Ed Studies Article of the Year — Free access

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

–Jan A.

 

Maxine Greene’s Legacy

Here is a tribute to Maxine Greene from Kurt Stemhagen, Executive Director of the Philosophy of Education Society. 

Former Philosophy of Education Society President Maxine Greene passed away Thursday at the age of 96. Her vast body of accomplishments on the part of the arts, continental philosophy, and education are well documented and too great to be enumerated in this brief announcement. Detailed accounts of her life and work can be found in the following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxine_Greene

https://maxinegreene.org/

For the members of PES, she was a colleague, a mentor, a friend and a great inspiration. Her work in Phenomenology, aesthetics, and in thinking about social change, has left an indelible mark upon our collective work, and continues to challenge us to think beyond the “cotton wool” of every day experience, particularly those habits of mind that stultify academic discourse.

Maxine’s work is a testament to her Existentialist ethic of being forever “not yet.” She consistently found unexpected and unexplored corners in the overlap between philosophy and education, whether that meant a chapter on Melville in her early book on American education or a reinvention of the philosophical salon, held in her apartment overlooking Central Park on Sunday afternoons, in which sometimes forty or fifty people sat on the floor and stood in the hall to discuss favorite works of literature: Middlemarch, White Noise, Heart of Darkness.

Her perspective was not always received in the serious, earnest spirit with which it was offered. She often told a story of travelling to Bear Mountain to attend the nineteen sixty something spring meeting of the Middle Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society, a boys’ club of analytical philosophers who tolerated her presence, to a point. That year, her paper on the power of poetics in relating the personal and the political was met with a two word response: “Fuck Rilke.” She always laughed at this part of the story, begging pardon for her “French,” and relating how frustrated she was by the easy dismissal of her ideas.

It may be obvious, but still worth pointing out that she was the one laughing at the end of that story, as time and changes in the culture of the academy made room for her brand of insight, and gradually eclipsed the work of those from whom she sought recognition. It may be even more obvious, and yet still worth stating that given the limited space for philosophical practice in a world of educational research ever more dominated by quantifiable gains, Maxine Greene’s legacy is even more important to us in remaining true to our work and finding new ways of articulating our ideas to the world beyond the academy.

Kurt Stemhagen, Associate Professor
Executive Director, Philosophy of Education Society
School of Education, Department of Foundations
Virginia Commonwealth University

Tribute to Maxine Greene (Word)   Tribute to Maxine Greene (PDF)

Postdoctoral Associate in Social Foundations of Education

Postdoctoral Associate Position Available

Social Foundations of Education
Department of Educational Policy Studies
College of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago

 Applications due March 28, 2014

UIC Postdoctoral Associate  (announcement)

Purpose:  The Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University

of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a one-year

Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Foundations of Education.  Applicants

with an educational focus utilizing a critical analysis of urban teacher

education preparation programs through the lens of postcolonial studies,

feminist studies, or critical historiography are strongly encouraged to

apply.  The Postdoctoral Associate requires participants to teach one

course per semester.  This is a full-time position, available August 16,

2014 through August 15, 2015. The Postdoctoral Associate includes faculty

health insurance, dental coverage, and support for professional travel.

Postdoctoral Associates have access to University libraries, e-mail,

Internet, recreational facilities, and cultural and athletic events.

Salary is competitive

 Requirements: Applications are invited from persons with an earned doctorate prior to August 2014. The successful applicant should demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in Social Foundations of Urban Education and urban teacher education. The applicant’s research focus, background, and scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College of Education    (http://education.uic.edu/about-us/about-us#mission-values–history).

Setting: UIC is a vibrant urban university located in Chicago’s West Loop.

Currently the University’s commitment to engaged scholarship at the

local, national and international level is supported through entities such

as the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), the

Social Justice Initiative (SJI) and the Great Cities Institute (GCI).  In

alignment with the aforementioned entities, the College of Education is

committed to developing new knowledge about education that improves

teaching, learning and assessment; informs policy and practice; and is

valued by the communities we serve.

The Department of Educational Policy Studies (EDPS) is one of four

departments in the College of Education at UIC. Our twelve faculty members

are invested not only in their research but also the preparation of

teachers, scholars, and school leaders. The signature academic programs of

the department are the PhD in Policy Studies that includes separate

strands for the social foundations of education and educational

organizations and leadership, and the Ed.D. in urban educational

leadership, a principal preparation program.

Application procedure:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, transcripts for

all graduate course work and three letters of  references electronically

at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=39778 no later than

March 28 , 2014.

Applicants are encouraged to reference the department website

http://education.uic.edu/academics-admissions/departments/department-educational-policy-studies#overview

For more detailed information. Direct inquiries to Professor Pauline Lipman, Search Committee Chair plipman@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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