Conference 2011

2011 SEA Conference
February 18-20, 2011
Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, California

“Equality of Educational Opportunity and Education Policy”
Friday, February 18th
4-6 pm Registration

6-7 pm Dinner

7-8:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Thomas A. DiPrete,
Professor of Sociology,University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Do Family and School Resources Affect the Gender Gap in Educational Achievement?”

Saturday, February 19th

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-10:20 Session 1: Racial and Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps
Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Caroline Hodges Persell, and Michael Chavez Reilly, New York University
“Intergenerational Racial Inequality and Achievement Gaps: Implications for Educational Policy”

Stephanie Moller, Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Elizabeth Stearns, and Martha Bottia, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
“School Organizational Cultures and Race and SES Gaps in Mathematics Achievement”

Courtney Twitty and Janice McCabe, Florida State University
“Does Social Capital Reduce the Racial Wage Gap for Minority Graduates of Predominantly White Universities?”

Jennifer Jennings, Jonathan Bearak, and Daniel Koretz,
New York University and Harvard University
“Accountability and the Reproduction of Racial Inequality in American Education”

Michael Gaddis and Douglas Lauen,
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
“Closing Achievement Gaps by 2014? Evidence on the Progress of NCLB”

Queenie Zhu, Harvard University
“Beyond Race: ‘Invisible’ Class Inequality in Affluent High-Performing High Schools”

10:20-10:40 Coffee
10:40-12:00 Session 2: Higher Education
Audrey Devine-Eller, Rutgers University
“Stretching or Squeezing: Counseling Timelines in Post-Secondary Planning”

Thurston Domina, Andrew Penner, AnneMarie Conley, Emily Penner, and Marianne Bitler, University of California – Irvine
“Detracking Across the Distribution: Evidence from a Mathematics Curricular Reform”

Anthony Jack, Harvard University
“Capital in Action: Investigating the Integrative Strategies of Black Undergraduates at an Elite College”

Melanie Jones, University of Notre Dame
“Social Class and the Instruction Manuals for College Pathways”

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:20 Session 3: Gender and Education

Michal Kurlaender and Kimberlee A. Shauman,
University of California – Davis
“Testing the Influence of Course-Level Gender Representation on Postsecondary Achievement and Major Choice”

Thomas A. DiPrete and Joscha Legewie,
University of Wisconsin – Madison and Columbia University
“Peer Compositional Effects and Gender Gaps in Achievement”

Jayanti Owens, Princeton University
“A Theory of the Early Childhood Origins of the Female Advantage in High School Completion, College Enrollment, and College Progress”

Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Barber King, Eric Grodsky, and Chandra Muller,
University of Texas – Austin and University of Minnesota
“The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same? Examining Equity in Academic Preparation and Entry into STEM College Majors over Time”

2:20-2:40 Break

2:40-4:20 Session 4: Teachers, Instruction, and Student Engagement
Aaron Pallas, Columbia University
“Searching for Teacher Dropout Factories”

Tara Beteille, Demetra Kalogrides, and Susanna Loeb,
Stanford University
“Power Play? Teacher Characteristics and Class Assignments”

Christopher Weiss and Lousie Elffers,
Columbia University and University of Amsterdam
“The Mixed Role of Teacher-Student Relationships in Student Achievement: Implications for Educational Research and Policy”

Douglas Lauen, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
“The Effects of School-Wide Bonuses on Student Achievement: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from North Carolina”

Sean Kelly, University of Notre Dame
“School-to-School Variation in Disciplined Inquiry”

4:30-5:15 Business meeting

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00-8:30 Keynote Speaker: Christopher Jencks,
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
“Equal Opportunity in an Age of Inequality”

8:30 Reception

Sunday, February 20th

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-10:20 Session 5: Education, Families, and Stratification

Yossi Shavit, Tel Aviv University
“Another Look at Persistent Inequality in Education”

Emily Rauscher, New York University
“Can Expansion Equalize Occupational Opportunity? Educational Expansion and Intergenerational Mobility – 1850-1930”

Paul von Hippel, University of Texas – Austin
“Do Reading Ability Groups Exacerbate Inequality? A Second Look”

Dalton Conley and Emily Rauscher, New York University
“Genetics and Sibling Educational Resemblance”

Nicole Deterding, Harvard University
“Defining American Vocationalism: A Person-Centered Approach to High School Labor Market Orientation and Post-Secondary Outcomes”

