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

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)

SPE and OVPES Notes

Here are announcements concerning the recent activities of two of our CSFE member organizations – SPE and OVPES:

Society of Professors of Education (SPE) has announced the recipients of the 2012 Wisniewski Award for Teacher Education is The National Center for Fair and Open Testing (Fair Test), Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

The Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) has established a new space for providing access to announcements, conference information, and its journal, Philosophical Studies in Education.

Time for many of us to read (and write) final spring semester papers and exams, in time to begin the work of summer teaching and  scholarship.  Enjoy the spring colors, everyone!  — Ed Prof

John Dewey Society at AERA, and More

Deron Boyles, President of the John Dewey Society has sent information about JDS activities at AERA next month.  The links below contain his letter to members, as well as AERA conference information, a call for help, and a JDS membership form.

Letter from Deron Boyles  (doc)

JDS at AERA with Membership Information  (PDF)

In other news, there is still time to send feedback concerning proposed revisions to the AESA/CSFE Standards.  See previous post for the details!

Please consider joining the CSFE as an individual (or group) member.  A CSFE membership form is available via the “ABOUT” page.

Best to all — Ed Prof

Socialfoundations.org, and more

A Few Important Announcements:

There are now two addresses that will take visitors to our CSFE site:  csfeonline.org  and a new address — socialfoundations.org  Please share either of these links with those who might be interested in learning about the Standards and other Council work.

If you would like to support the work of the Council, please consider joining as an individual (sustaining) member.  The cost is minimal ($10).  Membership forms are available for download through the “Membership” page to the right.  For leaders of social foundations organizations, this would be an ideal time to submit membership dues as well.  See membership forms for details.

This year, the CASA committee of AESA has been reviewing and drafting proposed revisions of the CLSE/AESA Standards. We will try to get the word out as opportunities for comment become available.

And finally, it is time for us to elect new CSFE officers.  In the near future, I will appoint a nominations committee to prepare a slate of candidates for those whose terms of office have expired.  We will also be working to identify current voting members (member organization delegates) in order to hold a proper online election.  A call for nominations will be posted here, and on the AESA listserve soon.

Jan Armstrong, CSFE President

Society of Professors of Education 2011 Awards

The Society of Professors of Education (SPE) has announced that this year’s  Wisniewski Award for Teacher Education will be awarded to the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.  (Visit http://www.unm.edu/~jka/spe/spe_wisniewski.html for a list of past recipients of this award.)

Other SPE award recipients include William Schubert, University of Illinois at Chicago, DeGarmo Award and Lecture, and William Watkins, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raywid Award and Lecture.

The Society will hold its business meeting in conjunction with the AERA meeting on April 9, 2011.  All are welcome to attend. For more information about the Society’s April 9 schedule of activities, read this document, or  visit http://www.unm.edu/~jka/spe/