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Call for William L. Boyd National Educational Politics Workshop

January 10th, 2019 by


The 10th Annual William L. Boyd National Educational Politics Workshop will be held at the beginning of the AERA meeting in April in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sponsored by UCEA, the Politics of Education Association (PEA), and AERA Division L, Workshop coordinators are seeking emerging scholars and mentors for the 2019 Workshop.
The Workshop was established in 2008 to provide an opportunity for emerging scholars to interact with leading politics and policy of education scholars. It was renamed the following year to honor Dr. William Lowe Boyd, a luminary in the field of educational policy, politics, and administration. 
When/Where: The workshop will take place on Friday, April 5th 2019, from 3:30-6:00pm (EST) at a location convenient to the AERA conference hotels.
Register as an Emerging Scholar
Graduate students and recent doctoral graduates are invited to register for a special 2 1/2-hour workshop. The William L. Boyd National Educational Politics Workshop, scheduled on the first afternoon of the AERA annual meeting, will give emerging scholars (students and new academics/researchers) the opportunity to learn about current and promising research in the politics of education field and interact with leading politics of education scholars
Eligibility:  Students with an interest in educational politics and currently enrolled in graduate schools in the U.S. or abroad are welcome to attend as are educational researchers who earned their doctoral degrees after March 1, 2018. There is no fee to attend, but space is limited.
Applicants whose research interests are not clearly tied to education politics will not be accepted. The opportunity to submit an application will end February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm (EST) or when we reach maximum capacity.
If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Bailes at lbailes@udel.edu.
Call for Mentors
The Politics of Education Association and the University Council for Educational Administration invite its members to serve as mentors to current doctoral students and/or recent doctoral graduates. The Boyd Workshop aims to connect doctoral students and recent graduates with mentors in order to share their expertise and experiences in the discipline. 
Please note that volunteering will require attendance at a 2 1/2 hour workshop held on the first afternoon of AERA’s annual meeting in Toroto, Ontario, Canada. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please complete the electronic form above -even if you have served as a mentor at previous Boyd Workshops.  Doing so confirms your willingness to serve as a mentor in Toronto in 2019. 
We thank you for your willingness to serve as a mentor. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lauren P. Bailes at lbailes@udel.edu or Dr. Dana Mitra at dmitra@psu.edu.

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