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EDUCATION, SOCIETY, & REFORM CONFERENCE

28-29 JUNE 2019, ANKARA

For more information go to: http://www.edusref.org/

Education, Society & Reform Research (EDUSREF-2019) is an International Conference that aims to bridge the knowledge gap, promote social research esteem, and produce democratic information for potential education reforms.

Main Theme of the Conference is

“Questioning of Changes in Education: Looking for Priorities in Education”

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 April 2019

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 22 May 2019

 

Conference Dates: 28 and 29 June 2019

 

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 15 September 2019

 

(After the conference, the interested presenters may submit their fulltext to Education Reform Journal on www.erjournal.org for possible evaluation.

 

Also the presenters who want to publish their papers in the e-book may send it edusref@outlook.com)

 

Conference Topics

Paper topics may include, but are not limited, to the following:

 

  • Educational Policies and Practices
  • Trends and Challenges Shaping Education
  • Large-Scale Assessments in Education (PISA, TALIS, PIACC etc.)
  • Economic Challenges (i.e. BREXIT) and its Reflections on Education Systems
  • International Benchmarking /Indicators
  • Comparative Studies in education
  • Social Transitions & School Culture and Climate
  • Socio-Psychological Analyses for Education
  • Social Media and its Reflections on Schools
  • Migration and Education Studies
  • Gender and Education Studies
  • Inclusive Education
  • School Improvement
  • Creativity and Innovation in Education
  • Innovative Learning Environments
  • Curriculum Critiques
  • School Leadership
  • Performance Appraisal in Education
  • Law of Education
  • Professional Development
  • Teacher Education
  • Developing Higher Education Systems

 

In order to make the productions of the conference efficient, the authors are expected to answer this question “What are the implications based on the results of study for potential education reforms? “ in the conclusion remarks in their study.

 

Conference Secretary

 

e-mail: edusref@outlook.com

 

 

Intersections Across Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Learning Design

 2019 AECT  Summer Research Symposium

Call for Proposal 

For more information go to: https://www.aect.org/2019_research_symposium_call.php

The 2019 Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) Summer Research Symposium is soliciting research-supported papers for a symposium on Interdisciplinarity and learning design. It will be held in Bloomington, Indiana, July 17-18, 2019 in conjunction with the regular AECT Summer Leadership Meetings. The resulting book will be published by Springer. This year, all AECT journals, including ETR&D and TechTrends will have editors or representatives participate, recruit future reviewers and solicit articles for possible publication.

We seek to examine how learning and the design of instruction is interdisciplinary and connective both in terms of research and practice. This framework will shape our interactions, our discussions, and the informal context of the symposium. Proposals are solicited on multiple levels including research and practice on learning across disciplines, including instructional design and how design thinking is inherently interdisciplinary. How learning is designed for general audiences or for purposely integrated educational experiences may also be examined.

We expect an interesting range of contributions, from traditional research studies to design cases and opinion pieces supported by literature and/or practice. Examples and experiences from outside the traditional boundaries of instructional design and educational technology will also enrich the discussion.

The Symposium will begin the morning of July 17, 2019 and end on July 18, 2019 at the end of the day. It is the goal of the symposium to gather together a select group of scholars to share research for real dialogue and deep discussions about learning experience and learning design. Using Art of Hosting techniques for engaged conversation, we will have very intense and deep discussions of each proposed chapter. Social and recreation events will be developed to engage the participants more fully with the topic of design; non-electronic work periods will used to examine the field from different view-points. The conference fee (with some included meals) is expected to be around $180. Proposals of 750-1000 words will be accepted through March 15, 2019. To submit a proposal go to https://members.aect.org/events/symposia/call/login.asp

Should a proposal be accepted, the author will be asked to commit to:

  • Strictly adhering to the presentation and discussion guidelines for the symposium.
  • Advancing the initial proposal into a 2500 word draft suitable for discussion by June 1, 2019. Failure to provide the full draft paper by June 1, 2019 may result in a rescinding of the proposal acceptance.
  • Commit to reading most of the accepted papers from other presenters prior to attending the symposium. Attendees with be given access to all of the presenters’ papers after June 1, 2019.
  • Attend the full symposium (including all sessions and workshops) and actively participate in all collaborative and/or group activities.
  • Based on feedback and collaboration from symposium attendees, make adjustments to your initial draft and resubmit a draft for review by other chapter authors by September 15, 2019; to review other chapters, comment, and to submit a final draft by December 1, 2019.
  • Review authors proofs in a timely manner in preparation for publication in an upcoming Springer Press symposium book with an anticipated publication date of October, 2020.

