Hello RWE Members and Colleagues,
Welcome to Research on Women and Education (RWE) SIG of the American Educational Research Association.
I am thrilled to be serving as your chair during the 2017-2018 academic year. I am a Professor at the University of Vermont in the College of Education and Social Services. My areas of research include: Teaching and Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); Issues of Social Justice and Gender Equity; and Teacher Leadership. As a teacher educator, I have pre-service and in-service teachers examine their instructional practices in mathematics and technology with an equity pedagogy lens. I believe helping teachers identify and reflect on issues of equity is critical for preparing effective educators who positively affect all students in learning.
The 43rd Annual RWE Fall Conference will be in Salt Lake City, UT on October 6-7, 2017. The Call for Conference Proposals can be found in our Fall Conference tab. The theme for this year’s RWE conference is Agents of Change: Leading as Engaged Scholars and Activist. We encourage you and other professionals who have an interest in the work related RWE to submit a proposal by July 1, 2017.
I hope you will actively encourage others to join the SIG and attend our fall conference in Salt Lake City. We also have other opportunities for members to engage in the SIG during the year through our activist work with Women Educators and Diversity Task Force (please check out their pages on our website).
Maureen D. Neumann
The mission of the RWE SIG is to:
- provide a structure within the American Educational Research Association for the promotion of research concerning women and girls in education; and
- provide a mechanism to facilitate communication among researchers and practitioners who are concerned about women and education at the intersection of diverse identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, language, ability, etc.).