About CEPS

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 Program Newsletter #055—February 12, 2015

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by Noah W. Sobe

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni-
We are pleased to announce a robust CEPS Spring Speaker series [A.1.] that will be bringing some excellent speakers to campus over the next couple months.  We expect CEPS students to be engaged in events like this alongside coursework.  As students also know, we also expect engagement with professional academic conferences and if you will be attending the CIES conference in Washington DC in March please be sure to stop by the Loyola reception Wednesday evening March 11 [A.3.].  Also mark your calendars and plan to attend the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference (additional info at aera.net) which takes place here in Chicago 16-20 April.
-Noah W Sobe
~CEPS Program Chair

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CEPS Program Newsletter #55—February 12, 2015
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
1. CEPS Spring Semester Visiting Speakers — Mark Your Calendars!
*  Maia Cucchiara (Temple University) “Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: An On-the-Ground Approach to Studying Education Policy” Tuesday Feb 24th 5:30-6:30pm, CLC 602 (WTC)
* Rebecca Adami (Teachers College, Columbia) “Women’s Role in the Development of ‘Human Rights’” Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm, Room TBD (WTC)
* Irving Epstein (Illinois Wesleyan University) Wednesday April 1, 5-6pm,  Room TBD (LSC)
2. CEPS Alumni Profile & Interview: Dr. Curtis Mason
3. Loyola reception at CIES Conference, Washington DC – Wednesday, March 11, 7-9pm, Washington Hilton, International Ballroom East
4. Loyola School of Education: Annual Wozniak Lecture, Pedro Noguera (NYU) “Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century” April 16, 2015 5:30-7:30pm (Regents Hall, WTC) RSVP Required
5. CEPS Graduate Writing Tutor Available, Tuesday 5pm-7pm
6. Upcoming University, SOE & Graduate School Deadlines.

B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES
1. Call for Proposals: US History of Education Society Call for Papers, Annual Conference 5-8 November 2015 (St Louis, MO, USA) –Deadline:  March 15, 2015

C. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
1. Director Study Abroad, Longwood University (VA)

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A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
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A.1.  Please be sure to mark your calendars and plan on attending the exciting set of visiting speaker events that we have set up for this Spring.

*  We will have Dr. Maia Cucchiara giving a talk titled “Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: An On-the-Ground Approach to Studying Education Policy” on Tuesday Feb 24th 5:30-6:30pm in room 602 of Corboy Law Center (WTC).  Dr. Cucchiara is an Associate Professor of Urban Education at Temple University.  She applies a sociological lens to questions of urban policy and practice.  She studies school reform and its implications for equity and civic capacity, and examines how such broad urban processes as decline and revitalization affect school district policy, schools, students, and families.  In particular, she is interested in the intersection between social policies, race, class, and the lived experiences of people targeted by policy initiatives.  She has also studied dynamics of race and class at the local level, specifically around processes of middle-class investment in urban public schools.  A former National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar, Dr. Cucchiara is the author of Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities:  Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities, (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

* In March we will host Dr. Rebecca Adami who will talk on”Women’s Role in the Development of ‘Human Rights’” Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm, Room TBD (WTC).  Currently a Fulbright Fellow and visiting scholar at the Department of Arts and Humanities, Teachers College as well as at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, Dr. Adami’s post doc project titled “Women of the Declaration” centers on the UN female delegates who were part of drafting the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. Her research interest is on the broad study of human rights in the field of philosophy of education. In her PhD thesis, titled “Human Rights Learning: the Significance of Narratives, Relationality and Uniqueness”, Rebecca Adami explored human rights learning through a narrative turn that focus on learners and teachers life stories, drawing on the work of Hanna Arendt and Adriana Cavarero. Her published work includes articles such as “Re-Thinking Relations in Human Rights Education: The Politics of Narratives.” in Journal of Philosophy of Education and “Towards Cosmopolitan Ethics in Teacher Education: An Ontological Dimension of Learning Human Rights”, in Ethics and Education. Rebecca Adami has taught university courses for teacher students on multiculturalism and diversity at the Department of Education, Stockholm University.

* On Wednesday April 1, 5-6pm we will host Dr. Irving Epstein of Illinois Wesleyan University who will deliver a talk related to his work on social media, information communication technology and comparative education.  Room TBD (LSC)and more information to be distributed.

A.2. Please visit http://www.luc.edu/education/stories/archive/mason-alumni-ceps.shtml for reflections on entering, surviving! and moving beyond graduate school from 2011 CEPS PhD graduate Dr. Curtis Mason who is now Assistant Professor at Columbia College in Missouri.

