Proposal for SIG on Research in Global Child Advocacy

Wed, 5 Aug 1998 11:00:25 -0400

Forwarded by Susan Carter

This proposed new AERA (American Education Research Assn) special interest
group (SIG) may be of interest to many.

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Date: Mon, 03 Aug 1998 20:37:15 -0700 (MST)
From: Gene Glass <>
Reply-To: "AERA-H Division H: School Evaluation and Program Development"
Subject: AERA SIG> Proposal for SIG on Research in Global Child Advocacy

Dear Colleagues,
Although there is a growing acknowledgement that children are at
risk for various forms of maltreatment (including physical abuse,
sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect), greater attention
needs to be directed toward the role of educators in addressing
victimized children and creating school environments that are
protective and responsive. This may be accomplished through the
training of educators and the creation of educational settings
that champion the rights of children to be treated as persons with
In order to promote research into the evolving area of child
maltreatment and the promotion of children's rights, we are
proposing the formation of an American Educational Research
Association (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG) entitled Research in
Global Child Advocacy. This SIG will focus on research that examines
efforts to protect children and addresses individual
characteristics, systemic barriers, cultural beliefs, and societal
trends that may contribute to abusive practices. The process of
forming a SIG requires active AERA members to indicate their
interest by emailing their name and address to In addition to an active association
in AERA (, SIG members will be assessed annual dues
of $2.00 to cover expenses such as newsletters, postage, and
operating expenses. To aid us in reaching as many potential,
interested members, please forward this Email to other colleagues.

Michael and Ilene Berson

Michael J. Berson, Ph.D.
Department of Secondary Education
College of Education
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, EDU 208B
Tampa, Florida 33620-5650
Phone: (813) 974-7917
Fax: (813) 974-3837

Ilene R. Berson, Ph.D.
Department of Child and Family Studies
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MHC 2415
Tampa, FL 33612-3899

Gene V Glass
Associate Dean for Research 602-965-9644
College of Education
Arizona State University Tempe AZ 85287-0211


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