AESA 2015 Butts Lecturer: Call for Nominations

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
( 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
Phone: 818-201-8583

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.

New Educational Foundations


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: 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: 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:
Second issue:

Gary K Clabaugh, Ed. D.
Emeritus Professor of Education
La Salle University