities and Educational Justice
    Krassimir Stojanov (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

1:15 – 2:00 Lunch

3:00 Optional: Visit to Hull House

7:00 Dinner (at own expense)

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