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  • April 21, 2014
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CEPS Program Newsletter #046 – April 21, 2014

Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

CEPS Students and Alumni-
Best of luck with the close of the Spring semester — now it finally feels like we can call it the Spring semester!  Our CEPS Theory and Method reading group got off to a great start last Friday, please make sure to join us Friday May 2nd 2:00-3:30pm at LSC [A.5.].  Also please note the great speaker we have coming tomorrow [A.4] — Prof Posey-Maddox’s talk will be a great follow-up to Prof Tracy Steffes’ talk last week.  Also, not the Globalization Studies conference taking place at Loyola in June [C.2.], this is a great opportunity for all, especially anyone planning on taking the ELPS 550 Globalization and Education course this summer.  And, 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

CEPS Program Newsletter #046 – April 21, 2014

Table of Contents:

1. New International Higher Education faculty member
2. Final CGSA meeting of the academic year! Monday, May 5 at 5:30pm
3. CEPS student survey on high-stakes testing in Chicago, request for assistance
4. CEPS Visiting Speaker, Linn Posey-Maddox “The (Re)Making of a ‘Good’ Public School:
Middle-Class Parents and City School Transformation” Tuesday, April 22 5:30pm CLC 206 (WTC)
5. CEPS Theory and Method Reading Group, Fridays 2:00-3:30 at LSC (May 2, May 23, June 6)
6. Fall 2014 CEPS Course Offerings

1. Forum with Mission Hill Public School in Boston, Thursday, April 24 at 6:00pm.
2. Talk by Nel Noddings, Monday, May 12 at 6:00pm.

1. Call for Proposals, Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, September 12-14, 2014 (Dayton, OH). Deadline: May 1, 2014.
2. Call for Proposals, Global Studies Association Conference, June 6-8, 2014 (Chicago, IL). Deadline: May 11, 2014.
3. Call for Proposals, American Educational Studies Association and International Association of Intercultural Education,  October 29-November 2, 2014 (Toronto, Ontario). Deadline: June 15, 2014.
4. Call for Articles, Annuary for History of Education, to be published in Summer 2015. Deadline: August 31, 2014.
5. Call for Proposals, Society for the History of Children and Youth, June 24-26, 2015 (Vancouver, BC). Deadline: October 1, 2014.

1. Research fellow (International education and development) at the University of Cambridge, Deadline: Immediate.
2. Technical advisor (Monitoring and evaluation) at FHI 360 in Equatorial Guinea, Deadline: Immediate.
3. Regular faculty position (International education) at Middlebury College, Deadline: April 18, 2014.
4. Full-Time lecturer or senior lecturer (International education) at the University of Bath, Deadline: April 27, 2014.
5. Tenure-track professor (Social foundations of education) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Deadline: May 4, 2014.


A.1. We are thrilled to report that Professor Blanca Torres-Olave will be joining the faculty in the School of Education as an Assistant Professor of International Higher Education! Professor Torres-Olave received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Arizona and also holds a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia as well as a BA from the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Her dissertation was title “STEM Employment in the New Economy: A Labor Market Segmentation Approach” and she has published journals such as _Higher Education_ and _Comparative Education Review_. Professor Torres-Olave comes to us as a seasoned educator and will be teaching courses that support our IHE, CEPS and Higher Education program areas. She currently is undertaking a consultancy for the World Bank and brings to Loyola an exciting research agenda. Many thanks to those of you who participated in the search process.

A.2. The CEPS Graduate Student Association (CGSA) will have its final meeting of the semester on Monday May 5th. The agenda will include the upcoming visit from DePriest School on May 15 and anything else that members want to discuss. Join us on 10th floor in Lewis Towers at 5:30pm. Hope to see you there!

