The Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education at Clemson University co-hosted the recent Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Institute on African-Americans and Education, held in conjunction with the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in Chicago.

Designed to prepare doctoral students to study the African-American experience in education, the institute drew doctoral students from across the United States to learn techniques for conducting research about educational issues affecting African-Americans.

The research institute was implemented in collaboration with Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Urban Education Collaborative, and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African-American Male at The Ohio State University.

“Since 2008, I have worked with scholars around the country to implement the research institute to enable students to develop research skills and produce scholarship,” said Lamont A. Flowers, the center’s executive director and Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in Clemson’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education.

“In addition to disseminating empirical studies and implementing research-based programs, increasing the number of researchers who study the black experience in education is an important aspect of our work at the Charles H. Houston Center,” Flowers added.

In other Charles H. Houston Center news, Flowers participated in a roundtable session at the 2015 AERA annual meeting, held in conjunction with the 19th annual Continuation of Conversations with Senior Scholars on Advancing Research and Professional Development Related to Black Education. Flowers’ presentation was titled, “Developing Effective Intervention Programs to Address Areas of Educational Concern.”