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Education

IRELAND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION (IICE 2011)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2011)
October 3-5, 2011, Dublin, Ireland (www.iicedu.org)
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The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education.

The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE 2011 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

The topics in IICE-2011 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Academic Advising and Counselling
*Art Education
*Adult Education
*APD/Listening and Acoustics in Education Environment
*Business Education
*Counsellor Education
*Curriculum, Research and Development
*Competitive Skills
*Continuing Education
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*E-Learning
*E-Manufacturing
*ESL/TESL
*E-Society
*Geographical Education
*Geographic information systems
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*History
*Home Education
*Human Computer Interaction
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education
*ICT Education
*Internet technologies
*Imaginative Education
*Kinesiology & Leisure Science
*K12
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Mobile Applications
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Pedagogy
*Physical Education (PE)
*Reading Education
*Writing Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
*Ubiquitous Computing
*Virtual Reality
*Wireless applications
*Other Areas of Education

 

Important Dates:

*Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: June 15, 2011 
*Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: June 30, 2011
*Proposal for Workshops: July 15, 2011 
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: July 20, 2011 
*Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: June 25, 2011
*Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance /Rejection: June 25, 2011
*Camera Ready Paper Due: July 10, 2011
*Early Bird Registration Deadline (Authors and Participants): June 1, 2011- July 31, 2011 
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors and Participants): July 31, 2011 – September 15, 2011
*Conference Dates: October 03-05, 2011

 
For further information please visit IICE-2011 at www.iicedu.org

 

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Bonuses for Some

A USER’S GUIDE TO (DEMANDING) THE IMPOSSIBLE

New booklet on art and activism…

A Users Guide to (Demanding) the Impossible: Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

This guide is not a road map or instruction manual. It’s a match struck in the dark, a homemade multi-tool to help you carve out your own path through the ruins of the present, warmed by the stories and strategies of those who took Bertolt Brecht’s words to heart: “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”

It was written in a whirlwind of three days in December 2010, between the first and second days of action by UK students against the government cuts, and intended to reflect on the possibility of new creative forms of action in the current movements.

“Art is useless, so they tell us, as soon as it truly affects the world it loses its status as art. (You never know, it might slide down the slippery slope, becoming instrumental, propaganda, or even worse craft!). The strange thing is that those who tell us this are often the same people who put art to the crudest instrumental use – the art market. Maybe what they mean is that – art is useless when it’s not ultimately used to make a profit. Perhaps it’s the same logic as that which argues that education has no use outside slotting us into the mutilated world of work and consumption. This guide is for those of us who suspect that art has other uses and who are prepared to seek them.”

PDF available freely online (http://www.minorcompositions.info/usersguide.html), and discounts for ordering multiple copies.

64 pages, A6 size (4.134 x 5.827)

To be released June 1st, 2011

Released by Minor Compositions,London /New York / Port Watson
Minor Compositions is a series of interventions & provocations drawing from autonomous politics, avant-garde aesthetics, and the revolutions of everyday life.

Minor Compositions is an imprint of Autonomedia
www.minorcompositions.info |info@minorcompositions.info

— 
Stevphen Shukaitis
Autonomedia Editorial Collective
http://www.autonomedia.org
http://www.minorcompositions.info

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

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Critique

INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL THOUGHT

International Critical Thought
I am delighted to pass on details of this exciting new initiative from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Call for Papers

International Critical Thought (ICT), an English-language quarterly edited by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and published by Routledge, which made its debut in the first quarter of 2011, is now calling for submissions.

The journal comes up as a response to recent developments that have crippled the capitalist regime and led the world to a period of fundamental change. It aims to serve the Marxist and left scholars in their reflection upon the past and inquiry into the future, with an emphasis laid on coalescence of social concern with academic rigor, and bettering of the reality through better understanding it. As a 21-century forum, ICT goes along with cultural diversity and intellectual openness, and is most willing to facilitate dialogues not just within left community but also between the left and other social thoughts. And as a journal based in China, it lends an extra attentive ear to the developing world experience, for instance, to discussion on what China’s rise means to the world and in particular the world socialism.

So, a publication outlet for left scholarship across the world, ICT welcomes studies done in various academic disciplines employing different research tools. Articles reviewing interesting books are also needed. The length of contributions may vary between 2,000 (for book review for example) and 6,000 words, and follow the Chicago Manual of Style in writing and citation.

We look forward to hearing from you. For further information, please contact Dr. Gao Jingyu via email gaojy@cass.org.cn.

