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The Role of Education Researchers in an Era of Fake News

Tue, April 17, 8:15 to 10:15am, New York Hilton Midtown, Floor: Second Floor, Beekman

Session Type: Invited Speaker Session


In recent times, we have witnessed challenges by federal, state, and local elected officials to the fundamental principles and values of higher education in the United States. Particularly troubling are the disregard and politicization of facts, data, research, and science and mischaracterizations of the meaning and importance of academic freedom. This presidential session seeks to advance productive and interactive dialogue about how we, as individuals and a collective, can ensure the integrity of knowledge now and into the future and effectively respond to challenges to facts, data, research, and science. Dialogue will focus on the role of individual educational researchers and AERA, as an association and collective, in the production, dissemination, and use of research

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