MSU Math Education at 2017 AERA Annual Meeting

  • Apr 26, 2017

Members of the MSU Mathematics Education community will be attending the American Educational Research Association annual meeting to discuss their ongoing research efforts. This year’s AERA conference will be held April 26th – May 2nd in San Antonio, Texas.

The AERA conference is “the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research”. AERA is the place for education researchers to come together to share the latest research in the various fields of education. In celebration of their centennial year, AERA will be hosting the World Education Research Association and encourages all AERA attendees to attend the special WERA sessions.

This year’s theme is “Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity” which will focus on four critical dimensions. First, it will focus on the meanings and interpretations of educational opportunity, access, and equity for the purposes of understanding and addressing perennial issues. The second asks questions about whether the problems associated with unequal opportunity and the methods used to study them are conceptualized to capture the diversity and complexity of circumstances that countless children, families, and communities face. The third reinforces the need for interdisciplinary research and intersections between education research and other fields invested in eradicating social disparities that lead to marginalization and poor school outcomes. Finally, it underscores possibilities for linking educational, social, and public policies that can respond to both longstanding educational issues, such as teaching and student engagement, while attending to increasingly visible problems such as homelessness, trauma, and incarceration that affect students’ ability to thrive.

Frances Harper will be one of the PRIME Graduate Students presenting at the AERA conference. This will be Frances’s third time presenting at AERA, but her first time presenting in the symposium format. Frances likes attending the AERA Conference because of, “the diversity of topics and the opportunity to explore innovation in the education field more broadly”.

MSU Presentations:

Friday, April 28th

Frances Harper

8:15-9:45 am

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission A

Limiting Preservice Teachers’ English to Reveal the Role of Language in Mathematics Learning


Sandra M. Crespo - Discussant

Learning to Teach Mathematics in Bilingual Classrooms: Considering Preservice Teachers’ Past, Present, and Future Experiences


Higinio Dominguez

12:25-1:55 pm

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon D

            A Methodology That Does Not Break the Complexity in Noticing

Higinio will share an emerging methodology that he is currently developing in classrooms with non-dominant students. A methodology that does not break the complexity in noticing challenges linear development, separation, and analysis and makes room for the importance of fractal growth, connections, and synthesis.


Corey Drake and Amy Ray

2:15-3:45 pm

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon E

            Conceptualizing the Dimensions of Alignment


Sunday, April 30th

Robert Floden

12:25-1:55 pm

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3

            Journal of Teacher Education


Kenneth Bradfield

4:05-5:35 pm

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Browie C

Accounts of and Accounting for Emerging Researchers’ Transformations: Graduate Students


Higinio Dominguez

4:05-5:35 pm

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Browie C

From Practice to Research and Around Again: Transformative Methodologies in Dehumanizing Contexts



Written By

Claudia Salwin