AEFP 44th Annual Conference

Building the Connections Between Research and Policy

Kansas City Marriott Downtown - Kansas City, Missouri
March 21-23, 2019

Call for Proposals - Guidelines

Submission window: September 25 to November 8, 2017
Conference: March 15 to 17, 2018

Submit paper/poster  Submit policy talk

Proposals may be submitted for these presentation formats: an individual paper/poster, or Policy Talks.

Papers or Posters: Papers and posters are research investigations on an important topic for education finance or policy. Researchers present papers as part of a panel with three or four other papers and a chair. Researchers who present posters present them together during a time slot at the annual conference designated only for posters. AEFP will provide poster boards for poster presenters.

Policy Talks: Policy talks are panel sessions with a chair and up to four presenters that focus on a topic of broad policy and research relevance. Rather than sharing findings from individual papers, policy talks should create an integrated dialogue among researchers and policymakers on a well-defined topic. Policy talks must include at least one policymaker or practitioner as a panelist or chair in order to be considered for the program.

Abstract is limited to 750 words.

Paper/Poster and Policy Talk proposals on any topic in education finance and policy are welcome. Topics cover all countries, and include:

  • Early childhood
  • Educator preparation and professional development
  • Educator performance and evaluation
  • Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
  • Inequality and social context (e.g., the role of families and neighborhoods, achievement gaps)
  • K-12 standards, curriculum, accountability, and assessment
  • K-12 school finance: adequacy, equity, and impact
  • K-12 school finance: political and economic factors
  • K-12 school governance, choice, and politics
  • K-12 school and district leadership and organizations
  • K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
  • Methodology and data
  • Postsecondary access, admissions, and financial aid
  • Postsecondary finance, governance, and accountability
  • Postsecondary interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
  • Long-term outcomes of education (e.g., employment, wages, civic participation)
  • Other

You may only submit one proposal as a presenter. You may be an author on multiple proposals so long as you present only once at the meeting.