A.3. If you are attending the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual conference in Washington DC the first week of March, please be sure to come by the reception that Loyola is co-hosting with several other universities.  Wednesday, March 11, 7-9pm, Washington Hilton, International Ballroom East.

A.4. The School of Education is proud to have Dr. Pedro Noguera as our annual Wozniak Lecture speaker.  His talk is titled “Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century” and will take place April 16, 2015 5:30-7:30pm in Regents Hall (Lewis Towers) on the Water Tower Campus.  RSVP is required for the event.  http://www.luc.edu/education/wozniak-lecture-series.shtml

A.5.  Samantha Deane, a CEPS PhD student, will continue on this Spring in Loyola’s Writing Center as a volunteer graduate writing tutor.  Tutoring sessions can be scheduled between 5:00 and  7:00pm on Tuesdays and are available to anyone, regardless of your writing prowess or stage in the writing process.  This is not a place for copy-editing; rather it is a place for a conversation about your ideas and how to communicate them.  Whether you consider yourself a writing expert or novice, love writing or hate it, tutoring sessions seek to push your ideas and your writing to new levels.  In order to sign up for a tutoring session go to https://luc.mywconline.com/ to first register an account, and then sign in.  When you  sign in, select Corboy Law Room 811, Graduate from the pull-down menu.  This will ensure that they can sign up with a graduate writing tutor rather than an undergrad.  You may (always) sign up to work with any tutor, but if you’d like to work with Sam please look for her name in the left column and sign up for an available slot.  Be sure to sign up several weeks in advance as these spots fill quickly.

A.6. Upcoming Deadlines
Feb. 13 Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for August 2015 degree conferral ($25 late fee applies)
Feb. 15 Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of  20% (zero credit thereafter)
March 1  Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2015 degree conferral

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B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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B.1. The US History of Education Society Call for Papers 5-8 November 2015 (St Louis, MO, USA).
The Program Committee for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or nation, and especially proposals that cross cultures, periods, or national boundaries. The Committee defines education broadly to include all institutions of socialization—mass media, voluntary organizations, and so on—as well as schools; universities; learned and/or scientific societies; libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions; vocational and/or corporate training enterprises; after-school and out-of-school learning environments; international organizations; educational technologies (children’s literature, textbooks, other print and digital culture, fully online educational environments), etc. We invite proposals for individual papers, complete paper sessions, panel discussions, or workshops.  At the 2015 Annual Meeting, we will mark several key anniversaries in the history of education, including the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 70th anniversary of the founding of UNESCO in 1945, the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Freedman’s Bureau in 1865, and the 325th anniversary of the publication of John Locke’s influential Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1690. All proposals are welcome, but we particularly encourage submissions on the following themes:
1. Rights: The history of education and civil rights, freedom, equity, and/or “human rights” broadly;
2. Federalism: The history of the federal role—or federalism—in U.S. education, or debates concerning education and “the state” broadly;
3. Modernity: The history of education in the early modern era, or education and “modernity” broadly;
4. Internationalism: The history of education from an international, transnational, global, or comparative perspective.
5. Local histories/National discourses: Given the historic location of St. Louis, we also seek proposals related to the history of education in our host city. Topics might include education and American Indians before or after the Lewis and Clark Expedition; the educational contexts of the Dred Scott case, abolitionism, and the antebellum era; the Gilded Age reforms of William T. Harris and Susan E. Blow; the educational aspects of the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 or the St. Louis race riots of 1917; or the history of race and education in St. Louis suburbs such as Ferguson, MO.
The society is also interested in proposal related to research methods and teaching practices in the history of education. We therefore encourage submissions in the following areas as well:
6. Research methods in the history of education (including archival research, quantitative research, oral history, digital humanities, new types of sources, historiography, etc.);
7. Teaching the history of education (including pedagogical strategies, primary sources and technology, the place of foundations of education in the disciplines of history, education, and other humanities and social sciences, etc.)
Proposals can take one of four forms: (a) a complete session, (b) an individual paper, (c) a panel discussion, or (d) a workshop.
Submission guidelines and additional information available at http://www.ische.org/generalannouncement/us-history-of-education-society-call-for-papers-2015/

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C. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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C.1. Director Study Abroad, Longwood University (VA).  Additional information at http://www.longwood.edu/assets/hr/FA370_Director_Study_Abroad.pdf

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