ERIC Number: EJ1095457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining Conceptions of How People Learn over the Decades through AERA Presidential Addresses: Diversity and Equity as Persistent Conundrums
Lee, Carol D.
Educational Researcher, v45 n2 p73-82 Mar 2016
The mission statement of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) articulates the following goals: "improving the educational process," "advancing knowledge about education," "[encouraging] scholarly inquiry related to education," and "[promoting] the use of research ... to serve the public good." I examine AERA presidential addresses from 1948 to 2010 as windows into how the research community has conceptualized learning and explore the following questions: (a) What has evolved in the science of learning? (b) With what persistent questions has the field wrestled? (c) In what ways has the field addressed broader factors--social, cultural, political, economic--that represented the ecological contexts in which education in formal and informal settings played out in each decade?
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Presidents, Professional Associations, Speeches, Educational Improvement, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Social Change, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Change
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