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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 #080– February 14, 2018

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni – Thanks to the many current and former students who helped make our first annual CEPS Education Policy Forum a great success with over 100 people in the audience for stimulating presentations and discussion on many fronts of the current education policy environment in the US. March and April bring lots of exciting conferences and submission deadlines. Current CEPS students should be sure to check out Loyola’s Children’s Rights Graduate Scholars program [A.5.] which past students of ours have received previous years. 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 #080– February 14, 2018
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
1. CEPS Book Group Meeting, March 16th at 5:30pm, Location TBA
2. Faculty Brownbag, Prof. Kate Phillippo “A Contest With No Winners: Student Experiences of Competitive School Choice Policy” Weds. February 21, 3-4pm, LT 1030.
3. Faculty Brownbag, Prof. Noah W. Sobe “Problematizing Comparison in a Post-Exploration Age: Big Data, Educational Knowledge and the Art of Criss-Crossing” Weds. March 14, 12-1:30pm, LT 1030.
4. CEPS Summer Course Offering
5. Loyola CHRC Children’s Rights Graduate Scholars Program, Deadline: March 14, 2018

B. UPCOMING CONFERENCES
1. Philosophy of Education Society (PES) Annual Meeting, March 22-26, 2018, Chicago IL.
2. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference. March 25-29, Mexico City.
3. American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. April 13, 2018 – April 17, 2018. New York NY.
4. Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) Meeting, September 27-29, 2018, Nashville, IN

C. CALLS FOR PAPERS
1. Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE) 2018, May 29 – June 1, 2018 (Nicosia, Cyprus) Deadline EXTENDED: February 15, 2018
2. History of Education Society (HES), October 31-November 4, 2018 (Albuquerque NM) Deadline: March 15, 2018
3. Organization of Educational Historians (OEH), October 5-6, 2018 (Chicago IL) Deadline: March 1, 2018
4. Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES), September 27-29, 2018 (Nashville, IN) Deadline: May 1, 2018.

D. INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
1. Obama Foundation summer internship program (Chicago and Washington DC)
2. FLEFF Diversity Scholar Fellowship Program at Ithaca College, Deadline: ASAP
3. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Field Research Grants in the UAE Deadline: ASAP

E. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
1. Missouri State University, Springfield campus, tenure track Assistant Professor in Reading Foundations and Technology. Deadline: ASAP
2. Loyola International House Student Living Assistant. Deadline: ASAP
3. California State University, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Social and Cultural Foundations. Deadline: ASAP
4. UChicago Consortium on School Research Deadline: ASAP

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A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
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A.1. We hope everyone’s semester is off to a smooth and productive start to the semester. As you may remember from the announcement in December, the next CEPS book group title we will be reading and discussing is: Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty, by Jay Gillen and Bob Moses. Due to a number of scheduling conflicts, we have decided to push back our meeting from mid-February to mid-March. Specifically, we will be meeting on Friday, March 16th at 5:30pm near Lake Shore Campus. Currently we are looking to reserve a space at Uncommon Ground on Devon (great drinks and small plates!), but we will send an update when that is finalized. Since we are pushing our meeting back a month, we have decided to discuss the whole book during this meeting. Please do your best to join us for a lively conversation in a relaxed setting. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Jacob or Julia (bdeldotto@luc.edu Jallison1@luc.edu)

A.2. On Wednesday, February 21, 3-4pm, in LT 1030 Prof. Kate Phillippo will be giving a Faculty Brownbag (refereshments provided) talk titled “A Contest With No Winners: Student Experiences of Competitive School Choice Policy”. The presentation is based on her forthcoming book which weaves together the experiences of a diverse group of 36 Chicago eighth-graders who encountered competitive choice policy when they sought a seat at a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school.

A.3. On Wednesday, March 15, 12-1:30pm in LT 1030 Prof. Noah Sobe will be giving a Faculty Brownbag (lunch provided) talk titled “Problematizing Comparison in a Post-Exploration Age: Big Data, Educational Knowledge and the Art of Criss-Crossing”. This talk will offer an advance preview of Professor Sobe’s CIES Presidential address to be given in Mexico City at the CIES Annual Conference at the end of the month.