Doug Lauen and Luke Dauter,
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and UC – Berkeley
“Charter School Effects on Academic Achievement: Evidence from Los Angeles”

10:20-10:30 Coffee

10:30-11:50 Session 6: School and Non-School Influences on Student Achievement

Anna Haskins, University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Unintended Consequences of Mass Imprisonment: Effects of Paternal Incarceration on Child School Readiness”

Kieran M. Killeen, Sean M. Hurley, Ellen Pinderhughes, and Kenneth A. Dodge, University of Vermont
“Disentangling the Effects of Early Adverse Experiences and Student Mobility on Student Outcomes in Elementary School”

Heather Schwartz, RAND Corporation
“Housing Policy is School Policy: Economically Integrative Housing Promotes Academic Success in Montgomery County, Maryland”

Andrew Beveridge, Queens College/CUNY
“The Effects of the Foreclosure Crisis on Education”

Patricia Burch and Carolyn Heinrich, University of Southern California and University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Equal Access to Quality in Federally Funded Tutoring: Issues in the Implementation of Supplemental Educational Services Provision of the No Child Left Behind Act”

12:00-1:00 Lunch

Informal Roundtables (Faculty Match in Parentheses):
Caren Arbeit, University of Minnesota (Janice McCabe)
“School Choice and Learning in Elementary School”

Kimberly Berry, Florida State University (Patricia Burch)
“A Political Analysis of Parental Involvement in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: An Exploration of a Lack of Traction for Educational Intervention at the Family Level”

Kendra Bischoff, Stanford University (Dalton Conley)
“Switching School Contexts: Evidence of Academic and Social Effects from a Random-Assignment Desegregation Plan”

William Blackwell, Boston University (Michael Olneck)
“Preparing for an Era of Charter School Expansion: An Examination of Special Education in Massachusetts’ Charter Schools”

Anna K. Chmielewski, Stanford University (Christopher Jencks)
“Tracking and Achievement Inequality in Cross-National Perspective”

Jennifer DeBoer, Vanderbilt University (Catherine Riegle-Crumb)
“Turning Points: Factors Influencing the Participation of Women in STEM Fields”

Moonyoung Eom, University of Georgia (Yossi Shavit)
“Assessing Equal Educational Opportunity in an International Comparative Context: Findings from the U.S. and South Korean Educational Systems”

Jeremy Fiel, University of Wisconsin – Madison (Roslyn Mickelson)
“Recent Trends in School Segregation: A Market-based Approach”

Ryoji Matsuoka, University of Hawaii – Manoa (Paul VonHippel)
“Tracking Effects Outside of High School: Does Shadow Education Intensify Inequality in Students’ Instructional Opportunities?”

Lambrina Mileva, Stanford University (Aaron Pallas)
“Committed to the Cause: A Social Network Analysis of Teacher Attitudes, Evidence-Based Practices, and Habits of Mind”

Amy Orange, University of Virginia (Andrew Beveridge)
“The Impact of NCLB’s Sanctions: The Human Costs of Making AYP”

Sarah M. Ovink, University of California – Davis (Thomas DiPrete)
“Differential Postsecondary Pathways: Examining the College Enrollment Gender Gap Across Racial/Ethnic Groups”

Toby J. Park, Vanderbilt University (Eric Grodsky)
“Understanding Why Too Few Succeed: Undergraduate Degree Attainment for Community College Students in Texas”

Sara Pilzer, Duke University (Chris Weiss)
“When school districts alter school attendance boundaries, what are the characteristics of the rezoned students and neighborhoods, and are there different behavioral responses to reassignment across observably different student subgroups?”

Heather Price, University of Notre Dame (Kieran Killeen)
“More Than Test Scores: How School Climate Indicators May Improve Accountability Measures”

Stephanie C. Smith, Rutgers University – Newark (Caroline Persell)
“Appropriate Pedagogy for Low-Income Children: Considering Influence of Cultural Deprivation and Cultural Difference Theories and the Use of Visible and Invisible Pedagogies”

Elise St. John, University of Washington (Doug Lauen)
“The Role of Financial Incentives in Teachers’ School Assignment Decisions: The Case of National Board Certification in Washington State”

Arlean Wells (Heather Schwartz)
“‘The Left Back Group’: A Case Study on Mayor Bloomberg’s Third Grade Retention Policy”

Sarah Woulfin, University of California – Berkeley (Sean Kelly)
“Chalk Talk: How Reading Coaches Frame an Ambitious Reading Reform”


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