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Using Big Data: The Ethics, Dilemmas, and Possibilities for Educational Opportunity: Co-Sponsored with the AERA Ethics Committee

Fri, April 28, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 301 A&B

Session Type: Invited Speaker Session

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Given the increasing debates focused on the affordances and possibilities for the use of big data, what does the use of big data offer in identifying and responding to the needs of children and families in and out of school? Does the utility of the data for change outweigh concerns about the accessibility of the data? What are the potential constraints of using big data and how do we reconcile these constraints and the potential strengths? What are the implications of the focus on big data for building knowledge in practice and policy agendas at the local and national levels targeted to promoting educational equality?

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