Graduate Student Travel Awards

Dear CERA Student Members:

The Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA) is pleased to offer a limited number of $200 travel grants to support graduate students presenting their original research findings in a CERA session at the 2016 Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference. If you are a student member of CERA and will be presenting your research at the annual CSSE conference, you are invited to complete the application for consideration of a CERA travel grant – please email for the application form. Please submit your application electronically to the CERA President, Christopher DeLuca (, by May 6th, 2016. Travel grant recipients will be notified in early May and will be presented their grants at the CERA AGM at the annual CSSE Conference.

CERA Graduate Student Members: Submit your work for the David Bateson Award

If you are planning to present a paper on the CERA program at this year’s CSSE conference, please consider submitting it for the David Bateson Award. The David Bateson Award is for the best paper presented by a graduate student in a CERA session at the annual CSSE conference. The award consists of a one-year membership in CSSE/CERA for the year following the presentation, a certificate of achievement, and a cash prize of $100 to help offset travel to the conference. To submit your paper for consideration, please send your complete paper to the Chair of the award committee, Pei-Ying Lin at: In order to be considered for this award you must be the primary author of the paper and presenting the paper at the 2016 CSSE conference on the CERA program.
Submission deadline: May 1st, 2016


Cher étudiant diplômé de l’ACCÉ, Chère étudiante diplômée de l’ACCÉ,

Si vous avez l’intention de faire une communication dans le cadre du programme de l’ACCÉ lors de la conférence 2016 de la SCÉÉ, nous vous recommandons de faire demande pour la bourse David Bateson. La bourse David Bateson est attribuée à la meilleure communication présentée par un étudiant diplômé ou une étudiante diplômée dans une session de l’ACCÉ lors de la conférence annuelle de la SCÉÉ. Le prix consiste en une adhésion d’un an la SCÉÉ et l’ACCÉ (pour l’année qui suit la présentation), un certificat de réussite, et un prix en argent de 100 $ pour aider à couvrir les frais de voyage à la conférence. Afin de soumettre votre communication pour une évaluation envers le prix, s’il vous plaît envoyer votre article complet au président du comité d’attribution, Pei-Ying Lin à: Afin d’être considéré(e) pour ce prix, vous devez être l’auteur(e) principal(e) de la communication, et de la présenter dans le programme de l’ACCÉ lors de la conférence 2016 de la SCÉÉ.

Date limite de soumission: 1 mai 2016

CERA Election 2016

Dear CERA Members,

In advance of our CERA Annual Business Meeting in Calgary we would like to hold an election for two upcoming vacancies on the CERA Executive. Please consider putting forward your name for one of these two positions:

1. Representative to Canadian Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Description: to represent and promote the interests of CERA by serving on the Canadian Journal of Education Editorial Advisory Board and to make a report to the Association at the Annual Business Meeting. Term: 2 years.

2. Representative to the New Scholar Advisory Board
Description: to represent and promote the interests of the Association by serving on the New Scholar Advisory Board. Term: 2 years.

Should you be interested in either of these positions, please submit your name and a brief bio (150 words) to the CERA President, Christopher DeLuca (, by April 15th. Once nominations are received, an electronic ballot will be sent to all CERA members for a vote by May 7th. Announcement of successful candidates will be made at the CERA Annual Business Meeting.


Chers membres/Chères membres de l’ACCÉ,

En prévision de notre assemblée générale annuelle de l’ACCÉ à Calgary, nous aimerions solliciter des candidatures pour deux postes vacants sur l’exécutif de l’ACCÉ. Ces positions sont les suivantes:

1. Représentant au Conseil consultatif de rédaction de la Revue canadienne de l’éducation
Description: pour représenter et promouvoir les intérêts de l’ACCÉ en siégeant comité consultatif de rédaction de la Revue canadienne de l’éducation, et de faire un rapport à l’Association lors de l’assemblée générale annuelle. Durée du mandat : 2 ans.

2. Représentant au Conseil consultatif des nouveaux érudits
Description: pour représenter et promouvoir les intérêts de l’Association en siégeant au conseil consultatif des nouveaux érudits. Durée: 2 ans.
Si vous êtes intéressé par l’une de ces positions, s’il vous plaît soumettre votre nom et une brève biographie (150 mots) au Président de l’ACCÉ, Christopher DeLuca (, d’ici le 15 avril. Une fois que les candidatures seront reçues, un ballot électronique sera envoyé à tous les membres de l’ACCÉ pour un vote par le 7 mai. L’annonce des gagnants sera faite à la l’assemblée générale annuelle.


Research Request from Susan Elgie

Dear CERA Colleagues,
Many thanks to those of you who have forwarded copies of scholarly peer reviews. If you have not, please consider sending copies of peer reviews of papers, conference proposals or proposals for funding that you have received in the last 10 years to . The deadline is February 20, so there is still time! The formal invitation follows.

I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study titled: “Scholarly Reviews: What Do They Tell Us about Research Methods?” The purpose of the study is look at the content of scholarly reviews, particularly from the perspective of research methods and methodology. By analysing and presenting information about the content and themes of scholarly reviews I hope to support the work of researchers both as creators and receivers of reviews. I will present the results of the study at a scholarly meeting, hopefully Congress 2016 and intend to write a paper for publication.

