CSFE and CASA Business Meetings, 2014

Council for Social Foundations of Education (CSFE)
Business Meeting
1:45 – 3:15 – Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thomson Board Room — Hyatt Regency, Toronto

The Council for Social Foundations of Education meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Educational Studies Association/ IAIE annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency, Toronto. All member organization CSFE delegates and/or those who serve in leadership roles in these organizations are invited. All individuals who hold memberships in social foundations associations are also welcome to attend the meeting.
CSFE 2014 Agenda (Word)

CSFE 2014 Agenda (PDF)

 

Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation (CASA)
Business Meeting
3:30 – 5:15 – Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thomson Board Room — Hyatt Regency, Toronto

This AESA committee includes members who are interested in furthering AESA’s work on social foundations / educational studies standards and accreditation.

Maxine Greene’s Legacy

Here is a tribute to Maxine Greene from Kurt Stemhagen, Executive Director of the Philosophy of Education Society. 

Former Philosophy of Education Society President Maxine Greene passed away Thursday at the age of 96. Her vast body of accomplishments on the part of the arts, continental philosophy, and education are well documented and too great to be enumerated in this brief announcement. Detailed accounts of her life and work can be found in the following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxine_Greene

https://maxinegreene.org/

For the members of PES, she was a colleague, a mentor, a friend and a great inspiration. Her work in Phenomenology, aesthetics, and in thinking about social change, has left an indelible mark upon our collective work, and continues to challenge us to think beyond the “cotton wool” of every day experience, particularly those habits of mind that stultify academic discourse.

Maxine’s work is a testament to her Existentialist ethic of being forever “not yet.” She consistently found unexpected and unexplored corners in the overlap between philosophy and education, whether that meant a chapter on Melville in her early book on American education or a reinvention of the philosophical salon, held in her apartment overlooking Central Park on Sunday afternoons, in which sometimes forty or fifty people sat on the floor and stood in the hall to discuss favorite works of literature: Middlemarch, White Noise, Heart of Darkness.

Her perspective was not always received in the serious, earnest spirit with which it was offered. She often told a story of travelling to Bear Mountain to attend the nineteen sixty something spring meeting of the Middle Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society, a boys’ club of analytical philosophers who tolerated her presence, to a point. That year, her paper on the power of poetics in relating the personal and the political was met with a two word response: “Fuck Rilke.” She always laughed at this part of the story, begging pardon for her “French,” and relating how frustrated she was by the easy dismissal of her ideas.

It may be obvious, but still worth pointing out that she was the one laughing at the end of that story, as time and changes in the culture of the academy made room for her brand of insight, and gradually eclipsed the work of those from whom she sought recognition. It may be even more obvious, and yet still worth stating that given the limited space for philosophical practice in a world of educational research ever more dominated by quantifiable gains, Maxine Greene’s legacy is even more important to us in remaining true to our work and finding new ways of articulating our ideas to the world beyond the academy.

Kurt Stemhagen, Associate Professor
Executive Director, Philosophy of Education Society
School of Education, Department of Foundations
Virginia Commonwealth University

Tribute to Maxine Greene (Word)   Tribute to Maxine Greene (PDF)

Postdoctoral Associate in Social Foundations of Education

Postdoctoral Associate Position Available

Social Foundations of Education
Department of Educational Policy Studies
College of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago

 Applications due March 28, 2014

UIC Postdoctoral Associate  (announcement)

Purpose:  The Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University

of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a one-year

Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Foundations of Education.  Applicants

with an educational focus utilizing a critical analysis of urban teacher

education preparation programs through the lens of postcolonial studies,

feminist studies, or critical historiography are strongly encouraged to

apply.  The Postdoctoral Associate requires participants to teach one

course per semester.  This is a full-time position, available August 16,

2014 through August 15, 2015. The Postdoctoral Associate includes faculty

health insurance, dental coverage, and support for professional travel.

Postdoctoral Associates have access to University libraries, e-mail,

Internet, recreational facilities, and cultural and athletic events.

