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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 #049 – August 13, 2014

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by mhines2

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni-
The start of the semester is close upon us! and I’m hoping everyone is well-rested and properly equipped with your brand-new pencil cases and so forth. Apologies for the short time-frame but see below for two professional development opportunities with Aug 15th application deadlines. One [C.1.] relates to a Spring one-day seminar on democracy that some German colleagues of mine are organizing — fell free to contact me with any questions. The second [C.2.] relates to an exciting mentoring program for people interested in international higher education. I and the rest of the CEPS faculty look forward to seeing you all shortly in classes. And, if your schedules permit, please join us for a book group discussion of Martha Nussbaum’s _Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities_ [A.1.] in the afternoon on Friday September 5th. Finally, at some point in September we plan our annual CEPS departmental potluck dinner and will be sending out information on that shortly. If you learn of events or opportunities that can be shared via this newsletter please email them to my graduate assistant Michael Hines at mhines2@luc.edu.
~Prof. Noah W. Sobe, CEPS Program Chair and Graduate Program Director

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CEPS Program Newsletter #049 – August 13, 2014
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
1. CEPS Theory and Method Reading Group: Summer Book Discussion Friday Sept 5th
2. Upcoming Graduate School deadlines

B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES
1. Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE) Nov 7-8, 2014 (Chicago, IL) – Deadline Sept 15th
2. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) March 8-13, 2015 (Washington DC) – Deadline Oct 6th

C. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
1. German-American Seminar on “Education Democracy and Justice” – Deadline Aug 15th
2. ASHE “”Research and publishing in international/comparative higher education: An intergenerational conversation” Mentorship Program – Deadline Aug 15th

D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
1. Assistant Professor, Social Foundations of Education, Iowa State University – Deadline October 15

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A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
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A.1. All CEPS students and alumni are invited to join the CEPS Theory and Method Reading Group in reading Martha Nussbaum’s _Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities_ (190 pages, Princeton University Press), which is “a spirited defense of the value of a liberal arts education and of the humanities in general against the encroachment of economic growth–oriented paradigms on global learning practices”. See http://www.amazon.com/Not-Profit-Democracy-Humanities-Public/dp/0691154481 and http://pegasus.luc.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=1428814. We will meet at Lake Shore Campus (location TBD) 1:30pm-3:00pm on Friday September 5th.

A.2. Upcoming Graduate School Deadlines
*August 15 – Last day to file late Application to Receive a Degree for December 2014 degree conferral

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B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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B.1. The annual meeting of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE) will be held November 7 and 8, hosted at Columbia College in downtown Chicago. The program committee invites papers to be submitted for presentation at the annual meeting and for possible subsequent publication in the ¬_Journal of the Philosophical Study of Education_. SUBMISSION PROCESS: Submit blind proposals as Word or PDF attachment to SPSEChicago@gmail.com by September 15, with “SPSE 2014” in thesubject line. In the body of your e-mail, please provide the following contact information: * Name, * Institutional Affiliation, * Email address. Submissions should be paper summaries of no more than 1000-words, including references. All submissions should be, broadly speaking, philosophical and related in some way to education, in the widest sense. SPSE enthusiastically encourages submissions from graduate students. Accepted graduate student papers will be considered for the SPSE graduate student awards.

B.2. The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) seeks submissions for its 59th Annual Conference, taking place from March 8-13, 2015 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The 2015 CIES Planning Committee welcomes quality paper, panel, poster and workshop proposals relating to the conference theme. Proposals not directly related to this conference theme but addressing issues of relevance to comparative and international education may also be submitted for consideration. Generally, education systems continue to contribute to the reproduction of existing structures of socio-economic inequalities with respect to class, race, gender and other dimensions of social differentiation. As a result curricula, classrooms and community rarely intersect, especially in the developing world.

“Ubuntu! Imagining a Humanist Education Globally” is the theme of the 59th CIES conference in Washington, D.C, March 8-13, 2015. The substance of collective ethos captured in Ubuntu is shared across the African continent and beyond. The specific term was popularized by various authors including the novelist, scholar, and journalist Jordan Kush Ngubane in the 1950s and more recently by public figures such as Nelson Mandela articulating a society and world of inclusiveness and equality.

This conference theme explores an imagined future where education is a moral enterprise that develops and shapes minds to embrace humanism that is separable from socio-economic equality, which defines the world as a complex whole, an interconnected and interdependent ecosystem of diverse humans, nature and the planet. This vision of humanist education is in harmony with Ubuntu, which inspires a multiplicity of worldviews, indigenous epistemologies and ideological schools of thought in a world that is inclusive while fostering autonomy and humanity. It is conceived to guide academics, policymakers and practitioners and learners in different locations.

