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CONVENTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

University of Brighton, Friday 24 & Saturday 25 May 2013

Organised by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton, and co-sponsored by the Campaign for the Public University, the Council for the Defence of British Universities, and UCU at the University of Brighton, this two-day conference on Higher Education – What it is for, and how to defend it: towards a Charter for Higher Education in the UK investigates the current changes that British Higher Education (in England and Wales) is undergoing.

The Convention is designed to enable colleagues from the full range of university disciplines to address how to preserve a properly described ‘higher education’ from the effects of current proposals, and from the redefinition of universities and of higher learning. As a complement to the Council for the Defence of British Universities and the Campaign for the Public University, it will consider, and adopt a draft of, a Charter for Higher Education that the organisers hope will be debated and refined in most or all institutions of higher learning throughout the UK, and which could then form the core of values around which colleagues could cohere, whether as members of Councils and Academic Boards, Faculty or School Boards, as members of their Course Committees, or as union members.

The Convention has been occasioned by the 25th anniversary of the Humanities Programme at the University of Brighton. Born in adversity in 1988 – in the midst of an earlier assault on the Humanities – it has survived and thrived by resisting both governmental pressure and temporary fashions in education and pedagogy. It is an interdisciplinary, non-modular range of degree courses based on small-group teaching, and research-focused student development.

Keynote speakers: Priya Gopal, Colin Blakemore, John Holmwood, Martin McQuillan, Gill Scott, Will Hutton, Martin Hall, Luke Martell, Bob Brecher, Peter Scott, Tom Hickey, Colin Green, Caroline Lucas (MP), Thomas Docherty, Michael Rosen

 

Discussion:

A draft Charter for Higher Education

And sessions on:

• The Ambit and Character of a University for the 21st Century

• What is Special about a Public University System

• Knowledge and Dissemination: the Commercialisation of Learning & Research

• Constraints and Conformities: Defining Economic and Social 
Engagement

• Academic Freedom: its Meaning in the New Century

• Work and Contracts in a Corporate University

• The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in Adversity: Governmental Myopia

• How Mass Higher Education Does Not Entail Lower Standards (Humanities at Brighton)

• Research Supervision: Craft or Mass Process?

• Of Education, Entertainment and Satisfaction: Student Evaluation vs the NSS

• Students, Staff and Democracy in the Academy

• The Bureaucratisation of Learning: aims, objectives, methods, 
outcomes

• Of Careers and Careerism – Who Benefits: the Equality Agenda

• Global HE as International Trade: Commerce and Contradiction

• Quantum of Recognition: Vacuities of Research Measurement

 

Registration:

The registration fee for this event is £40 for employed delegates and £10 for students/retired/unemployed delegates. This includes lunch and refreshments on both days.

Online registration is available via the following link

For further information e-mail Bob Brecher at r.brecher@brighton.ac.uk

The Convention: http://publicuniversity.org.uk/2013/03/14/convention-for-higher-education/

Campaign for the Public University: http://publicuniversity.org.uk/

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Education

Education

WORLD CONGRESS ON EDUCATION (WCE-2013)

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues, faculty members and postgraduate students. 

CALL FOR PAPERS
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World Congress on Education (WCE-2013)
September 2-4, 2013
London, UK
http://www.worldconedu.org  
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The WCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The WCE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and
professionals from Education. The aim of WCE 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 WCE-2013 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.

The topics in WCE-2013 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Accessible World
– Aging and Disability
– Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
– Assessment and Early intervention
– Baby Boomers
– Building and Sustaining an Inclusive Community
– Cognitive Disabilities
– Curriculum Adaptation and Modification
– Deaf and Hard of Hearing Developmental
– Disabilities Disability and Diversity
– E-Accessibility
– Human Rights/Disability Rights
– Legal Issues (Legislative and Policy)
– Learning Disabilities
– Living In(ter)dependently
– Support Services
– Postsecondary Education
– Public Health, Diversity and Disability
– Resiliency Across the Lifespan
– Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
– Study Skills Development
– Sustainable Environment
– Climate Change

*Adult Education
– Competitive Skills
– Continuing Education
– Higher Education
– Adult education
– Vocational Education
– Transferring Disciplines

*Art Education
– Music Education
– Writing Education
– Imaginative Education
– Language Education
– History

