Thursday, November 17 / 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Burnham 1 (Floor 7)

Session 1
Ranking Evidence, Evidencing Rank

Chair: Dan Steward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1. High Achievers and Gifted Students in Swedish Compulsory Schools Curricula, the 1960’s to the 1980’sLena Ivarsson, Mid Sweden University.

2. Academic Rankings as Isomorphic Forces: How Global Rankings Have Elicited Institutional Changes in Brazilian Public UniversitiesAndré Martins, University of São Paulo; Gladys Barreyro, University of São Paulo.

3. Hello, My Name Is "Sociology": Situating Introductory Texts in the Professional LiteratureDan Steward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

4. Vanguard of an Evidence-Based Society: Explaining the Experimental Mandate of the NCLB ActTytus Wilam, University of Chicago.

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