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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 #042 – February 4, 2014

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 by dboven

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

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CEPS Students and Alumni-

In addition to the speakers coming to campus this week and next, there are some great events going on in Chicago. Many in the department are presently putting final touches on papers that are going to be presented at SEA, CIES, PES, AERA. If you’re one of them, or if you’re interested in an opportunity to present some of your work – OR if you’re simply interested in learning more about what academic conferences are all about — please mark your calendars to attend the School of Education’s 16th Annual Research Symposium, April 12th from 10:00am-4:00pm on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus [A5.]. As usual, 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 #042 – February 4, 2014

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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS

1. Gloria Ladson-Billings to lead workshop for students, Thurs,, February 13 (WTC)

2. Wozniak Lecture by Gloria Ladson-Billings, Thurs., February 13 (WTC)

3. CEPS-Sponsored Presentation by Kate Rousmaniere on Mon., February 17 (WTC)

4. Going to Toronto? Please attend Loyola Reception at CIES Annual Conference, Weds, March 12th. 7pm-10pm.

5. Save the date for the SOE Annual Research Symposium, Sat. April 12th.

B. EVENTS IN CHICAGO

1. Forum on Standardized Testing in CPS, Thurs., February 6

2. Ralph Martire Lecturing on School Funding Reform at Depaul, Tues. Feb 11th, 5:30pm

C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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

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

3. Call for Proposals, Comparative Education Society in Europe, June 10-13, 2014 (Freiburg, Germany). Deadline: February 28, 2014.

4. Call for Proposals, History of Education Society, November 5–9, 2014 (Indianapolis, Indiana). Deadline: March 3, 2014.

D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Tenure-track position (History of Education) at University of Oklahoma, Deadline: March 10, 2014.

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A. CEPS NEWS

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A.1. In addition to the Wozniak Lecture that Gloria Ladson Billings will be giving on Thursday, February 13 (see below), she will be presenting a workshop for students from 2:00-3:15pm. The workshop is titled “Hip Hop/Hip Hope: Reinventing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.” (exact WTC location to be announced. To rsvp please email Dean Janet Pierce-Ritter at jpierce@luc.edu.

A.2. Loyola’s School of Education will be hosting Gloria Ladson-Billings for a lecture on February 13, 2014. Her talk is part of the John M. Wozniak Lecture Series and will be titled “Getting Serious about Education: Culturally Relevant Teaching for New Century Students.” Dr. Ladson-Billings is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is known for her work in the fields of culturally relevant pedagogy and critical race theory. The lecture will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus (Lewis Tower-16th floor, Regent Hall).

A.3. CEPS will be hosting a talk by Kate Rousmaniere who is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her research interests center on the history and politics of American teachers and methodological questions in the social history of education. She will be speaking at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus (Room CLC 105) on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Her talk is titled “How I got Sent to the Principal’s Office: Research in the History of Education and School Leadership.”

A.4. Loyola University Chicago will be co-hosting a reception at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON this coming March. Please join current faculty, students and alumni 7pm – 10pm at the conference hotel.

A.5. Save the date for the SOE 16th Annual Research Symposium, April 12th from 10:00am-4:00pm on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus. This promises to be a wonderful event celebrating and supporting the many research efforts of our students and will feature Dr. David Stovall of UIC as the keynote speaker. To sign up to present a paper please contact Stefanie Sferra by March 1st, ssferra@luc.edu.

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B. CHICAGO EVENTS

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B.1. Please feel free to join the Chicago organization “More Than a Score” for a free public forum on the current state of standardized testing in Chicago Public Schools. The forum will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Haas Park (Washtenaw at Fullerton –there is ample free street parking and it’s two blocks from the California O’Hare Blue Line “L” stop). Forum contributors will discuss the many testing changes in CPS this year, how these changes may affect opting out and other testing resistance activities, and better ways to assess student progress. For more information please go to www.morethanascorechicago.org or e-mail info@morethanascorechicago.org

B.2. Ralph Martire, the Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability will speak at the DePaul College of Education’s winter forum on “School Funding Reform: Closing the Opportunity Gap” The forum is on Tuesday, February 11th a 5:30 p.m. at the Student Center (2250 North Sheffield Ave). For more information, contact Diane Horwitz at dhorwit1@depaul.edu

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C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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C.1. 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/.

C.2. 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).

C.3. The Comparative Education Society in Europe will be holding its 26th conference in Freiburg, Germany June 10-13, 2014. The theme will be “Governing Educational Spaces: Knowledge, Teaching and Learning in Transition.” Registration is now open. Early bird registration ends April 15, 2014 and the final registration deadline is May 15, 2014. Abstract submission is now open, as well. Papers can be presented in one of six working groups including Governing Knowledge and the Politics of Education (WG 1), Governing Schooling and Schools (WG 2), Governing Teachers and Teaching (WG 3), and a New Scholars Working Group. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014. For more information, visit www.cese-europe.org/2014.

C.4. The History of Education Society will be holding its annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 5–9, 2014. The Program Committee invites proposals on all topics relevant to the history of education in any time period or nation, and especially papers or panels that cross cultures, time periods, or national boundaries. The Committee defines ‘education’ broadly, to include all institutions of socialization as well as schools and universities. For 2014, they encourage members to consider submitting proposals on research methods in the history of education, teaching the history of education, and the role of philanthropy in the history of education. Proposals are due on or before Monday, March 3, 2014. To submit a proposal, please go to the proposal submission website (available beginning January 15): https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HES2014. For questions about proposals, please contact Christine Ogren, program chair, at chris-ogren@uiowa.edu.

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D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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D.1. The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, with appointment beginning August 2014. This assistant professor position will have expertise in the History of Education. For a more detailed description, see http://www.ou.edu/jrcoe/eds.pdf. The successful candidates will possess an earned doctoral degree in Education or History, with evidence of scholarship in the history of education; commitment activities appropriate to a research-intensive institution; and scholarly engagement in interpretive, critical, normative inquiry in/about education for social justice, nonviolence, and democratic life. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, current CV, an essay (500-1000 words) that theorizes historical learning’s value for professional leadership and public understanding of educational policy and practice, 1-3 samples of historical scholarship in education, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information of three references. Submissions should be in MS Word or PDF format and be emailed to educationalstudies@ou.edu.

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