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Thursday, May 14, 2009


Call for Manuscripts: The High School Journal

The High School Journal

School of Education
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 3500, Peabody Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 28599-3500

Call for Manuscripts

The High School Journal publishes articles discussing the multiple dimensions of secondary education. We welcome original manuscripts that investigate or problematize issues of relevance to secondary students, teachers, and schools.

We are especially interested at this time in manuscripts addressing issues related to the Obama administration’s plans for secondary education as well as manuscripts addressing the impact of the current economic crisis on secondary education. However, all manuscripts related to secondary education are welcome and encouraged.

For inquiries or to submit a manuscript:

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to highschooljournal@unc.edu. Please include:
Editorial review usually takes 3-4 months. Particular attention needs to be paid to the style of referencing used. In most aspects, The High School Journal follows the format elaborated in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. All figures must be camera-ready.

The High School Journal is a publication of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education.

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Friday, May 08, 2009


FW: SIG IT: Wrap up of AERA 2009

This is a message that was sent out to members of the Instructional Technology SIG. However, it summarizes many of the changes happening in AERA that are relevant to all SIGs.

------ Forwarded message
Subject: SIG IT: Wrap up of AERA 2009

Dear SIG-IT members,

I hope that everyone who attended the 2009 AERA meeting had a great time. I was impressed with the quality of sessions ­ particularly the SIG-IT papers, roundtables, and posters!

If you haven¹t heard, however, AERA has decided to implement some significant changes in order to foster high quality presentations and sessions at future annual meetings. These changes will take effect for the AERA 2010 meeting. I would like to disseminate and highlight some of the changes that immediately impact our members.

1. The deadline for AERA 2010 proposal submissions has been advanced to JULY 15, 2009. The proposal submission system will be open on June 1 and closed on July 15, 2009. Please plan ahead to prepare your proposal submissions to SIG-IT or other units of AERA. Also, the length of proposals has been increased.

2. The number of paper and symposium sessions will be reduced to about 1,000 total (from 1,400 previously). The lost sessions will be substituted with increased numbers of roundtable sessions and poster sessions.

3. AERA is in the process of promoting the status of roundtable and poster sessions by implementing a new format for the sessions. The new format will be working group roundtable and structured poster sessions.

4. All paper, symposium, roundtable, and poster session submissions will require a full paper uploaded to the submission system at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the Annual meeting. This isn¹t much of a change, but I hear that they are going to more strongly enforce this.

5. The peer review process will be changed to a form of review panel that consists of a group of experts in the area. Graduate student reviewers may participate in the review panel; however, the rating scores made by graduate student reviewers will not be calculated into the final rating scores. I see this as a major issue, and will bring this up next year. However, for this year we will have to go with this new way of reviewing proposals.

7. AERA is no longer accepting 2 year membership subscriptions. Please make sure you also renew your SIG-IT membership every year.

The details of these changes are in the March issue of Educational Researcher (Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 153-155).

The method of determining the number of sessions each SIG gets remains the same, so make sure you send your proposals to SIG-IT and renew your membership so we have lots of session slots!

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------ End forwarded message

Obviously these changes apply to our SIG as well.

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Saturday, May 02, 2009


NREA Research Symposium

Friends of Rural Education,

The NREA Research Symposium is scheduled for Cincinnati, OH October 9-11, 2009.

I have attached information announcing the opportunity to propose a presentation for the meeting. Please give serious consideration to the opportunity and feel free to share the information with those who are researching rural education topics.


Dr. John Hill
Executive Director

National Rural Education Association

Purdue University
Beering Hall Of Liberal Arts and Education
100 N. University Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

765.494.0086 (Telephone)
765.496.1228 (Fax)

2009 NREA RESEARCH SYPOSIUM submission and binder.doc



October 9-10, 2009

Hilton Netherlands Hotel

Cincinnati, Ohio

Submission Deadline June 15, 2009

Conducted in conjunction with the 101th Annual NREA convention, October 9-11, 2009.

Please complete and submit the Submission outline.

Please follow the Submission outline. Include directory information for each presenter.

Include your name or an electronic signature with the binder statement.

The Submission Outline is available on the NREA Research symposium link at www.nrea.net .

