A CSFE Special Interest Group meeting is scheduled for 8 AM, November 8, 2018 in the Crepe Myrtle Room (Hyatt Regency Greenville, SC). If you are a member of one of the many different CSFE member organizations, including AESA, and have an interest in the future work of the Council for Social Foundations of Education, you are warmly invited to attend! If you would like to become involved in the CSFE but are not able to attend the meeting this year, contact Jan Armstrong, University of New Mexico.
Dewey in/and China:
Cultural Transformation & Progressive Education in International Settings Today
John Dewey Society Panel on Dewey and Philosophy
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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?
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.
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.
The AESA annual meeting will be held on November 7 – 11, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina.
The program will be available soon through the AESA website (educationalstudies.org)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
AESA President-elect Roland Sintos Coloma (Northern Kentucky University) and the 2018 Program Committee announced the theme for the 2018 Annual Meeting:
“Dare We Build a New Global Order?”
The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) was founded in 1968 in the midst of major upheaval and change in the United States and across the globe. From protests against empire, war, and militarism, to demands for civil rights, economic reforms, and inclusive education, it was a turbulent period that fundamentally challenged the United States’ own foundations internally and internationally. The calls for social change took place in the classrooms and the streets, in legal courts and popular culture, in political conventions and the Olympics. Fifty years later, we confront similar realities and advocacies within the current context of neoliberalism and cosmopolitanism. The struggles against white supremacy, hetero-patriarchy, labor and class exploitation, ableism, environmental degradation, religious fundamentalism, nativism and narrow nationalism continue to marshal individuals and collectives for a future worth fighting for. In these struggles, both in the past and present, are the radical hope and promise of a sociality and polity underpinned by equity, intersectionality, justice, and love.
As AESA celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018 and projects its next 50 years, how do we pursue and engage in intellectual, pedagogical, and political projects that envision and enact a different global order? How do we analyze “America” and the tools and effects of its hard and soft powers, while simultaneously decentering it? In what ways can we situate our work as researchers, educators, and activists that locates the United States within transnational frames and the global flows of ideas, people, money, and technologies? How do we resist the audit culture of standardization, testing, and ranking and the commodification of critical knowledges at local, national, and global scales? What can we learn from ontologies, epistemologies, and methodologies from below and elsewhere, from the margins and the borderlands, from the Indigenous and the migrants, from those considered non-normative, illegible, or disposable? What happens when we create and employ a different grammar of critique, transformation, and possibility? What kind of future might we build together, and what difference might this difference make?
We invite panel, interactive workshop, and individual paper submissions on a wide range of topics that may include, but are not limited to, the annual meeting theme.
Dear SPE Members:
Hope this finds everyone well and in good spirits! It is time to vote for our next set of SPE Board Members (3-year term, 2018-2020). Our five candidates are vying for three spots with as I said a 3-year term. The bio sketches and a ballot are attached.
I’m also attaching a current listing of Society Officers and Board Members, just so you can see who’s in charge of what. We also have a finalized program for our annual meeting at AERA attached.
Here’s the basic information:
Meeting: Society of Professors of Education Annual Meeting
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018 Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Hotel: Sheraton New York Times Square
Room: Sheraton NY Ballroom West
For a second year in a row a “special thanks” goes out to Dan Tanner and his Foundation for contributing $1,000.00 in the form of a grant to cover the room rental for our annual meeting and rental incidentals. Dan and the Foundation’s trustees which is made up of Peter Hlebowitsh, Dennis Buss, James Hayden, William Wraga and Lloyd Chilton). Thanks Dan and trustees for the grant and continuing to be good friends to the Society.
You will notice on the membership renewal form (also attached) that you can now pay through PayPal. I’m not great at it, but it is working. Since everyone has to make a choice in dues payments, and I need to keep up-to-date membership information. I’m asking that you send me, through email, a completed renewal form indicating how much I need to be billed through PayPal. I will then send you an invoice to your email address and you can pay with credit card. I fought it for a few years, but now I’m into it! Of course you can still send me a check via U.S. mail—that still works fine with me.
Finally, I’m working to up-date the master listing, so this first round of emails is not as up-to-date as I want it to be. But my next one in a few days will contain a listing of all members and their most recent dues payment.
Bob Morris, Society Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Morris, Professor
Dept. of Early Childhood through Secondary Education
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
$109 per guest room/per night
Many thanks, and looking forward to seeing you in Asheville.
Dr. Daniel Saunders, Program Chair, SEPES,
Matthew Reid, Program Coordinator, SAPES
Here are two announcements from PES Annual Meeting Program Chair, Eduardo Duarte. — Jan A.
First, please take a look at the PES Memphis blog, featuring a list of accepted papers: http://pes2015memphis.blogspot.com
Second, please take note of the Graduate Student Pre-conference CFP below:
Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting — Making Philosophy of Education: A Graduate Student Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday, March 12, 2015 – 2-7 pm – Memphis Westin Beale Street
Working retrospectively and prospectively we are seeking to make originary philosophy of education at PES 2015. Toward that end, graduate students in the field are invited to engage in a pre-conference workshop and take up the question energizing our gathering in Memphis: How do we make philosophy of education? The pre-conference workshop aims to examine the articulation, production and dissemination of philosophy of education. The five hour event will include a group dinner at the Keough Café. The workshop will have two parts. The first half will produce a set of theses in response to the question: How do we make philosophy of education? Participants will be asked to think about the past and present work in the field, and to envision and articulate new possibilities. The second part of the event will be a hands-on workshop geared toward practical advice for navigating the job market. It will include faculty who have recently completed successful searches and those who have been on hiring committees. Feedback on CV construction, letter writing, and other concrete aspects of the search process. Participants are encouraged to bring their materials for sharing and review. The second part will be lead by JOPE chair, Nakia Pope, along with Cara Furman (U Maine, Farmington), Tyson Lewis (UNT), and Sam Rocha (UBC). Please join for this unique experience to make the future of PES!
The workshop is a first-come, first-serve open-enrollment event. Deadline to enroll is February 6, 2015. Any and all inquiries should be sent electronically to Eduardo Duarte, PES 2015 Program Chair
PES2015Memphis@gmail.com. This workshop is collaboration between PES Memphis 2015, PES JOPE, GSCOPE 2015, with support from PES 2015 President Frank Margonis.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information about AESA and the conference, email
firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.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
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.
 AESA members interested in submitting proposals in Spanish or
French should do so via the IAIE submissions system.
Richard Kahn, Ph.D.
Core Faculty in Education
Antioch University Los Angeles
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: 310-578-1080 x357
Communications Director, American Educational Studies Association
Chair, Environmental Education SIG, American Educational Research Association
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