Schedule:
March 15, 2019: Abstracts due: 1000 word max.
April 15, 2019: Chapters selected
June 1, 2019: Selected Chapters Due
July 17-18: 2019 Symposium
Further Information:
Brad Hokanson, Ph.D.
College of Design, University of Minnesota
brad@umn.edu

 

 

How Old is Too Old? Narratives about Becoming a Parent after 40

Dottir Press
How Old is Too Old?
Narratives about Becoming a Parent after 40
Co-editors: Vicki Breitbart and Nan Bauer-Maglin

We are seeking personal narratives that explore the realities of becoming and being a parent after the age of 40. There are many reasons why people are getting pregnant later or adopting children when they are over 40. With new definitions of marriage and family and an increase in reproductive technologies becoming a parent is a possibility for many more individuals over 40. While this group of parents is a growing phenomenon, the stigma against becoming a parent over 40, still exists.

We are looking for a range of proposals with topics that challenge the notions about who should become a parent and at what time in our lives. This book will be a collection of narratives written by those who have lived the experience. Their stories will highlight how the issue of age affects our opportunities to parent; some will add the discrimination felt due to race, class and sexual orientation to an already difficult situation. The stories will challenge gender roles, will confront the U.S. culture’s concepts about aging and the inequities about health care and opportunities for successful parenting.

All the narratives will be based on the life experiences of people who have faced some aspect of becoming an older parent, raising a child as an older parent, being in a relationship with a partner beginning parenting over 40, being raised by an older parent, or providing health care or services to people who want to be parents later in life.

We are interested in a variety of genres and approaches (dialogues, interviews, memoir, poetry, for example) and tones (serious to comic). They should be written in an accessible voice. We are committed to using gender-inclusive language in this collection by using words such as pregnant “person” or “older parent” when appropriate.

Please send us both a one-to-two-page description of what you are interested in writing by January 15. Include a few sentences about your previous writings and/or work. Please forward this call to friends and colleagues.

Vicki Breitbart vbreitbart@gmail.com   Nan Bauer-Maglin nan.bauermaglin99@ret.gc.cuny.edu

Feminist Collaborations: Intersectional and Transnational Teaching & Learning

Co-editors Isis Nusair and Barbara Shaw are soliciting abstracts for
inclusion in an anthology that focuses on feminist collaborations and the
radical interconnectedness between pedagogy, theory and practice. We seek
cutting edge work that scholars-teachers-activists are engaging with that
goes beyond valuing collaboration abstractly to engaging it and linking
theory to practice in building feminist/women’s/gender/ LGBTQ+ communities.
This project emerges out of three women’s, gender & sexuality curriculum
institutes funded through the Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) and in
which contributors drew on and returned to the work of Richa Nagar,
AnaLouise Keating, Chandra Mohanty, Jacquie Alexander, Ann Russo, and
others to think through feminist-queer collaborations and pedagogies. Our
call for abstracts invites scholars-educators-activists broadly to focus on
the connection between theory and practice in the process of teaching and
learning, and how to develop strategies for doing collaborative work in an
expansive field of study within and across institutional boundaries. The
aim of the anthology is to fill a vacuum in pedagogy especially on how to
teach intersectionality and transnationalism. It will focus on theorizing
pedagogical approaches and providing resources (media and visuals, syllabi
and assignments) for teaching introductory, theory & method, capstone and
special topics courses in an expanding field. This will help in faculty
development and building local, regional, and transnational connections
that imagine its purpose beyond institutionalization and actively
contributes to socio-political change.

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Barbara Shaw ( bshaw@allegheny.edu )
and Isis Nusair ( nusairi@denison.edu ) by December 20, 2018. Further
inquiries are welcome. Publishers have expressed interest in the volume and
we will be crafting the book proposal based on selected abstracts.

Practical Guides for Librarians series

Hi Everyone,

I’m writing because I’m starting to get ready for another set of books for the
Practical Guides for Librarians series from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
I’m looking for authors and book ideas for next year’s books!!!  I’m hoping to
do 10 books in these main areas of interest – technology, makerspaces, and
young adult topics.

If you think you might be interested in writing a book for the series – yes
there are royalties involved!! – please briefly pitch me your idea  on the
linked form.  It doesn’t have to be a full proposal – just a sentence or two
with your idea.

Here’s the full call for participation, please check out the books we’ve
already done at:
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so you don’t pitch those same ideas!:

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Best,

Ellyssa

________________________

Ellyssa Kroski
Writer/Librarian/Instructor/Speaker
ellyssakroski@yahoo.com
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Homeschooling and Libraries

Deadline Oct. 30 for Topics

Book Publisher: McFarland

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman& Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by October 30, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com

Feminist Pilgrimage: Journeys of Discovery

Personal essay contributions are desired for a proposed edited book: Feminist Pilgrimage: Journeys of Discovery.

Editor: Stacy Russo, Librarian/Associate Professor, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California, stacy@love-activism.com

How is “Feminist Pilgrimage” Being Defined?

Within this context, a feminist pilgrimage is understood as one of the following:

• a journey taken to visit an important feminist landmark, artwork, or individual.

• traveling to a destination as a means of radical self-care, discovery, and/or healing, such as returning to one’s home land; taking a solo road trip; going on a personal or group retreat; or making a journey to a place that has deep personal meaning.

• a pilgrimage taken for personal or professional reasons that is performed with a feminist vision.

How is Feminism Being Defined?

