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LONDON INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION (LICE-2015)

Call for Extended Abstracts, Papers, Speaker’s Proposals, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!

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London International Conference on Education (LICE-2015)
November 9-11, 2015, London, UK
Venue: Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel
(www.liceducation.org)

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The London International Conference on Education (LICE) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The LICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of LICE 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 LICE-2015 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

Topics:

The topics in LICE-2015 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
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Games and Software

*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*E-Learning
*E-Society

*ESL/TESL
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*History
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education

*ICT Education

*Inclusive Education
*Kinesiology and Leisure Science
*K12
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Pedagogy
*Physical Education (PE)
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Reading Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
*Research In Progress
*Other Areas of Education

Submission: You can submit your research paper at http://www.liceducation.org/Paper%20Submission.html or email it to: papers-2015@liceducation.org

Important Dates:

Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: July 01, 2015
Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: July 10, 2015

Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: July 15, 2015
Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance / Rejection: July 31, 2015
Proposal for Workshops: June 30, 2015
Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: July 10, 2015
Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: July 01, 2015
Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: July 10, 2015
Camera Ready Paper Due: September 01, 2015
Participant(s) Registration (Open): May 01, 2015
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 01, 2015
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only) September 02 to October 27, 2015
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only) September 02 to November 08, 2015
Conference Dates: November 9-11, 2015

 

For further information please visit LICE-2015 at www.liceducation.org

Education

Education

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Education

Education

WORLD CONGRESS ON EDUCATION (WCE-2014)

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Workshops and Tutorials! 

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World Congress on Education (WCE-2014)
Organised by the University of South Africa (UNISA)
September 15 – 17, 2014,
Nelspruit, Pretoria, South Africa
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-2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.

The topics in WCE-2014 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 … etc.)

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 01, 2014

*Notification of Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Acceptance Date: June 15, 2014

*Final Paper Submission Deadline for Conference Proceedings Publication: August 01, 2014

*Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: June 25, 2014

*Notification of Workshop Proposal Acceptance/Rejection: July 05, 2014

*Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: June 25, 2014

*Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: July 05, 2014

Participant(s) Registration (Open): April 01, 2014

Early Bird Registration: February 01 to June 30, 2014

Late Bird Registration: July 01 to August 15, 2014

Conference Dates: September 15 – 17, 2014

 

For further information please visit WCE-2014 at www.worldconedu.org

 

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Debt

Debt

RE-IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: EXPLORING THE CO-OPERATIVE UNIVERSITY

Society for Research into Higher Education

Date – Thursday 19th June 2014: 14.00-16.30

Venue – Room 410, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, University of Bristol

Network – South West Higher Education Network Seminar Series

 

SPEAKERS:

We Build the Road as we Travel: Routemaps to a co-operative university, Professor Rebecca Boden, Roehampton University

Social Science Centre, Lincoln: a new type of dissident institution, Professor Mike Neary, University of Lincoln

The Co-operative University: who pays for what? Mr Dan Cook, University of Bristol
Booking: To book your free place or for further information, please contact: Richard.Budd@bristol.ac.uk

SWHE Co-ordinators:
Dr Lisa Lucas (University of Bristol) and Professor Rajani Naidoo (University of Bath)

Note: Unless otherwise stated SRHE events are free to members, there is a charge of £60 for non-members

 

To reserve a place: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/

 

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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

SOCIETY FOR THE PHILOSOPHICAL STUDY OF EDUCATION – CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Papers

SPSE 2013

The annual meeting of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE) will be November 8th and 9th, hosted at two locations (one Friday, the other Saturday) of Columbia College, in downtown Chicago.

The program committee invites papers to be submitted for presentation at the annual meeting and for possible subsequent publication in the Journal of the Philosophical Study of Education. The committee also welcomes group sessions and “author meets critics” sessions on recently published books.

The Program Committee will only review submissions made in accordance with the instructions below.