I am conducting this study as an independent researcher. I have been an active educational researcher for many years at OISE, University of Toronto and in private practice.

I hope that you will participate in this study by sending an email message to and attaching one or more scholarly reviews (or sets of reviews) that you have received in the past 10 years. There is no need to send any additional text (e.g. from an editor) but just the reviews. The reviews may be in response to a conference proposal, a funding proposal, or a submission to a journal.

The data will be subject to very stringent measures to ensure confidentiality. Only I, as the Principal Investigator, will have access to the data, which will be stored on my personal password-protected computer, usually located in a private home. Reviews received will be stripped from the email message before being read and will be anonymised by stripping them of personal and institutional identification as well as information about the specific area under study. Once the text of the review is incorporated into the project database, the email message will be deleted from my personal computer and email server. I will not use any quotations from reviews. All data will be destroyed in 3 years. I will not use the data for reasons other than those identified above. Unfortunately, I am unable to guarantee confidentiality during the actual transmission of the email. However, the WIFI network I use is password-protected.

Participation in the study is completely voluntary. I do not anticipate any risks to participants. I hope that the results of the study will benefit you and other researchers when writing or receiving scholarly peer reviews. I assume that you have read and understood the content of this message. Submission of materials to the study email address will constitute your voluntary consent to participate in the research. If you have any questions, please contact me at or at 416-531-9548. If you wish to withdraw your data (the reviews) from the study, you may do so prior to anonymisation, as it would be quite difficult subsequently.

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Community Research Ethics Office. If you feel that you have not been treated according to the descriptions in the information you received, or your rights as a participant in research have been violated during the course of this project you may contact the Chair, Community Research Ethics Board, Community Research ethics office, 647-447-9628.

Finally, I would like again to invite you to participate in this study by sending the text(s) of one or more scholarly reviews that you have received during the past 10 years to

CERA CSSE 2016 Call for Workshop Proposals – See you in Calgary!

Greetings! We hope that you had a terrific holiday break!

We had a lot of submissions for CSSE in Calgary – so CERA invites you to submit your preconference Workshop ideas for the 2016 CSSE conference!

Please send your proposals directly to the Program Chair: Dr. E. Kowch: with a Subject in the email: CERA WORKSHOP PROPOSAL, attaching a document/proposal.

Please use a format/logic a similar format to your regular proposals, using the following headings to organize the proposal:

  • Workshop Name
  • Facilitator Names and Email Contacts
  • Rationale and Purpose of the Workshop
  • The Target Audience for the Workshop
  • The Number of intended participants
  • Specific Learning Outcomes or Learning Attainments (for participants attending)
  • Forms of Engagement and Interaction for the event

We look forward to your proposals, again please send to: with a Subject in the email: CERA WORKSHOP PROPOSAL, attaching a document/proposal.

Dr. E. Kowch, Program Chair, CERA 2016
Dr. C. Deluca, President, CERA 2016

Salutations distinguées! Nous espérons que vous avez eu une superbe pause de vacances!

Nous avons eu beaucoup de demandes pour le congrès de la SCÉÉ à Calgary – donc l’ACCÉ vous invite à soumettre vos idées d’ateliers pré-conférence pour la conférence 2016 de la SCÉÉ!

Nous vous demandons d’envoyer vos propositions directement au président du programme (Dr E. Kowch – avec l’objet du courriel: ACCE PROPOSITION D’ATELIER. Vous devez aussi y joindre votre document/proposition.

Nous vous demandons d’utiliser un format similaire à celui de vos propositions régulières, en utilisant les rubriques suivantes pour organiser la proposition:

A. Nom de l’atelier
B. Nom des animateurs et contacts courriel
C. Raisons et objectifs de l’atelier
D. L’auditoire pour l’atelier
E. Le nombre de participants prévus
F. Résultats d’apprentissage spécifiques ou accomplissements d’apprentissage (pour les participants présents)
G. formes d’engagement et d’interaction pour l’événement

Nous attendons vos propositions. Nous vous rappelons d’envoyer le tout à avec l’objet du courriel: ACCE
Dr. E. Kowch, Program Chair, CERA 2016
Dr. C. Deluca, President, CERA 2016

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AERA Faculty Institute for the Teaching of Statistics with Large-Scale Data Sets 2012

AERA Faculty Institute for the Teaching of Statistics with Large-Scale Data Sets 2012

The AERA Grants Program announces the 2012 AERA Faculty Institute for the Teaching of Statistics with Large-Scale Data Sets to be held on July 5-8, 2012 at Stanford University. The Faculty Institute’s goal is to expand the critical mass of U.S. education researchers using large-scale federal data sets, especially those sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, through preparing faculty to incorporate use of such data in doctoral-level courses. The Institute is for faculty members at U.S. universities who teach basic introductory doctoral-level statistics or methodology courses and who seek to integrate large-scale federal education data sets into these courses.

We are seeking your assistance in sharing this information with colleagues and potential applicants. Further information about the Institute and application procedures is available at The a.pplication deadline is January 17, 2012.

If you have questions, please e-mail us at Thank you in advance for sharing this information.


Felice J. Levine, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Principal Investigator, AERA Grants Program

George L. Wimberly, Ph.D.
Director of Social Justice and Professional Development
Co-Principal Investigator, AERA Grants Program

On Behalf of the AERA Grants Program Governing Board

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