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The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers master's and PhD degrees as well as an undergraduate minor in Education Policy Studies. Faculty and students in the program use the tools of the social sciences and the humanities to study issues of educational policy and practice.

CEPS Program Newsletter #032 – August 30, 2013

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013 by dboven

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

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Greetings CEPS Students and Alumni-

Welcome to a new school year! For those of you who are newly joining us this is an e-newsletter that we send out every couple weeks during the semester. Below you’ll find information about talks, job opportunities – even a paid internship in Loyola’s office of international programs. There’s also a welcome and invitation to all CEPS students to socialize the CIEGSA student group next Tuesday evening. If you learn of events or opportunities that can be shared via this newsletter please email them to my graduate assistant David Boven at dboven@luc.edu.

~Prof. Noah W. Sobe, CEPS Graduate Program Director

 

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CEPS Program Newsletter #032 – August 30, 2013

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Table of Contents:

 

A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

1. Welcome and Start-of-Semester Social event from CIEGSA the CEPS student organization, Tuesday, September 3 5:30pm

2. Save the date for the CEPS Fall Potluck – Sunday afternoon, September 15th

 

B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

1. Forum Internship Connection on LinkedIn

2. CCE Sponsoring Talk on Japanese Lesson Study, Tuesday September 24, 6pm

3. CURL Event on “Corporate School ‘Reform’ and School Closings in Chicago”, Friday, September 27, 10:30am

 

C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

1. Call for Papers, Joint Area Centers Symposium, April 10-12, 2014 (Urbana-Champaign, IL). Deadline: September 23, 2013.

2. Call for Papers, Transnational Education and Learning Society, September 29-October 2, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI). Deadline: November 15, 2013.

 

D. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Paid Internship, Loyola’s Office of International Programs

2. Assistant Professor of Foundations of Education, tenure-track position, Northern Illinois University (deadline October 15, 2013)

 

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A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

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A.1. From Landis Fryer, CIEGSA President: “To some, Welcome to Loyola to others, Welcome Back! Meet, mix, and mingle at our first CEPS Student Social this Tuesday, Sept 3rd at 5:30pm in the new Lu’s Deli in WTC. See you Tuesday!”

 

A.2. Save the date: in the afternoon on Sunday September 15th we’ll be having our annual department start-of-semester potluck picnic at Professor Sobe and Professor Shuffelton’s home in Rogers Park, family and children welcome. An evite will be sent shortly.

 

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B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

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B.1. The Forum Internship Connection on LinkedIn was created to connect education abroad offices and organizations seeking interns with students and recent graduates seeking internships. This subgroup is an online venue for Forum member institutions and organizations to post information on internship opportunities in the education abroad field. It is also a place for students and recent graduates to learn of current internship opportunities in the field and to connect with potential employers. Students from any institution are welcome to join; however, the use of this group to recruit interns is restricted to staff from Forum member institutions. More information can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Forum-Internship-Connection-4964653/about.

 

B.2. The Center for Comparative Education (CCE) at Loyola is pleased to be hosting Professor Kazuhisa Fujimoto of Keio University who will be delivering a talk titled “Analysis of Teacher Discourse in Japanese Lesson Study Meetings” on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6pm-7pm in Corboy Law Center, Room 422 (WTC).

 

B.3. CURL, the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola is hosting a symposium titled “Corporate School ‘Reform’ Policy and School Closings in Chicago: The Impact on Students, Communities and Teachers.” The event will feature Diane Horwitz, Adjunct Faculty, Coordinator of Education Issues Forums, College of Education, DePaul University; Bill Kennedy, Foundations Year Coordinator, University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program; and Dwane Truss, Raise Your Hand Coalition and Vice-Chair, Austin Community Action Council. It will take place Friday September 27th from 10:30 to noon in Room 417 of Cuneo Hall (LSC). Additional information at http://luc.edu/curl/fridaymorningseminars/

 

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C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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C.1. The 10th Joint Area Centers Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has put out a call for papers related to its theme “Children and Globalization: Issues, Policies and Initiatives.” The symposium will be held April 10-12, 2014. Papers are solicited for the following panels: Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on childhood and children, Children and migration, Child labor, International adoption, Homeless/street children, Children and sexuality: child marriages, sexual abuse, sex slavery, Children and war: victims, refugees, child soldiers; children and peace-building/conflict resolution, and Children’s rights. To submit a proposal, send the following to Valerie Hoffman (vhoffman@illinois.edu) by September 23, 2013: a paper title and an abstract of approximately 250-300 words, an indication of the panel on which your paper would best fit, and on a separate sheet of paper, provide a brief biography, with your name, institutional affiliation, position or title, and a short statement of your interests.

 

C.2. The Transnational Education and Learning Society (TELS) is organizing an International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning from September 29-October 2, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI. It will provide scholars, administrators, and other practitioners with an academic forum that fosters the sharing of best practices, the challenges of existing paradigms, and the discussions on new ideas and frameworks. Topics include concepts and theories of transnational education and learning, policies and legal frameworks on transnational education, transnational education and information technologies, and evaluation and quality assessment in transnational education. The submission deadline is November 15, 2013. To Submit a proposal, go to http://www.uwosh.edu/llce/conted/conferences-and-workshops-1/tels-conference/presentation-proposal-form.

 

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D. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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D.1. Loyola’s Office for International Programs (OIP) is looking to fill a graduate student work study position for the Fall and Spring semesters. It will require 5-10 hours per week in 2-5 hour blocks of time, at $11.00/hour. The position will focus on doing on-campus marketing, outreach and special projects related to helping diversify the Loyola study abroad student population. The position will also research study abroad programs and locations available to Loyola students and be able to answer general questions concerning program distinctions. To apply, submit a résumé, cover letter and Fall 2013 hours available to work by e-mail to Kelly Heath at kheath2@luc.edu by September 6th. E-mails are welcomed from potential applicants with questions about the position.

 

D.2. Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Education Foundations (Deadline October 15, 2013). The qualified candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in foundations of education, both on and off campus; conduct a focused program of research in a foundations area; serve on thesis and dissertation committees; support the university general education program through teaching and assessment; contribute to program development; and perform duties in the shared governance system of the university. The successful candidate will work within the department and foundations program, whose faculty members represent the fields of anthropology, history, sociology, philosophy and policy studies.

 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in foundations of education or a related field by date of appointment; demonstrated capacity to develop a focused program of research in the foundations of education; and evidence of collegiality. Preferred: We are especially interested in candidates with experience and/or knowledge of educational policy issues. Other desired qualifications include: K-12 teaching or administrative experience; prior teaching experience at the college or university level; successful undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience; an active research agenda; experience in on-line instruction; successful acquisition of external funding; and experience with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population.

 

Candidates should submit a letter of application expressing interests, experiences, accomplishments, and strengths as they relate to the position. Applicants should also provide: a) a current CV, b) a sample of scholarly writing, c) copies of transcripts, and d) three original letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2013; however, we will continue to receive applications until position is filled. Please send all materials to: Dr. Carolyn Vander Schee, Search Committee Chair, C/O Pat Kee, Graham Hall 223, College of Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. Telephone: (815) 753-9340, FAX 815-753-8750. Official transcripts are required by date of appointment.

 

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