ASA Sociology of Education Section Dinner in San Francisco
Chair: Aaron Pallas
Chair-elect: Annette Lareau
Past chair: John Meyer
Sec./Treasurer: David Baker
Council: Kevin Dougherty 98
Newsletter: David Levinson
Chair-Elect: Francisco O. Ramirez
Council: Mark Berends
Council: Chandra Muller
At the upcoming 1998 ASA meetings, we have a rare opportunity to hear about U.S. educational policy from one of those shaping and guiding federal education policies and practices. Professor Marshall Smith, formerly at Stanford University, is the Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, second only to Secretary Riley in that Department. He will speak about educationaal reform and equality.
10:30 AM: Saturday, August 22
139. Special Session: Contemporary Educational Reform and Equality of
Organizer and Presider: Maureen T. Hallinan, University of Notre Dame
Speaker: Marshall S. Smith, Acting Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Education
22. Section on Sociology of Education. Moving beyond High
School: The Long Shadow of Work
Friday, August 21, 8:30-10:15 a.m.
Presider: Ralph McNeal, University of Connecticut
The Effects of the Demand for Female Labor on Educational Attainment: A Multilevel Analysis. David A. Cotter, Union College; Joan M. Hermsen, University of Missouri, Columbia; and Reeve Vanneman, University of Maryland
Educational Mismatch and Job Satisfaction: A Justice Perspective. Teri Fritsma, Charles Mueller, and Scott R. Eliason, University of Iowa
Family Disruption, Income Change, and College Entry: Who Gets Hurt the Most? Roger A. Wojtkiewicz and Elaine M. McDonald, Louisiana State University
The Community College as an Engine of Economic Development: Origins and Prospects. Kevin Dougherty, Manhattanville College; and Marianne F. Bakia, Teachers College, Columbia University
Manufacturing Class: Urban Japanese High Schools at Work. Mary C. Brinton, University of Chicago
Discussion: Jerry Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania
48. Section on Sociology of Education. Curriculum and Forms
Friday, August 21, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Presider: Mark Berends, RAND
Choosing the Right Path: Course Sequences and Educational Success during High School and Beyond. Christopher B. Swanson and Catherine Riegle-Crumb, University of Chicago
Diversity within Uniformity: Conflicting Pressures in the Construction of Implemented School Curricula. Aaron Benavot and Nura Resh, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
The Multiple Faces of Elementary School Tracking. Karl L. Alexander, Doris R. Entwisle, and Nettie Legters, Johns Hopkins University
Bringing the Tracks (All the Way) Back In: Education Transitions, Track Mobility, and Waning Effects of Social Background. Samuel R. Lucas, University of California, Berkeley
How Does Cultural Capital Affect Educational Outcomes?: An Empirical Confrontation of a High-Brow Status Approach versus a Reading Ability Perspectives in the Netherlands. Nan Dirk De Graaf and Gerbert Kraaykamp, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands
Discussion: Adam Gamoran, University of Wisconsin, Madison
76. Section on Sociology of Education. Refereed Roundtables
and Business Meeting
Friday, August 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Refereed Roundtables
1. Historical and International Studies
Table Presider/Discussant: Phyllis Riddle, St. Vincent College
Peggy G. Hargis, Georgia Southern University; and Patrick M. Horan, University of Georgia
Ethnic Differences in Schooling in the Late Nineteenth Century: Separating Cultural and Structural Factors
Kathryn S. Schiller, Vladimir Khmelkov, and Xiao-Qing Wang, University of Notre Dame
Beyond the "One Best System": International Variation in Social Factors Influencing Academic Achievement
Mark J. Schafer, Indiana University
Nongovernmental Organizations, Educational Expansion, and Third World Development
2. High School Coursetaking
Table Presider/Discussant: Joan Z. Spade, Lehigh University
Stephen B. Plank and Will J. Jordan, Johns Hopkins University; Karen Ross, University of Michigan
Math Ways: Patterns and Effects of Course Sequences in High School
Catherine Riegle-Crumb and Julie Kochanek, University of Chicago
One But Not the Other: Gender Differences in Math and Science Course-taking
Ji-Soo Kim and Karen Ross, University of Michigan
Coursetaking in Mathematics: Influences and Constraints on Student Choice in Traditional and Alternative High Schools
3. Family Background Effects
Table Presider/Discussant: George Farkas, University of Texas-Dallas
Kurt Bauman, U.S. Bureau of the Census
Nonlinear Effects of Family Background Factors on Educational Attainment from 1945 to 1985
Toshiko Kaneda, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Educational Attainment of Japanese Men and Women: How and Why Do Siblings Matter?