*Business Education
– Educational Administration
– Human Resource Development
– Academic Advising and Counselling
– Education Policy and Leadership
– Industrial Cooperation  
– Life-long Learning Experiences
– Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning  
– Work Employability
– Educational Institution Government Partnership  
– Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
– University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management
– Accreditation and Quality Assurance
– Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
– Copyright  
– Digital Libraries and Repositories
– Digital Rights Management
– Evaluation and Assessment
– E-content Management and Development
– E-content Management and Development. Open Content
– e-Portfolios
– Grading Methods  
– Knowledge Management
– Quality processes at National and International level
– Security and Data Protection
– Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies  
– User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development
– Acoustics in Education Environment
– APD/Listening
– Counsellor Education
– Courses, Tutorials and Labs
– Curriculum Design
– ESL/TESL
– Bullying
– Social Networking
– Study Abroad Programmes
– Faculty Development
– Distance Learning: Assessment, Methods and Technologies
– Teaching and Learning Experiences in Engineering Education
 
*Educational Foundations
– Early Childhood Education
– Elementary Education
– Geographical Education
– Health Education
– Home Education
– Rural Education
– Science Education
– Secondary Education
– Second life Educators
– Social Studies Education
– Special Education

*Interaction and Cultural Models of Disability
– Adaptive Transportation
– Augmented and Alternative Communication
– Gerontechnology
– Healthcare Specialists
– Hospitality and Tourism
– Labor Market Integration
– Medical Experts
– Sport, Fitness and Leisure
– Special Educational Centres
– Social Innovation and E-Service Delivery
– Social Workers
– Student and Adults with Disabilities
– Usability and Ergonomics

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment
– Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
– e-Testing and new Test Theories
– Supervising and Managing Student Projects
– Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
– Educating the Educators
– Immersive Learning
– Blended Learning
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Metrics and Performance Measurement
– Assessment Software Tools
– Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research
– Education, Research and Globalization
– Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)
– Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
– Indigenous and Diversity Issues
– Government Policy issues
– Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
– Digital Divide
– Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
– Ethical issues in Education
– Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

Important dates:
Research Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Submission Deadline: June 20, 2013
Notification of Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Acceptance Date: July 01, 2013
Final Paper Submission Deadline for Conference Proceedings Publication: July 20, 2013
Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: June 01, 2013
Notification of Workshop Proposal Acceptance/Rejection: June 20, 2013
Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: June 01, 2013
Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: June 20, 2013
Participant(s) Registration (Open): April 01, 2013
Early Bird Registration: May 20 to July 01, 2013
Late Bird Registration (Authors only): July 02 to August 09, 2013
Late Bird Registration (Participants only): July 02 to September 08, 2013
Conference Dates: September 2-4, 2013
 
For further information please visit WCE-2013 at http://www.worldconedu.org

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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No Future

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 19th JUNE 2011

EVENTS

CFP: CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR STUDY OF HIGHER EDUCATION (CSSHE) CONFERENCE: HIGHER EDUCATION, GLOBALIZATION, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

November 3 to 4, 2011
Morris J. Wosk Centre
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, B.C.

Higher education has become more international, even globalized. Countries such as Canada have developed mass systems for higher education; these systems now serve the majority of the population through a highly diversified system of institutions. While the globalization of higher education presents exciting opportunities, there are concerns. Chief among these concerns is that globalization can result in neglect of the traditional social justice function of many public and private institutions, particularly if the reason for “going global” is primarily financial.

This conference will focus on both the opportunities and dangers of globalization of higher education. It will bring together researchers, administrators, policy analysts, and students from Canada and elsewhere. Within the overall theme of the conference, proposals for concurrent sessions and panels are invited.

Proposals of up to 400 words (for papers) and 800 words (for panels) should be submitted by or before June 30, 2011. Presenters and panel conveners will be notified by July 22, 2011 at the latest if their proposal has been accepted.

Conference details and registration information will also be available on: http://ocs.sfu.ca/leadingchange/index.php/csshe/. For more information about CSSHE go to: http://www.csshe-scees.ca/. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Conference cochair Dr. Michelle Pidgeon, michelle_pidgeon@sfu.ca

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STOP WAGE THEFT CAMPAIGN – SUPPORTERS MEETING

June 27, 2011
6 p.m.
720 Spadina Ave, Suite #223
(Main intersection Spadina Ave and Bloor, south of Spadina subway station)

Get involved in the Stop Wage Theft campaign!

Support workers who are speaking out!

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Stop Wage Theft campaign. We had a great campaign launch at Beit Zatoun on May 13, 2011. We heard members of WAC speaking out against wage theft and sharing their experiences.

