New SPE Website, Call for Papers

From Robert Morris:

SPE has a new website!   Go to: http://societyofprofessorsofeducation.wordpress.com  and see what our new webmaster, Kate Shively has put together for us. This new site was made easy by the work done by Jan Armstrong, the Society’s first webmaster. Our thanks go out to her for her years of work developing and maintaining SPE’s site. Thanks Jan for a job well done!  I’m told by our President, Jim Garrison, that you can even access the new site through the old webpage! Don’t ask me how, but he says it can be done!

Attached you will find a SPE call for papers for the 2014 meeting in Philadelphia (April 4-7, 2014). The call, put together by Jim, is an excellent way to get more members involved in the annual meeting. Please consider sending a proposal.

Finally, be on the lookout for a dues notice– if you are delinquent with 2013 dues. Its time to get caught up. For those who have paid within the last year you will be receiving our latest issue of Sophist Bane edited by Bill Schubert. So please send you dues and get our publications!
I hope school is going well for each of you as the Fall term begins, and I look forward to hearing from each of you in the near future. Keep in touch and have a good fall.

Sincerely, Bob Morris

New Educational Foundations

Colleagues,

I want to let you know about the pro bono foundations of ed website that SPE members Ed Rozycki and I operate. It deals with a wide variety of educational related issues and now attracts over 3 million visitors a year. You can visit and poke around by clicking on this link: http://www.newfoundations.com. Feel free to submit articles or links for inclusion.

You also might want to take a look at the first and second issues of New Educational Foundations — an electronic ed journal that four colleagues and I founded six months back. We intend it to be a “…forum for independent-minded teachers, professors, administrators, and researchers who prefer intelligent practice over merely implementing the will of others. We fear that “professionals” who just do what they are told may as easily serve a tyranny as a democracy; and, if they’re good enough at it, it becomes hard to tell the difference. There are alternatives to this scenario, and NEF will explore those alternatives.”

You might like to submit something for inclusion.To date we’ve had more than 12,000 downloads of our first two issues and now are looking for contributions for our third issue. Maybe you would like to add your voice. If so, please send your manuscript for review to: clabaugh@comcast.net. We do not favor any particular ideology. As a matter of fact, we intend that this journal be trans-ideological. Our emphasis is on ideas and dialogue.

Here are links to the first and second issues of New Educational Foundations.
First issue:  http://www.newfoundations.com/NEFpubs/NEFv1n1.pdf
Second issue:
http://www.newfoundations.com/NEFpubs/NEFv20f0513.pdf

Gary K Clabaugh, Ed. D.
Emeritus Professor of Education
La Salle University

Handbook of Research in Social Foundations

The new Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education is now in print. A portion of the royalties from this publication will be transferred to the Council to support its work on behalf of social foundations. We would like to thank Steve Tozer for taking the lead on this on behalf of CSFE.  All of the editors and the contributors who made this volume possible are to be congratulated for their work on this important project.