Amy J. Orr, University of Notre Dame
Black-White Wealth Differentials and Academic Achievement
4. College Choice
Table Presider/Discussant: Patricia McDonough, University of California at Los Angeles
Lynda Lytle Holmstrom, Paul S. Gray, and David A. Karp, Boston College
Great Expectations and Everyday Worries: Anticipating the Transition to College
Lisa Chavez, Harvard University
"Choosing" to Attend Community Colleges: The Case of Latino High School Graduates
Ruanda Garth, University of Chicago
Lift As You Climb: Collective Commitment among African American College Students Attending Historically Black and Predominately White Institutions
5. Parent Involvement
Table Presider/Discussant: Ruth Neild, University of Pennsylvania
David L. Brunsma, University of Notre Dame
Institutional Deference and Parent Involvement in Secondary Education: Testing Seeley's Delegation Model
Joyce L. Epstein, Mavis G. Sanders, and Laurel A. Clark, Johns Hopkins University
Preparing Educators for School-Family-Community Partnerships: Results of a National Survey of Colleges and Universities
Sophia Catsambis, Queens College
Expanding Knowledge of Parental Involvement in Secondary Education: Effects on High School Academic Success
6. Social Capital
Table Presider/Discussant: Ken Frank, Michigan State University
Robert G. Croninger, University of Maryland; and Valerie E. Lee, University of Michigan
Does Access to School-Based Social Capital Benefit High School Students at Risk of Educational Failure
Chandra Muller, University of Texas at Austin
Social Capital in the Teacher-Student Relationship
Ralph McNeal, University of Connecticut
Parent Involvement, Process Outcomes, and Science Achievement: Explaining the Parent Involvement Effect?
Table Presider/Discussant: Joan E. Talbert, Stanford University
Nettie E. Legters, Johns Hopkins University
Teachers as Workers in the World System
Vladimir T. Khmelkov, University of Notre Dame
Developing Professional Responsibility for Work: The Effects of Preservice Teaching on Prospective Teachers
Eric Grodsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Effects of Professional Development on Professional Community in American Schools
8. School Organization
Table Presider/Discussant: Marc Ventresca, Northwestern University
David L. Jacobson, New York University
Contemporary Organizational Integration in Schools and Firms
Carolyn Riehl, Eastern Michigan University
Constitutive Practice: Understanding the Role of Administrative Discourse in the Ongoing Organizing of a Public Elementary School
9. Personal Contacts within Schools
Table Presider/Discussant: Kathryn Borman, University of South Florida
David A. Kinney, Central Michigan University
Teachers Reaching Alienated Adolescents: Exploring the Academic Side of a Successful Alternative School
Shannon R. Curtis, University of Michigan; and Helen Marks, Ohio State University
Personalism in One High School: What Does It Look Like? How Does It Work?
Valerie E. Lee, University of Michigan
Schools-Within-Schools: A Solution to the Problem of Large Secondary Schools?
