John Dewey Society — Call for Proposals

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 2019 Theme
Dewey in/and China:
Cultural Transformation & Progressive Education in International Settings Today
John Dewey Society Panel on Dewey and Philosophy
CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The John Dewey Society calls for paper proposals for its panel on Dewey and Philosophy to be held at its annual meeting in conjunction with the American Educational Research Association meeting in Toronto in April 2019.  For information about the JDS, go to (http://www.johndeweysociety.org)

2019 marks the centennial of the start of John Dewey’s stay of two years and two months in China. He arrived in China at a time of cultural transformation and upheaval. There was the spread of a new vernacular called Paihua that signaled a ferment of thought. The New Culture movement and the May Fourth (1919) student uprising focused on Western science amidst a new found nationalism and populism.

Today, Dewey’s influence in China is broad and deep, though it underwent a number of shifts since that time. His early influence peaked in the decade following his visit, and he was later savagely criticized by the Communist regime shortly after his death in 1952. For many scholars, this criticism indicated the depth that Dewey’s influence still had on Chinese culture. At present there is a resurgence of Dewey in China, evidenced in part by the recent translation of the collected works of Dewey into Chinese, published in 2015, and the work of the Dewey Center at Fudan University (see the research note in the spring 2018 issue of Dewey Studies).

One of the main reasons that Dewey had such a profound influence on China was due to his pragmatism and its relation to Confucianism, which emphasizes thought for its usefulness in social situations and for living a good and proper life. Dewey’s philosophy fit with traditional Chinese culture, even though Confucianism was under attack as an old tradition during the New Culture movement at that time in China.

However, the 20th century was a time when Chinese culture changed dramatically with the influence of Marxism and Communism. Dewey had warned against a wholesale acceptance of Marxism and Communism, and later was condemned for this way of thinking. Dewey did not call for the general rejection of Chinese culture or complete adaptation of Western culture, but for a new culture that would come about through a careful evaluation and reflection upon both cultures. He asks in his critical review of Bertrand Russell’s The Problem of China: “…what is to win in the present turmoil of change: the harsh and destructive impact of the West, or the internal recreation of Chinese culture inspired by intercourse with the West” (MW 15:218).

We call for papers that not only may take up an explicit study of Dewey in/and China, but that also deal with the themes of cultural transformation and progressive education more broadly in other worldwide contexts and in other countries, including North America. In considering Dewey together with Chinese and other cultures, we can ask a number of questions that are specific to Dewey in/and China but can be extended to other contexts elsewhere, such as:

  • How has Chinese or other cultures been changed or transformed by Deweyan influence?
  • Was Dewey’s philosophy affected by his stay in China?
  • What are current manifestations of Deweyan philosophy in China, and other countries? How is it demonstrated in pedagogy, curriculum, and school planning and leadership?
This list is in no way exhaustive regarding Dewey in/and China, and Dewey’s influence more broadly in the world. Accepted submissions will also be considered for publication in one of the journals sponsored by the John Dewey Society, including Education & Culture, Journal of School and Society, andDewey Studies.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Submit all proposals (prepared per instructions below) for individual papers via email with an attachment as a Word document. All proposals are due by midnight Eastern time November 30, 2018, via email to Sarah Stitzlein, John Dewey Society President-Elect, Professor, University of Cincinnati, Sarah.Stitzlein@uc.edu; Any questions – contact Sarah Stitzlein directly via email.

Proposals accepted for presentation in this panel of the John Dewey Society will be notified by January 15, 2019. Full papers of up to 5000 words (excluding references) will be due no later than March 15, 2019 for the discussant to prepare remarks.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
Part 1 (submit in the body of your email message with the subject line JDS Proposal)
(1.) Title of your paper and theme your proposal addresses
(2.) Your name, title, institutional affiliation (if any)
(3.) Your address, phone, email
(4.) An abstract of up to 100 words

Part 2 (in an attached Word document with all identifying information removed for anonymous review)
(1.) Title of your paper
(2.) A descriptive summary of your paper (maximum length 1000 words), explaining your paper and its significance, especially in relation to the selected theme. List several references to place your contribution in the broader scholarly conversation.

About The John Dewey Society (http://www.johndeweysociety.org)

Founded in 1935, the purpose of the Society is to foster intelligent inquiry into problems pertaining to the place and function of education in social change, and to share, discuss, and disseminate the results of such inquiry.

