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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 Program Newsletter #074 – September 5, 2017

Posted on: September 6th, 2017 by jnolan7

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni – Greetings and best wishes as we set off on another academic year. If you are a new student joining our program this semester please consider attending the CEPS Reading Group for New Students [A.1.] meeting on Thursday September 14th and 28th, 7-8pm. CEPS students are also launching a regular Reading Group that will begin in October [A.2.]. Please also see below for some excellent job opportunities. If you have you have opportunities or announcements to include in a future issue of this newsletter please send them to my graduate assistant Janese Nolan at jnolan7@luc.edu.
-Noah W Sobe
~CEPS Program Chair, 2017-2018
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CEPS Program Newsletter #074 – September 5, 2017
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND SOE NEWS
1. CEPS Reading Group for New Students (Thursday Sept 14th & 28th, 7-8pm, LT 1030 WTC)
2. CEPS Reading Group – beginning in October
3. Fall CEPS departmental potluck dinner scheduled for Sunday September 24th
4. Key Dates and Deadlines [Portfolio registration for CEPS MEd students graduating December 2017– deadline extended to Sept 15th]

B. CALLS FOR PAPERS
1. CIES 2018, March 25-29, 2018 (Mexico City, Mexico) Deadline: October 11, 2017
2. PES 2018, March 22-26, 2018 (Chicago, Illinois) Deadline: November 1, 2017
3. CESE 2018, May 29 – June 1, 2018 (Nicosia, Cyprus) Deadline: February 1, 2018

C. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
1. Part-Time Hourly work as Tutors and Student Advocates at Senn High School (deadline ASAP)
2. Equity Analyst and Education Analyst positions at Evanston Township High School (deadline ASAP)
3. Part-Time Hourly work as ESL Instructor at Hana Center (deadline ASAP)

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A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
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A.1. The CEPS New Student Orientation Reading Group will meet September 14th and 28th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., in Lewis Toweur, Room 1030. Though optional, these meetings are intended to help ground new students in some of the foundational content material and concepts used in the CEPS program. In addition, we welcome any returning students who wish to join in the conversation. Please come having read for the week and with your questions. You can find the articles for both weeks on the CEPS Program Sakai site, under the Reading Group tab. On the 14th, we will be discussing readings from the pillars of philosophy and history, and on the 28th readings from the pillars of sociology and comparative education. Please contact Julia Allison (jallison1@luc.edu) or Jacob Del Dotto (bdeldotto@luc.edu) for more information.

A.2. The CEPS Book Group will be getting underway soon, and in preparation we need your help selecting our book for the fall semester. To cast your vote, go to the CEPS Program page on Sakai. Under the Reading Group tab and the heading “CEPS Book Group – 1st Meeting,” you will find additional details, including a list of five books to choose from with links to more information about each. The survey is open now and will remain open until the end of the day, Friday, September 15th. Once the book has been selected, we will send out an email announcing the title and additional details regarding specific meeting dates and times. Please note that the book group is open to all students and faculty of CEPS. With questions, contact Julia Allison (jallison1@luc.edu) or Jacob Del Dotto (bdeldotto@luc.edu) for more information.

A.3. Please join us for a CEPS departmental potluck dinner on Sunday September 24th 5:30pm-8:30pm, hosted by Professors Noah W. Sobe and Amy Shuffelton at their home in Rogers Park near the Loyola Lakeshore campus. Look for an evite invitation in the next couple of days.

A.4. Key Dates and Deadlines
* Registration for Electronic Portfolio for CEPS MEd December 2017 Completion –August 15 (extended to September 15), information at http://www.luc.edu/education/masters/med-cultural-educational-policy/curriculum/
* Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% — September 10

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B. CALLS FOR PAPERS
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B.1. The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) will hold its 2018 Annual Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, March 25-29, 2018. The theme of CIES 2018, ““Re-mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue ,” aims to shift the traditional starting point of research to a greater extent toward the global South. This shift not only enables South-North dialogue, but also enhances North-South dialogue and the expansion of South- South collaboration. The new map requires us as scholars and practitioners to expand our awareness of the voices, actors and knowledge producers that have historically been marginalized in educational research and institutions. Taking advantage of the widening epistemological parameters of our field, we will focus the conversation on theories and methodologies produced in the global South, with a view toward exploring new voices around the globe. This perspective impels us to forge commitments with greater dedication than ever across all kinds of borders and to re-envision possibilities for cooperation and mutual support in advancing education research and practice. The submission deadline is Wednesday, October 11, 2017. For more information see: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/cies/cies18/

B.2. The Philosophy of Education Society (PES) will hold its 74th Annual Meeting 2018 from March 22-26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, at the Palmer House. Under the theme “Education as Formation” the Program Committee invites papers to be submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting and for subsequent publication in the PES yearbook, Philosophy of Education 2018. The Committee also invites proposals for: (1) alternative sessions; and (2) work-in-progress sessions designed to bring participants together to collaborate on developing ideas not yet ready for the regular paper submission process. Papers and proposals that address the conference theme are specifically encouraged, but all submissions will be considered on an equal basis. Submission deadline: November 1, 2017. For more information see: https://www.philosophyofeducation.org/conference

B.3. The Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE) will hold its 28th Biannual Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, May 29 – June 1, 2018 under the theme “Identities and Education: Comparative Perspectives in an Age of Crisis.” The conference offers the chance to examine and problematise our contemporary moment. Through the heuristic of identity, the conference aims at creating a platform for understanding our current challenges and considering the potential of education to address them. For more info please visit: www.cese-europe.org/2018. The conference submission system will open November 1, 2017 and close February 1, 2018.

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C. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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C.1. The Center for Student Success at Northeastern Illinois University, a member of the Chicago GEAR UP Alliance dedicated to helping urban youth achieve academic success seeks tutors and student advocates to work with 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students at Nicholas Senn High School, 5900 N Glenwood Ave (in Edgewater, close to Loyola’s Lakeshore campus). Must be available for 10-15 hours per week. $12 per hour. All interested candidates should submit a resume and availability to Mayra Leyva, GEAR UP College Access Coordinator, at m-vega3@neiu.edu. Please visit our website to learn more about this federally funded program: www.gearupchicago.org

C.2 Evanston Township High School (ETHS) seeks an Equity Analyst for a 2-year position funded by a grant from the Lewis-Sebring Foundation. The ideal candidate will be willing to work in a diverse environment and possess a deep commitment to equity in education, in particular work that focuses on eliminating racial predictability in achievement. The equity analyst position does have a research component, probably more qualitative than quantitative, but will focus more on supporting school wide equity initiatives, such as our various affinity group student summits. ETHS is also seeking a graduate student with strong analytic skills and who is comfortable working in SPSS with messy data sets for a Research Analyst position. Additional information on both opportunities is available at: https://www.applitrack.com/D202/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url&category=Exempt&category=Exempt ETH

C.3. The Hana Center, an organization that works with the Korean-American community in Chicago, seeks an ESL instructor available to teach mornings on Tuesday and Thursdays. If you are interested please contact CEPS PhD candidate, Teresa Barton at tbarton@luc.edu.

 

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