10. Curriculum Choice in Postsecondary Education
Table Presider/Discussant: William T. Trent, University of Illinois
Debra Schleef, University of Virginia
"That's A Good Question!": Exploring Motivations for Entering Law and Business School
Susan E. Moreno and Chandra Muller, University of Texas at Austin
Success and Diversity: Transition through First-Year Calculus in the University
11. Stratification in Higher Education
Table Presider/Discussant: William Velez, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Regina Deil, Northwestern University
College Success?: Race, Academic and Social Integration among Four-Year, Two-Year, and Less-Than-Two-Year College Students
David Karen, Bryn Mawr College; James Hearn, University of Minnesota
Academic and Non-Academic Influences on the College Destinations of 1992 High School Graduates
Mark Schoenhals and Angela M. Tsay, University of Chicago
Knowledge, Norms, and Networks: Niches and the Multidimensionality of Advantage
12. Social Psychology of Education
Table Presider/Discussant: Elizabeth G. Cohen, Stanford University
Nura Resh, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Perception of Deprivation and Classroom Composition
Lisa Pellerin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
The Influence of Academic Commitment on Achievement
Lorie J. Schabo Grabowski, Kathleen Thiede Call, and Jeylan T. Mortimer, University of Minnesota
Global and Economic Self-Efficacy in the Attainment Process
13. Educational Aspirations and Expectations
Table Presider/Discussant: Katherine McClelland, Franklin and Marshall College
Stephen L. Morgan, Harvard University
Adolescent Sociometricians: Educational Attainment and the Bayesian Dynamics of Expectation Formation
Richard Startup and Benjamin M. Dressel, University of Wales
Student Culture and Aspirations: An Exploratory USA/UK and Rural/Urban Comparison
Gad Yair, Nabil Khattab, and Aaron Benavot, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Heating-Up Function of Schooling among Israeli Arabs: Revisiting a Classic Argument
14. Race, Ethnicity and Gender
Table Presider/Discussant: A. Gary Dworkin, University of Houston
Cornelius Riordan, Providence College
Student Outcomes in Catholic and Public Secondary Schools: Gender Gap Comparisons from 1972 to 1992
Vicki L. Lamb, University of South Carolina
Racial Differences in Mathematics Scores: Does the Racial Composition of the Grade Have Any Effect?
Wendy Leo, University of Minnesota
Racial Projects in the Classroom: Using Critical Race Theory to Explain Conflicts in Race Relations Classes
15. Cultural Capital
Table Presider/Discussant: Ricardo D. Stanton-Salazar, University of California-San Diego
David Swartz, Boston University
Assessing the Role of Social Reproduction Theory in the Sociology of Education
Susan Dumais, Harvard University
Participation in High Culture and Educational Success
Herman G. van de Werfhorst, Nan Dirk de Graaf, and Gerbert Kraaykamp, Nijmegen University
Parental Resources and Their Children's Field of Education in the Netherlands
16. Education's Effects on Occupational Outcomes
Table Presider/Discussant: Paul Kingston, University of Virginia
Jimy Sanders, University of South Carolina
Education and the Rapid Growth of Earnings Inequality
Daniel A. Long, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Education and Social Mobility in Argentina from 1955-1987: A Test of Gino Germani's Modernization Theory versus the Maximally Maintained Inequality Hypothesis
David Bills, University of Iowa
Participation in Job-Related Education: Determinants at the Person and Person-Course Levels
17. Engagement, Participation and Community in High School
Table Presider/Discussant: Charles E. Bidwell, University of Chicago
Christopher Weiss, University of Pennsylvania
Student Engagement across the Transition into High School
Helen M. Marks and Patricia Kuss, Ohio State University
Patterns of Community Service Participation in U.S. High Schools
Paul Colomy and Robert Granfield, University of Denver
Experiencing Community at an Alternative High School: The Re-engagement of Dropouts
18. Retention and Resiliency
Table Presider/Discussant: Aaron M. Pallas, Michigan State University
Lori Kowaleski-Jones and Greg J. Duncan, Northwestern University
The Structure of Achievement and Behavior in Middle Childhood
Timothy Madigan, U.S. Bureau of the Census
Changes During the 1980's in the Rates of and Types of Students Affected by Grade Retention
Christopher B. Swanson and Barbara Schneider, University of Chicago
