Hawai`i Educational Research Association

39th Annual Conference
Venue: Art Auditorium and Campus Center, UH Manoa
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sponsored by
Curriculum Research & Development Group
, College of Education, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Featuring Keynote Presentation, Symposia & Papers
including the
2017 HERA Distinguished Paper Award Winner


Regular Registration
up to December 21, 2016

4:00 pm HST

Late Registration
after December 21, 2016
4:00 pm HST

Member (Calendar Year)
Non Member



Keynote Speaker:

Vivian Tseng

Dr. Tseng leads the William T. Grant Foundation’s grantmaking and spearheads its initiatives to connect research, policy, and practice. In 2009, she launched the Foundation’s focus on the use of research evidence in policy and practice, inspiring a national network of partnerships between school districts and researchers. Dr. Tseng has a deep interest in mentoring young researchers and is committed to strengthening the career pipeline for scholars of color. Under her leadership, the William T. Grant Scholars Program has broadened its diversity and deepened its support for early-career professionals.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Tseng was an assistant professor in psychology and Asian American studies at California State University, Northridge. Her research on culture, immigration, and child development was published in Child DevelopmentJournal of Marriage and the FamilyJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and the Handbooks of ParentingAsian American Psychology, and 21st Century Education, among other outlets. Conceptual papers on youth’s social settings and promoting social change appeared in the American Journal of Community Psychology. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Forum for Youth Investment; is the Associate Editor, North America for the international journal, Evidence and Policy; and chairs the Society for Research on Child Development’s Asian Caucus. In 2013, she was a faculty consultant for the Aspen Institute’s Senior Congressional Educational Staff Workshop on the Education Sciences Reform Act.



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Browse the online conference program and abstracts

8:30a – 9:00a
Registration and Breakfast/Refreshments Executive Dining Room

9:00a – 9:15a

Plenary Session
Introduction of Conference Sponsors
     HERA Officers and Board of Directors
     CRDG Representative(s)
     2017 Peter Dunn-Rankin Graduate Student Waiver Recipients

     2017 Distinguished Paper Award

Executive Dining Room

9:15a – 10:15a

Keynote Address
A Learning Agenda for the Every Student Succeeds Act
Vivian Tseng, Vice President, Program
William T. Grant Foundation

Executive Dining Room

10:15a –10:30a
Refreshment Break Executive Dining Room

10:30a – 11:30a

Session I for Presentations and Symposia

Campus Center Rooms 307–309

11:30a – 12:30p
Lunch Campus Center Executive Dining

12:30p – 1:15p

Poster Session

Campus Center Room 203E
1:15p – 2:15p

Session II for Presentations and Symposia

Campus Center Rooms 307–309
2:15p – 2:30p
Break, Refreshments available Campus Center Room 310

2:30p – 3:30p
Session III for Presentations and Symposia Campus Center Rooms 307–309

3:45p – 4:45p

HERA Membership Meeting
     Election of 2017 Officers and Board of Directors

Campus Center Room 309

Conference Fees

Regular Registration
up to December 21, 2016

4:00 pm HST

Late Registration
after December 21, 2016
4:00 pm HST

Non Member



2017 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 December 16, 2016 for registration to the 2017 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 5, 2016.
* Be reachable via email on December 16, 2016 for notification of waiver award.
* Accept award by December 19, 2016.
* Become a 2017 member 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 5, 2016. 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 Hawai‘i'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.


Conference fees include refreshments and lunch, if received before our lunch reservation deadline of December 21, 2016 at 4pm HST. Registration after December 21, 2016 carries no guarantee of lunch. For more information, write to herainfo@hawaii.edu, or call Lauren Mark at 808-956-6369 or Truc Nguyen 808-956-6507.

You may cancel or transfer your registration by January 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. HST. Cancellations after January 13, 2017 and no-shows are subject to a $30 processing fee.

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1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016


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