Speak the Truth and Expose Lies: The Responsibility of Professors of Education in Hard Times
SPE 2018 Call for Proposals (Due 1/13/18)
As Spiderman’s Uncle Ben told us, “With great power comes great responsibility.” While it’s arguable whether his advice applies to professors of education, the Society’s conference theme for this year draws on Noam Chomsky’s reminder that even our limited power as intellectuals does come with responsibility. We invite you to join the conversation about what those responsibilities might entail in these difficult times.
What does it mean to be a professor of education in the current climate? How can we nurture in our students and ourselves the bravery that will allow us to face today’s challenges? What is the value of work in education as contrasted (or in collaboration) with other disciplines? How can scholars work more closely with teachers and other educational practitioners? How can we build bridges to other communities? What are our responsibilities for advocacy?
The Society of Professors of Education (SPE) invites proposals for presentations at its annual meeting, to be held during the 2018 AERA Annual Conference in New York City from April 13th to 17th. We are especially interested in presentations that are focused on the theme of “Speak the Truth and Expose Lies: The Responsibilities of Professors of Education in Hard Times.” Proposals not related to the theme but focused on the goals of the Society (below) are also welcome.
Founded in 1902, the Society of Professors of Education is a professional and academic association open to all persons engaged in teacher preparation, curriculum studies, educational foundations, and related activities. The Society’s primary goal is to provide a forum for consideration of major issues, tasks, problems, and challenges confronting professional educators. SPE is an interdisciplinary organization. Its members include both scholars and practitioners in education.
All presenters must be members of the Society of Professors of Education in order to be included in the conference program. We encourage you to join the Society at your earliest convenience. You will find a membership form at the Society of Professors of Education web page at:
Please visit the Society of Professors of Education Facebook Group page (and join us!) at the following URL address:
Proposals must be submitted electronically to the Program Chair Jason Lukasik no later than January 13, 2018. The proposal must be sent as a Word document attachment in an e-mail addressed to SPEsubmissions@gmail.com. The subject line of the e-mail message must read: “SPE 2018 Proposal.”
Cover Sheet: Each proposal should have a separate cover sheet that lists: 1) title of the paper; 2) names, affiliations and relevant backgrounds of all participants; 3) address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the person submitting the proposal and addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants. The cover sheet will not be sent to proposal reviewers. Except for the cover sheet, the proposal must not contain any information that identifies participant(s).
Length: Proposals should be between 350-500 words. The proposal should restate the title of the presentation, its contents, its format of the presentation (e.g., paper session, roundtable, or symposium), and its significance. The proposal should NOT identify the presenters.
Call for Reviewers:
In addition to submitting your work, another way that you can participate in the Society is to volunteer as a proposal reviewer. The review process will take place soon after the deadline. Please contact Program Chair Jason Lukasik at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in reviewing proposals for the 2018 meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you at AERA in New York!
Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
President, Society of Professors of Education
An announcement from Eleanor Blair, Western Carolina UniversityCritics’ Choice Book Awards, Chair: Congratulations to the winners!
AESA 2017 Critics’ Choice Book Award Winners
Au, W., Brown, A., & Calderon, D. (2016). Reclaiming the Multicultural
Roots of U.S. Curriculum: Communities of Color and Official Knowledge
in Education. New York: Teachers College Press.
Camicia, S. P. (2016). Critical Democratic Education and
LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum: Opportunities and Constraints. New York:
Carter, J. & Lochte, H. (Eds.) (2017). Teacher Performance Assessment
and Accountability Reforms: The Impacts of edTPA on Teaching and
Schools. New York: Palgrave McMillan.
Cervantes-Soon, C.G. (2016). Juarez Girls Rising: Transformative
Education in Times of Dystopia. Minneapolis, MN: University of
Childers, S.M. (2017). Urban Educational Identity: Seeing Students on
Their Own Terms. New York: Routledge.
Douglas, T. M. O. (2016). Border Crossing Brothas: Black Males
Navigating Race, Place, and Complex Space. New York: Peter Lang
Gottesman, Isaac. (2016). The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist
Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race.