Students on the Move: Residential and Educational Mobility in America's Schools
19. High School Stratification Processes
Table Presider/Discussant: Julia Smith, Western Michigan University
D. R. Veenstra, University of Groningen
Children, Their Parents and Schools: The Importance of Student, Family and School Characteristics for Achievement in High School
Phillip N. Fucella, University of California-Berkeley
Educational Stratification and the Extra-Curricular Engagements of Secondary School Youth
Stephen Lamb and Trevor Johnson, Australian Council for Educational Research
Stratification of Learning Opportunities and Achievement in High School: Some Evidence from Australia
20. School Reform
Table Presider/Discussant: Amy Stuart Wells, University of California-Los Angeles
Scott Davies, McMaster University
God's Choice: A Case Study of Religion, Multiculturalism, and Educational Politics
Lori Diane Hill, University of Chicago
Quality Education 'By Any Means Necessary': Mobilizing Community Resources to Reform Failing Schools
21. Student and Faculty Work in Higher Education
Table Presider/Discussant: Floyd M. Hammack, New York University
Sarah E. Barfels and Michael Delucchi, University of Hawaii-West Oahu
A Class Above the Rest: The Hidden Curriculum of Work in Higher Education
Beth Anne Shelton, University of Texas at Arlington; Sheryl Skaggs, North Carolina State University; and Joseph Nehrenberg, University of Texas at Arlington
Research and/or Teaching: How Faculty Allocate Their Time
22. Transitions within and between Schools
Table Presider/Discussant: Barbara Schneider, University of Chicago
Susan S. Yonezawa, The Johns Hopkins University
Social lmcation and network influence on the track placement process
Shana Pribesh and Doug Downey, Ohio State University
Why Are Residential and School Moves Associated with Lower School Performance?
99. Section on Sociology of Education. Race and Educational
Choices in Adolescence and Beyond
August 21, 2:30-4:15 p.m.
Presider: Will Jordan, Johns Hopkins University
Reading Race, Class, and Gender: Academic Orientation and Narratives of Opportunity in the Inner-City. Carla O'Connor, University of Michigan
Choice as a Process: The Primacy of Race and the Secondary Importance of Other Factors in School Selection. Salvatore Saporito and Annette Lareau, Temple University
"Culture Shock": Black Students Account for Their Distinctiveness at an Elite College. Mitchell L. Stevens, MDRC, and Kimberly C. Torres, Hamilton College
From Hierarchy to Pluralism in American High Schools: Changing Patterns of Status and Race Relations. Jordi Comas and Murray Milner Jr., University of Virginia
Does Race Matter?: A Multi-Level Contextual Analysis of Race and Friendship Choice in American High Schools. Grace Kim, University of California, Berkeley
Discussion: Charles V. Willie, Harvard University
Other sessions of interest to section members:
107. Thematic Session. Social Inequality in Schooling. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
139. Special Session. Contemporary Educational Reform and Equality of
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
207. Regular Session. Current Educational Issues: Emerging Perspectives - Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
233. Regular Session. Education: Interpreting Students and Teachers - Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
249. Authors Meet Critics: Latino High School Graduation--Defying the Odds (University of Texas Press, 1997) by Toni Falbo and Harriet D. Romo - Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
275. Special Session. Education and Educational Policy: Sociology and School Reform - Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
303. Special Session. Inequality, Educational Reform, and Macro-Micro Issues - Sunday, 4:30 p.m.
330. Special Session. Education in the Third World - Monday, 8:30 a.m.
342. Regular Session. Communities and Schools: Politics and Policies - Monday, 8:30 a.m.
361. Special Session. Inequality and the Enhancement of Literacy - Monday, 10:30 a.m.
400. Regular Session. Education: Communities, Schools, and Capital - Monday, 12:30 p.m.
416. Special Session. Children's Labor and Schooling in the Americas - Monday, 2:30 p.m.
425. Regular Session. Multiple Dimensions of Educational Outcomes - Monday, 2:30 p.m.
Regular Session. Education: Taking the Measure of Quality - Monday, 4:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt University: The College of Arts and Science invites applications and nominations for Director of the African-American Studies Program.
