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 #056-March 15, 2015

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni-
Please join me in congratulating Prof. Kate Phillippo on her successful promotion and awarding of tenure as an Associate Professor! Additional news on recent faculty accomplishments can be found below [A.1.]. Also see the excellent speakers coming to campus in the next several weeks [A.2.] including Dr. Rebecca Adami who will be speaking on women’s role in the development of human rights on Wednesday March 18th at 6pm in Regents Hall, Lewis Towers (WTC). Please also note that the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference (aera.net) which will be held in Chicago April 16-20 is a great opportunity for CEPS students and alumni to get exposed to cutting-edge educational research. As usual, if you have announcements or information to share via this newsletter, please send them to my graduate assistant mhines2@luc.edu.
-Noah W Sobe
~CEPS Program Chair

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CEPS Program Newsletter #056 — March 15, 2015
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
1. Celebrating Faculty Accomplishments – Tenure & Promotion and Professional Association Positions
2. CEPS Spring Semester Visiting Speakers — Mark Your Calendars! * Rebecca Adami (Teachers College, Columbia) “Women’s Role in the Development of ‘Human Rights’” Wednesday March 18, 6pm-7pm, Regents Hall, Lewis Towers (WTC)
*Ta-Nehisi Coates (National Correspondent for The Atlantic) “The Case for Reparations” Tuesday, March 31, 11:30 am, Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center * Irving Epstein (Illinois Wesleyan University) Wednesday April 1, 5-6pm, Room TBD (LSC) 3. 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
4. CEPS Graduate Writing Tutor Available, Tuesday 5pm-7pm
5. 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) 2. Volunteer Summer Camp Teacher, University of Central Asia (UCA). Deadline: March 25, 2015

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A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
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A.1. We are thrilled to congratulate Professor Kate Phillippo on her recent promotion and awarding of tenure as an Associate Professor of Cultural and Educational Policy Studies!

Alongside this we congratulate Professor Amy Shuffelton on her recent election to the Committee on Professional Affairs of the US Philosophy of Education Society.

In addition, we congratulate Professor Noah W. Sobe on his recent election as Vice-President of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). In 2016-17 Professor Sobe will become President-Elect of CIES and will serve as the academic chair of the 2017 CIES annual conference. Then in 2017-18 he will become the CIES President.

A.2. 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.

* On Wednesday March 18 we will host Dr. Rebecca Adami who will talk on “Women’s Role in the Development of ‘Human Rights’”, 6pm-7pm, Regents Hall, Lewis Towers (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 Tuesday March 31 Loyola will host Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent for The Atlantic and winner of the 2014 Polk Award for Commentary, at 11:30 am in Kasbeer Hall within the Corboy Law Center. The talk is titled “The Case for Reparations.”

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

A.3. 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.4. 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.5. Upcoming Deadlines
March 23: Last day (5:00 p.m.) to withdraw with a grade of “W.” After this date, the penalty grade of “WF” is assigned
April 1: Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation or thesis for May degree conferral. For students in programs requiring a dissertation or thesis, all degree requirements MUST be met by this date for May degree conferral unless a master’s student is completing classes. Latest approval date for master’s thesis proposal defense ballots for participation (walking, not graduating) in May 2015 commencement.
April 2-6: Easter Holiday: No classes Thursday evening (classes that start 4:15 p.m. or later are cancelled) through Monday afternoon (classes beginning on or after 4:15 p.m. will be held) Offices closed on Good Friday
April 9: Fall registration begins for Graduate School students. Check LOCUS for details
April 15: Last day to submit final approved hard copies of dissertations for or theses for May 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

C.2. Volunteer Summer Camp Teacher, University of Central Asia (UCA). The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 to offer an internationally recognised standard of higher education and prepare graduates to contribute leadership, ideas and innovation to the economies and communities of the region. The International Treaty and Charter establishing this private, secular University was signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan and His Highness the Aga Khan, ratified by the parliaments of the founding states and registered with the United Nations. UCA is the first internationally chartered university in the world. UCA’s mission is to foster the socio-economic develop¬ment of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while helping the peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural heritages as assets for the future.

This year, UCA is hosting its first Academic Enrichment Summer Camp for 75 Grade 10 students from the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. During the camp, students will receive English language and Mathematics upgrading, as well as participate in a range of academic and non-academic sporting and recreational activities. The camp will be held in Issyk-Kul from Wednesday, 17 June until Tuesday, 7 July.

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities: The UCA Summer Camp will be primarily academic in focus, with the majority of the students’ day spent in English and mathematics lessons. There will be two English teachers at the UCA Summer Camp, each teacher will be asked to teach a class of 25 Grade 10 students for four hours a day, six days a week. The lessons will last for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. The majority of the curriculum and materials for these classes will be provided; they have been designed specifically for teaching Central Asian students. You will receive these materials ahead of time, providing you with enough time to familiarise yourself with the content prior to arriving on site. Each teacher will be assigned a native English speaking camp counselor who will assist them in the classroom. The teachers will also be expected to supervise either the evening activity or the afternoon sports activity, although these activities will be organised and led by the camp counselors. Prior to the commencement of the Camp there will be a four day training session held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, from Saturday, 13 June to Tuesday, 16 June. This will include cultural sensitivity training, an introduction to the teaching materials and an orientation.

Skills and Experience: * A minimum of three years teaching English at high school or secondary school level * Experienced in working with students for whom English is a second language * Experience teaching English as a foreign language is required * Previous experience with academic upgrading programmes or teaching intensive English * Experience in developing experiential classroom exercises * Well versed in and comfortable using the Socratic method * Ability to inspire and support others * Commitment to creative enquiry approaches to learning * Ability to mentor and motivate students * Highly effective communication skills and a collaborative, team-based approach * Experience of working in a developing country context is desirable * Experience of using technology during your lessons is preferred * Experience of mentoring young adults is an asset. Language Requirements: * Advanced English * Some Russian language skills would be ideal. Education Requirements: * Bachelors Degree from a globally recognized university * Teaching qualification or QTS status * ESOL or TEFL certification strongly desirable.

The deadline for applications is March 25, 2015. Please send your CV and a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org.

 

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