A.4. Summer Semester [Summer A] CEPS Graduate Course Offering:
ELPS 458 International Education (Jules) WTC, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-8:00 [hybrid online and face-to-face] This advanced seminar, which is both theoretical and applied, introduces students to issues and institutions involved in international educational development. This course will provide students with a deep understanding of the changing role of educational development projects in light of the post-2015 development agenda, post-financial crisis and global recession, post-Ebola epidemic, and post-Arab Spring periods. Students will spend time exploring and understanding how these many ‘post-contexts and settings’ are changing the nature of development and the educational responses that are now coordinated across different scales and spaces (national, regional and global levels).

A. 5. The Children’s Rights Graduate Scholars program is an academic year-long internship opportunity with Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of the Child (CHRC). This competitive scholarship program provides a Loyola University Chicago graduate, professional, or PhD student with $7,500 in tuition remission for the academic year and an internship opportunity (12-15 hours per week) at the CHRC. The program provides an academic opportunity for graduate-level students to be trained in research and advocacy that promotes the human rights of children. Scholars will become familiar with current P a g e 2 | 4 January 11, 2018 children’s rights policies and laws, issues, and develop and identify strategies to ensure the protection of children. The Children’s Rights Scholar will work closely with CHRC staff and partners who are engaged in projects that address critical and complex issues affecting children both locally and globally. Through professional development and project-based learning opportunities, the scholar will develop foundational knowledge about key issues facing children today while developing essential skills for their future career. In addition to working on a CHRC research project, scholars may gain experience in other areas that will provide scholars with the practical skills necessary for working in a variety of environments. These opportunities may include the following: conducting community outreach and education, social media, communications, and event planning. CHRC staff will strive to tailor the scholar’s experience to their professional goals and interests. Required Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Two References; academic or professional, Writing Sample (no more than 15 pages), Personal Essay (see below) Application Deadline: March 14, 2018 Please submit all applications to chrc@luc.edu. Subject line should state “2018-19 CHRC Graduate Scholar Application”

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B. UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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B.1. The Philosophy of Education Society (PES) Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago IL March 22-26, 2018. Additional information available at https://www.philosophyofeducation.org/conference

B.2. The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference will take place March 25-29 in Mexico City, Mexico. Additional information at cies2018.org.

B.3. The 2018 American Education Research Association Annual Meeting will take place Friday, April 13, 2018 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Annual Meeting sessions will be held in nine (9) co-Headquarter Hotels: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Parker New York, Park Central New York Hotel, Millennium Broadway, New York Hilton Midtown, New York Marriott Marquis, Sheraton New York Times Square, Warwick New York Hotel, Westin at Times Square. Registration will be located in the New York Hilton Midtown. The Exhibit Hall will also be located in the New York Hilton Midtown and will be open Saturday, April 14 – Monday, April 16. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/2018-Annual-Meeting-Registration

B4. 2018 Annual Conference Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) will be held September 27-29, 2018 Nashville, Indiana. For more information to register for the conference, visit http://ovpes.org/welcome-to-ovpes-2017/

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C. CALLS FOR PAPERS
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C.1. 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 close February 15, 2018.

C.2. The Program Committee for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or setting. 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; and technology-mediated systems of education. We invite proposals for individual papers, complete paper sessions, panel discussions, or workshops. All proposals are welcome, but we particularly encourage submissions on the following themes: 1. The History of Teachers and Teaching, 2. Ideas and Ideology in Educational Policy and Practice, and 3. Methods and Methodology in the History of Education. Proposals are due on or before March 15, 2018 (no later than 11:59 p.m., PT). Proposals can take one of four forms: 1) individual paper; 2) complete session; 3) panel discussion; or 4) workshop. To submit a proposal, please go to https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/HES2018.

