A4 – Annual Meeting Program April 27-29, 2013

The John Dewey Society for the Study of Education and Culture

Annual Meeting Program

April 27 – 29, 2013

San Francisco, California

Second Annual School & Society Forum

Richard Carranza, San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent (Featured Speaker)

Saturday, April 27, 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Room 110, Education Building, University of San Francisco

2350 Turk Boulevard

San Francisco, CA 94118

Annual Membership Meeting

Deron Boyles (President)

Saturday, April 27, 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Grand Hyatt Cypress

Annual John Dewey Symposium

Susan Laird, Nick Burbules, Isabel Nuñez, and Eric Bredo (Panelists)

Saturday, April 27, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Grand Hyatt Cypress

Annual John Dewey Lecture

David Labaree (Lecturer); Jane Roland Martin (Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient)

Saturday, April 27, 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Grand Hyatt Cypress

Annual Reception

Saturday, April 27, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Grand Hyatt Orpheum

Past President’s Paper Session

Kathleen Knight-Abowitz (Chair); Jim Garrison (Respondent)

Amy Shuffleton, Stefano Oliverio, Len Waks, and Tom Misco (Presenters)

Monday, April 29, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Grand Hyatt Conference Theater


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Agenda for Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, April 27th Noon-1:45 pm Grand Hyatt Cypress

 1. Call to order, introduction of members present, and approval of minutes from 2012 (Deron Boyles, President)

2. Officers’ Reports

 Report of the President (Deron Boyles)

  • Elections
  • School & Society Forum
  • John Dewey Symposium
  • John Dewey Lecturer
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Continuing Initiatives Update (Membership, Journals, Website)

Report of the President-Elect (Kathleen Knight-Abowitz)
Report of the Secretary-Treasurer (Kyle Greenwalt)

 3. Extended Reports

Report of the Membership and Development Officer (Mark Kissling)

Report from the Chair of the Commission on Social Issues (David Waddington)

Report on Society Publications

a. Education & Culture (David Granger, Editor)

b. School & Society (Deb Seltzer-Kelly, Chair of the School and Society Committee)

 Report on The Daniel Tanner Endowment (Dan Tanner and Peter Hlebowitsch)

4.  New Business

5.  Appreciations

6.  Passing the Gavel

7. Adjournment


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John Dewey Symposium

Saturday, April 27th, 2-4 pm, Grand Hyatt Cypress

Reconsidering Social Foundations of Education:  Promises and Perils

The Symposium will highlight the many and varied ways in which social foundations courses have increasingly been under attack in higher education and what scholars in the general field might be able to do to better understand and address the phenomenon.


Susan Laird, a philosopher of education, gender, and aesthetics, is Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, and Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma, where she coordinates the Educational Studies Program.  Author of Mary Wollstonecraft: Philosophical Mother of Coeducation (2008) and numerous articles and book chapters, she is president (2013) of the Society of Philosophy & History of Education and has served as president (2010) and co-founder (2008) of the Society for Educating Women; and president (2007) of the Philosophy of Education Society. Her research focuses on “coeducation for social justice,” and she is a member of the American Association of University Professors.

Nicholas C. Burbules is the Gutgsell Professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His primary research focuses on philosophy of education; teaching though dialogue; and technology and education. He is the Director of the Ubiquitous Learning Institute, dedicated to the study of new models of “anywhere, anytime” teaching and learning, given the proliferation of mobile technologies and pervasive wireless connectivity. He is currently the Education Director for the National Center on Professional and Research Ethics, located at Illinois. His most recent books are Showing and Doing: Wittgenstein as a Pedagogical Philosopher, coauthored with Michael Peters and Paul Smeyers (2010, Paradigm Press) and Feminisms and Educational Research, coauthored with Wendy Kohli (2012, Rowman and Littlefield). He is also Editor of the journal, Educational Theory.

