Jiwon Kim, associate professor in School of Education, was elected to serve for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) as program chair/chair-elect, with a term beginning in 2022, of the Dewey Studies SIG. It is a national service for two- year commitment as program chair for AERA 2023 followed by an additional two years as SIG Chair.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is the largest national interdisciplinary research association concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
The purpose of the Dewey Studies SIG is to foster the presence of inquiry in education related in letter and in spirit to the American philosopher, John Dewey. Such inquiry may be discipline based as in philosophy, history, or curriculum studies or interdisciplinary. Non-empirical scholarship is typical but empirical studies are also welcome. Kim’s role as a SIG officer will help further AERA’s commitment to improving and advancing education research.
AERA’s more than 25,000 members are faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research. AERA is international in scope. Nearly 14% of members, representing over 96 countries, reside outside the United States. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) play a very important role in supporting the mission of AERA and enhancing the vitality of the education research community.