Salary is competitive

 Requirements: Applications are invited from persons with an earned doctorate prior to August 2014. The successful applicant should demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in Social Foundations of Urban Education and urban teacher education. The applicant’s research focus, background, and scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College of Education    (http://education.uic.edu/about-us/about-us#mission-values–history).

Setting: UIC is a vibrant urban university located in Chicago’s West Loop.

Currently the University’s commitment to engaged scholarship at the

local, national and international level is supported through entities such

as the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), the

Social Justice Initiative (SJI) and the Great Cities Institute (GCI).  In

alignment with the aforementioned entities, the College of Education is

committed to developing new knowledge about education that improves

teaching, learning and assessment; informs policy and practice; and is

valued by the communities we serve.

The Department of Educational Policy Studies (EDPS) is one of four

departments in the College of Education at UIC. Our twelve faculty members

are invested not only in their research but also the preparation of

teachers, scholars, and school leaders. The signature academic programs of

the department are the PhD in Policy Studies that includes separate

strands for the social foundations of education and educational

organizations and leadership, and the Ed.D. in urban educational

leadership, a principal preparation program.

Application procedure:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, transcripts for

all graduate course work and three letters of  references electronically

at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=39778 no later than

March 28 , 2014.

Applicants are encouraged to reference the department website

http://education.uic.edu/academics-admissions/departments/department-educational-policy-studies#overview

For more detailed information. Direct inquiries to Professor Pauline Lipman, Search Committee Chair plipman@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

AESA 2014 Annual Meeting Update

The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) & the International Association of Intercultural Education (IAIE) joint conference
October 29th-November 2nd, 2014
Hyatt Regency, Toronto, Canada

[Proposal submissions due: April 15, 2014]

Update from the AESA list today –

Hello,  Our apologies to those seeking to submit proposals to the AESA Annual
Conference in 2014 in the last couple days. We have been attempting to ready our website and conference system and experienced a minor delay. In order not to hold people up any further, those seeking to submit conference proposals can now do so via the following link:

http://ocs.sfu.ca/aesa/index.php/2014/

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To see the original call for proposals and other information about this conference, visit the AESA website ( educationalstudies.org ) — the Call also appears below.

Call for Proposals

For the 2014 annual conference the American Educational Studies

Association (AESA) and the International Association of Intercultural

Education (IAIE) will join forces to create a truly global community

of scholars in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Each

organization will follow a separate submission and review process that

will unite into one multinational, multilingual program.[1]

CONFERENCE THEME:

Reconceptualizing Diversity: Engaging with Histories, Theories,

Practices, and Discursive Strategies in Global Contexts

The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) and the

International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) are

presently accepting proposals for their joint conference

“Reconceptualizing Diversity: Engaging with Histories, Theories,

Practices, and Discursive Strategies in Global Contexts.” Together we

will provide a critical space for sociohistorical, political and

philosophical dialogues focused on reframing diversity within a global

context. In particular, we are interested in submissions that address

diversity as a multifaceted and dynamic idea as well as the structures

that transform, maintain, and reproduce the many intersectionalities

of identity. By focusing on colonialism, settler ideologies,

capitalism, and neoliberalism, among other related topics we can

resituate diversity in a global context. Turning to issues of

transnational immigration, cosmopolitan citizenships, and globalized

knowledge networks, we might find new approaches to equity and social

justice in education.

GENERAL CALL:

The AESA Program Committee for 2014 invites proposals on all topics

related to the broad field of educational studies including Social

Foundations of Education, its traditional scholarly domain. Proposals

may be submitted for individual papers, symposiums, panels, and

alternative format sessions through April 15, 2014. The committee

welcomes proposals from a full range of theoretical, disciplinary, and

interdisciplinary perspectives that include the following educational

emphases: social foundations of education, cultural studies of

education, curriculum theory and curriculum studies, comparative and

international education studies, and educational policy and

leadership. While all proposals of AESA quality are welcome,

especially encouraged are those that specifically address this year’s

theme, which will be highlighted in the program.

Submission deadline:

All proposals must be submitted electronically to the Online

Conference System (OCS) via the AESA website. It will open March 1,

2014 (5:00pm EST) and close on April 15, 2014 (11:59pm CST).

