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

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

Society for Educating Women – deadline extended

6th Annual Conference
The Society for Educating Women (SEW)
A Summer Studio

CALL for PAPERS/PRESENTERS DEADLINE EXTENSION: June 1, 2013

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 6th annual Conference for the Society for Educating Women.
Conference theme:
Resisting Amnesia and creating community: Educating women in Thought, Art, & Action

26-28 July 2013, St. Louis, MO
Marriott Renaissance Grand Hotel

For Call details and updates please consult SEW on the Web at http://educatingwomen.net

Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Annual Conference Call

Annual Conference 2013 of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES)

Call for Proposals

The Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) invites proposals for the 2013 annual meeting to be held at the Bergamo Conference Center in Dayton, Ohio, Thursday through Saturday, September 19-21, 2013  —  OVPES website:  www.ovpes.org

Conference Theme: The Significance of Subjectivity and Identity in Community: Framing the Political Dilemmas of Schools and Education Today for the Creation of a Public Space

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: May 3, 2013

Submit to: Dr. Kevin Gary, Program Chair at kgary@goshen.edu.

See additional details about the conference and submission requirements at www.ovpes.org or download here:  OVPES_Call_2013

John Dewey Society Program at AERA

The John Dewey Society

Founded 1935

April 2, 2013

Dear Dr. Armstrong and CSFE Colleagues,

The John Dewey Society is pleased to announce its annual program held jointly with AERA.  Please find a schedule of events, including the School & Society Forum (featuring Superintendent Richard Carranza), David Labaree’s John Dewey Lecture, the Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, Jane Roland Martin, the Dewey Symposium (featuring Susan Laird, Nick Burbules, Isabel Nuñez, and Eric Bredo), the Past President’s Paper Session, and, of course, the annual JDS Reception here: http://greenwalt.wiki.educ.msu.edu/2013+John+Dewey+Society+Annual+Meeting.

With a new membership fee structure, we’re also hopeful you will join the Society, if you aren’t already a member.  We have a growing number of initiatives to expand our reach and influence and this is truly an exciting time to be a John Dewey Society member.

Schedules at AERA are often hectic, of course, but please join us for as many of these sessions as you can.  We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.

Sincerely,

 

Deron Boyles 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIETY FOR EDUCATING WOMEN (SEW) CONFERENCE

A warm welcome to SEW as a new member of the Council.  Here is information about the 6th Annual Conference of the The Society for Educating Women (SEW) – A Summer Studio

St. Louis on the Mississippi River, Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. Courtesy of Daniel Schwen, January 27, 2008

St. Louis on the Mississippi River, Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. Courtesy of Daniel Schwen, January 27, 2008

26-28 July 2013, St. Louis, MO.  Marriott Renaissance Grand Hotel

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2013 (Extended to April 15)

The call for submissions and other information available via this link:

Resisting Amnesia and Creating Community: Educating Women in Thought, Art, and Action.

SPE BOOK AWARD – Call for Nominations

The Society of Professors of Education (SPE), since 1902 has provided a forum for addressing the issues facing our discipline and vocation.  As you know, it is a particularly challenging time for the field, which has become bitterly contested territory on a national and international level.  At this historical moment, it is more important than ever for this professional organization—founded, among others, by John Dewey—to have voice in the debates that currently divide the educational landscape as well as public opinion.

To serve this end, we are inaugurating a new award for education scholarship, and we would like to invite you to nominate your favorite book of 2012 (no more than one, please) that furthers the purposes of the Society as stated in our Constitution:

1. promotion of an increasingly comprehensive understanding of the relationship between education and the social complexities in which professors of education function;

2. recognition and appropriate utilization of the inherent power and responsibility of the Society in voicing its interest in and concern for the realization of desirable educational ends; and

3. concern for fostering inquiry into the history, current status, and future alternatives of the education professoriate.

The process will be modeled on the American Educational Studies Association’s Critics Choice Book Awards, which are presented to a list of recipients every year.  The announcement of the list of winners will allow authors and publishers to note the accolade on CVs and marketing materials, strengthening the impact of the work.

If you would like to nominate a book for inclusion on the first list of award recipients, please contact Isabel Nunez (isabel.nunez@cuchicago.edu) with the bibliographic information by March 8.  Nominations of books published in 2011 will also be accepted.  We know that your selections will be important contributions to the literature, and we look forward to reading them.

Many thanks,

The SPE Book Award Committee

(Jan Armstrong, Donna Breault, Bernardo Gallegos, Ming Fang He, Mina Kim, Pamela Konkol, Craig Kridel, Jonathan Lightfoot, Isabel Nuñez, Bill Schubert, and Wade Tillett)

AESA Meeting, CSFE Meeting, and CASA Call for Nominations

The Annual Meeting of the American Education Studies Association(AESA) will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, Washington, October 31 – November 4.  Rooms should be reserved before September 30.  Membership renewals and conference registration should be submitted by October 15.  Refer to the AESA website (educationalstudies.org) for additional conference information. Here is the final AESA Conference Program.

The Council for Social Foundations of Education (CSFE) will hold its annual business meeting at AESA this year on Friday, November 2, 3:30 – 5:00 in the Douglas Boardroom.  Kevin Kumashiro, University of Illinois at Chicago, will give the R.Freeman Butts Lecture at 5:30 that day with a reception at 7:00.  The Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation (CASA) will hold an open meeting on Friday, November 1, from 1:45 to 3:15 to discuss the Revised Standards for Accreditation work.  CASA will hold a private meeting for members only on Thursday, November 1, 3:30 – 5:00 in the Douglas Boardroom.  James M. Giarelli of Rutgers will give the Kneller Lecture at 5:00 followed by a reception at 7:00 on November 1.  Check the program for other AESA and CASA events!

English: Seattle Center as night falls. França...

English: Seattle Center as night falls. Français : Le centre-ville de Seattle à la tombée de la nuit. szl: Cyntrům sztadu Seattle, Zjednoczůne Sztaty Ameriki (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In other AESA news, there is a Call for Nominations of Members for the Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation (CASA), reprinted below from the AESA Weekly Roundup.

Dear AESA Membership, The nominations committee will receive nominations for three available appointments to the Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation

(CASA) until October 5. CASA is an advisory committee to AESA with the responsibility for maintaining and, when appropriate, updating, the Standards for Academic and Professional Instruction in Foundations of Education, Educational Studies, and Educational Policy Studies. The committee is also responsible for making professional educators aware of the Standards; educating foundations of education faculties regarding the use of the Standards, and gaining the support of accreditation and state departments of education in the general enforcement of the Standards. CASA members serve three year terms and the committee meets each year at the annual conference.

You can read more about CASA in our By-Laws,

http://educationalstudies.org/resources/pdf/AESA.final.bylaws.9.26.06.pdf

Please send your nominations to Nancy Ares

nancy.ares@rochester.eduwithAESA as the subject heading.  You are welcome to self-nominate and/or make multiple nominations from the AESA membership.  Nominees should be members of AESA in good standing.  Please provide Nancy with your or your nominee’s current email address and phone number. The nominations committee will prepare a list of all CASA nominees and confirm the nominees’ willingness to serve. Each nominee will be asked to submit a brief statement of interest in working with CASA by October 15. This information will be given to current CASA members.

Invitations to accept an appointment will take place prior to the CASA meeting at the October annual AESA meeting. Invited appointees will be recommended to the Executive Council for final approval.