On June 25-26, Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning will host an international conference on “Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer.” The conference will feature multi-instutional research conducted by faculty from around the world and will include plenary speakers Etienne Wenger (author of books including Situated Learning and also Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity) and Graham Smart (author of titles including Writing the Economy: Activity, Genre, and Technology in the World of Banking). The conference is one of the products of the 2011-2013 Elon Research Seminar, which has been facilitated by Jessie Moore (Elon), Randy Bass (Georgetown), and Chris Anson (NC State).Information about the conference, including registration details, can be found at this link
The 58th Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (SAPES) will be held at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11- Oct. 12, 2013. The conference theme is “Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery – Retaining a Place for Education in Teacher Preparation”. The submission deadline is June 1, 2013.
ELC faculty, graduate/alumni and doctoral students have published 2 new articles:
J. Ako Barnes (alumnus), Carol Mullen (faculty), and Sheryl J. Lieb (doctoral student):
Barnes, J. A., Mullen, C. A., & Lieb, S. J. (2013, in press). Critical race theory in action: The freshman educational experience for students of color. Education Leadership Review.
We invite you to apply to be a part of the first annual R.O.O.T.S Institute 2.0, scheduled for April 12th to the 14th, 2013! The event is a partnership between Human Development and Family Studies, Team QUEST and the Office of Multicultural Affairs at UNCG. R.O.O.T.S., which stands for Reclaiming Ourselves, Organizing Together for Social Justice, is an interactive educational leadership experience focusing on issues of social justice. We aim to examine the dynamics of living in a multicultural society, deepen our understanding of the struggles and experiences of diverse communities and to develop skills to deal with oppressive behavior in our own lives.
Proposals for poster presentations are now being accepted for Conversations in Urban Education: A Graduate Student Poster Session Symposium hosted by the Urban Education Collaborative & Urban Educators for Change. Doctoral-level students are encouraged to submit the following information to be selected to participate in this event. Poster submissions should describe recently completed work and be highly relevant to current issues in Urban Education. Examples of topics could include: racial disparities, culturally relevant pedagogy, policy vs. practice, achievement ratings, English language learners, alternative school models, etc. Full Details: Conversations in Urban Education Call for Proposals (PDF) Read the rest of this entry »