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UW's Graue, Wager analyze early childhood research at AERA conference

August 11, 2015

The American Educational Research Association recently held a research-intensive conference titled, “Advancing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Early Childhood Research: Creating Synergies Among Segregated Scholarly Communities.”

The conference hosted 20 scholars, including UW-Madison’s Anita Wager, an assistant professor in mathematics education with the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. UW-Madison’s Beth Graue planned and co-chaired the conference. Graue is a former kindergarten teacher who is UW-Madison's Sorenson Professor of Childhood Studies and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

The conference examined critical research areas, research methodologies, capacity building and innovative collaborations. Breakout sessions and plenaries fostered analyses and exchange from all 20 participants surrounding early childhood research and policy and practice.

To learn more, check out this AERA news article.