There are many definitions and understandings of feminism. One’s understanding may also evolve over time through personal and collective experiences. For the purposes of allowing for the most self-expression and freedom in the creative process, the editor is not providing an overarching definition.

Guidelines

All genders are welcome as contributors. Only non-fiction, first-person accounts are desired. Writing should be in the form of a personal essay. Text-only works and works including artwork with text will be considered. Fictional pieces and poetry will not be accepted. Original works that have not been previously published are preferred. Previously published essays will be considered, but you will need to gain permissions for re-publication and provide proof of the permission. Writing should be free of highly theoretical language and academic jargon. Footnotes and references, if any, should be minor. Tone should be for a crossover general and academic audience.

Proposals

Please submit proposals of up to 500 words by November 1, 2018. Include an author’s bio of up to 150 words. Within your proposal, please provide a clear representation of what your essay will entail. What was your pilgrimage? Where did you travel? What did you discover? Why was the pilgrimage important to you? How does it relate to your understanding of feminism? After review of your proposal, you will be contacted regarding your submission. Please do not submit completed works at this stage. Send your proposal to stacy@love-activism.com

Final Essays

If your proposal is accepted, your final essay must be 1,500 – 4,000 words and submitted publication-ready. If you believe your piece requires a good amount of editing or it does not fit within the required word count, please seek the assistance of an editor prior to your final submission. Pieces that require extensive editing will not be published. Once your final work is submitted, only light grammatical editing will occur.

Timeline

• Deadline for Proposals and Bios: November 1, 2018

• Notifications on Proposals Sent: December 1, 2018

• Deadline for Publication-Ready Essays: June 1, 2019

All contributors will receive a copy of the published book and will be invited to participate in any book-related events.

Editor Bio

Stacy Russo, a librarian and associate professor at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, California, is a writer, poet, and artist. Her book publications include A Better World Starts Here: Activists and Their Work (forthcoming); Love Activism (Litwin Books); We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s/1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene (Santa Monica Press); Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings from The Progressive (Litwin Books); and The Library as Place in California (McFarland). Her articles, poetry, and reviews have appeared in Feminist Teacher, Feminist Collections, American Libraries, Counterpoise, Library Journal, Chaffey Review, Serials Review, and the anthology Open Doors: An Invitation to Poetry (Chaparral Canyon Press). She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley; Chapman University; and San Jose State University.

Please reach the editor, Stacy Russo, at stacy@love-activism.com with any questions. Thank you for your interest in this exciting and inspiring project!

STEM Education in US Prisons

This edited volume, STEM Education in US Prisons, is a first book-length attempt to elaborate theories and models of science education in prisons. It addresses science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in for-credit and non-credit programs operating at a range of security levels within adult prisons, juvenile facilities, jails, and detention centers in the United States. The book will cover a range of science disciplines and topics, including biology, ecology, physics, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, earth sciences, psychology, and more.

We are interested in two types of papers: (a) essays on the social rationales and conceptual issues of teaching science in prisons, especially in relation to science and citizenship, and (b) essays for a longer section on model science education programs in prisons, including contextualization within contemporary science pedagogy. The co-editors will be particularly interested in papers that incorporate and respond to voices of imprisoned students, with strict attention to IRB requirements (documentation mandatory). Incarcerated or formerly incarcerated contributors are especially welcome, with an emphasis on field expertise rather than witness. The volume’s emphasis lies on the United States, but we may consider international essays for comparison.

Chapter essays will be limited to 5-7,000 words, in APA style. Submit a 250-300 word abstract by January 15, 2019 (or full paper if available) together with a short bio. We will notify prospective contributors by January 30, 2019. Completed draft papers will be due by July 1, 2019. For further information contact Joe Lockard (Joe.Lockard@asu.edu) and Jannette Carey (jcarey@princeton.edu).

The volume co-editors are Jannette Carey (Princeton), Joe Lockard (Arizona State University), Jill Stockwell (Princeton), and Tsafrir Mor (Arizona State University).

This volume is under advance contract to SUNY Press

Game-based Assessment Revisited

Academic Library Services for Graduate Students: Supporting Future Academics and Professionals

We would like to invite you to consider submitting a chapter proposal for Academic Library Services for Graduate Students: Supporting Future Academics and Professionals, to be published by Libraries Unlimited.

 

Editors: Carrie Forbes and Peggy Keeran, University of Denver Libraries

Proposal Submission Deadline:  Monday, September 17, 2018

Book Overview:

As more and more students attend graduate programs, either at the master’s or doctoral level, many higher education institutions have established professional development programs to help ensure that graduate students learn the wide range of skills needed to be successful as both students and as future professionals or academics. The editors of this volume invite contributors to propose case studies and theoretical essays on academic library services for graduate students that support their multiple roles and identities as students, and as future faculty members or professionals, as well as addressing the complex social and emotional issues related to their other roles as parents, working adults, caretakers, and more.

For more details on how to submit a proposal, please see: https://tinyurl.com/y9fcyk6k

We hope you will consider this opportunity!

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