SEA Annual Conference
February 20- 22, 2004
Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California
Education and the Law: Sociological Perspectives On the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
Gilda M. Bloom-Leiva, Ph.D.
Sociology of Education Association President
San Francisco State University
On the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, reflection and critique on the legal issues within and around education is critical at this milestone. More specifically, it is important, at this time, to address these issues from a sociological perspective.
Presenters at this SEA annual conference will provide scholarship that uses the lens of sociology to address how the law (the courts, public policy, school policies, legislators) impacts upon education, locally and nationally. This interactive conference is designed to promote honest, candid and diverse dialogue between authors and conference participants.
Concepts and ideas presented at this conference are ideal topics of consideration for teachers, school administrators, public policymakers, school policymakers, educational researchers, historians, sociologists, legal scholars, graduate students, and college and university faculty.
Theodorea Regina Berry, Ed.D., SEA Program Chair AERA-IES Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, February 20, 2004
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
SEA Conference Registration and Program Materials, BBQ Ticket
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
SEA Community of Scholars Barbecue to Promote Fellowship (Location will be announced at the conference.)
Welcome by President of the Sociology of Education
Gilda M. Bloom-Leiva, Ph.D., San Francisco State University
Introduction of keynote, Dr. Roslyn Arlin Mickelson by President of SEA
Dr. Roslyn Arlin Mickelson
Professor of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Achieving Equality of Educational Opportunity in the Wake of Judicial
Retreat from Race Sensitive Remedies: Lessons from North Carolina
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Discussion with Roz Mickelson
9:00 PM -10:00 PM
Wine and Cheese Reception
Saturday, February 21, 2004
7:30 AM -9:00AM
9:00 AM -10:00 AM
Introduction of keynote, Professor Cruz Reynoso by President of SEA, Gilda M. Bloom-Leiva
Honorable Cruz Reynoso
Professor, School of Law
University of California at Davis
“Brown v. Board: Promises Kept and Promises Unkept.”
10:00 AM – 10:30AM
Coffee Break and discussion with Cruz Reynoso
10:30 AM-12 Noon
Panel One: Sociological Contexts of Higher Education and the Law
• Higher Education and the Law: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of the Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).
Octavio Villalpando, Ph.D. and Brenda Valles, Center for the Study of Race and Diversity in Higher Education, University of Utah.
• Mother May I? Sociological Implications of Achieving Racial Balance through Judicial Action.
Tracy Blake and Kari Mattox, University of Florida.
• Toward a Philosophical Model of Educational Opportunity — 25 Years and Counting.
Richard K. Gordon, Ph.D., CSU Domingues Hills.
12 Noon – 1:00 PM
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Panel Two: Legal and Policy Levers (of Change) and Education
• Avoiding Brown at Taxpayers’ Expense: Logiodice, Re-segregation and the Loss of Student Rights under School Choice.
Eric Haas, J.D., Arizona State University.
• The Limits of Income Desegregation Policies for Achieving Racial Desegregation.
Sean F. Reardon, Pennsylvania State University.
John T. Yun, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Michal Kurlaender, Harvard University.
• Does Segregation Still Matter? The Impact of Student Composition on Academic Achievement in High School.
Russell W. Rumberger, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara.
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Panel Three: Historical Viewpoints
• The Transformation of School Desegregation in San Jose, California (1985-2003)
M. Beatriz Arias, College of Education, Arizona State University
• Brown Action Before Brown: Desegregation of “Mexican Schools”.
Lirio Patton and Jeanne Powers, Ph.D., Arizona State University.
• The Color of Curriculum: Plotting a Course Through Millennia.
Michael J. Williams, National-Louis University.
• Racial Attitudes and the Sanctity of Neighborhood Schools in Chicago.
Dionne Danns, Ph.D., AERA-IES Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Sherry Hour and SEA Business Meeting
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Walk on the Beach!
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Introduction of Keynote, Dr.William Watkins by SEA Conference Chair, Theodorea Regina Berry, Ed.D.
AERA-IES Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. William H. Watkins
College of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
Besmirching Brown: The New Assault on Public Education
8:30 – 9:00 PM
Discussion with William Watkins
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Wine and Cheese Reception
Sunday, February 22
7:30 AM – 9:00AM
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Panel Four: Learning and the Law
• Brown v. Board of Education: Moving Beyond Integration to Full Intellectual Participation in First-Year Composition.
Joy Banks, Ph.D., North Carolina Central University.
• Engendering Participation: An Ethnographic Analysis of Latina/o Adolescents’ Classroom Perceptions and Practices.
Terri Patchen, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton.
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
10:45 AM -12:30 PM
Panel Five: Educating Urban Youth
• “Educating” Urban Youth: How Policing of Public Space Articulates Inequality.
Huei-Hsuan Lin, Ph.D. and Christina M. Limpert, Syracuse University.
• Educating Urban Youth as Critical Researchers in the Sociology of Education: How a Research Intervention Project Informs Policy, Practice to Create New Pathways to Higher Education
Jeannie Oakes, John Rogers, Anthony Collatos, Marisa Saunders
Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA) and UC ACCORD, University of California, Los Angles
Whittier College and Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA), University of California, Los Angeles
Alejandro Nuno, University of San Francisco
Veronica Casillas, Loyola Marymount University and Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA), University of California, Los Angeles
Eduardo Choza, Tiffany Davis, Nallely Gutierrez, Roger Lara, Veronica Sena
California State University, Monterey Bay and Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA), University of California, Los Angeles
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch (Box Lunches are available today, at no additional cost, if ordered on the first day of the conference.)
Note: Asilomar Dining Room hours: