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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 #037 – October 30, 2013

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by dboven

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

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Greetings CEPS Students and Alumni-

Lots of great events at Loyola and around Chicago in the next couple weeks, including Diane Ravitch and Greg Michie! Note that Oct 31st is the registration deadline for the Loyola English Department’s conference on pedagogy that features Michael Bérubé, past-president of the MLA talking on the subject of “Slow Teaching” [A.2.]. 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 #037 – October 30, 2013

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Table of Contents:

A. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

1. Discussion with Greg Michie, November 7, 2013 at 6:30pm

2. Free Day Conference on Pedagogy at Loyola, November 9, 2013 at 9:00am

3. Diane Ravitch Lecture, November 13, 2013 at 7:30pm

B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

1. Call for Papers, CIES, March 10-15, 2014 (Toronto, ON). Deadline EXTENDED: November 15, 2013

2. Call for Papers, PCA/ACA National Conference, April 16-19, 2014 (Chicago, IL). Deadline: November 1, 2013.

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

4. Call for Papers, Gulf Comparative Education Society, April 9 – 10, 2014 (Dubai, UAE). Deadline December 27, 2013.

5. Call for Applications, Histories of Education Summer School Conference, June 12-15, 2014 (Umeå, Sweden). Deadline: December 31, 2013.

C. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Tenure-track position (Foundations and Educational Psychology) at the University of Northern Iowa, Deadline: November 15, 2013.

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A. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

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A.1. On November 7, 2013 at 6:30pm, Greg Michie will discuss his latest book in a session entitled “Confession of a Proficient Teacher.” Michie is a nationally recognized author and teacher who has spent two decades in education. He will reflect on his classroom experiences and how issues of assessment, accountability, and teacher evaluation affect his teaching. The event costs five dollars for IAMME members and will take place at Richard Edwards IB School (4815 South Karlov).

A.2. The English department at Loyola University Chicago invites all students and faculty to attend a day conference on pedagogy, “Possibilities and Provocations: Best Practices for Teaching Literature.” The keynote speaker is Michael Bérubé, past-president of MLA. The title of his talk is “Slow Teaching,” and it will be followed by break-out discussion sections on specific methods. The conference is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Loyola’s Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy. The event is free and open to the public, but we request registration so that we can plan refreshments. The event will be from 9:00am to 5:00pm on November 9, 2013 at Lake Shore Campus Cuneo Room 109. E-mail Bjervie@luc.edu by October 31 to register.

A.3. Diane Ravitch will be presenting a free lecture entitled “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.” It will be Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:30pm at First Free Church (5255 North Ashland). It is presented by Women and Children First, the Chicago Teachers Union and CReATE. For more information call Women and Children First at (773) 769-9299.

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B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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B.1. 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 final deadline for all submitted proposals is November 15, 2013. Proposals should be electronically submitted through the CIES online submission system (http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/cies/cies14).

B.2. The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the PCA/ACA National Conference, Chicago, IL, held April 16-19, 2014. Submissions that explore, connect, contrast, or otherwise address area themes of schooling, education, teaching (including preparing teachers/preservice teacher education), history, archival studies, and/or their linkages to popular culture from all periods are desired. Sample topics for papers include reflections/linkages between schooling and popular culture in the United States, the role of history in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States and the use(s) of popular culture in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States. The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2013. To be considered, interested individuals should please prepare an abstract of between 100-250 words and a brief biography of no more than 50 words. Individuals must submit electronically by visiting http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/. Any further inquiries can be directed to Dr. Edward Janak at ejanak@uwyo.edu. For additional information about the conference, please see http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/.

B.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.

B.4. The Gulf Comparative Education Society will be holding its fifth annual symposium April 9 – 10, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The theme will be “Locating the National in the International: Comparative Perspectives on Language, Identity, Policy, and Practice.” This year’s symposium will examine issues relating to language and cultural heritage in the context of the creation of inclusive and outward looking educational spaces. As countries in the region seek simultaneously to preserve traditions and culture while embracing modernity, challenges inevitably arise, particularly in the education sector. In bringing together academics, policymakers, and educators to compare educational policies and practices across the region, the symposium aims to explore some of the issues surrounding language, identity, and education in the GCC. Abstracts and poster proposals should be submitted online at: http://gulfcomped.ning.com/page/gces-2014-abstract-and-poster-submissions. The deadline for submissions is December 27, 2013.

B.5. The Histories of Education Summer School Conference for Postgraduate Students at Umeå University in Sweden will be held 12-15 June 2014. The conference invites applications from postgraduate students in the history of education with an interest in the histories of educational spaces and discourses and new ways of working with images, artefacts and archives. Leading international historians of education will give lectures and offer advice concerning the research process, including publication strategies. There will be opportunities for students to discuss their dissertation projects with fellow doctoral candidates and receive comments from prominent scholars in the field. The conference language is English. Participation in the conference is free of charge. Accommodation and meals will be provided, but delegates will have to cover the cost for their travel to Umeå. The number of participants is limited to 30 students. The application deadline is 31 December 2013. See http://www.eera-ecer.de/season-schools/histories-of-education-summer-school-2014/ for details on how to apply.

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C. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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C.1. The University of Northern Iowa requests applications for two tenure-track professors in Educational Psychology and Foundations. 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. For full consideration, apply by November 15, 2013. More information is available at http://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/50311.

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