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Intersections: Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions for Spring 2018 Issue
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Sponsored by the University of New Mexico’s Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, Intersections: Critical Issues in Education is an online, peer-reviewed, open access academic journal. We seek to deepen understanding of how race, class, gender, sexuality, exceptionalities, power, well-being, and other subjectivities play out in educational settings as a means of advancing social justice for all people. Intersections serves as a forum for diverse voices and perspectives reflecting a variety of disciplines, focusing on work that interrogates, disrupts, and challenges oppression. We welcome a range of materials, including academic papers, personal perspectives, and other innovative forms of scholarship that may speak to an audience beyond academia.
We seek original creative or scholarly submissions that examine critical issues in education, including but not limited to schooling and society, language diversity, literacy and culture, curriculum and practice, subjectivities/identities, policy and reform, spirituality, health and well-being, multimedia and digital technologies, globalization, health, gender, critical literacy, race, power, and (dis) ability studies. We welcome submissions in a variety of formats, from empirical articles and position papers to memoirs and reviews of literature; essays; academic commentaries; interviews; book and media reviews. Submissions in other genres are also encouraged, including well-crafted poetry, artistic works, fiction, documentary film or short film, video of an event with scholarly commentary, scholarly conversations (print, audio, performance), and more. For more information, contact us at intersections@unm.edu or via

Society of Professors of Education 2018 Call for Proposals

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:

http://societyofprofessorsofeducation.com

Please visit the Society of Professors of Education Facebook Group page (and join us!) at the following URL address:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Society.of.Professors.of.Education/

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 lukasik@augsburg.edu if you are interested in reviewing proposals for the 2018 meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you at AERA in New York!

Best,

Isabel Nuñez
Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
President, Society of Professors of Education

Call for Papers (SPSE)

The Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE)

 Annual Meeting
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).

  1. Proposals of no more than 500 words.
  1. Send as word.doc or PDF to dmosley@bellarmine.edu.
  1. Designate “SPSE 2016” in the subject line.
  1. Provide the following in the body of your e-mail.
    Name
    Institutional Affiliation
    Email address
  1. Deadline for submission is 01 OCTOBER 2016.

Please contact David L. Mosley (dmosley@bellarmine.edu) with any questions

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Society for Educating Women (SEW) News

SEW is officially a special interest group (SIG) of AESA!!!!   This means people at all levels of career whose research and activist commitments focus on women, gender studies, and education issues have a focused community of support through participating in SEW sessions at AESA. We also may be partnering in some exciting initiatives with the Eco-Democratic reform SIG at AESA. Stay posted and plan now to be there for SEW@AESA 2016.  AESA will hold its annual meeting November 2 – 6, 2016 in Seattle, WA.

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SEW @ AESA 2015

Educating Women, the journal of the Society for Educating Women, is accepting papers for the fall 2015 volume. If you had a working paper published in the SEW@AESA 2014 proceedings, you can revise and submit for this peer reviewed, online, open-access journal. If you did not attend SEW last year, you can still submit to the journal: educatingwomen.net

[ SEW home: educatingwomen.net   SEW Public Facebook Group:   SEW on Facebook ]

Call for Papers: SEPES and SAPES 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS — Proposals Due November 1, 2015

For the 68th Meeting of the
SOUTHEAST PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY
and the 60th Meeting of the
SOUTH ATLANTIC PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY

February 4-6, 2016 Asheville, NC

We encourage you to participate in a joint meeting of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society (SEPES) and the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (SAPES) in Asheville, North Carolina, February 4-6, 2016. Given the substantial challenges facing educational institutions in general, and philosophical inquiry within and about them in particular, we believe it is increasingly important to create a space in which current and emerging scholars and practitioners can engage in meaningful dialogue and discussion. To that end, and building upon the long traditions of each organization in providing a friendly forum for conversations concerning philosophical ideas related to a broad variety of educational topics, SEPES and SAPES invite you to submit proposals for our first joint meeting….[[Download complete Call for Papers PDF below.]]

Proposals should be no more than 500 words, excluding references, and should be submitted online through the following link: http://tinyurl.com/sepes-sapes

The presentation time for papers is approximately 15 to 20 minutes, and presenters are responsible for bringing all required technology. THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING PROPOSALS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2015.  Please send all questions to sepesociety@gmail.com.

Conference Accommodations:
Doubletree Asheville-Biltmore
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
$109 per guest room/per night
http://www.doubletreeasheville.com/

Many thanks, and looking forward to seeing you in Asheville.

Dr. Daniel Saunders, Program Chair, SEPES,
Matthew Reid, Program Coordinator, SAPES

SEPES-SAPES2016 CFP

Call for Book Chapters –

From Linda-Hoeptner-Poling –

Dear Friends, Supporters, Colleagues of the NAEA Women’s Caucus

We have extended the deadline for receiving abstracts to our call for abstracts to OCT 1, 2015. We hope that you will submit an abstract of a chapter proposal and forward this note to colleagues to encourage proposal submissions.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS — Women’s Caucus Lobby Activism Book

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 1, 2015

EDITORS:  Karen Keifer-Boyd, Linda Hoeptner-Poling, Sheri Klein, Wanda Knight, and Adetty Pérez de Miles

ABOUT THE BOOK:  The book is based on the National Art Education Association’s Women’s Caucus Lobby themes and activism since 2008.

