Call for proposals: Georgia Educational Research Association

Conference Date: October 8, 2021
Conference Location: Virtual conference
Deadline: September 8, 2021

For more information and to submit a proposal, click HERE

Over the past 45 years, the Georgia Educational Research Association has transformed into one of Georgia’s most dynamic research organizations. The 46th Annual GERA Conference, taking place virtually on October 8, 2021, offers an opportunity to connect with and present your research to members representing Georgia universities and colleges, public and private schools, and state, local, public, and private educational agencies and institutions.   Past focus areas have included:  

Instructional Strategies
Counselor Roles and Relationships
Race and Schooling
Measurement and Assessment
Issues in Teacher Education
K-12 Professional Development and Partnerships
Qualitative Research
College Student Research
Pre-Service Teacher Education and Teacher Readiness
Content Instruction
Culture, Equity, and Social Justice
Technology in Education
Parental Engagement
Curriculum and Pedagogy  

Don’t miss your chance to present your research at this year’s conference!

This year, Dr. Bettina Love will give a keynote address.

The Steering Committee of the Georgia Educational Research Association (GERA) is excited to have Dr. Bettina L. Love serve as the 2021 GERA Conference Keynote Presenter, taking place virtually on October 8, 2021!

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers. Her writing, research, teaching, and activism meet at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. Dr. Love is concerned with how educators working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in Abolitionist Teaching with the goal of intersectional social justice for equitable classrooms that love and affirm Black and Brown children. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is simple: develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. In 2020, Dr. Love was also named a member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force with the Atlanta City Council.

“We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright“

Dr. Love’s talk will discuss the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what she calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist Teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system where all students are thriving, not simply surviving.

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