The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) will hold its annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore, MD, October 30 – November 3.
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.
Greetings, AESA members and other listserv subscribers…
The Executive Council of the American Educational Studies Association
directs your attention to the following statement:
STATEMENT OF CONCERN (4/27/17)
The Executive Council of the American Educational Studies Association
wants to express publicly our deep concern about recent U.S.
executive, legislative, and judicial actions taken at odds with AESA’s
most deeply held values. In the face of such actions, we want to
reaffirm truth, love, and justice as AESA’S guiding values. AESA’s
scholarly commitments to public education, to democracy and the arts,
to cultural diversity and environmental sustainability, educational
equality and equity are reflected in our Standards for Academic and
Professional Instruction in Foundations of Education, Educational
Studies, and Educational Policy Studies. Recent political rhetoric
and actions have imperiled our conscientious work to uphold them.
Our members’ language, inquiries, situations, standpoints, and
strategies for interpreting, expressing, and transmitting those deeply
shared core values in multiple disciplines are various and
dynamic–ever subject to elaboration, critical debate, and mutual
deliberation, irreducible to any dogma. Yet the intensity of our
present shared concern moves us to make this brief public statement.
We condemn the targeting of any named religious, racial, sexual,
differently-abled, or ethnic group for exclusionary, discriminatory,
violent, and hateful speech or action as inconsistent with the
nation’s democratic ideals—harmful to children and profoundly
miseducative. We hold dear the United States’ historic hospitality to
refugees from oppression elsewhere, so eloquently proclaimed on the
Statue of Liberty, yet so often abused and selectively applied, and
welcome diverse arts and humanities scholars and social-scientific
researchers who bring conscientious imagination, critical
intelligence, and practical wisdom to the educational challenges that
this national hospitality and its merciless contradictions require us
to meet. We deplore the privatization and commercialization of public
schools and public colleges and universities as profoundly
undemocratic. We value education that respects truths and their
experienced and observed complexities from diversely situated
perspectives; we condemn public deceit and falsehoods as public
miseducation. We reject public attitudes of denial and indifference
toward the scientifically documented ecological crisis that now
afflicts our entire planet, damaging land, air, and water, and harming
human children while endangering countless species; such irresponsible
attitudes are profoundly miseducative.
All these severe challenges call for educators’ courage, creativity,
and wisdom. These challenges impart practical urgency to AESA
members’ rigorous educational inquiry, thought, and criticism. They
require our deliberate curricular, pedagogical, program, policy, and
community initiatives, in pragmatic ethical responses to these
challenges. They demand our strategically vocal, conscientious
engagement in public controversies concerning them as well.
Social Media Fellow, Urban Education
The Graduate Center, CUNY
American Educational Studies Association
March 15, 2016
Greetings AESA members and others,
Waesa-call-2016e would like to announce the call for proposals for the 2016 American Educational Studies Association Conference. Please note: AESA membership is deliberating conference dates and location. Updates to this call will be made as soon as a decision is reached.
Conference Theme: Love, Labor, and Learning Under the Gun: A Call for Education Writ Large with Visionary Pragmatism (See attached AESA Call 2016).
MAY DAY SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 1, 2016. All proposals must be submitted electronically to the Online Conference System (OCS) via the AESA website. It will open April 1, 2016 (5:00 pm CST) and close on International Labor Day, May 1, 2016 (11:59 CST). MAY DAY is the final deadline, not a faux deadline! Participants must plan ahead to make this May 1st deadline. Notifications of proposals’ acceptance or rejections will be sent on or before August 15, 2016
Questions? Contact AESA President Elect/Program Chair Susan Laird at
The Council for Foundations of Education (CSFE) will hold its annual business meeting in conjunction with the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. Here are the details:
CSFE Business meeting, Thursday, November 12, 1:45 – 3:15 PM in the Goliad Boardroom. Leaders of member organizations and appointed delegates are welcome, as are interested others. For information about CSFE, contact Jan Armstrong, Jessica Heybach or Kathleen deMarrais.
AESA Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation (CASA) Business meeting, Friday, November 13, 8:00 – 10:00 AM in the Goliad Boardroom. For information about CASA, contact Amy Swain.
2015 AESA Butts Lecturer
The Butts Lecturer Advisory Committee is soliciting nominations from
the AESA membership for the 2015 Butts lecturer. The Butts Lecturer
shall be a person who has made significant contributions to the study
of education as a field of academic inquiry; who has addressed the
substantive human and societal concerns about education as a process
and an institution; and who is recognized for his/her leadership,
teaching, and service within the foundations of education or one or
more of the constituent disciplines. A complete listing of recent
Butts Lecturers can be found on the AESA website
(http://www.educationalstudies.org/aboutus.html#5). Please submit your
nominations no later than March 27, 2015 to Bettina Love at
Richard Kahn, Ph.D.
Core Faculty in Education
Antioch University Los Angeles
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
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