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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 #039 – December 18, 2013

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by dboven

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

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Greetings CEPS Students and Alumni-

Best wishes for a restful and restorative winter break!  Posted below is info on travel award sources at Loyola — if you have had a paper accepted for a conference this Spring please be sure to get your travel award applications in ASAP [A.2.].  As announced before, we’re pleased to now have CGSA the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Graduate Student Association which is open to graduate students from all parts of the program.  On Monday January 13th 6-7pm in Lewis Towers 1030 we will be having a CGSA meeting to chart out activities and events for the Spring [A.1.].  Pizza served!  Please come and get involved in our graduate student association.  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 Program Chair and Graduate Program Director

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CEPS Program Newsletter #039 – December 18, 2013

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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS

1. CGSA Meeting Monday Jan 13th, 6-7pm (WTC)

2. Internal Loyola Travel Funding Sources for Graduate Students

B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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

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

3. Call for Proposals, Nordic Conference on the History of Education, October 29-31, 2014 (Copenhagen, Denmark). Deadline: January 14, 2014.

4. Call for Papers, European Conference on Educational Research, September 2-5, 2014 (Porto, Portugal). Deadline: February 1, 2014.

5. Call for Papers, Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, June 15-20, 2014 (Nessebar, Bulgaria). Deadline: February 28, 2014.

6. Call for Papers, British Association for International and Comparative Education, September 8-10, 2014 (Bath, UK). Deadline: February 28, 2014.

C. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Tenure-track position (Multicultural Education) at Iowa State University, Deadline: January 6, 2014.

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A. CEPS NEWS

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A.1. Please join the newly reconstituted CEPS Graduate Student Association, CGSA, for a Spring semester launching meeting.  Pizza will be served!  Monday January 13th 6-7pm in Lewis Towers 1030.

A.2. All CEPS graduate students are eligible to apply for travel funding from the School of Education to present a paper at an academic conference.  Information at http://www.luc.edu/education/resources_stu_dev.shtml   Students pursuing a MA or a PhD may also apply for funding from the Graduate School.  Go to  http://www.luc.edu/gradschool/FundingGrad.Education.shtml and click on the Conference Presentations tab and from there you can click through to the GSPS system and put in your request.

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B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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B.1. 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.2. 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.

B.3. The 6th Nordic Conference on the History of Education is being sponsored by the Department of Education at Aarhus University in Copenhagen. It will be held October 29–31, 2014 and will explore the connections between past and present opinions on education and between histories of childhood and histories of schools and other educational institutions. The third day of the conference will be open to the public and research projects from the Scandinavian countries will be presented. The conference theme is “Methods–Messages–Manifestations: Traditions and challenges in the history of education and childhood.” is intended as an overarching theme. The deadline for submissions is January, 14, 2014. For more information, get in touch with Ning de Coninck-Smith ning@dpu.dk, Anne Katrine Gjerløff angj@dpu.dk, Christian Sandberg Handsen CSH@dpu.dk or Charlotte Appel appel@ruc.dk. To register a paper, go to https://auws.au.dk/6th_Nordic_Conference_in_the_History_of_Education.

B.4. The European Educational Research Association invites educational researchers to submit proposals for the European Conference on Educational Research 2014 in Porto, Portugal. ECER welcomes 2,500 scholars each year, representing views and research traditions from all parts of Europe. The theme in 2014 is “The Past, The Present, And Future of Educational Research in Europe” and the conference will be held September 2-5, 2014. The submission deadline is February 1, 2014. More information on submissions can be found at http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer2014/submission-and-registration/submission/, and submissions can be made at http://www.conftool.com/ecer2014.

B.5. The Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society will be held in Nessebar, Bulgaria, June 15-20, 2014. The conference theme is “Education’s Role in Preparing Globally Competent Citizens.” Thematic sections include comparative education and history of education; pre-service and in-service teacher training; education policy, reforms, and school leadership; and higher education, lifelong learning and social inclusion. Prospective participants are invited to submit papers. Papers should have up to 3000 words and consist of text only in English, French, German, Russian, or Bulgarian. The deadline for submitting full texts of papers is 28 February 2014. For more information, contact Professor Nikolay Popov, BCES Chairperson at bces.conference@bgcell.net, or visit the conference website at http://bces.conference.tripod.com/.

B.6. The British Association for International and Comparative Education will hold its annual conference from September 8-10. 2014 at the University of Bath. The theme will be “Power, Politics and Priorities for Comparative and International Education” and it challenges participants to consider how comparisons are used as part of wider political agendas, to investigate power relationships in educational policy and practice, and to critically consider priorities for contemporary research. Details on the venue, travel, sub-themes, fees and registration can be found at http://baice.ac.uk/. The symposia abstracts deadline is February 28, 2014 and the paper abstracts deadline is April 25, 2014. Questions can be directed to Robin Shields (r.a.shields@bath.ac.uk).

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C. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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C.1. The School of Education at Iowa State University invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in Multicultural Education. The position will begin August 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs by preparing our students to create, affirm and support diverse, equitable, and excellent P-20 formal and informal learning environments in US classrooms. The candidate will contribute to the scholarly dialogue on culturally and linguistically responsive instruction, bilingual and bicultural youth development, socio-academic identity formation, or other cultural and social contexts of formal and informal teaching and learning. Assistant Professor qualifications are an earned doctorate in Education, a record of, or potential for, scholarly research with external funding, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly in multicultural teacher education. All application materials (except transcripts) must be submitted electronically at https://www.iastatejobs.com/. Once on the website, search by Vacancy ID 131259 and apply by clicking on “Apply for this Vacancy” For questions, please contact Katherine Richardson Bruna at krbruna@iastate.edu. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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