We would like to invite all supporters and allies interested in supporting the Stop Wage Theft campaign to come to a campaign supporters meeting on Monday June 27th at 6pm.

The campaign will be heating up over the next few weeks and we can definitely use support from allies!

Please let us know if you can come by contacting Nadira at nadira@workersactioncentre.org or (416) 531-0778, ext. 223.

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SOLIDARITY WITH EGYPTIAN WORKERS: REPORT-BACK FROM CAIRO

June 21, 2011
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Bahen Centre, room 3008
40 St. George
UofT, north of College
Toronto, ON

Egyptian workers played a key role in the toppling of Mubarak and are continuing the revolution, forming independent trade unions and striking for better conditions. Join a report back to hear what Egyptian workers are doing, and how you can help.

Sponsored by the International Socialists

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THE MADISON MOMENT: NORTH AMERICAN PUBLIC SECTOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

June 23, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm
CMA Student Lounge – Ted Rogers School of Management
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON

Over the last year or so there have been over 700 attacks in the United States upon public sector collective bargaining. This alarming trend is also finding root in Canada with the elimination of collective bargaining rights for transit workers, the legislation back to work of Crown prosecutors and government attempts to impose wage restraints upon the public sector. This free symposium will explore this issue through a distinguished panel of speakers.

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NEWS & VIEWS

VIDEO: STOP SIGNS: CARS AND CAPITALISM ON THE ROAD TO ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL DECAY

Opening remarks by Jordy Cummings and Rick Salutin.

Featuring co-authors Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler.

Drawing on their new book Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay, authors Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler describe how the automobile’s ascendance is inextricably linked to capitalism and involved corporate malfeasance, political intrigue, backroom payoffs, media manipulation, racism, academic corruption, third world coups, secret armies, environmental destruction and war.

Watch the video: http://www.socialistproject.ca/leftstreamed/ls107.php

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ACT NOW! CANADA: NO BACK-TO-WORK LEGISLATION AT CANADA POST

(from LabourStart)

Postal workers across Canada could be forced back to work under a proposed law that the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is calling unnecessary, unjust, and counterproductive. Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt has served notice of the government’s intent to introduce back-to-work legislation.

This legislation is contrary to ILO Conventions and contravenes the fundamental right of all workers to organize and to bargain collectively. It indicates clearly where the new Conservative Party government of Canada intends to take labour relations in that country.

Canada Post’s focus on concessions has made it impossible to negotiate. CUPW members are fighting to keep their collective agreement from being eroded and are also resisting wage rollbacks for new hires.

Please join the global campaign to preserve collective bargaining rights in Canada by sending a message to the Canadian government: http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=1022

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2009 FIGURES SHOW GROWTH RATE OF POVERTY IN ONTARIO THE HIGHEST OF ALL REGIONS IN CANADA SINCE 2007 ELECTION

(from Social Planning Network of Ontario)

Statistics Canada figures released this week show that Ontario’s poverty rate increased to 13.1% in 2009, a growth rate of 17% since the 2007 provincial election year.

“Using the province’s official low income poverty measure, Ontario’s poverty rate of 13.1% is slightly below the Canadian average of 13.3%,” comments Peter Clutterbuck, Coordinator of SPNO’s Poverty Free Ontario campaign, “the rate of Ontario’s poverty growth, however, has increased the highest of all other regions of Canada since 2007.” A total of 1,689,000 Ontarians in 2009 lived in poverty, which is 277,000 more than in 2007.

While the rate of poverty growth by age group is lowest among children at 3.5%, Poverty Free Ontario notes that the proportion of working age adults (18 to 64 years old) living in poverty increased from 11.2% to 13.4%, a growth rate of 19.6%. Ontarians 65 years and older also show an extremely high poverty growth rate of 41.9% since 2007, although the overall proportion of seniors in poverty still remains below 9%.

Read more: http://www.spno.ca/Media-Release/2009-figures-show-growth-rate-of-poverty-in-ontario-the-highest-of-all-regions-in-canada-since-2007-election.html

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AS LABOUR FIGHTS MULTIPLY, SO TOO WILL THE VICTORIES

By Morna Ballantyne, rabble.ca

The ground shifted for the Canadian labour movement this week. Monday night 4,000 thousand Air Canada workers walked off the job, joining 50,000 CUPW workers already on rotating strikes. CAW and CUPW-two unions that have made
breakthrough gains in past struggles-are blocking further stripping of their pension and benefit plans, and are refusing to agree to lower living standards for new workers.

