The Fall 2011 SREE research conference “Building an Education Science: Improving Mathematics and Science Education for All Students” will be held September 8-10 in Washington, DC.
The conference will include symposia and paper presentations, a virtual poster session, plenary sessions, and professional development workshops and short courses on research methods.
This meeting will highlight research on teaching and learning in mathematics and science that employs rigorous experimental designs or theory-based models of educational change. Studies that address promising new directions in mathematics and science education research will be of particular interest, including those:
1. Incorporating principles from cognitive science research to improve student learning in mathematics and science, 2. Creating assessments at the national, state, and classroom levels which are better aligned with critical content in mathematics and science in all grades, and 3. Utilizing advances in educational technology to enhance the efficacy of mathematics and science instruction and assessment.
SREE conferences always welcome submissions that develop new methods and research designs in order to enhance the rigorous evaluation of educational interventions, programs, practices, and policies.Sections (Co-Chairs)
- Early Childhood Mathematics and Science Education (Arthur Baroody & Daryl Greenfield)
- Mathematics and Science Education in the Elementary Grades (Russell Gersten & Scott Baker)
- Mathematics and Science Education in the Secondary Grades (Steve Schneider & Joan Herman)
- At-Risk or Underserved Learners in Mathematics and Science (Nancy Jordan & Lynn Fuchs)
- Research Methods (Daniel McCaffrey & Claude Messan Setodji) Conference Program Chair is Alice Klein.
Abstract authors in all sections other than Research Methods will select one of the following tracks for the evaluation of their submission:
Track 1: Studies that employ designs and analyses to support the type of causal inference upon which decisions relating to mathematics and science education may be credibly based. Appropriate designs may include randomized field trials, quasi-experimental designs and regression discontinuity designs. Track 2: Research that demonstrates the potential association between education interventions or programs and student outcomes in mathematics or science but does not necessarily employ rigorous experimental or quasi-experimental designs. Submissions may include: (a) studies which report of the development of interventions or modification of existing interventions, (b) studies that analyze longitudinal or other existing data sets, and (c) studies which develop and validate measurement instruments.Timeline
March 1, 2011: Abstract submission site opens
May 1, 2011: Abstract submission deadline
June 15, 2011: Program online. Registration opens
August 7, 2011: Registration closes
More information is available at www.sree.org/conferences/2011f