The College seeks a distinguished senior scholar who will hold a tenured position in an appropriate department and who is expected to provide intellectual and academic leadership in attracting to the College a cluster of scholars with a shared research interest. This scholar will guide the College's Program in the Study of African- Americans or Africans throughout the diaspora. The appointment will commence with the 1999-2000 academic year. Applicants must have a record of outstanding scholarship in an appropriate humanities or social science discipline and a record of effective teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to offer one or more courses in the African-American curriculum as well as appropriate courses in her/his department. Routine administrative duties for the African- American program will be the responsibility of an assistant director, but prior administrative experience is considered an asset.
Submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names (including addresses, fax numbers and phone numbers) of six references to:
Professor Jimmie Franklin, Chair
Search Committee for the Director of African-American Studies
College of Arts and Science
301 Kirkland Hall, Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37240
Screening will begin September 18, 1998 and continue until the position is filled.
Vanderbilt is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Sociology of Education SIG announces a Call for Proposals for the 1999 Annual Meetings of the AERA in Montreal.
Proposals on topics related to any aspect of the sociology of education are welcome and will be peer-reviewed. Please forward proposals, in standard AERA format, to:
Professor Adam Gamoran
Department of Sociology
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Due date is August 3, 1998.
Please consider the SIG as a venue for your work.
Floyd M. Hammack
Associate Professor of Educational Sociology and Higher Education
New York University
239 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 995-4041 (fax)
The Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame invites those interested in education to attend the Institute's Second Annual Conference on Educational Issues. This year's conference is entitled "Comparative Studies of Educational Achievement" and will be held on November 14 and 15, 1998. The aim of the conference is to shed light on educational achievement as revealed through comparative perspectives.
On November 14th, invited speakers will discuss their recent investigations of inter-organizational differences as these relate to student performance. This research may be cross-national, regional, or compare schools of differing types. Comments will be made on each paper by invited respondents, and additional time is allocated for audience questions. The conference format is designed to facilitate discussion among speakers, respondents and participants.
On November 15th, the IEI will conduct a workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for graduate students specializing in Sociology of Education. Informal presentations and small group discussions will focus on graduate student concerns, such as promising research areas, theory development, selection of data, methodological and statistical considerations, publication of research, and the job market.
The Institute would like to invite you, your colleagues and students to attend the conference on November 14th and your graduate students to participate in the workshop on the 15th.
We hope that this conference and workshop will promote discussion and encourage collaborative research among social scientists. Your attendance will help ensure that the Institute conducts programs that benefit scholars and stimulate high quality research in education.
Further information about this conference will be posted at http://www.nd.edu/~iei/ic1198.html as it becomes available.
Special note to Education Researchers
A vast array of data about elementary/secondary and postecondary students, teachers/faculty, and schools and institutions is freely available from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Data about schools, school districts, and postsecondary institutions can be readily downloaded from the NCES web site (http://nces.ed.gov) or through the sociology of education web site (http://www.asanet.org/soe/). Data from sampled surveys from elementary/secondary and postsecondary students and teachers can also be freely obtained from NCES in public use format or restricted use format. To obtain these data, check the web site for information about appropriate contacts. Contact the (NCESWebmaster@ed.gov) if you have any questions.
Also, single copies of various data sets may be obtained from the National Education Data Resource Center via E-mail at NEDRC@pcci.com.
Additionally, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will make data available at Booth 401 during the 1998 conference in San Francisco as well as during the Poster Session on Data Resources Session 245, Sunday, August 23, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.
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