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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 #033 – September 11, 2013

Posted on: September 11th, 2013 by dboven

 

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

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Greetings CEPS Students and Alumni-

I hope the semester is off to a good start for all. We have some great events coming up on campus this month, including the departmental potluck/BBQ next weekend! 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 #033 – September 11, 2013

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Table of Contents:

 

A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

1. CEPS Fall Potluck – Sunday afternoon, September 15th

 

B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

1. CURL Seminar on Restorative Practices in Schools, Friday September 13, 10:30am

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, CIES, March 10-15, 2014 (Toronto, ON). Deadline: October 25, 2013.

3. 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. Tenure-track position (Urban Education) at Cleveland State University, Deadline: Open until filled.

2. Tenure-track position (Teacher Education) at Teachers College, Columbia University, Deadline: Open until filled.

 

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A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

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A.1. 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. Evites were distributed last week; if you didn’t receive one please get in touch with Professor Sobe.

 

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B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

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B.1. CURL, the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola, holds Friday Morning Seminars during fall and spring semesters from 10:30am until 12:00pm in the CURL Library (Cuneo Hall, 417). Loyola faculty, students, staff, community members and guests are welcome. On Friday, September 13, 2013, the seminar will discuss “Creating Safe Space: Restorative Practices in Chicago Schools.” It will be presented by Naomi Milstine, Restorative Justice Program Manager, Alternatives INC. This is a time for CURL graduates, undergraduates, staff and community members to discuss and explore the topic.

 

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 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) will hold its 58th Annual Conference at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, in Toronto, Canada from March 10-15, 2014. The conference theme, “Revisioning Education for All”, is intended to provide the scholarly community with an opportunity to critically and comparatively reflect on the history, contemporary issues and future of the EFA movement in a global context marked by rising social and income inequality within and between nations and shifts in the global balance of power. The early bird deadline is October 4, 2013. The final deadline for all submitted proposals is October 25, 2013. Proposals should be electronically submitted through the CIES online submission system (http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/cies/cies14). Proposals that do not comply with the CIES submission requirements will not be considered for inclusion in the program.

 

C.3. 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. Cleveland State University is searching for an Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) who will also serve as the Associate Director of their Center for Urban Education. The candidate will leverage the resources and partnerships of the Center to conduct research, while supporting the mission of the Center. The Center has established a solid foundation of funded projects from diverse sources at the federal, state, and local level. Based on a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Center serves as the research arm of the Campus International School, a professional development school located on campus. It is an exciting time for the Center as it expands its community-based partnerships. For information about the Center, please visit the website at: http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/centers/cue.html. Candidates must have an earned doctorate, a record of published research in an area of K-12 urban education, and experience teaching or providing services at the K-12 level. Candidates can complete an online application at http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52710

 

D.2. The Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking to hire someone to take a leadership role in the development of a new Ed.D. program focus on Educating Teacher Educators. The selected individual will engage in transformational scholarship in teacher education from a curricular perspective as part of Teachers College’s efforts to re-imagine teacher education in the 21st Century. This individual will play a leading role in the Department and the College’s ongoing efforts to respond to the changing landscape for teachers and teacher education, while honoring our longstanding commitments to diversity, urban education, and university-school collaboration. Qualifications: Earned doctorate, with focus on teacher education and/or curriculum. Established record of research and scholarship. Experience teaching at the elementary or middle school level. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, especially as a university-based teacher educator. Additional areas of expertise could include teacher learning, learning and assessment, standards, teacher evaluation, curriculum theory, and mixed-method research design. Responsibilities: In addition to his or her responsibilities in the Ed.D. program, this individual will teach in the M.A. elementary professional-certification (in-service) program. Additional responsibilities include advising masters and doctoral students; mentoring doctoral-level teacher educators; participating in departmental and College-wide committees, such as the Teacher Education Policy Committee; engaging in cross-departmental collaboration focused on teacher education; and engaging actively in research and other forms of scholarship. Send: CV, a letter of application, a sample publication, and three letters of reference electronically to Professor James H. Borland, Search Committee Chair, at Borland@tc.edu. Review of applications will begin in September, 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed thereafter until the position is filled. Appointment begins September 2014.

 

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