Dear RWE Members and Friends,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 Research on Women and Education (RWE) SIG of the American Educational Research Association. We are pleased to serve you as the co-chairs for the year. Dr. Dana Christman, an associate professor at New Mexico State University, has strong research interests in women's leadership in education as well as indigenous, American Indian, and social justice leadership issues. Dr. Tonya Perry, an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, researches in the areas of urban education, literacy, social justice, and girls' learning and engagement in middle school.
Dr. Maureen Newman is our organizer for the RWE Fall Conference in Burlington Vermont on November 11-13, 2016. The Call for Proposals is under the tab above (Fall Conference). We encourage you and other professionals who have an interest in the work of RWE to submit a proposal by July 25.
The theme for the year and the RWE conference is "Redefining Collaborative Communities: Addressing Gender, Equity, and Sustainability Issues in Education." We plan to continue to build the membership of RWE with your help. We will actively encourage others to join the SIG and attend our fall conference. Also, we will have other organized opportunities for members to engage in the SIG during the year. This will strengthen our membership and continue the networking that is so much a part of RWE.
We will promote the work of our members and support their efforts to grow in the field. Through our website and ongoing communication, we will highlight publishing and job opportunities. We will also highlight our members who submit information about their successes in the profession.
We look forward to serving you this year.
Tonya and Dana
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.).