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

Submit blind proposals as a Word or PDF attachment to SPSEChicago@gmail.com by September 1st, with “SPSE 2013” in the subject line. In the body of your e-mail, please provide the following contact information:

     Name

     Institutional Affiliation

     Email address

     Phone number

     Mailing address

Submissions may range from one-page abstracts up to 1000 word summaries, including references. If the session being proposed involves multiple presenters, please specify the contribution of each presenter.

SPSE enthusiastically encourages submissions from graduate students. Accepted graduate student papers will be considered for the SPSE graduate student awards.

SPSE: http://spse.us/spse/mpes.html

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POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION – VOLUME 10 NUMBER 1 (2012)

Now available at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/content/pdfs/10/issue10_1.asp

ISSN 1478-2103

SYMPOSIUM
Education and Scenarios for a Post-Occidental World
Editors: MICHAEL BAKER & MICHAEL A. PETERS

Michael A. Peters & Michael Baker. Introduction. Education and Scenarios for a Post-Occidental World

Michael Baker. Modernity/Coloniality and Eurocentric Education: towards a post-Occidental self-understanding of the present

Michael A. Peters. Postmodern Educational Capitalism, Global Information Systems and New Media Networks

Michael Baker & Michael A. Peters. Dialogue on Modernity and Modern Education in Dispute

Peter Murphy. Culture, Power, and the University in the Twenty-First Century

Jan Nederveen Pieterse & Michael A. Peters. Understanding the Sources of Anti-Westernism: a dialogue between Jan Nederveen Pieterse and Michael A. Peters

Hüseyin Esen (Editor) Alejandra Sanchez, Daniel Araya, Drea Gallaga, Fungai Kanogoiwa, Hüseyin Esen, James Geary, Keecheng Choe, Khan Grogan Ullah, Lisa Carbajo, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Mercedes Pour-Previti, Michael A. Peters, Mousumi Mukherjee, Rodrigo Britez. A Post-Occidental Globe?

GENERAL ARTICLES

Andrew Kipnis. Chinese Nation-Building and the Rethinking of Globalization and Education

Mousumi Mukherjee. US Study Abroad from the Periphery to the Center of the Global Curriculum in the Information Age

Philippa Hunter. Using Vignettes as Self-reflexivity in Narrative Research of Problematised History Pedagogy

Pamela Esprívalo Harrell & Colleen McLean Eddy. Examining Mathematics Teacher Content Knowledge: policy and practice

Michael A. Peters & Tina (A.C.) Besley. The Narrative Turn and the Poetics of Resistance: towards a new language for critical educational studies

BOOK REVIEWS
Being Young and Muslim: new cultural politics in the global South and North (Linda Herrera & Asef Bayat, Eds), reviewed by Peter Mayo
Education as Dialogue: its prerequisites and its enemies (Tasos Kazepides), reviewed by Adrienne N.P. Johnson
Ethnography and Language Policy (Teresa L. McCarty, Ed.), reviewed by Kristen L. Pratt

Access to the full texts of current articles is restricted to those who have a Personal subscription, or those whose institution has a Library subscription. There is open access to past articles more than 3 years old.

PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION (single user access) Subscription to the January-December 2012 issues, which includes full access to ALL back numbers, is available to individuals at a cost of US$54.00. If you wish to subscribe you may do so immediately at: www.wwwords.co.uk/subscribePFIE.asp

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (institution-wide access) If you are working within an institution that maintains a Library, please urge them to purchase a Library subscription so access is provided throughout your institution; full details for libraries can be found at www.symposium-journals.co.uk/prices.html

For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Michael A. Peters (mpeters@waikato.ac.nz).