New York: Routledge.
Meiners, E. R. (2016). For the Children: Protecting Innocence in a
Carceral State. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Noddings, N. and Brooks, L. (2017). Teaching Controversial Issues: The
Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom. New
York: Teachers College Press.
Sanders, C.R. (2016). A Chance for Change: Head Start and
Mississippi’s Black Freedom Struggle. Chapel Hill, NC: University of
North Carolina Press.
Tavares, H.M. (2016). Pedagogies of the Image: Photo-archives,
Cultural Histories, and Postfoundational Inquiry. Springer Nature
Wolfmeyer, M. (2017). Mathematics Education: A Critical
Introduction. New York: Taylor & Francis.
Greetings, AESA members and other listserv subscribers…
The Executive Council of the American Educational Studies Association
directs your attention to the following statement:
STATEMENT OF CONCERN (4/27/17)
The Executive Council of the American Educational Studies Association
wants to express publicly our deep concern about recent U.S.
executive, legislative, and judicial actions taken at odds with AESA’s
most deeply held values. In the face of such actions, we want to
reaffirm truth, love, and justice as AESA’S guiding values. AESA’s
scholarly commitments to public education, to democracy and the arts,
to cultural diversity and environmental sustainability, educational
equality and equity are reflected in our Standards for Academic and
Professional Instruction in Foundations of Education, Educational
Studies, and Educational Policy Studies. Recent political rhetoric
and actions have imperiled our conscientious work to uphold them.
Our members’ language, inquiries, situations, standpoints, and
strategies for interpreting, expressing, and transmitting those deeply
shared core values in multiple disciplines are various and
dynamic–ever subject to elaboration, critical debate, and mutual
deliberation, irreducible to any dogma. Yet the intensity of our
present shared concern moves us to make this brief public statement.
We condemn the targeting of any named religious, racial, sexual,
differently-abled, or ethnic group for exclusionary, discriminatory,
violent, and hateful speech or action as inconsistent with the
nation’s democratic ideals—harmful to children and profoundly
miseducative. We hold dear the United States’ historic hospitality to
refugees from oppression elsewhere, so eloquently proclaimed on the
Statue of Liberty, yet so often abused and selectively applied, and
welcome diverse arts and humanities scholars and social-scientific
researchers who bring conscientious imagination, critical
intelligence, and practical wisdom to the educational challenges that
this national hospitality and its merciless contradictions require us
to meet. We deplore the privatization and commercialization of public
schools and public colleges and universities as profoundly
undemocratic. We value education that respects truths and their
experienced and observed complexities from diversely situated
perspectives; we condemn public deceit and falsehoods as public
miseducation. We reject public attitudes of denial and indifference
toward the scientifically documented ecological crisis that now
afflicts our entire planet, damaging land, air, and water, and harming
human children while endangering countless species; such irresponsible
attitudes are profoundly miseducative.
All these severe challenges call for educators’ courage, creativity,
and wisdom. These challenges impart practical urgency to AESA
members’ rigorous educational inquiry, thought, and criticism. They
require our deliberate curricular, pedagogical, program, policy, and
community initiatives, in pragmatic ethical responses to these
challenges. They demand our strategically vocal, conscientious
engagement in public controversies concerning them as well.
Social Media Fellow, Urban Education
The Graduate Center, CUNY
American Educational Studies Association
Here are two messages from the Society. The first concerns corrected information about room locations. The second provides information about the meeting and includes a PDF with the schedule of JDS events. — Edprof
Just a heads up. What we have been calling Room 5 at the Gonzalez Center, based on information from AERA, is really Riverwalk 005. You will find this room just off of the West Lobby along the River.
Please tell everyone you know.
Rob, as soon s you get this, please send an urgent message by email to all of our members.
Leonard J. Waks, Ph. D.