A.3. CEPS master’s student Julie Cechowski has just started collecting data for her thesis. Her research looks at how students feel about high-stakes, standardized testing. The research will  begin with 5th and 6th graders completing an online survey. After the surveys are evaluated, 6-10 students will be asked to participate in one-on-one interviews. Her high-stakes testing student voice survey is now active at: https://surveys.luc.edu/opinio6/s?s=57655. Fifth and sixth graders in the Chicago area should complete it by April 23, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Julie at jcechowski@luc.edu.

A.4. On Tuesday April 22 at 5:30pm CEPS welcomes University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist of education Dr. Linn Posey-Maddox who will deliver a lecture entitled “The (Re)Making of a “Good” Public School: Middle-Class Parents and City School Transformation” CLC 206 (WTC).

A.5. CEPS has hosted occasional reading groups over the past several years and we are looking to establish a Theory and Method Reading Group that will meet every 2-3 weeks from April to June and then will resume again in September.  All / various program faculty will be participating in the discussions pending our availability.  The basic idea is to complement the course-taking experience for master’s and doctoral students with a series of interlinked conversations that grapple with challenging theoretical and methodological questions relevant to students across all our areas of concentration.  Typically we will read one article in advance of each session — and we will make provisions for anyone not in Chicago to join via a webcam/Adobe Connect connection (if you need info on electronic access please contact Dave Boven dboven@luc.edu).  The CEPS Theory and Method Reading Group will meet Fridays 2:00-3:30 at LSC (May 2, May 23, June 6). For our May 2 meeting (LSC Info Commons Room 105) we will read Mario Small’s 2012 article `How many cases do I need?’ On science and the logic of case selection in field-based research” http://eth.sagepub.com/content/10/1/5.short (access through LUC library).

A.6. Fall 2014 CEPS courses

* ELPS 410 Sociology of Education (Phillippo) WTC  Wednesdays 4:15-6:45
* ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC Tuesdays 7:00-9:30
* ELPS 455 Comparative Education (Sobe) WTC Mondays 4:15-6:45
* ELPS 550 Globalization and Education (Sobe) WTC Mondays 7:00-9:30
* ELPS 491 Issues in Education Policy (Shuffelton) WTC Tuesdays 4:15-6:45
[ELPS 491 will explore some of the conceptual underpinnings of contemporary education policy.  Public schools have long been assigned responsibility for preparing children to enter public space as democratic citizens, but this public function of schools is, according to many education scholars, currently challenged by neoliberal privatization.  In this course, we will consider how education policies are privatizing the public domain, using the Common Core State Standards as a focus of our investigation.  ELPS 491 will consider the ways in which contemporary US education policy addresses social, political and economic concerns, through a consideration of the CCSS’s concern with parental involvement, career and college readiness, and global competition. Framing our inquiry will be John Dewey’s and Hannah Arendt’s theorizations of the democratic public, and the course will begin with their inquiries into democratic publicity before turning to empirical and contemporary theoretical approaches to contemporary education policy.]


B.1. DePaul University’s College of Education will be hosting a forum titled “Promoting Progressive, Democratic Education in an Era of Standardization. It will include a visit from Mission Public School in Boston. The event will be Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the DePaul Student Center (2250 N. Sheffield), Room 120. So much discussion of education practice and policy today is centered on critique of ideas such as high stakes testing and value-added measures for teacher evaluation. Teachers, parents, and students are looking for alternatives to today’s current “reform” prescriptions. Mission Hill offers one such example. The Mission Hill School explores a portfolio-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning, staff-based decision-making and governance and active participation in the Coalition of Essential Schools. Mission Hill School was founded in 1997 by Deborah Meier and is modeled on democratic and progressive education principles. Ayla Gavins, the principal of Mission Hill and Ann Ruggiero, a faculty member will discuss the philosophy and approaches of their school. Following their presentation there will be small group facilitated discussions followed by a Q & A with our speakers. To learn more about Mission Hill, go to: http://www.missionhillschool.org. Please RSVP To dhorwit1@depaul.edu.

