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.
As public funding for education decreases and economic pressures play a powerful role
in associating the value of schooling with job preparation and global competition, alternative
discourses about the aims and purposes of education are increasingly marginalized and ignored.
This state of affairs extends to teacher preparation programs as prescriptive standards and
requirements continue to narrow the scope of study available to degree-seeking pre- and in-
service teachers. The 58th annual SAPES conference would like to create a space for a broader
range of narratives concerning what education can and should entail, particularly as it relates to
the preparation and ongoing professional development of P-12 teachers. We invite you to locate
and explore forms and sources of resistance and resilience in the face of such mounting pressures
to conform to narrow conceptions of teaching and learning, and we hope to share with one
another how our educational practices might recover from these damaging trends.
While we invite proposals for papers to be submitted for presentation at the annual
SAPES meeting that address the conference theme, we also welcome papers that focus on other
philosophical topics and questions. The program committee welcomes proposals in the field of
philosophy of education, social foundations of education, as well as related conceptual and
theoretical work. We particularly invite practitioners to join us to explore the theoretical aspects
and implications of their work. Presented papers will be eligible for publication in the society’s
yearbook. Recent yearbooks can be viewed online at http://sapes.org/publications.html.
Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals. Limited stipends for graduate
student travel are available.
Please submit all proposals via an email attachment in Word or PDF format to Laura DeSisto,
SAPES President, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, June 1.
Individual Paper Proposals: Proposals must not exceed 250 words. Please be sure to include the
author’s name, institutional affiliation, and a tentative title for the paper – these details will not
count against the 250 word limit.
Panel Session Proposals: Please supply a description of the session’s theme in 250 words or less,
as well as a proposal of 250 words from each individual panelist. Along with identifying each of
the panel’s participants, please also be sure to indicate who will serve as the session chair.