Sincerely yours,
Cheng, Enfu (Chief Editor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Guideline for Contributing to the Column of ‘Information and Trend’

International Critical Thought will have a column ‘Information and Trend’ that publishes specially on Leftist organizations around the world. The following is a brief description of the requirements for submitting to this column for the purpose of introducing your organization and its periodicals or events.
(1)Length: the length of the body of your submission should be between 500 to 800 words in English.
(2)The content of your submission need to include the following information:
A. Name of the organization, year of establishment, goal of the organization, current chair (including title and institutional affiliation), contact information (name and email of the contact person).
B. Description of the major activities of the organization, such as academic conferences organized in the past five years and their themes, time and location, periodicals sponsored by the organization or communiqué within the organization.
C. Important plans for future academic events, and their theme, time and location.

Please include contributors’ biographical information and clear contact information in your submission, including the contributor’s name, affiliation, title, telephone, mailing address, and email of the contact person (this part is not included when the number of words are counted for the submission).

 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

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Lockdown High

LOCKDOWN HIGH – ANNETTE FUENTES

Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse

By Annette Fuentes

This book is a riveting report on the overblown fear of violence that turns American schools into prisons and students into suspects.

In the dozen years since the shootings at Columbine High School, hysteria has distorted the media’s coverage of school violence and American schools’ responses to it. School violence has actually been falling steadily throughout the last decade, and yet schools across the country have never been more preoccupied with security.

This climate of fear has created ripe conditions for the imposition of unprecedented restrictions on young people’s rights, dignity, and educational freedoms. In what many call the school-to-prison pipeline, the policing and practices of the juvenile justice system increasingly infiltrate the schoolhouse. These “Zero tolerance” measures push the most vulnerable and academically needy students out of the classroom and into harm’s way.

Investigative reporter Annette Fuentes visits schools across America and finds metal detectors and drug tests for aspirin, police profiling of students with no records, arbitrary expulsions, teachers carrying guns, increased policing, and all-seeing electronic surveillance. She also reveals the many industries and “experts” who have vested interests in perpetuating the Lockdown High model. Her moving stories will astonish and anger readers, as she makes the case that the public schools of the twenty-first century reflect a society with an unhealthy fixation on crime, security and violence.

Verso Books: http://www.versobooks.com/books/555-lockdown-high

Reviews

“[The] penetration of prison culture into daily life and particularly schools has been brilliantly traced by USwriter Annette Fuentes in Lockdown High” –– Bidisha, Guardian

“[A] well-argued book … packed with the anecdotally eye-catching and hard, persuasive data. Fuentes’s detailed and daunting investigation … is a wakeup call.” –– Publishers Weekly

“Examples of zero-tolerance policies taken to absurd levels are attention-grabbing, but the real story, spelled out [in Lockdown High] with clarity and a touch of anger, is a disturbing one that should concern members of school boards, principals, teachers and parents. ” –– Kirkus Reviews

“[A] chilling report … extremely well-written.” — Library Journal

“Lockdown High is a wake up call for Americans who care about how schools treat children and young people … This book is a must read for school boards, school administrators and parents.” –– Rodney Skager

“Fuentes’ style is smart and accessible, her material both revelatory and relevant—it’s not only parents who will stay up late reading Lockdown High, but anyone interested in where we are headed.” –– Nell Bernstein

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Howard Zinn

MARX IN SOHO

“It was smart, it was funny, and it was the perfect thing for the times in which we live.” —Michael Moore 

Coming to Chicago for two shows only:

Howard Zinn’s ‘Marx in SoHo‘ 

Marx is back! In this witty and insightful “play on history,” Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, though, Marx is sent to Soho inNew York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.

Howard Zinn, best known for his book, ‘A People’s History of the United States’, introduces us to Marx’s wife, Jenny, his children, the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, and a host of other characters.

Brian Jones, an African American actor and activist, has been performing this engaging one-man show across the country since 1999.

Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx’s life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change. Zinn also shows how Marx’s ideas are relevant in today’s world.

Saturday, June 25th @ 7pm

Experimental Station

6100 S. Blackstone Ave

in Hyde Park

Get tickets

Sunday, June 26th @ 1pm

Lifeline Theatre

6912 N. Glenwood Ave

in Rogers Park

Get tickets

$20 adults / $10 students (Suggested minimum donation)

For more information, visit http://marxinsohochicago2011.wordpress.com/

Sponsored by Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Organization – Chicago

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Dr Linus

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS – UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE (AUSTRALIA)

University of Newcastle postdoctoral fellowships

Due date for these postdocs is 20 July, with one possibly going to religion, given our (Newcastle University’s) status as a leading religion research centre in Australia.

