[Currentcse] Fw: Critical Questions in Education conference

Hutchinson, Jaylynne hutchinj at ohio.edu
Fri Apr 10 15:38:33 EDT 2015

Hey folks... look at this cool-sounding conference.  Anyone interested? You all have important things to say and think about. It says this is a small conference where people really talk with each other about important ideas.

You might go together with another student, a panel, or on your own. If you receive an accepted conference proposal, you can get financial support to partially fund your trip. You can apply for $100 from the CSE program, and up to $500 from the College of Ed. (At a minimum, you can get $200 from the COE because you have an accepted proposal -- but with additional steps, you can get up to $500.)  Also, there is a simple lottery drawing via Grad Student Senate and who gets it, gets it...

I am thinking March in San Antonio might be nice -- some tex-med, margaritas, music and the river walk?  (Oh, and yeah...the conference...I forgot)...   for some of you it might make more sense to go to Baltimore?

If you're interested, take the message and run!    --jh

Jaylynne N. Hutchinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Critical Studies in Educational Foundations, Program Coordinator
Director, Undergraduate Diversity Studies Certificate
McCracken Hall 321E, Ohio University
Athens, OH  45701
Email: hutchinj at ohio.edu

From: Academy for Educational Studies <AcademyEdStudies at MissouriState.edu>
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 3:18 PM
Cc: Jones, Steven P
Subject: Critical Questions in Education conference

Call for Proposals—Education conferences in Baltimore and San Antonio

We send you this Call for Proposals  to invite your participation at one, or both, of the Critical Questions in Education Conferences.  Participants can present on one of our past theme questions at this national, blind peer-reviewed conference.  (See the Call for Proposals, attached, for a full list of topics.)  But we especially invite proposals on our 2015/16 theme questions:

1.    Teaching the disciplines:  How are we doing?

·         What is it we want students to know and understand from, or about, the disciplines we teach, at both the K—12 and university levels?

·         What are the truths the different disciplines aspire to reveal—the big questions they ask and try to answer, the perfection they seek to attain?

·         How well do K—12 and university teachers convey these truths or give students access to them?

2.    Why don’t we read serious books anymore?

·         Should we care that so many students, and so many teachers, can’t or don’t want to read books—not just at the K—12 level, but in colleges and universities, too?

·         Should we seek to preserve the idea of an education centered on the serious reading of serious books?

·         Are the “Great Books” dead to us?  Can we offer students a “liberal education” without having them read serious books?

We invite proposals from people actively teaching in different disciplines, or preparing teacher education candidates to teach in the different disciplines; and we seek proposals from people who love books, work in teacher education, and think about literacy.  For suggestions on how these theme questions might be approached, please see the Call for Proposals.  Here is more information about the conferences:

When and where:
November 2—4, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel
March 7—9, 2016 , in San Antonio, Texas at the historic Menger Hotel, next to the Alamo and the Riverwalk

About the conference:
The conference—in its 11th year—is designed so participants can share challenging conversations about educational ideas important at both the K—12 and university levels.  Paper sessions, panel discussions, book discussions, keynote speakers, social gatherings—all happen at CQIE.  It is not, by design, a huge conference.  People actually talk and learn from one another.  The conference attracts university professors from many different disciplines, especially teacher education (and especially in educational foundations).  Graduate students, K—12 teachers and administrators, and anyone interested in the theme question are also welcome at the conference.

Submission deadlines:
Baltimore—July 1, 2015
San Antonio—September 15, 2015

Organization website:

We hope you will submit a proposal and come join us.  We also hope you will share this Call for Proposals with friends and colleagues—and with any list-serves which might accept it.  If you have any questions about the Academy for Educational Studies or the Critical Questions in Education conference, please check out the website, above, or call me at the number listed below.


Steven P. Jones, Director
Academy for Educational Studies

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