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the articles, please contact the publishers at support@symposium-journals.co.uk

 

Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski have a number of articles in Policy Futures in Education. These include:

Rikowski, Ruth (2003) Value – the Life Blood of Capitalism: knowledge is the current key, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.1 No.1, pp.160-178:http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=1&issue=1&year=2003&article=9_Rikowski_PFIE_1_1&id=195.93.21.68

Rikowski, Glenn (2004) Marx and the Education of the Future, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.2 Nos. 3 & 4, pp.565-577, online at:http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=2&issue=3&year=2004&article=10_Rikowski_PFEO_2_3-4_web&id=195.93.21.71

Rikowski, Ruth (2006) A Marxist Analysis of the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.4 No.4: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=4&issue=4&year=2006&article=7_Rikowski_PFIE_4_4_web&id=205.188.117.66

Rikowski, Ruth (2008) Review Essay: ‘On Marx: An introduction to the revolutionary intellect of Karl Marx’, by Paula Allman, Policy Futures in Education,Vol.6 No.5, pp.653-661: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/validate.asp?j=pfie&vol=6&issue=5&year=2008&article=11_Rikowski_PFIE_6_5_web

Note: These articles can be accessed without subscription, as they were published more than 3 years ago.

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‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

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Education and Capitalism

CRITICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION – CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS
Please circulate within your networks

CRITICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION
An international peer-reviewed journal
3 issues per annum
ISSN 1750-8487 (print)   1750-8495 (online)
Published by Routledge

Critical Studies in Education is one of the few international journals solely devoted to a critical sociology of education. Two questions frame the journal’s critical approach to research: (1) whose interests are served by current social arrangements in education and, (2) from the standpoint of the least advantaged, what can be done about inequitable arrangements? Informed by this approach, articles published in the journal draw on post-structural, feminist, postcolonial and other critical orientations to critique education systems and to identify alternatives for education policy, practice and research.

The journal welcomes submissions of the highest quality and importance, which make original theoretical and/or empirical contributions, and are aimed at moving the field forward. Submissions may be focused on education policy and/or practice (including pedagogy) across formal education contexts (e.g. schooling, vocational and further education, higher education) as well as informal settings (e.g. television, communities, the internet). Submissions typically focus on power relations associated with gender, class (/poverty), ethnicity and the reproduction of disadvantage.

CALL FOR PAPERS
While submissions that meet this general brief are most welcome, we are also seeking papers in line with the following theme:

CRITICAL VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION
Increasingly, education is being reduced to what can be measured, often in quantitative terms that do not adequately capture all there is to education and which are then used to compare students, institutions and nations. At the same time, we live in a world that is becoming increasingly complex where these accounting systems do not seem adequate. In this context, how can we create spaces for different imaginations for education? How can we create opportunities for education to be different?

Articles addressing the following topics are especially welcome:
•       How can education researchers contribute to what counts as evidence in contexts of policy and practice?
•       What kind of education research do we need to respond to the pressing issues of our times, such as climate change, terror and financial crises?

Manuscripts can be submitted to Critical Studies in Education online by visiting http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rcse

For more information and a sample copy of the journal, please visit our website at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcse20/current

Sincerely
Professor Trevor Gale | Editor in Chief
Critical Studies in Education Editorial Office

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COMPETITION AND MARKETS IN EDUCATION – BY BRAD DYMOND

Marketisation of Higher Education

This is an essay written by Brad Dymond when he was a final year student in Education Studies at theUniversity ofNorthampton.

It was written as an assignment for the Education, Culture & Society module (EDU3004) that Brad studied during the 2010-2011 academic year.

 

Brad’s essay can now be found at The Flow of Ideas website:

Dymond, B. (2011) Competition and Markets in Education, an essay written for EDU3004 ‘Education, Culture and Society’ module, Education Studies, School of Education, University of Northampton, 10th January, online at ‘The Flow of Ideas’: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/index.php?page=contributions&sub=Competition%20and%20Markets%20in%20Education%20-%20Brad%20Dymond

 

 

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Brianna Haberman-Lawson

EDUCATION AND BONUS CULTURE – BY BRIANNA HABERMAN-LAWSON

This is an essay written by Brianna Haberman-Lawson when she was a final year student in Education Studies at the University of Northampton.

