Special Interest Group: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research (ULTR)
was founded in October 2000 with 35 education professors from southern
California. Dr. Lori Kim, Founder, has served as the first Chair and
Program Chair of the organization to make its first SIG-sponsored
sessions from the very next AERA annual meeting in 2001. As of 2005,
the SIG: ULTR has more than 300 members from more than 35 different
states from the U.S. and 3 other countries.
As stated in
the Mission of the AERA SIG: ULTR, we promote collaborative
development and dissemination of our membersÂ’ achievement in research
and professional practice in Urban Learning and Teaching.
membership of the organization, the ULTR has been able to offer an
increasing number of SIG-sponsored sessions at AERA annual meetings.
currently sponsors two publications: (a)
Journal of Urban Learning,
Teaching, and Research and (b) Online Yearbook of Urban Learning,
Teaching, and Research. Copies of the Journal, a refereed
publication, are provided to the SIG members each year. The Online
Yearbook publishes the articles written by the presenters of the
SIG-sponsored sessions at the AERA annual meetings.