Hawai`i Educational Research Association

36th Annual Conference
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Campus Center
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sponsored by
Curriculum Research & Development Group

Featuring Keynote Presentations, Symposia & Papers
including the
2014 HERA Distinguished Paper Award Winner

Register Now!

Regular Registration
up to January 8, 2014

4:00 pm HST

Late Registration
after January 8, 2014
4:00 pm HST

Non Member


Keynote Speaker:

David C. Berliner

In what promises to be a lively keynote address, David C. Berliner will be sharing his outlook on education from his new book 50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools (Teachers College Press, Spring 2014). Dr. Berliner argues that the average citizens’ conception of public education in the United States is more myth than reality. Warped opinions about our nation’s public schools include the following: they are inferior to private schools; they are among the worst in the world in math and science; teachers should be fired if their students don’t score at the national average, and on and on.

David C. Berliner is Regents Professor Emeritus of Education at Arizona State University.  He has taught at the Universities of Arizona and Massachusetts, Teachers College and Stanford University, as well as universities in Australia, The Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.  Dr. Berliner is a member of the National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA).  He is the recipient of awards for distinguished contributions from APA, AERA, and the National Education Association (NEA).  He is co-author (with B. J. Biddle) of the best seller The manufactured crisis, co-author (with Ursula Casanova) of Putting research to work, and co-author (with N. L. Gage) of the textbook Educational psychology, now in its 6th edition. He is co-editor of the firstHandbook of educational psychology and the books Talks to teachers, and Perspectives on instructional time. His newest book, Collateral damage(with Sharon Nichols) is about the corruption of professional educators through high-stakes testing. Professor Berliner has also authored more than 200 published articles, technical reports, and book chapters.


Past Keynote Speakers: Thomas Apple, Judith Arter, Kathy Au, Pamela Aschbacher, Eva Baker, Sue Bennett, David Berliner, Philip J. Bossert, Betsy Brandt, John Bransford, Mervin Brennan, Martin Carnoy, Yvonne Chan, Arthur Costa, William Cummings, Lois-ellin Datta, Vicki Davis, Frank De Lima, William Dendle, Ed Emmer, Howard Gardner, Ricki Goldman, Dennis Gooler, Mark Hines, Ku Kahakalau, Paul Kingery, Morris Lai, Paul LeMahieu, Durwood Long, Charles Morrison, Diana Kaapana Oshiro, Scott Paris, Jerry Pine, James Popham, Michael Pressley, Richard Ripple, Robert Rosenthal, Barbara Schneider, Neil Scott, Michael Scriven, William Sewell, Richard Shavelson, Jim Shon, Frank Smith, Nick Smith, Nan Stein, Dennis Streveler, Ruth Streveler, Marilla Svinicki, William Tikunoff, Tony Wagner, Howard Wainer, Steven Wheelwright, Benjamin Young, and Don Zundel.


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[Browse Presentation Descriptions]

8:00a – 8:15a
Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:15a – 8:45a

Plenary Session
Introduction of Conference Sponsors
     HERA Officers and Board of Directors
     CRDG Representative(s)
     2014 Peter Dunn-Rankin Graduate Student Waiver Recipients

     2014 Distinguished Paper Award

8:45a – 9:45a

Keynote Address:
Confronting Educational Myths with Educational Research
David Berliner
, Regents Professor Emeritus of Education, Arizona State University

9:45a – 10:00a
Refreshment Break

10:00a – 11:00a

Session I for Papers and Symposia

11:00a – 11:15a

11:15a – 12:15p
Session II for Papers
12:15p – 1:00p



1:00p – 1:45p
Poster Session

1:15p – 1:45p
Refreshments available

1:45p – 2:45p

Session III for Papers and Symposia

 3:00p – 4:00p
HERA Membership Meeting
     Election of 2014 Officers and Board of Directors

Conference Fees (subject to change)

Regular Registration
up to January 8, 2014

4:00 pm HST

Late Registration
after January 8, 2014
4:00 pm HST

Non Member



2014 Peter Dunn-Rankin Graduate Student Waiver Program
Up to 5 available

The Peter Dunn-Rankin Graduate Student Waiver program is geared to encourage graduate students whose goals are to contribute to educational research in Hawai‘i. Graduate students need not be members of a school or college of education. Students from all disciplines are welcome. Up to five total waivers will be awarded on January 6, 2014 for registration to the 2014 HERA Conference.

Criteria for Graduate Student

* Must be at least a half-time student in good standing at any institution of higher education.
* Student is responsible for own membership fee ($10).
* Must submit a personal statement by 4pm HST, December 23, 2013.
* Be reachable via email on January 2, 2014 for notification of waiver award.
* Accept award by January 6, 2014.
* Become a member of or renew 2014 membership to HERA.
* Can not have been a Dunn-Rankin Graduate Student waiver recipient in the past two years.

Personal Statement Guidelines

Craft a personal statement no more than 500 words and submit the statement to herainfo@hawaii.edu by December 23, 2013. Acceptable formats for the documents are .doc, .rtf, .pdf or pasted into the email. Please address the following two guiding questions in the personal statement:
1. What do you consider the biggest challenges in Hawaii's educational system?
2. How do you envision HERA can positively contribute to policy, practice, accountability, assessment, etc. in education?

Please direct all questions to herainfo@hawaii.edu, or call Truc Nguyen at 808-956-6507 or Kathy Berg at 808-956-4952.


Conference fees include refreshments and lunch, if received before our lunch reservation deadline of January 8, 2014 at 4pm HST. Registration after January 8, 2014 carries no guarantee of lunch. For more information, write to herainfo@hawaii.edu, or call Kathleen Berg 808-956-4952 or Truc Nguyen 808-956-6507.

You may cancel or transfer your registration by January 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. HST. Cancellations after January 29, 2014 and no-shows are subject to a $30 processing fee. Please note that a late processing fee of $10 per registrant will be applied for all unpaid registrations on January 27, 2014 at 4pm.

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