We are excited to announce the Pre-Conference options for AERC 2017
Pre-Conferences will be held in the Thurman J. White Forum Building at the University of Oklahoma on June 8, 2017. All Pre-Conference registrations include attending the Pre-Conference, breakfast, lunch, and a light snack on the day of the Pre-Conference.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
|8:30am||Registration Open||Forum Lobby|
|8:30am - 9am||Continental Breakfast||Conference Room A|
|9am - 5pm||Pre-Conferences||Seminar Rooms|
|12pm - 1pm||Pre-Conference Lunch||Conference Room A|
|African Diaspora Pre-Conference||Room A2|
|Asian Pre-Conference||Room A3|
|Bullying, Incivility, and Violence in Adult, Higher, Continuing, and Professional Education||Room A4|
The 25th Annual African Diaspora Pre-Conference theme this year is "Celebrating 25 Years: The Struggle Continues." Members of the African Diaspora who engage in or conduct research on "the lived experiences of Black folks," are still often questioned and discouraged from engaging in these types of studies. The purpose of this pre-conference is to provide a forum in which graduate students of African ancestry can engage in research and critically dialogue about theories, philosophies, and practices related to the education or experiences of adults in the African Diaspora.
The Tenth Asian Diaspora Adult Education Pre-Conference provides a forum in which scholars from both and Asian ancestry (East) and the West (including the Rest) may learn from each other, share Eastern, Non-Western perspectives on teaching and learning practices, current research issues, concerns, and future visions relevant to practitioners, and graduate students who are interested in researching about and contributing to, the East to present their scholarship and research projects. In the global context, knowledge production becomes and active and applicable process that involves interconnections, collaboration, and engagement with the world. Learning has thus become more collaborative and international. Learning, in this context, has gone global. Global learning enables adult learners to know broder concepts, theories, and proctices, and give meanings in specific and relative contexts (Andreotti & Souza, 2008). Thus, learning globally becomes critical for meaningful and mindful dialogues and exchanges between the East and the Rest,
In order for postsecondary education to be a place where democratic and inclusive learning occur, adult educators and practitioners in adult, higher, continuing, and professional education need to be aware of and understand what bullying, incivility and violent incidents are so that they can combat those malicious incidents. To become aware of and have a good understanding of those incidents, adult educators and practitioners need to have critical dialogues about those incidents. In the preconference last year, there were some great conversations and sharing of stories about bullying, incivility, and violence in adult, higher, continuing, and professional education. This year’s preconference will also include critical dialogues about bullying, incivility, and violence in adult, higher, continuing, and professional education. Therefore, the purpose of this preconference is to provide an opportunity for educators, practitioners, and researchers to have continued critical dialogues about empirical, theoretical, and practical issues of bullying, incivility, and violence in adult, higher, continuing, and professional education. This preconference will focus on the following theme: Justice for All: Practicing Anti-Bullying and Anti-Violence Education to Create Civil Environments for Adult Learners.