Conference 2009

2009 SEA Conference
February 20-22, 2008
Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California.
“Moving up or Moving out? Social Inequality in Educational Transitions”
Keynote Speaker: Claudia Buchman, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University
“From Crayons to College: Gender Inequalities in Educational Transitions across the Life Course”
Reception
Saturday, February 21
7:30-8:30 am 8:30-10:10
Breakfast
Session 1: The High School as Site and Source of Transition Challenges Christopher Weiss and E. Christine Baker-Smith, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University
“The Transition to High School”
Amy Langenkamp, Department of Sociology, Georgia State University
“Why are Minority Youth More Vulnerable During School Transitions? Gender, Social Relationships and School Climate”
Donnell Butler, Department of Sociology, Princeton University “From Segregation to Integration: The Effect of Race and High School Segregation on Social Integration at Predominantly White Colleges”
Lisa Nunn, Department of Sociology, University of California-San Diego
“Local Beliefs as (dis)Advantage for Post High School Futures: Students’ Understandings of Effort, Intelligence, and School Success in Three Diverse High Schools”
Sean Kelly and William Carbonaro, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame
“The Relationship between Tracking, Teacher Expectations, and Educational Attainment: Evidence from a Discrepant Course Taking Model”

10:10-10:40 Coffee
10:40-12:00
Session 2: Information and Choice in Educational Transitions
Clarisse Haxton and Ruth Curran Neild, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
“Parent Knowledge of Criteria and Admission Rates in a School Choice Process”
Guadalupe Martinez and Regina Deil-Amen, College of Education, University of Arizona
“Understanding the Relevance of High School Context on Latino(a) Students’ College Choice”
Melanie Toshiye Jones, Department of Sociology, University of California-Davis “Fragmented or Reliable Information: Use of College Information Sources among African Americans”
Sarah Ovink, Department of Sociology, University of California-Davis “Carrying the Weight: Gender Differences in Mexican American Postsecondary Pathways”
12-1:00 pm
1:00-2:40 pm Session 3: Making the Transition to and through College and Beyond
Sara Goldrick-Rab, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, and Douglas Harris, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin
“The Effect of Financial Aid on Postsecondary Educational Transitions”
Janice McCabe and Brandon Adonis Jackson, Department of Sociology, Florida State University
“The Financial Aid Grapevine: Social Capital in Undergraduates’ Experiences with College Cost”
Deborah Faye Carter, Julie Posselt, Pelema Morrice, Carmen McCallum, and Brian Burt, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Michigan
“A Day in the Life of a Researcher: Undergraduate Research Programs and Student Subject Matter and Career Socialization”
Heather Wathington, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia “Social Reproduction and the Developmental Difference: The Post-graduate Outcomes of HBCU Graduates Compared”
Caren Arbeit, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
“The Impact of Foreign College Degrees on Immigrant Income in the United
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Lunch

States” 2:40-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:20pm Session4:HowStudentExperiencesShapeandareShapedbyTransitions
4:30-5:15pm 6-7 pm 7-8:30 pm
8:30 pm
Hilary Levey, Department of Sociology, Princeton University
“Getting In and Dropping Out: Elementary School Children’s Participation in Competitive After-School Activities”
Dara Shifrer, Department of Sociology, University of Texas-Austin, Rebecca M. Callahan, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia, and Chandra Muller, Department of Sociology, University of Texas- Austin
“The Effect of an IEP for High School Students Identified as Learning Disabled”
Mary McKillip, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign
“Investigating the Academic Repercussions of Students Transferring Schools”
Marci Borenstein, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
“Parental Choice and Educational Trajectories: A Case Study of Immigrant Families Navigating the NYC Public School System”
Businessmeeting Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Russell W. Rumberger, School of Education, University of California-Santa Barbara
“Education and the Reproduction of Inequality across Generations”
Sunday, February 22
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
Reception
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8:30-10:10
Session 5: Institutional Effects and Educational Pathways
Dorren McMahon, The Geary Institute, University College Dublin, and Peter Robert, The Geary Institute, University College Dublin and ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary
“The Double Whammy: The Impact of Social Origins and School Systems on Educational Transitions in Europe and the USA”
Aaron Benavot, Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, State University of New York-Albany
“Educational Transitions in Developing Countries: The Impact of National Policies and Institutional Structures”
Ann Mullen and Jayne Baker, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto “Institutional Correlates of Gender Segregation”
Genevieve Negron-Gonzales, School of Education, University of California- Berkeley
“The Making and Unmaking of Common Sense: Undocumented College Students and Oppositional Consciousness”
Fabian Pfeffer, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin and Sara Goldrick-Rab, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin
“Educational Transitions in Four-year Colleges”
10:10-10:30 Coffee
10:30-12:10
Session 6: How Schools Can Improve Transition Experiences
Kira Baker-Doyle, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus
“The Social Networks of First Year Teachers: Developing School Status, Support and Savior-Faire through Intentional Professional Networks”
Hugh Mehan, Department of Sociology and Center for Research on Educational Equity, Access, and Teaching Excellence, University of California-San Diego “Creating and Assessing a Model System for School Improvement”
Elizabeth Vazquez, School of Education, University of California-Los Angeles ““I Just Want a Fresh Start”: Critical Decisions and Transitions Associated with Expulsion, Suspension and the Reentry Process”
Louise Elffers, Department of Education Sciences, University of Amsterdam “School Transition with a Positive Prospect”
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12-:10-1 pm
Lunch

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