While education has been an instrument for reproducing certain inequalities as it may not encourage and enable people to struggle for social transformation, even carefully designed colonial education that was intended to subordinate colonized peoples in different parts of the world produced critical thinkers and activists who questioned and helped to topple formal colonial domination. More broadly, we should be able to imagine education that is designed to promote values of mutually beneficial cooperation whereby even competition would mean striving toward achieving the greater good to enhance our shared humanity.
To imagine an education fostering a future that reflects Ubuntu is to engage in a process of deconstruction of the prevailing modernist epistemologies that tend to separate the heart and mind. The re-imagined vision of education will be the regenerative space for positive social change. The 2015 conference offers an opportunity to reflect on and contribute to the exciting possibilities of an Ubuntu-inspired education, embodying a philosophical, pedagogical and curricula framework that is emancipatory, cultured, transformative, localized and empowering for all humanity and the globe.

As a professional society on education in its comparative and international dimensions CIES invites all participants including educators in general with a special call to researchers, policymakers, practitioners, representatives of international organizations, local and global non-governmental organizations and members of civil society to share their insights and experiences and offer forward-looking collective deliberations

We also urge participants to contribute to tackling theoretical, empirical, and practical questions in the critical examination of existing systems of learning and testing at the local and global levels, the limits as well as the possibilities of established quantitative and qualitative methods with careful consideration of indigenous epistemologies. Additional information at http://cies2015.com/call-for-proposals/

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C. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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C.1. At the AERA conference in Chicago in 2015 the Office for International Cooperation in Education at the German Institute for International Educational Research in Frankfurt will organize a one-day seminar “Education, Democracy and Justice: Transatlantic Perspectives” for American and German researchers. Chicago and the Progressive Era (Dewey, Addams etc.) will be a starting point for bridging the gap to today’s questions of justice and democracy in education. The idea is to have short presentations, discussions and poster presentations and to invite American and German research to join in this activity, particularly those interested in German-American research contacts. If you are interested in this project please contact Prof. Noah W. Sobe nsobe@luc.edu by August 15th.

C.2. The ASHE Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) is still accepting applications for its new mentoring program titled “Research and publishing in international/comparative higher education: An intergenerational conversation.” The mentoring program will consist of a panel focusing on research and publishing in international/comparative contexts, followed by small roundtable discussions, and an informal mentor-mentee program.

The CIHE mentoring program aims to engage participants in conversations about 1) culturally sensitive data collection in international contexts, 2) accessibility issues involving large-scale international datasets in higher education, and 3) publishing international/comparative research. An equally important goal of the program is to create opportunities for participants at different career stages to connect and develop mentoring relationships. In order to accomplish the second goal, early- and later-career participants will be paired based on career and research interests.

Master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and early- and later-career researchers, practitioners, and faculty members are encouraged to participate in the CIHE mentoring program. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to register for the International pre-conference taking place on November 19-20, 2014 in Washington, DC and to attend the CIHE mentoring program during the pre-conference.

Applications from both early- and later-career applicants should include a description of 1) their interest in participating in the program, 2) what they hope to contribute and gain from the experience, and 3) their interest in participating in the program as a mentor or a mentee. Please submit your applications to Kati Szelényi (katalin.szelenyi@umb.edu) and Nida Denson (n.denson@uws.edu.au), CIHE pre-conference program co-chairs, by August 15, 2014. Please also use these email addresses if you have questions about the program. We would be more than happy to answer them! We want to encourage everyone with an interest in international/comparative higher education to apply for the program. Applicants will be notified about participation by August 31st, 2014.

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D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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D.1. The School of Education (SOE) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Social Foundations of Education at the rank of Assistant Professor. “We seek a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague who will: collaborate with social foundations and other SOE colleagues in developing rich and rigorous social foundations experiences that enhance Iowa State University’s teacher education programs; teach undergraduate courses in social foundations of education and graduate courses in areas of expertise; serve on masters and doctoral committees; and, engage in scholarly inquiry in social foundations. We welcome applications from individuals who draw upon humanities and social science disciplines such as history, philosophy, anthropology, geography, and sociology to study the complex relationships between the ideas and structures that shape the places in which schools are situated (e.g., neighborhoods, communities, cities, nation-states) and the individual and collective experiences of students and teachers in schools.” Iowa State University, one of only 34 public universities to have earned designation as an AAU university, is a leading land-grant institution, located in Ames, IA, one of the nation’s highest rated metropolitan areas of its size (http://www.iastate.edu/about/ames.php). Centrally located in a state experiencing unprecedented demographic transition, Iowa State University’s School of Education is committed to fostering collaborative relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and schools. Required Qualifications: For the rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate will possess (a) an earned Ph.D. in social foundations of education or a closely related field by the start date, (b) demonstrated potential for research/scholarly productivity at a research intensive university, and (c) demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity in
research, teaching, and/or outreach. Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated understanding of conversations about the role of social foundations in teacher education, demonstrated potential to significantly contribute to scholarly conversations in the field of education, and demonstrated successful teaching at the post-secondary level. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications. To Apply: All application materials must be submitted electronically at https://www.iastatejobs.com/. Once on the website, search by Vacancy ID #131199 and apply by clicking on “Apply for this Vacancy.” If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Search Chair: Dr. Anne Foegen, Professor and School of Education Director of Graduate Education, afoegen@iastate.edu.
Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, submit application by October 15, 2014

 

 

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