It was written as an assignment for the Education, Culture & Society module (EDU3004) that Brianna studied during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Brianna’s essay can now be found at The Flow of Ideas website:

Haberman-Lawson, B. (2011) Education and Bonus Culture, an essay written for EDU3004 ‘Education, Culture and Society’ module, Education Studies, School of Education, University of Northampton, 10th January, online at ‘The Flow of Ideas’: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/index.php?page=contributions&sub=Education%20and%20Bonus%20Culture

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Fear of a Blank Plant

SCHOOL CULTURE AND FEAR OF A BLANK PLANET – BY DISHI PHILLIPS

This is an essay written by Dishi Phillips when she was a final year student in Education Studies at the University of Northampton.

It was written as an assignment for the Education, Culture & Society module (EDU3004) that Dishi studied during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Dishi’s essay can now be found at The Flow of Ideas website:

Phillips, D. (2011) School Culture and Fear of a Blank Planet, an essay written for EDU3004 ‘Education, Culture and Society’, Education Studies, School of Education, University of Northampton, 10th January, online at ‘The Flow of Ideas’: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=contributions&sub=School%20Culture%20and%20Fear%20of%20a%20Blank%20Planet%20-%20Dishi%20Phillips

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University of Malta

POST IN SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION – UNIVERSITY OF MALTA

Call for Applications

Resident Academic Post in Sociology in Education

Department of Education Studies

UNIVERSITY OF MALTA

 

Applications are invited for a full-time Resident Academic Post in Sociology in Education in the

Department of Education Studies within the Faculty of Education of the University of Malta. The appointment will be on an indefinite basis, subject to a one-year probationary period, up to statutory retirement age. The appointee will be required to contribute to the teaching, research and other activities of the Department of Education Studies within the Faculty of Education, and as may be required by the University.

Candidates must in possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent research based doctorate in the area of Sociology of Education. Due importance will be given to those candidates who have a strong research and publication record.

The Resident Academic Stream is composed of four grades, being Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer. Entry into the grade of Lecturer or above shall only be open to persons in possession of a Ph.D. or an equivalent research based doctorate within strict guidelines established by the University.

The annual salary for 2011 attached to the respective grades in the Resident Academic Stream is as follows:

Professor €36,308 plus an Academic Supplement of €15,634, and a Professorial Allowance of €2,100

Associate Professor €33,194 plus an Academic Supplement of €13,142, and a Professorial Allowance of €1,282

Senior Lecturer €30,051 plus an Academic Supplement of €9,575

Lecturer €24,569 with an annual increment of €641 to €26,492, and an Academic Supplement of €8,641

The University of Malta will provide academic staff with financial resources through the Academic Resources Fund to support continuous professional development and to provide the tools and resources required by an academic to adequately fulfil the teaching and academic research commitments within the University.

The University of Malta may also appoint promising and exceptional candidates into the grade of Assistant Lecturer, provided that they are committed to obtain the necessary qualifications to enter the Resident Academic Stream. Such candidates will either have achieved exceptional results at undergraduate level, be already in possession of a Masters qualification, or would have been accepted for or already in the process of achieving their PhD.

Assistant Lecturer with Masters €22,925 with an annual increment of €596 to €24,713 and an Academic Supplement of €3,883

Assistant Lecturer €21,344 with an annual increment of €531 to €22,937 and an Academic Supplement of €3,455

Candidates should submit their letter of application, six copies of their curriculum vitae, one set of copies of their certificates and names and addresses (or e-mails) of three referees. Applications may be sent by e-mail to recruitment.hrmd@um.edu.mt  

Or: Director for Human Resources Management and Development, Room 214, Administration Building, University of Malta, Msida, MSD 2080

Applications should be received by noon of Friday, 2nd September 2011.

