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.
An announcement from Eleanor Blair, Western Carolina UniversityCritics’ Choice Book Awards, Chair: Congratulations to the winners!
AESA 2017 Critics’ Choice Book Award Winners
Au, W., Brown, A., & Calderon, D. (2016). Reclaiming the Multicultural
Roots of U.S. Curriculum: Communities of Color and Official Knowledge
in Education. New York: Teachers College Press.
Camicia, S. P. (2016). Critical Democratic Education and
LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum: Opportunities and Constraints. New York:
Carter, J. & Lochte, H. (Eds.) (2017). Teacher Performance Assessment
and Accountability Reforms: The Impacts of edTPA on Teaching and
Schools. New York: Palgrave McMillan.
Cervantes-Soon, C.G. (2016). Juarez Girls Rising: Transformative
Education in Times of Dystopia. Minneapolis, MN: University of
Childers, S.M. (2017). Urban Educational Identity: Seeing Students on
Their Own Terms. New York: Routledge.
Douglas, T. M. O. (2016). Border Crossing Brothas: Black Males
Navigating Race, Place, and Complex Space. New York: Peter Lang
Gottesman, Isaac. (2016). The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist
Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race.
New York: Routledge.
Meiners, E. R. (2016). For the Children: Protecting Innocence in a
Carceral State. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Noddings, N. and Brooks, L. (2017). Teaching Controversial Issues: The
Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom. New
York: Teachers College Press.
Sanders, C.R. (2016). A Chance for Change: Head Start and
Mississippi’s Black Freedom Struggle. Chapel Hill, NC: University of
North Carolina Press.
Tavares, H.M. (2016). Pedagogies of the Image: Photo-archives,
Cultural Histories, and Postfoundational Inquiry. Springer Nature
Wolfmeyer, M. (2017). Mathematics Education: A Critical
Introduction. New York: Taylor & Francis.
Happy New Year, All!
Educational Studies is the journal of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Titi Oluwo wanted everyone to know that the following article is available free from the publisher. Here is the link:
“Uncovering Settler Grammars in Curriculum”: The Article of the Year from Educational Studies is now FREE online http://bit.ly/HEDS_2014_ArticleYear
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Secretary-Treasurer Kyle Greenwalt (email@example.com). Many thanks to Deb for getting the website up and running!
Kathleen Knight Abowitz
President, John Dewey Society
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Gary K Clabaugh, Ed. D.
Emeritus Professor of Education
La Salle University
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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)
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.
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
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.
Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself. — John Dewey
Welcome to the Council for Social Foundations of Education (CSFE) Online! This site provides information about the Council’s current activities, past achievements and aspirations for the future. It also provides links to our member organizations, constitution, and Standards for Academic and Professional Instruction in Foundations of Education, Educational Studies, and Educational Policy Studies.
The purpose of the Council, as stated in the CSFE Constitution, is to provide a forum among learned societies and individual scholars in the humanistic and social foundations of education for developing, discussing, approving, and implementing policies regarding matters of mutual interest among members. Such matters may include, but are not limited to, standards related to the preparation and licensure of educators and accreditation of education programs or units.