IUME Post-Doctoral Fellow Benji Chang to Receive CESJ AwardIUME is extremely proud to announce that one of our Post-Doctoral Fellows, Dr. Benji Chang, has been won an award and will be recognized at the prestigious AERA Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from April 13th to April 17th.
Dr. Chang has been awarded the Critical Educators for Social Justice SIG (CESJ) Community Advocacy Award for 2011. This award recognizes a community advocate who has made distinguished contributions in community activism focused on issues of social justice to improve the educational conditions of students, families and communities.
The members of this, the Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), are committed to teach, promote, and implement the principles of critical pedagogy in order to establish an educational movement grounded in the struggle for social and economic justice, human rights and economic democracy. The members of CESJ are committed to cultural, linguistic, political, and economic self-determination within our classrooms, schools and communities.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is 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.
AERA is the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. Its more than 25,000 members are educators; administrators; directors of research; persons working with testing or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies; counselors; evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists.
To learn more about the work that Dr. Chang is doing, visit his interview at Teachers College HERE.