Late applications will not be considered.

Further information may be obtained from the Office for Human Resources Management and Development, Administration Building, Room 214, or from the website: http://www.um.edu.mt/hrmd/vacancies  

Office of the University, Msida, 5th August 2011

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Further Information

General Working Obligations:

The conditions of work for a Resident Academic of the University of Malta, are set out in the ‘Collective Agreement for Academic Staff of the University of Malta’ and the ‘Manual of Conduct and Procedures’.

The commitment of a full-time Resident Academic is based on a 40-hour week, with flexible times depending on established time-tables and distributed reasonably between teaching, academic research and other academic work (including academic administration and professional activity).

The official lecturing times of the University of Malta are Monday to Friday, between 08:00 and 20:00 hours and the successful candidate will be required to lecture at any time within the official teaching times during term-time. The appointment will be subject to a probationary period of one year and to the provisions of the Statutes, Regulations and Bye-Laws of the University of Malta which are now or which may hereafter be in force.

 

The Department of Sociology of Education

The Department of Education Studies is mainly responsible for teaching in the areas of educational theory, particularly Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology of Education. The department also offers courses in a variety of related and inter-disciplinary fields, including: history of education, research methods, policy-making, comparative education, curriculum studies and adult education. Currently, it houses five programmes, namely:

1. The Programme for Critical and Creative Thinking in Education

2. The Programme for Education in Corrective Facilities

3. The Comparative Education Programme

4. The Programme for Culturally Responsive Education

5. Adult Education Programme

 

A hallmark of the Department is its attempt to develop and sustain a dynamic relationship between educational theory and practice, particularly by bringing analysis and empirical research to bear on educational issues that are topical in Malta and elsewhere. The department has a very high national and international research profile, with publications by its members guiding local and international educational decision-making and appearing in top refereed journals. A number of staff members also serve as advisers to the editorial boards of several journals, and have been involved as consultants with both local and foreign governmental and non-governmental organisations on a variety of projects.

Among the tasks which the appointee may be required to perform, there are:

a. To teach units of Sociology of Education and related areas, including sociological research methods (especially involving quantitative research methods) and preferably such areas as Economics of Education and Sociology of Organisations;

b. To teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

c. To conduct research in sociology of education and related areas and to publish the product of the research in refereed journals or books;

d. To contribute to work in other areas of the department notably School Experience, PGCE (sociology component) and Teaching Practice;

e. To supervise student research in sociology of education and related areas;

f. To serve on Faculty and other University committees.

 

List of skills required:

. Knowledge of the sociological field with specific reference to education;

. Knowledge of both the quantitative and qualitative methodologies in education;

. Experience of teaching in schools and/or other learning settings, including university learning settings;

. Promise in conducting research that can be published internationally;

. Knowledge of recent international development in education, especially with regard to Europe and theMediterranean.

 

The Selection Process:

The Selection process requires:

a. The scrutiny of qualifications and experience claimed and supported by testimonials and/or certificates (copies to be included with the application).

b. Short-listing of candidates.

c. An invitation to short-listed candidates to a Selection Board interview.

 

Forwarded by Professor Peter Mayo

 

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Maria Montessori

REPORT ON MONTESSORI – BY JONATHAN FRANCE

This is a Report on the Montessori Method written by Jonathan France, a final year student in Education Studies at the University of Northampton.

It was written as a short assignment for the Adventures in Educational Theory & Practice module (EDU3028) that Jon studied during the 2010-2011 academic year.