NOTE: Authors do not need to have attended Lobby sessions to submit chapters.  Beyond the NAEA Women’s Caucus sessions, meetings, and events that reside within the formal protocol of the NAEA, the Lobby Activism session serves as an informal space for personal as political discussion and action. Held the first evening of the NAEA Convention in the hotel lobby, since 2008, the one-hour open forum has evolved into a multi-modal form of engagement, including introductions, performance, artmaking, brainstorming and synthesizing ideas–as well as planning collaboratively for future action. A human microphone process used throughout the lobby amplifies our political voice in public feminist art pedagogy.

Lobby Activism book contributors might share their experiences as participants in each year’s Lobby Activism session. Contributions on lobby session influence, impact, theory, and possibilities are also encouraged. However, in each of the ten book sections we would like to extend beyond the Lobby Activism Sessions and encourage submissions that are about the themes. Therefore, authors from a range of disciplines, theoretical perspectives, and not having participated in the Women’s Caucus and Lobby Sessions are also encouraged to submit chapters.

BOOK CHAPTERS:  The 10 sections of the book are formed from the annual themes of the Lobby sessions Diversity of approaches to scholarship relative to the book sections are encouraged.

See http://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/lobby-activism/ for suggestions for writing chapters or visual essays for one or more of the ten sections of the book, briefly outlined below. as well as photos and prompts/data/inspiration for the sessions and transcripts of audio recordings from each Lobby Activism session. As noted above, authors do not need to have attended Lobby sessions to submit chapter proposals.

2018: Activism: This section will include narratives of feminist activism through art and education.

2017: Entanglement. This section of the book revisions intersectionality theory as an entanglement of social identities and circumstances that hampers one’s ability to escape, disengage, or act at will, and activism that changes.

2016: Feminist Leadership. This section will include chapters on feminist leadership in art education in which art teachers are instrumental in transforming schools and communities.

2015: How do you (re)deSIGN gender codes in your teaching, art, and life? This section of the book will include explorations that (re)deSIGN binary-based constructions of gender in research, teaching, art, and life.

2014: Speak Truth to Power. This section will include case studies of speaking truth to power through art and/or art education.

2013: What are my personal responsibilities and our collective responsibilities to end violence? This section explores ways that art educators can disrupt systemic violence through pedagogy, service, community work, activism and other forms of resistance.

2012: What Do You Believe is Critical to Lobby For? This section explores how and why feminist art educators decide where to put activist energies both in and outside of the classroom at all levels of education, in addressing competing demands posed by issues of both personal and broader social landscapes of feminist activism.

2011: A Time When … This section of educational narrative inquiries will focus on how feminist art teachers’ conceptualize their work and navigate the personal, professional, pedagogical, and political.

2010: What is the Image of a Feminist in the Field of Art Education Today? This section will explore aims of feminism and feminist pedagogy in art education for contemporary times.

2009: Enacting Change: What We Can Learn From Each Other? This section focuses on mentoring, reciprocity, dialogue, and networking.

2008: Vote: What Should an Art Educator Do?” Visual culture is omnipresent and plays a role in our everyday decisions from the products that we consume to important decisions such as presidential elections.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:  Proposal Format: Prospective contributors will submit a 400-500 word abstract with at least five references from relevant literature and a chapter title, author name, affiliation, and contact information (phone, e-mail and mailing address).

Submit abstracts of proposed chapters at

http://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/lobby-activism/

All submitters will be notified by December 1, 2015 regarding the status of their proposal. Authors of selected proposals will receive chapter guidelines and will be invited to submit full chapters for consideration by September 1, 2016. Editors will review submitted chapters for final selection and make recommendations for revisions byDecember 1, 2016. Final submissions will be due by January 1, 2017. Our goal is publication of the anthology by the 2018 NAEA convention as a 10th anniversary of NAEA Women’s Caucus Lobby Activism.

Send queries to the lead editor Karen Keifer-Boyd at kk-b@psu.edu.

IMPORTANT DATES

OCTOBER 1, 2015: Proposal Submission Deadline

December 1, 2015: Notification of Proposal Acceptance and Invitation to Submit Chapters

September 1, 2016: Full Chapter Submission

December 1, 2016: Notification of Acceptance and Revisions Returned

January 1, 2017: Final Chapter Submission