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Education Not for Sale

DEMOCRACY AND DECENCY: WHAT DOES EDUCATION HAVE TO DO WITH IT?

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

FOR A BOOK ENTITLED

DEMOCRACY AND DECENCY: WHAT DOES EDUCATION HAVE TO DO WITH IT?

EDITORS: PAUL R. CARR, P. L. THOMAS, BRAD PORFILIO & JUIE GORLEWSKI

PUBLISHER: INFORMATION AGE PUBLISHING

Democracy can mean a range of concepts, including freedoms, rights, elections, governments, processes, philosophies and a panoply of abstract and concrete notions that can be mediated by power, positionality, culture, time and space.

Democracy can also be translated into brute force, hegemony, docility, compliance and conformity, as in wars will be decided on the basis of the needs of elites, or major decisions about spending finite resources will be the domain of the few over the masses, or people will be divided along the lines of race, ethnicity, class, religion, etc. because it is advantageous for maintaining exploitative political systems in place to do so. Often, these frameworks are developed and reified based on the notion that elections give the right to societies, or segment of societies, to install regimes, institutions and operating systems that are then supposedly legitimated and rendered infinitely just simply because formal power resides in the hands of those dominating forces.

The book is interested in advancing a critical analysis of the hegemonic paradigm described above, one that seeks higher levels of political literacy and consciousness, and one that makes the connection with education. What does education have to do with democracy? How does education shape, influence, impinge on, impact, negate, facilitate and/or change the context, contours and realities of democracy? How can we teach for and about democracy to alter and transform the essence of what democracy is, and, importantly, what it should be? We are particularly interested in the notion of decency in relation to democracy, and underpinned by forms of meaningful, critically-engaged education.

Is it enough to be kind, nice, generous and hopeful when we can also see signs of rampant, entrenched and debilitating racism, sexism, poverty, violence, injustice, war and other social inequalities? If democracy is intended to be alegitimating force for good, how does education inform democracy? What types of knowledge,experience, analysis and being are helpful to bring about newer, more meaningful and socially just forms of democracy?

Some of the themes to be explored might include:

  • peace, peace education and democracy
  • media, media literacy and democracy
  • pedagogy and education for democracy
  • curriculum and education for democracy
  • race, anti-racist education and democracy
  • poverty, class and education for democracy
  • environment and ecology within the context of democracy and education
  • the meaning of kindness in relation to democracy and education
  • what is decency within the context of democracy and education?

If you are interested in submitting a chapter, please submit the following to paul.thomas@furman.edu  by September 30, 2014:

[1] a 400-word summary of your proposal, including:

Title

Focus and research questions

The connection to the subject of the book

The theoretical and/or conceptual framework

The major themes to be explored

Other pertinent information

[2] 8 keywords for the chapter

[3] a 100-word biography for each author

 

Process:

Call for Proposals (August 25, 2014)

Receive Proposals (September 30, 2014)3)

Communicate with contributors regarding decision on proposals (October 15, 2014)

First complete draft of 5,000 words due (January 15, 2015)

Comments from editors regarding first draft to contributors (Februrary 15, 2015)

Final complete draft due to editors (April 1, 2015)

Review by editors, and follow-up with contributors (May 1, 2015)

Liaison with publisher for final editing and proofing (May 15, 2015)

Publication (Summer 2015)

 

For all other inquiries about this book, please contact Paul R. Carr at prcarr@gmail.co

 

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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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Peace

PEACE EDUCATION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Call for Papers for a special issue of the Journal of Peace Education

“Peace Education:  Past, Present, & Future”

Editor:  B. Jeannie Lum

Objectives of the Special Issue:

Peace Education is currently a burgeoning field of scholarship and research that continually experiences challenges to its legitimation and participation in more traditional and conventional approaches to education.   Today, it receives increasing recognition by educators and the public in response to growing societal interests in globalization and local forms of school violence.

“Peace” is a guiding concept and principle that motivates current educational movements to redirect cultures of war into cultures of peace and transform their school cultures into constructive learning communities.  Peace education has worked in repairing the physical, psychological, and social fabric of human lives and societies impacted by natural disasters, war, violence, and human struggle throughout highly developed and underdeveloped countries. It addresses all life stages of human development and growth that lead to sustainable peace education practices within formal institutional and informal settings.  This special edition will examine the field of peace education, its past, present, and projected future.

This call for papers invites submissions that take an overview of the field of peace education, its emergence and gradual formation from the past, the current state of the field and possible visions for the future. It encourages submissions that utilize multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary methodological approaches to study and research.  It accepts works that examines the conceptual foundations of peace education and accounts for the relationship of theory to practice/praxis within a variety of traditional, modern, and post-modern philosophical frameworks.  It seeks papers that review historical trends and/or analyze specified areas of peace education, e.g. environmental ecology, varieties of conflict resolution and mediation, non-traditional school practices, philosophical concepts, historical and current figures, educational movements, multicultural communities, local to global transitions, national/internatio nal and comparative education, educational programs in various regions around the world, impact and effectiveness of NGO activities and global institutions, indigenous education,  etc.  Importantly, it looks for overviews and discussions in peace education about context based schooling practices – curriculum, discipline, classroom management, assessment & evaluation, educational policy and accounts regarding any members involved in schooling.   Importantly, it seeks works that venture to understand how peace education might be distinguished as a field of scholarship and research from other educational traditions.

Notes for Prospective Authors:

Expressions of interest including a 1,000 word should be sent to the Editor by: November 15th, 2010

Please contact Jeannie Lum (jlum@hawaii. edu), if you have inquiries regarding your topic prior to submitting your proposal.  

If selected, submissions should be between 5,000 – 9,000 words and follow the journal’s style requirements. Details can be found at http://www.tandf. co.uk/journals/ journal.asp? issn=1740- 0201&linktype=44

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