 

Jon’s Report can now be found at The Flow of Ideas website:

France, J. (2010) Report on Montessori, 30th November, Education Studies, School of Education, University of Northampton, online at ‘The Flow of Ideas’: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/index.php?page=contributions&sub=Report%20on%20Montessori%20-%20Jonathan%20France

 

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Critical Pedagogy

CRITICAL PEDAGOGIES IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: A CONFERENCE ON TRANSFORMATIVE PEDAGOGIES

Call for Papers

Critical Theories in the Twenty First Century: A Conference of Transformative Pedagogies

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Conference Founders: Curry Malott, John Elmore, and Brad Porfilio

November 18th and 19th 2011

Proposals for papers, panels, performances, workshops, and other multimedia presentations should include title(s) and names and contact information for presenter(s). The deadline for sending prooposals is August 31, 2011. The Steering Committee will email acceptance or rejection notices by September 8, 2011. The proposal formats available to the presenters are as follows:

The general purpose of the West Chester Critical Theory Conference is to promote and support critical scholarship within students, and to advance critical theory and pedagogy more generally. By “advance” we mean to expose more people to critical practices and understandings as part of the process of the development of theory.

Through this focus we hope to work toward unifying and strengthening the sub-genres of critical pedagogy from Marxism, critical race theory, to critical neo-colonial studies. This goal is approached through the conferences internal pedagogy and therefore through a horizontal rather than a vertical organizing structure; by including students and classroom teachers in the critical pedagogical work dominated by professors; and by attempting to create a space where criticalists who do not usually work together can create meaningful unity, respect, and common goals. Since the dominant form of power in the twenty first century—neoliberal capitalist power—is both multicultural and global, critical pedagogy must too become more multicultural and global if it is to pose a significant challenge to it for a more democratic life after capitalism.

Because critical theory is concerned with not only understanding the world, but with transforming it, the conference is focused on not only understanding the consequences of an unjust social and economic system (i.e. corporate take-over of schools, high stakes testing and behaviorist pedagogy, micro classroom aggressions and bullying, poverty, racism, sexism, white supremacy, homophobia, perpetual war, ableism, etc.), but with transforming or dissolving their root causes (i.e. neoliberal capitalism and settler-state, Euro-centric oppression and their patriarchal, homophobic, racist, etc. hegemonies). As part of this goal the conference will hopefully provide introductory discussions and presentations on critical pedagogy and critical theory.

SUBMISSIONS
Proposal Formats

Individual Proposal: (45 minutes)
The conference committee welcomes individual paper proposals, with the understanding that those accepted will be grouped together around common or overlapping themes, Presenters will have approximately 45 minutes to present or summarize their individual papers. Individual paper submissions will be considered for panels with the same topic/theme. If you would prefer to present your paper/research individually you should consider the alternative format proposal. A 300-500 word abstract of the paper will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Symposium Proposal: (90 minutes)
Presenters are also welcomed to submit proposals for a symposium. A symposium is typically composed of a chair and discussant and three to five participants who present or summarize their papers. Each symposium is organized around a common theme. Each participant will have between 15 and 45 minutes to present their papers, depending upon the number of participants involved in the symposium. A 300-500 word abstract of the symposium will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Panel Proposal: (90 minutes)
A panel discussion is another venue available presenters. A panel discussion is typically composed of three to six participants who discuss their scholarly work within the context of a dialogue or conversation on a topic or theme related to the conference theme. Typically, each panelist is given 10-15 minutes to discuss the topic, present theoretical ideas, and/or point to relevant research. A chair should be identified who introduces the panel and frames the issues and questions being addressed. In addition to the chair, we encourage (but do not require) organizers of panels to include a discussant who responds to the comments of the panelists. Individual proposal submissions will be combined into panels with the same theme/topic. A 300-500 word abstract of the panel discussion will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Alternative Format and Special Interest Groups (90 minutes)
Alternative proposals that do not fit into the above categories, such as workshops, performances, video and multimedia presentations, and round-table dialogues, are encouraged. We also welcome proposals for the organization of special interest groups. A 150-250 word abstract of the panel discussion will be peer reviewed for acceptance to the conference.

Email proposals to conference coordinators Brad Porfilio (porfilio16@aol.com) and Curry Malott (currymalott@hotmail.com) by August 31, 2011.

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