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The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers an M.Ed., an M.A. as well as a Ph.D. degree. We also offer 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 with an overarching emphasis on social justice.

CEPS MA Student Wins Loyola Thesis of Year Award

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by ceps

Kendall Thesis of Year Award 400

Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) MA student C. Maeve Kendall was awarded the 2014 Thesis of the Year award as part of the Loyola Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 7, 2014.  Ms. Kendall’s thesis, completed under the direction of Professor Noah W. Sobe, was titled “Women in Leadership and the Politics of Power.” It was a qualitative, interview-based study that sought to develop a better understanding of the gender inequities that persist even as education institutions move towards gender parity in many aspects of their operations and composition. Researchers across all areas of the social sciences have been productively examining women’s access to and engagement in leadership roles in various social spheres , but educational institutions make for particularly striking cases because gender equity in the operations of schools, colleges and universities has long-been enshrined as an essential part of mission and institutional objectives. Nonetheless, Ms. Kendall’s thesis explored the ways that education administration remains a gendered, hierarchical profession and shed light on the ways that individuals are affected by a widespread, systematic culture of gender inequities.

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