Submission Outline and Binder

Presentation Title:

(Please list each presenter and directory information on a separate form)

NREA Member: Yes No

Institution/School or Company:


City: State: Zip:

Telephone: Office Home

Fax: Email:

Please attach the following:

Description: A brief, proofed description (30 words or less) of your presentation as it is to appear in the program.

Summary: A 2000 word digital summary of the research project for initial review. A copy of the presentation on a disc in PowerPoint, PDF format, or email will be requested if the research proposal is chosen to be presented at the Symposium. The NREA Research Committee will select the Howard A. Dawson Best Research Paper Award prior to the NREA Research Symposium. As a service to attendees, all presentation manuscripts may be compiled digitally for distribution. This does not constitute publication or preclude researchers submitting their work for publication following the Symposium.


Manuscripts will be presented in clusters, with two presenters per cluster. Time will be provided for commentary and discussion during the 75 minute time period.

A screen and lcd projector will be provided by NREA. Special equipment such as a computeror television, must be furnished by the presenter or arranged by the presenter through the convention hotel. If your presentation is accepted, further information will be sent concerning audiovisual equipment.


All presenters must register and pay the registration fee. I agree I will register for the Symposium or convention. I understand I will not be reimbursed for any expenses. Symposium registration will be $175, joint Symposium/Convention registration will be $295. Registration includes meals and breaks.

Signature: ______________________________________________________________________________


2009 CALL FOR RURAL RESEARCH announcement.doc



NREA Research Symposium

October 9-10

Hilton Netherlands Hotel

Cincinnati, Ohio

In Conjunction with the


OCTOBER 9-11, 2009

Hosted by:

Great American Financial Resources

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2009

To: Rural Education Researchers

From: Pat Hardre, Chair of the NREA Research Committee; John Hill, Executive Director, NREA

Subject: Invitation to Submit Proposal

The National Rural Education Association will host the NREA research Symposium on October 9-10, 2009, at the Hilton Netherlands Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. The NREA Research Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 101th Annual NREA convention, which is scheduled on October 9-11, 2009. Registration for the NREA Research Symposium will be $175, unless you register for the NREA convention. Registration for the NREA Convention provides a free registration for the NREA Research Symposium.

You are invited to submit a proposal for the NREA Research Symposium. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed based on a uniform rubric. The invitation is extended to you in an effort to assemble outstanding rural education researchers in a forum devoted solely to rural education issues and research. The NREA plans for the NREA Research Symposium to become the premier event in rural education research. Please plan to provide the NREA information about your proposed presentation on a disc in PowerPoint, PDF format, or email. Also, symposium presenters will be invited to submit their manuscripts for publication in The Rural Educator, a peer-edited publication of the NREA.

The NREA Executive Committee has established a $500 award, the Howard A. Dawson Best Research Paper Award, to be presented to the author of the paper that is judged to be the Best Research Paper. The award will be presented at the Symposium and the recipient of the award will present the Best Research Paper during the Research Symposium.

A draft program for the NREA research Symposium is attached.

Please review the list of presentation strands that could be included in the Symposium. Studies chosen may be blocked in presentation clusters, with no more than three presentations per cluster. Clusters will be designed to summarize the research and generate interaction between the presenters and the audience.

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2009

Please contact John Hill, Executive Director of the NREA, jehill@purdue.edu ; or Patricia Hardre, Chair of the NREA Research Committee, hardre@ou.edu ; for additional information about the NREA Research Symposium.

National Rural Education Association



October 9, 2009
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Presentations Cluster
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Presentations Cluster
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM Luncheon
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Presentations Cluster
3:30 Pm – 4:45 PM Presentations Cluster
October 10, 2009
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Presentations Cluster
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Presentations Cluster
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Recap/Summary
12:00 PM Adjourn



Rural Curriculum/Design/Theory Student Achievement
Poverty in Rural America Distance Learning
Rural Education Leadership Rural School Administration
Rural Education and Economic Development Early Childhood Education
Diversity in Rural Education Rural Demographics
Program Evaluation and Development Professional Development
Accountability in Rural Schools IDEA
No Child Left Behind Effective Rural Schools
Student Assessment Migrant Education
Rural School Organization/Consolidation Other Rural Issues

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2009

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