President: John Dewey Society
Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership, Temple University
-Education 2.0 : The LearningWeb Revolution and the Transformation of the School (Paradigm Press, 2013)
-Listening to Teach: Beyond Didactic Pedagogy (SUNY Press, 2015)
General Editor: LEADERS IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
Hello Members and Friends of the John Dewey Society,
We invite you all to attend the JDS annual meeting taking place April 27 and 28 during the AERA conference in San Antonio, TX at the Henry Gonzalez Convention Center.
The theme of this years’s conference is:
Creative Democracy – The Task Before Us in the Era of Clinton v. Trump
Please see the attached program and know that all events are free and open to the public, so bring your colleagues and students along.
We hope you will join us for what promises to be relevant insights into how we may reclaim democratic life and public education in the age of Donald Trump.
Robert Karaba–JDS Director of Communications
The Council for Social Foundations (CSFE) business meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 4, 8 – 9:30 AM in the Douglas Boardroom, Grand Hyatt, Seattle, Washington. All are welcome and leaders of social foundations organizations are encouraged to attend.
The AESA Committee on Standards and Accreditation business meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 9:45 – 11:15 in Portland A.
The full AESA Program is available online at http://educationalstudies.org The conference theme is “Love, Labor and Learning: Under the Gun”
The Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE)
4th and 5th November 2016
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
The SPSE16 Program Committee invites philosophically oriented papers related to education in the widest sense for presentation at its Annual Meeting.
Submissions from graduate students are enthusiastically encouraged & accepted papers will be considered for the SPSE graduate student awards.
Papers accepted for presentation will be considered for publication in the Journal of the Philosophical Study of Education (JPSE).
- Proposals of no more than 500 words.
- Send as word.doc or PDF to email@example.com.
- Designate “SPSE 2016” in the subject line.
- Provide the following in the body of your e-mail.
- Deadline for submission is 01 OCTOBER 2016.
Please contact David L. Mosley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions
March 15, 2016
Greetings AESA members and others,
Waesa-call-2016e would like to announce the call for proposals for the 2016 American Educational Studies Association Conference. Please note: AESA membership is deliberating conference dates and location. Updates to this call will be made as soon as a decision is reached.
Conference Theme: Love, Labor, and Learning Under the Gun: A Call for Education Writ Large with Visionary Pragmatism (See attached AESA Call 2016).
MAY DAY SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 1, 2016. All proposals must be submitted electronically to the Online Conference System (OCS) via the AESA website. It will open April 1, 2016 (5:00 pm CST) and close on International Labor Day, May 1, 2016 (11:59 CST). MAY DAY is the final deadline, not a faux deadline! Participants must plan ahead to make this May 1st deadline. Notifications of proposals’ acceptance or rejections will be sent on or before August 15, 2016
Questions? Contact AESA President Elect/Program Chair Susan Laird at
Dear JDS members,
Just a reminder that our Awards Committee is seeking nominations for JDS Achievement Awards. The date by which nominations should be received is February 15. A list of past JDS Award recipients is available on our website.
The Awards Committee has put together the following criteria and invites nominations for either of the awards:
John Dewey Society Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement
The Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement will be awarded to the individual who, in the judgment of the committee, exemplifies, over a lifetime of work, the Deweyan tradition of connecting theory and practice. Each year, the award will recognize: a scholar-practitioner who, in the Deweyan tradition, connects the worlds of theory and practice in promoting the development of democratic citizens; or an exceptional explicator and interpreter of Dewey?s philosophy and educational theory.
John Dewey Society Award for Outstanding Achievement
The Awards for Outstanding Achievement will be awarded to those individuals who, in the judgment of the committee, have most strongly exemplified the Deweyan tradition of connecting theory and practice. Each year, the awards will recognize significant achievements in scholarship and/or in social, cultural, or educational practice accomplished within the two previous calendar years (January ? December).
Any member may nominate a candidate for either of the JDS awards, and members are free to self-nominate. A nomination must be sent to John Covaleskie, chair of the nominating committee, at email@example.com, along with a letter explaining how the candidate qualifies for such an award, taking into consideration the specified criteria. If members of the awards committee are nominated for any award, they must recuse themselves from voting for that award.
Best wishes to you all,