C.3. The Organization of Educational Historians is calling for papers for its 2018 conference. Since 1965, the Organization of Educational Historians, formerly the Midwest History of Education Society, has brought together a wide range of scholars to examine the history of education through a broad framing of perspectives and possibilities. The theme of this year’s annual conference, “Beyond the Boundaries of Schooling in the History of Education,” directs attention to the importance of examining the history of both formal and informal education. Historians of education are encouraged to share inquiries into questions of education investigating educational spaces beyond the school/classroom and focus on informal spaces such as cultural centers, parks, community organizations, museums or others. In examining such spaces, historians of education can assist in widening and deepening our understanding of what education is and the diversity of ways we have educated youth over time. Local, national, and international topics are welcome. Papers are not restricted to topics that focus on the conference theme. However, proposals that relate to the conference theme will be grouped into the topical sessions and presented in the main meeting room to accommodate larger audiences. All papers presented at the annual conference can be submitted for peer review and possible publication in the American Educational History Journal. Submission of Proposals: Scholars are invited submit proposals on topics within the field of educational history of the United States and of other countries. Senior scholars have found OEH sessions to be valuable venues to present their work. Graduate students always are encouraged to present their work within this supportive, yet challenging environment. Proposals must be submitted electronically to the program chair, Ann Marie Ryan, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, no later March 1, 2018 for early submissions and April 30, 2018 for final submissions. Please send the proposal as a Word document attachment in an e-mail addressed to aryan3@luc.edu. The subject line of the e-mail message should read: “OEH 2018 Proposal.” Acceptance notification will be April 15, 2018 for early submissions and May 31, 2018 for final submissions. Additional information at http://www.edhistorians.org/home.html

C.4. 2018 Annual Conference Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) invites proposals that broadly interpret the theme—Education and the Suffering of Others in an Era of Spectatorship—for its annual meeting, to be held: September 27-29, 2018 Nashville, Indiana. Papers addressing the theme might include, but are not limited to, scholarship on the following topics: “Outsider” voices in philosophy of education; The stranger at the door; distant strangers; the “collapse of distance” through technology and globalization; Spectatorship, recognition, and other optical metaphors in education; The human and humanities, animals, and the post-human; Technology as a means of connection and/or disconnection; The alienation of diverse populations; Stories, testimonials, and facts in a “posttruth” era. This list is intended to be illustrative rather than exhaustive. Proposals for individual papers, alternative sessions, and panels or symposia involving two or three speakers on a single topic are welcomed. All proposals should be blinded of all author details for peer review. All proposals should be received on or before May 1, 2018. Submit to: Dr. Amy Shuffelton, Program Chair, ovpes2018@gmail.com. For more information visit http://ovpes.org/

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D. INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
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D.1. The Obama Foundation is looking to hire passionate, mission-oriented, and qualified interns to serve in our Chicago and D.C. offices. This internship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to work in the United States. The summer 2018 internship will run from May 29, 2018 to August 17, 2018. For students on the quarter system, the internship will run from June 18, 2018 to September 7, 2018. Interns will be required to work 40 hours a week in either our Chicago or Washington, D.C. offices. You will be able to find the posting at the following link on Monday, January 29th: obama.org.

D.2. Applications are now open for the 2018 FLEFF Diversity Scholars Fellowship program at Ithaca College. The Fellowships brings to Ithaca College up to 20 graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education. Participants will discuss their research and career interests with Ithaca faculty and attend the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Preference will be given to students who are 2nd or 3rd year PhD students or late stage MFA’s. This three day inside look at Ithaca College will showcase the artistic and intellectual environment at Ithaca College to potential faculty. Diversity Scholars will attend film screenings and FLEFF Workshops as well as meet Ithaca faculty, students and administrators at several receptions and dinners. All reasonable expenses and FLEFF passes will be covered by the FLEFF Diversity Scholars Fellowship. The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College embraces and interrogates sustainability across all of its forms: economic, social, ecological, political, cultural, technological, and aesthetic. Whether FLEFF Diversity Scholars are pursuing a degree in the field of business, communications, humanities, music, sciences or health related fields, the Scholars will develop a better understanding of Ithaca’s commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Interested graduate students need to send a CV and a statement (500 words maximum) explaining their interest in visiting Ithaca College and attending the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Application material or questions should be sent to fleffdiversityscholars2018@gmail.com. Professor Warren Schlesinger is the FLEFF Diversity Scholar Fellowship Coordinator. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with most if not all fellowships awarded by March 20th. For more information visit https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/.

