Sociology of Education Association – 2016 Conference (Feb 19-21)

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Sociology of Education Association – 2016 Conference (Feb 19-21)

2016 Annual Conference Contradictions in Education: Patterns and Consequences Conference Dates: February 19-21, 2016 Keynote Speakers: David Labaree, Professor of Education, Stanford University Brian Powell, James H. Rudy Professor of Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington SEA Email List: Subscribe to the SEA email list to receive announcements about future SEA meetings and activities: For more information on the Sociology of Education Association, please visit our web page and facebook page: FAQs   What are my transportation and parking options getting to the event? Parking is available free of charge at Asilomar (they have maps at the registration desk) for those who drive. Attendees have several airport options: Monterey (MRY), San Jose (SJC) and San Francisco (SFO) are the most popular. From MRY, you can take a cab to Asilomar. From SJC or SFO, you can take the Monterey Airbus Shuttle ( ). Or, you may rent a car.   What housing and meal accomodations are available for the event? A dedicated website is now available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online. Single-occupancy rooms are available, or attendees can use the online reservation system to request a roommate. The per person total below are based on a 2-Night stay beginning on February 19th and includes 3 meals per day and ALL taxes.   1. Single Occupancy – $550.70 2. Double Occupancy – $377.60 per person   Meals begin with dinner on arrival date and end with lunch on departure date, and all meals are included with your housing. Here is more information about the lodging and meals at Asilomar:   What is the structure of the conference? The conference starts on a Friday afternoon and ends with lunch on Sunday. During that time, there are a series of panel presentations (typically with 4-5 papers per panel). There are also two evening presentations by keynote speakers on Friday and Saturday nights. There are no concurrent sessions, meaning that everyone attends all of the sessions, which are held in the same room. This along with the shared meals and times for informal socializing during breaks and after the keynote sessions provides many opportunities for conference attendees and presenters to get to know each other. A link to this year’s program will be available here: Information from past years is available here:   What is the theme of the conference? This year’s theme of “Contradictions in Education: Patterns and Consequences” will go throughout all presentations, including the two keynote addresses. Although the deadline for submissions has passed, here is the call for papers, which has more details about this year’s theme: CALL FOR PAPERS:  The notion that contradictory institutional logics and forces affect major social arrangements has gained significant currency in recent years. Education is uniquely positioned in this regard. Public schools and public colleges and universities in the U.S. customarily have been considered essential for the common good but have at the same time been viewed as a means of competitive advantage for individuals. The relative intensity of these competing conceptions has profound implications for equity, injustice, and reform in education. Where are we today in this regard? And what does the future hold? We invite proposals related to sociology of education broadly, and particularly those that examine questions related to this year’s conference theme: “Contradictions in Education: Patterns and Consequences.” What are the current patterns of stratification in schooling and how are they related to competing conceptions of education, both at K-12 level and in higher education? What are the sources of these dynamics? How do they affect students, families, communities, educational institutions, and the nation as a whole? How are policies and reform efforts affected? What are the consequences of such effects for the coming decades? We invite both theoretical and empirical contributions, and encourage submissions that utilize a wide array of methodologies. While the theme addresses dynamics in the U.S., researchers working on topics internationally are also encouraged to submit proposals.    Can I update my registration information? Yes. You can update your registration information at any time by going to your Eventbrite account.   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. No paper ticket is needed. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact the SEA Conference Registrar, Jacob Hibel, at

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This event repeats daily until Feb 21, 2016: Feb 19, Feb 20, Feb 21

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