Projects in the area of religion and radicalism, Marxism and religion would be welcome, since that is one of our research strengths

More information can be found here: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research/fellowships.html

 

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Education and Capitalism

ISSUES IN PROFESSIONALISM CONFERENCE
Centre for Educational Research (CER) Annual Conference

Issues in Professionalism

Tuesday 5th July 2011   13.00 – 17.30,

Universityof Derby

What does it mean to be a ‘professional’ today? Is it to be compliant and regulated or is it still possible to be an autonomous professional, whatever your discipline is? The idea of a ‘new’ professionalism is increasingly discussed but the meaning of professionalism is now uncertain.

The conference will open with a Keynote Speech by Gary McCulloch, the Brian Simon Professor of History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, who will place professionalism in its historical context. Various issues in professionalism will then be examined in a series of workshops and the day will end with a panel debate around the question “What does ‘professionalism’ mean today?”

Register on line:  http://www.derby.ac.uk/professionalismconference

The conference is open to all academic or administrative staff, postgraduate students at the University of Derby, teachers who are research associates and external delegates.

External Bookings cost £25.

Programme  

12.00 Registration and Buffet Lunch (in the Atrium,UniversityofDerby,Kedleston RoadCampus)

13.00 Keynote Speaker:  Professor Gary McCulloch

14.30 Workshops on a variety of topics related to professionalism such as the student as consumer, academic freedom, the return of professional knowledge, the new regulatory professionalism and a special workshop for the Teacher Research Associates Network (TRAN) facilitated by Dr Des Hewitt.

16.00 Coffee and Tea

16.30 SCETT Panel Debate “What does professionalism mean today?”  Speakers include: Siôn Humphreys (SCETT Chair, & NAHT); Rania Hafez (SCETT Vice-Chair, & Muslim Women in Education); Toby Marshall (SCETT & Havering College of FHE); Brian Cookson (SCETT Treasurer & NASUWT National Treasurer); Professor Dennis Hayes (SCETT Hon Sec & University of Derby).

The debate is sponsored by the Standing Committee for the Education and Training of Teachers (SCETT): www.scett.org.uk

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The Kremlinaires

THE KREMLINAIRES AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Calling all comrades!

Just a quick reminder that we have the fantastic Kremlinaires this Friday at Forest Roots. They will be ably supported by Grinch Mountain whose bluegrass playing thrilled us last time we saw them at Forest Roots.

The Flats Family Band will be there in force as well as surprise guests and local singers. Get in touch if you’d like to perform.

So put it in your diary, this Friday, 24th June at the Lord Rookwood, Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, E11, starts at 8.30.

The Kremlinaires Official Site: http://www.kremlinaires.com/  
Viva la revolution
Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

 

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Guy Debord

SPECTACULAR CAPITALISM

Spectacular Capitalism Release Party and Presentation 
Saturday June 25th @ 7PM @ X Marks the Bökship (http://bokship.org)
210/ Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9NQ

Over the past forty years the ideas and practices of Guy Debord and the Situationist International have become a constant reference point for those involved in radical politics, the arts, and cultural theory. Despite this ubiquity Debord’s work has been reduced to a palatable cliché rather than being used as a tool for crafting an ongoing practice of critique and engagement. Come on join us to celebrate the release of Richard Gilman-Opalsky’s new book, Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy, as we excavate this potential from the historical wreckage. 

Drawing on the work of Guy Debord, Gilman-Opalsky argues that the theory of practice and practice of theory are superseded by upheavals that do the work of philosophy. Spectacular Capitalism makes the case not only for a new philosophy of praxis, but for praxis itself as the delivery mechanism for philosophy – for the field of human action, of contestation and conflict, to raise directly the most irresistible questions about the truth and morality of the existing state of affairs.

Commentary and response from Gavin Grindon:

“Richard Gilman-Opalsky’s Spectacular Capitalism rescues Situationist theory and praxis from merely antiquarian and art-historical commentary and puts it in dialogue with the project of a radical philosophy for leaving the 21st century.” – McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto and Gamer Theory

Organized by Minor Compositions (http://www.minorcompositions.info) and the Centre for Ethics and Politics @ Queen Mary, University of London (http://cfep.org.uk)

Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy
Richard Gilman-Opalsky
http://www.minorcompositions.info/spectacularcapitalism.html
To be released June 2011
ISBN 978-1-57027-228-8

Bio: Richard Gilman-Opalsky is Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is the author of Unbounded Publics: Transgressive Public Spheres, Zapatismo, and Political Theory (Lexington Books, 2008), as well as numerous articles.

Released by Minor Compositions, London / New York / Port Watson
Minor Compositions is a series of interventions & provocations drawing from autonomous politics, avant-garde aesthetics, and the revolutions of everyday life.
Minor Compositions is an imprint of Autonomedia
www.minorcompositions.info |info@minorcompositions.info

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