Society of Professors of Education @ AERA

4/4/2018

Dear SPE Members:

Hope this finds everyone well and in good spirits!  It is time to vote for our next set of SPE Board Members (3-year term, 2018-2020). Our five candidates are vying for three spots with as I said a 3-year term. The bio sketches and a ballot are attached.

I’m also attaching a current listing of Society Officers and Board Members, just so you can see who’s in charge of what. We also have a finalized program for our annual meeting at AERA attached.

Here’s the basic information:

Meeting:        Society of Professors of Education Annual Meeting
Date:              Saturday, April 14, 2018                                                                                         Time:              8:00am – 5:00pm
Hotel:             Sheraton New York Times Square
Room:            Sheraton NY Ballroom West

For a second year in a row a “special thanks” goes out to Dan Tanner and his Foundation for contributing $1,000.00 in the form of a grant to cover the room rental for our annual meeting and rental incidentals. Dan and the Foundation’s trustees which is made up of Peter Hlebowitsh, Dennis Buss, James Hayden, William Wraga and Lloyd Chilton). Thanks Dan and trustees for the grant and continuing to be good friends to the Society.

You will notice on the membership renewal form (also attached) that you can now pay through PayPal. I’m not great at it, but it is working. Since everyone has to make a choice in dues payments, and I need to keep up-to-date membership information. I’m asking that you send me, through email, a completed renewal form indicating how much I need to be billed through PayPal. I will then send you an invoice to your email address and you can pay with credit card. I fought it for a few years, but now I’m into it! Of course you can still send me a check via U.S. mail—that still works fine with me.

Finally, I’m working to up-date the master listing, so this first round of emails is not as up-to-date as I want it to be. But my next one in a few days will contain a listing of all members and their most recent dues payment.

Bob Morris, Society Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Morris, Professor
Dept. of Early Childhood through Secondary Education
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118

rmorris@westga.edu

SPE 2018 Program FINAL

SPE 2018-2019 Membership Form

Officers 2017-2018

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Society of Professors of Education (SPE) at AERA

Here is the program of AERA events sponsored by the Society of Professors of Education. I have also included a recently updated membership form.  — Edprof

SPE 2017 Program

SPE 2017 ProgramSPE 2017-2018 Membership Form

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