B.2. The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Research at the DePaul University College of Education will present Nel Noddings giving a talk entitled “The Ethics of Care in an Age of Market Fundamentalism and Accountability.” Professor Noddings will discuss how care ethics is a needs-based ethics. The discussion will include applications to education, city government, and global relations. This free event will be help on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the DePaul University Cortelyou Commons (2324 N Fremont St).


C.1. The Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) will host its Annual Conference September 12-14, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio. Proposals for individual papers, panels, or symposia involving two or three speakers on a single topic are welcome. All proposals will be blind and peer reviewed. They invite proposals related to any topic in the philosophy of education. Submit proposals via email with an attachment as a Word document. All proposals should be received on or before May 1, 2014. Submit to Sarah Stitzlein, Program Chair at ovpes2014@gmail.com. Proposals accepted for presentation at the conference will be notified by June 25, 2014. Full-length conference papers should be no longer than 15 double-spaced pages, following the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers meeting all the editorial requirements will be considered for publication in Philosophical Studies in Education, the refereed journal of OVPES. The following should be submitted in the body of the e-mail submission: title of the proposal; format of the presentation; name, title, institutional affiliation; address, phone, email, fax number; name(s) of other panel or symposium members, if applicable; and an abstract of up to 100 words. An MSWord document with all identifying information removed should be attached to the message with the title of the paper, panel, or symposium; a brief summary of the topic in two pages; a brief descriptive summary of how the topic will be developed and/or its line of argument; the significance of the topic; several major references upon which the paper will draw in developing the topic; two or three terms of reference for papers. This will guide the program committee in grouping presentations. The subject of the message should read “OVPES—2014 Proposal.” Receipt of email submissions will be notified via email. All submissions and inquires should be directed to Dr. Sarah Stitzlein at ovpes2014@gmail.com.

C.2. Paper proposals for the 12th Annual Global Studies Association (GSA) Conference are due May 11, 2014. The theme of the conference, which is sponsored by Loyola’s Department of Sociology is “Globalization: The End of U.S. Hegemony?” The conference will be held June 6 – 8, 2014 at the Water Tower Campus. The organizers will consider all abstracts on the topic of globalization. The GSA is a multi-disciplinary organization, therefore all relevant topics from any academic area or from activists are of interest. Please send a 100-word abstract in the body of an email with the subject line GSA Conference Abstract to Jerry Harris at gharris234@comcast.net. Include your name, affiliation, and active email address. For more conference information go to http://www.net4dem.org/mayglobal.

C.3. The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) and the International Association of Intercultural Education (IAIE) will hold a joint conference October 29th-November 2nd, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. The theme will be “Reconceptualizing Diversity: Engaging with Histories, Theories, Practices, and Discursive Strategies in Global Contexts.” Though the AESA proposal deadline has passed, submissions can still be made via the IAIE website at http://iaie.org/toronto2014/1_call.html. Proposals can be submitted in English, Spanish, or French and must be received by June 15, 2014.

C.4. A call for articles has been released for The Jahrbuch für Historische Bildungsforschung/Annuary for History of Education. The focus of this 21st edition is education and hegemony. According to critical education theories and empirical research, practices and institutions of education are not at all only means of emancipation and individual and collective enlightenment. Rather, they are also – or even primarily – practices and places where power relations are established and perpetuated. The focus of this publication is on how hegemonies are established by means of education and how hegemonies are constructed within the field of education itself. The deadline for proposals is August 31, 2014 and notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be made by September30, 2014. Articles must be submitted by March 15, 2015. Please e-mail proposals to Professor Marcelo Caruso of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at marcelo.caruso@hu-berlin.de.

