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Tyrone Howard at AERA 2023

Tyrone Howard Takes on New Role as AERA President in Annual Meeting Virtual Sessions

Closing remarks will explore 2024 Annual Meeting theme, “Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action.”

UCLA Professor of Education Tyrone C. Howard will begin his new role as president of the American Education Research Association (AERA) by taking part in the AERA Annual Meeting Virtual Sessions, Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5.

Howard’s participation in the virtual sessions begins with the AERA Research and Science Policy Series​ Session, “Education Research Trustworthiness, Justice, and Democracy,” Thursday, May 4, at 4.15 p.m. (CST). The session will explore the ideals of justice and justice-seeking, and the persistent and pernicious patterns of injustice that are intertwined with attempts to diminish democratic politics across the Americas and the world.  Howard will join as a panelist in this symposium featuring representatives of the national associations of educational researchers of Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and the U.S. to discuss how their organizations are addressing these issues through critical comparative considerations of patterns and possibilities in the Americas. This invited virtual symposium is co-sponsored by the Americas Education Research Network.

During the virtual sessions Howard will also introduce the AERA Distinguished Lecture, featuring Arnetha Ball of Stanford University, Friday,1:15 p.m. (CST). Ball’s lecture, “Conducting Consequential Research in Challenging Times: Generative Change for Educational Equity,” will explore how recent developments in computers and artificial intelligence have produced some of the most advanced technologies available since the dawn of humanity, yet schools and schooling have failed to use that advanced technology to address the most basic challenges facing teachers, students, families, and communities. She asks for better ways to mobilize some of the incredible potential of this technology to generate change in schools and communities.

Howard will also offer remarks for the AERA Virtual Session Closing Plenary on Friday, May 5, with his lecture exploring the 2024 Annual Meeting theme“Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action.”