Of course there have been other important confrontations over contract concessions in recent years, like the strikes against Vale Inco, the City of Windsor and the City of Toronto. But what is happening at Air Canada and Canada Post is different. For one thing, the disputes impact every part of the country. Second, both the CAW and CUPW bargaining units fall under federal jurisdiction and have forced Harper’s Conservative government to openly reveal its contempt of workers’ rights and collective bargaining.

But what is most important about the CAW and CUPW disputes is they demonstrate that union members are willing and able to take on a fight.

Read more: http://rabble.ca/news/2011/06/labour-fights-multiply-so-too-will-victories

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):
Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca

If you have any questions about the list, or have an event you would like to promote or news to share, send an email to csew-broadcast-oise-l@listserv.utoronto.ca Messages will be reviewed before posting.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

 

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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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Education

WORLD CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
3rd WORLD CONFERENCE on EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES – 2011
Bahcesehir University, February 03-07, 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract submissions due: October 30, 2010.
The abstracts should be submission over the conference web site or mailed to: wces.istanbul@gmail.com

For more information please visit the conference official web site: http://www.wces.info     

IN COLLABORATION WITH
Ankara University
Bahcesehir University
Near East University
Elsevier Publication

TOPICS

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to the following major topics as they relate to the Educational Sciences:

Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Technology; Educational Administration; Guiding and Counselling; Educational Planning; Measurement and Evaluation in Education; Learning Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Research Methods in Education; Instructional Design; Learning and Teaching; Special Education; Distance Education; Mathematic Education; Social Sciences Teaching; Engineering Education; Science Education; Language Learning and Teaching; Business Administration, Economic and Accounting Education; Human Resources in Education; Teacher Training; Pre-school Education; Primary School Education; Secondary School Education; Vocational Education; College and Higher Education; Learner Needs in 21 Century; The Role of Education in The Globalization World; Human Rights Education; Democracy Education; Peace Education; Innovation and Changing in Education; Leadership in Education; New Learning Environments; Environmental Education; Professional Development; Nursery Education; Healthy Education; Sport and Physical Education; Multi-cultural Education; Lifelong Learning; Mobile Learning; Technology-Based Learning and etc.

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
All submissions are subject to a peer-review process.
*Full and Short Papers
*Reflection Papers
*Posters/Demonstrations
*Tutorials
*Panels
*Roundtables
*Workshop
*Virtual Presentation
*Product/Services Presentations

PUBLICATION OF THE PAPERS
*All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428)  by ELSEVIER and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).
*All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals. The selection rate for publication in supporting journals is 15.7 % at WCES-2010.

SUPPORTING JOURNALS
Authors of selected articles are welcomed to submit extended version for publication in regular issues of the following reputed journals, in addition to publication in the conference proceedings. New copyright forms must also be signed and delivered to the appropriate journal.

The journals that has been confirmed so far (further replies are expected in following days):
*Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling (Indexed in SSCI)
*British Journal of Educational Technology (Indexed in SSCI)
*Asia Pacific Education Review (Indexed in SSCI)
*Teaching in Higher Education (Indexed in SSCI)
*British Journal of Psychology (Indexed in SSCI)
*Educational Technology Research and Development (Indexed in SSCI)
*South African Journal of Psychology, (Indexed in SSCI)
*Ankara University Faculty of Education Journal
*Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences
*International Journal of Human Sciences
*World Journal on Educational Technology
*International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education
*International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION
Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.

DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES
Abstracts Submission: October 30, 2010*
Full Paper Submissions: November 30, 2010**
Early Registration: December 30, 2010
Conference Dates: February 03-07, 2011
* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in 4 day.
** After the submission date, the authors of full paper will be notified in 20 day.

TRAVEL AND VISA
There are many International and international flights are regularly flying to Istanbul everyday from Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (IST) and Istanbul International Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). Some countries citizens will need a visa for Turkey which can be easily obtained directly from the immigration office in Istanbul Airport. Please visit Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs guide for visa information http://www.e-konsolosluk.net/Visa/Visa_Welcome.aspx.  

ACCOMMODATION
We have special agrement with the HRS travel agency for WCES-2011 participants. You could reserve very cheap hotel rooms in Istanbul from 17 USD on the WCES website.

For more information please visit the conference official web site: http://www.wces.info      

CONTACT
E-mail: wces.istanbul@gmail.com

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