C.5. Society for the History of Children and Youth will be holding its 8th Biennial Conference in Vancouver, BC from June 24-26th, 2015 with the theme “In Relation: Children, Youth, and Belonging.” The Program Committee invites proposals for panels, papers, roundtables or workshops that explore histories of children and youth from any place and in any era. Particular attention will be given to proposals with a strong historical emphasis and that bear on the theme of this year’s conference. Foci for papers and sessions, for example, might explore theorizing relationality as a key concept in the history of children and youth, indigeneity and relations shaped by colonization and imperialism, the impact of large and small scale social change on young people’s relationships, and relationships shaped by race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and (dis)ability. In order to be considered for the program, individual paper proposals must be received no later than October 1, 2014. They should include the following information: (1) Name of Presenter, Institutional Affiliation, address and email, (2) Title of individual paper, (3) 250-word abstract of paper, (4) 1 page CV for presenter, (5) what, if any, audio-visual technology will be required for the paper. Single paper proposals should be gathered into one PDF document and sent as an email attachment to Mona Gleason (mona.gleason@ubc.ca) by October 1, 2014. The Program Committee will finalize decisions no later than January 15, 2015. Direct queries to the Chair of the program committee, Mona Gleason at mona.gleason@ubc.ca.


D.1. The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge invites applications for two post-doctoral fellowships, available for up to 24 months starting as soon as possible. The Fellowships will be working with academics in the faculty using quantitative methods to investigate a range of policy issues related to international education and development (primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia). Fellows will be expected to work on a variety of research projects led by Professor Pauline Rose, using quantitative methods primarily drawing on existing household survey and learning assessment datasets with the possibility of also working with finance data. The work will also involve supporting the development of publications and research bids. Fellows will require a PhD in a relevant area, with experience of using quantitative methods on large scale data sets. To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3691/. Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Pauline Rose at pmr43@cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference JR03156 on the application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

D.2. FHI 360 is seeking a Technical Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation to serve in Equatorial Guinea. FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. The Program for Educational Development of Equatorial Guinea is based on a ten-year vision to improve education for all children and young people in the country. The goal of the second five-year phase (2014-19) is to strengthen the educational system of the country, concentrating on the quality of secondary education. FHI 360 will serve as the technical implementer and fiduciary agent in charge of administering the funds and human resources for the program under the guidance of the Ministry of Education. The Technical Advisor I, Monitoring & Evaluation will provide technical leadership and oversight to the implementation of all monitoring and evaluation activities, in line with the technical direction of the Program. The Technical Advisor I will monitor and evaluate program activities, research, and build capacity. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements.

D.3. The International Education Management program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies at Middlebury College, is pleased to invite applications for a regular faculty position in the field of International Education Management, pending availability of funding. The anticipated start date is in August 2014. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching. Courses may include Principles and Practices of International Education, International Education Program Design and Assessment, International Education Marketing and Student Recruitment, and Comparative International Education. Applicants should have a Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent terminal degree and significant professional experience in international education. The complete position announcement is available at https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/8635. For full consideration, apply before April 18, 2014.

D.4. The Department of Education at the University of Bath is looking for an outstanding scholar to help them build on and contribute to the research profile of the department as a member of the Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education research cluster. Successful candidates will also contribute to the teaching and development of the department’s academic programmes, principally at Masters and Doctoral level. The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit outstanding academic potential, together with evidence of high quality research publications. A doctorate in an appropriate field, as well as prior experience of teaching/supervision at postgraduate level is essential. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Mary Hayden, Head of Department and Cluster Leader, Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education, via email (m.c.hayden@bath.ac.uk). More information can be found at http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CC2298.

D.5. The Watson College of Education (WCE) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is searching for an Assistant Professor of Social Foundations to join the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations, and Secondary Education. The position will begin August 2014. Responsibilities of this position include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate live and on-line courses in Social and Cultural Foundations, maintaining an active research agenda in the field, and, advising undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates should have a doctorate in Social Foundations or related area, an established or emerging research record, and evidence of college level teaching success live and technology enhanced. Priority review of applicants will begin May 4, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the online application at http://consensus.uncw.edu. Direct questions to Dr. David Gill, Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations, and Secondary Education and Chair of the Social Foundations Search Committee at gilld@unw.edu. More information can be found at https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000827069-01?cid=VTEVPMSJOB1#sthash.qF7UaDh1.dpuf.