D.3. The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to accept proposals from visiting scholars to conduct field research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Doctoral and faculty scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields are invited to apply, and proposals should address issues related to the Foundation’s research priority areas: education, public health (social dimensions), urban and community development, arts and culture, and philanthropy. Doctoral Research Grants Doctoral Research Grants support PhD students in carrying out field research as part of their dissertation data collection. While comparative proposals are welcome, Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE must be a significant research site. The award covers return economy airfares, furnished in-country accommodation (up to 12 months), and a modest cost of living stipend. Office space and research support are also provided. Faculty Research Grants Faculty Research Grants sponsor current faculty to conduct field research in Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE. The grant includes return economy airfares, in-country accommodation (up to 2 months), per diem, and research support. Depending on the project, additional funding may be allocated to cover actual research expenses. Seed Grants Seed Grants provide modest funding to conduct applied research or pilot projects in Ras Al Khaimah. Although the call for proposals is broad, projects should address the Foundation’s priority areas of education, public health, community development, or arts and culture. Demonstrated collaboration with a local partner is an important eligibility requirement, and anticipated outcomes should provide tangible benefits to the emirate. Tel: +971 7 233 8060 | Email: grants@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae | Web: alqasimifoundation.com How to apply Prospective applicants should complete the online application form and submit required materials associated with their grant opportunity of interest: alqasimifoundation.com Deadline The submission deadline for all grants is March 1, 2018. Incomplete materials or applications submitted beyond the deadline will not be considered in the current award cycle. Questions? More information is available through the Foundation’s website and specific questions can be directed to grants@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae

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E. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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E.1. Missouri State University, Springfield campus, is looking for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Reading Foundations and Technology to begin 8/13/2018. The Reading, Foundations, and Technology department (RFT) in the College of Education at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Educational Foundations to begin August 13, 2018. We seek candidates who bring a broad philosophical perspective to practical questions about schools, teaching and learning. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Professor will be to help practicing teachers rethink a broad range of educational commitments in a cohort-model graduate program and work with undergraduate students in a foundations of education course. These courses examine the full range of social, philosophical historical, political and economic aspects of schooling—not any one narrow perspective. The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty who will demonstrate achievement in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and professional service. Candidates are minimally required to have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in educational foundations or a related field and at least three years of K-12 teaching experience. ABD with expected completion by the August 13, 2018 start date will be considered. Preferred qualifications include experience with diverse or at-risk populations; scholarship aimed at offering foundations thoughtfulness to issues of teaching and learning; and, a demonstrated ability to work collegially with other members of an academic department. Most courses are taught face-to-face and some are in off-campus locations. However, skills in distance education or on-line courses is preferred. To apply, visit https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/37392

E.2. The International House is currently seeking motivated, goal oriented and innovative candidates for Student Living Assistant Positions. The Student Living Assistant (SLA) is a position within the Office of International Programs that works directly out of the International House. SLAs work with the International House Staff and fellow SLAs. SLAs will live in the building and work as a team to foster a welcoming community for international students and domestic students who live in the International House. Must be a Graduate student at Loyola University Chicago with a desire to connect with undergraduate and graduate students, both international and domestic. Experience in residential life or similar capacity. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be calm under pressure required. Experience planning, facilitating programs and understanding of how to incorporate learning outcomes into these programs is a must. Ability to be on duty and work during some holidays and breaks, as well as summer. Preferred qualifications include enrollment in Loyola’s Master’s program in Higher Education, International Higher Education or Cultural & Educational Policy Studies. Experience studying, living or working abroad or working with international students, or other international populations in a cross-cultural setting. Compensation: Single studio apartment in the International House valued at $11,592, Stipend of $6400. To apply please send a resume and cover letter to intlhouse@luc.edu.

E.3. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Social and Cultural Foundations. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities and research interests will be in the area of social and cultural foundations with secondary focus in educational psychology and developmental theory. Application Requirements: an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in an area of Educator Preparation, such as Curriculum and Instruction, Social Foundations, Cultural Foundations, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Education, or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered for employment in the tenure-track position, but the doctorate must be completed by 8/20/2018. Additional information at http://bit.ly/FresnoStatePositions17.

E4. For over 25 years, the UChicago Consortium on School Research has informed solutions to the most difficult problems facing urban schools. We conduct research of high technical quality that informs policy and practice in the Chicago Public Schools, as well as schools nationwide. The Consortium is currently looking for a Research Analyst I and a Research Analyst II to join its research team. Candidates for these positions will have a passion for supporting actionable uses of research evidence, and a commitment to understanding and improving outcomes for students of all backgrounds and experiences. To apply visit https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=jobs+site&utm_campaign=Research+Analyst+Job+Postings+Blast

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