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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 Newsletter #075 – September 27, 2017

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni – Many exciting events happening in Chicago this Fall – including very active CEPS student reading group meetings [A1 & A2]. Also included here is a list of CEPS Spring semester graduate course offerings [A3]. 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 #075 – September 27, 2017
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS NEWS
1. CEPS Reading Group for New Students PIZZA PROVIDED! (Thursday Sept 28th, 7-8pm, LT 1030 WTC)
2. CEPS Reading Group Fall Book (Thursday Oct 19th 7pm, LT 1103 WTC)
3. Spring Semester CEPS Graduate Courses

B. LOCAL EVENTS
1. Organization of Education Historians (OEH) Conference taking place at North Park University (Chicago IL) October 6-7.
2. DePaul College of Education Fall Forum “Racial Segregation and Racial Justice in Chicago Schools Today” Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30.

C. 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
4. Illinois Education Research Council “Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium” (Naperville, IL) November 9 -10, 2017

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)
4. The Lynch School of Education at Boston College announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in our Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education

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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 28th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., in Lewis Towers, Room 1030. PIZZA PROVIDED! 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 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 reading Inequality in the Promised Land: Race, Resources, and Suburban Schooling, by R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy, this semester. If you would like to join us for a discussion of this fascinating topic, please secure your copy. Our first meeting will be Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m., in Lewis Towers, room 1103. We are asking that you have chapters 1-4 read at this time and that you come with two discussion questions for the group. With questions, please contact Julia Allison (jallison1@luc.edu) or Jacob Del Dotto (bdeldotto@luc.edu).

A.3. Spring Semester CEPS Graduate Courses

*ELPS 412 Urban Education (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 [hybrid online and face-to-face]

*ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC, Wednesdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 444 History of American Education and Social Policy (Instructor TBD) WTC, Mondays 7:00-9:30

*ELPS 455 Comparative Education (Jules) WTC, Thursdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 540 Seminar History of Education: Globalization of Childhood (Sobe) WTC, Mondays 4:15-6:45
This course will examine the history of childhood from a global perspective. Over the course of the semester students will deepen their knowledge of historical experiences of children in various settings around the globe. Students will also grapple with the thorny and fascinating issues that emerge within this historical subfield. These range from questions related to the definition of the topic, such as (1) to what extent does one write histories of children or histories of childhood; (2) to what extent can we study “children” internationally and cross-culturally given the variety of ways that different cultures identify human life-stages; (3) relatedly, how are infancy and adolescence or youth related to childhood; (4) how has modernity and/or globalization reshaped childhood on national and/or global scales; and, (5) and, taking gender into consideration, asking whether is it even legitimate to write about childhood, as perhaps instead we should study boyhoods and girlhoods. The history of childhood also raises a host of methodological issues. For example, (6) can we study children without including their “voices” or documents produced by them; (7) given the paucity historical documents in archives produced by people under age 16 what other forms of evidence can we examine; (8) or, is there actually a surprisingly abundance of information on childhood out there that we only need to be clever enough to see and distill; (9) should we be concerned that it is overwhelmingly adults who write the history of childhood, and relatedly what service do studies of childhood perform for children themselves. These questions and more! will be addressed in this advanced seminar.

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B. LOCAL EVENTS
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B.1. Organization of Education Historians (OEH) Conference taking place at North Park University (Chicago IL) October 6-7. This year’s annual conference theme, “The Process of Reform and Change in the History of Education,” features papers that examine the impact of social, political, economic and cultural reforms on the history of education – including a number of presentations from CEPS graduate students.

B.2. The fall 2017 DePaul College of Education Forum on “Racial Segregation and Racial Justice
in Chicago Schools Today” will take place Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30. Panelists include Dr. Elizabeth Todd-Breland (Assistant Professor, History, UIC), Pavlyn Jankov (Researcher, Chicago Teachers Union), Tara Stamps (Jenner Academy of the Arts, CPS) and Dave Stieber (Chicago Vocational Career Academy, CPS). Topics include * How government policies create and promote segregated schools. * Parent and community resistance to segregation. * How teachers can address issues of racial justice in their classrooms. Advance registration required; register online at https://goo.gl/forms/p33RuMzbd3YUBMxD3.

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C. CALLS FOR PAPERS
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C.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/

C.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

C.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 problematize 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.

C.4 The Illinois Education Research Council announces the 15th annual Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium November 9 and November 10, 2017 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois, Information about how to submit papers and register to attend the conference can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/41846’

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D. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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D.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

D.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

D.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.

D.4. The Lynch School of Education at Boston College announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in our Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education. The scholar will join a vibrant community of scholars that integrates research, practice and policy to respond to the challenges of a diverse and rapidly changing world. What unifies our work is the underlying aspiration to enhance the human condition, to expand the human imagination and to make the world more just.
The ideal candidate has a strong and promising scholarly agenda focusing on education law and public policy in education, and is able to help students develop both academic and practical knowledge about law and public policy. The candidate is expected to teach graduate courses in US education law and policy issues in PK-12 and higher education, advise students, and provide service to the department and the broader Boston College community. For more information https://apply.interfolio.com/41846.

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