Participants are encouraged to plan ahead. Notifications of proposals’

acceptance or rejections will sent by July 15th, 2014.

ABOUT AESA

The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) was established in

1968 as an international learned society for students, teachers,

research scholars, and administrators who are interested in the

foundations of education. AESA is a society primarily comprised of

college and university professors and students who teach and research

in the field of education utilizing one or more of the liberal arts

disciplines of philosophy, history, politics, sociology, anthropology,

or economics as well as comparative/international and cultural

studies. The purpose of social foundations study is to bring

intellectual resources derived from these areas to bear in developing

interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives in education, both

inside of and outside of schools.

ABOUT IAIE

Since 1984 the International Association of Intercultural Education

(IAIE) has brought together educators and activists interested in

diversity and equity issues in education. This is defined quite

broadly, and includes among other topics, social justice, human

rights, pluralism in post-colonial, post-conflict and post-communist

countries, active citizenship, anti-racist education, migration and

indigenous minority issues, feminist and queer theory, bilingual and

multilingual language studies, ability studies, interfaith dialogue,

genocide and Holocaust education, and critical pedagogy. These topics

are also the focus of the organization’s Intercultural Education

journal, published 6 times a year.

INFORMATION

For more information about AESA and the conference, email

aesa2014conference@gmail.com (NOTE: questions and information, only–NO

submissions to this address). If you would like to volunteer to serve

as a chair or discussant for any specific session(s) at AESA 2014,

please contact Stephanie Pantazis-Reich, assistant to the program

chair, at aesa14conference@gmail.com. Please include an appropriate

subject line such as “Volunteer as Chair or Discussant” and provide

the following information in your email: your name, institution, areas

of expertise, and sessions (with titles) for which you would like to

serve as chair or discussant.

Please make note of the following:

1. Accessibility and technology requests must be requested at the time

of submission.

2. Membership in the organization is REQUIRED for all presenters,

along with conference registration.

3. Consider donating to the Graduate Student Fund when you become a

member/register for the conference.

4. Consider becoming an institutional sponsor.

5. Participants may only appear on 3 submissions.

This year’s program committee will number about 35 members. Assisting

the chair in program planning is an advisory group: Stephanie

Pantazis-Reich (Assistant to the Chair), Denise Taliafiero-Baszile,

Michele Kahn, and Daniella Cook.

[1] AESA members interested in submitting proposals in Spanish or

French should do so via the IAIE submissions system.

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Richard Kahn, Ph.D.

Core Faculty in Education

Antioch University Los Angeles

400 Corporate Pointe

Culver City, CA 90230

Phone: 310-578-1080 x357

Web: http://richardkahn.org

Communications Director, American Educational Studies Association

Chair, Environmental Education SIG, American Educational Research Association

AESA mailing list

AESA@lists.niu.edu

http://essmail.ess.niu.edu/mailman/listinfo/aesa

Position Announcement, University of Northern Iowa

The Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations at the University of Northern Iowa invites applications for two tenure-track positions, one at the assistant professor rank and one at the assistant/associate professor rank, to begin Fall 2014. The area of desired specialization is social foundations of education, but candidates with related scholarly interests in teacher education, philosophy of education, sociology of education, or history of education are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to undergraduate courses in social foundations such as the one taken by all pre-service teachers, and graduate level courses related to field of expertise. Service responsibilities include but are not limited to membership on, or supervision of graduate student masters or thesis committees.  See link for additional application information.  Full consideration date: November 15, 2013.

http://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/50311

New Website: John Dewey Society

The John Dewey Society is delighted to launch our new website: http://www.johndeweysociety.org. Please visit the new site soon, as it includes information that will be of interest for all members, including the announcement of the 2014 Annual John Dewey Lecturer at our annual meeting.

Please bookmark it as your key source for JDS news and updates. Suggestions and updates for the website can be sent to Website Coordinator Deborah Seltzer-Kelly (seltzerd@miamioh.edu) or to Secretary-Treasurer Kyle Greenwalt (greenwlt@msu.edu). Many thanks to Deb for getting the website up and running!

Regards,
Kathleen

Kathleen Knight Abowitz
President, John Dewey Society