Isabel Nuñez is an associate professor in the Center for Policy Studies & Social Justice at Concordia University Chicago.  She is associate editor for Multicultural Perspectives, and section editor for Sexualities in Education: A Reader, published by Peter Lang in 2012.  She is a founding member of CReATE (Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education), a group of volunteer faculty engaged in inquiry and dialogue around education policy.  Dr. Nuñez also co-leads a working group on teacher evaluation for Edu4, a public space inspired by Maxine Greene for dialogue around education.  The Chicago Sun-Times published her commentary on the role of teacher evaluation in the teachers’ strike, and she has been interviewed on radio and television about educational issues.

Eric Bredo is professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. While his teaching has been primarily in philosophy and sociology of education he enjoys work that cuts across the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and perhaps for that reason especially appreciates the generalized evolutionary philosophy of the classical pragmatists, such as Peirce, James, Dewey and Mead.  Much of his work seeks to bring some of the breadth, depth and spirit of such thinking to contemporary educational theory.  He is a past-president of the American Educational Studies Association and has written on some of the role difficulties facing social foundations including ways in which it can be both academically excellent and practically viable.

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The 55th Annual John Dewey Lecture

Saturday, April 27th, 4:15-6:15 pm, Grand Hyatt Cypress

“College:  What Is It Good For?”

David Labaree, Stanford University

David F. Labaree is a professor of Education and (by courtesy) History and chair of the area committee in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies (SHIPS) in the School of Education at Stanford. He received his Ph.D. in sociology in 1983 from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the history of American education. His books include: The Making of an American High School (1988); How to Succeed in School Without Really Learning (1997); The Trouble with Ed Schools (2004); Education, Markets, and the Public Good (2006); and Someone Has to Fail (2010). He was president of the U.S. History of Education Society (2004-2005), vice president for Division F (history of education) of the American Educational Research Association (2003-06), and member of the AERA executive board (2004-06).

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presents the

Outstanding Achievement Award

Saturday, April 27th, 4:15 pm, Grand Hyatt Cypress


Jane Roland Martin

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Jane Roland Martin is Professor of Philosophy, Emerita, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a past President of the North American Philosophy of Education Society and former Radcliffe Scholar. Her inquiry in and about education has transformed conceptual foundations in relation to gender. Martin has proposed creating a new gender‐sensitive educational ideal, re‐conceptualizing schooling and acknowledging the many parts of society that participate in educating children. Dr. Martin has been a keynote speaker, invited speaker, commencement speaker and has delivered inaugural addresses and memorial lectures at learned institutions in the US and in locations such as Haifa, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Oxford, Groningen, Helsinki, Varna (Bulgaria) and Lund (Sweden). Her book titles include:

–       Education Reconfigured: Culture, Encounter, and Change (2011)

–       Educational Metamorphoses: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Culture (2006)

–       Cultural Miseducation: In Search of a Democratic Solution (2002)

–       Coming of Age in Academe: Rekindling Women’s Hopes and Reforming the Academy (2000)

–       The Schoolhome (1995)

–       Changing the Educational Landscape: Philosophy, Women and Curriculum (1994)

–      Reclaiming a Conversation: The Ideal of Educated Woman (1987)


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Past President’s Paper Session

Monday, April 29th, 4-7 pm, Grand Hyatt Conference Theater

 Dewey wrote The Public and its Problems as a response to the deeply embedded skepticism of participatory democracy and public life expressed by democratic realists of the era like Walter Lippmann, author of The Phantom Public (1925).  In response to Lippmann, Dewey (1927) offered a thorough analysis of early 20th century democracy and some of his best thinking on both the challenges of, and hopes for public life in democratic societies. The book remains a key text for pragmatists but particularly for pragmatists working in education, as the challenges and threats to the ideals of democracy in education abound today as never before.  Indeed, we live in an era in which at times it seems the language of public ideals, public purposes, and public education itself seems naïve and hopelessly outdated. This, then, is a productive time for educational philosophers to revisit this key text in Dewey’s opus, one of his most important statements on democratic ideals, processes, and problems.


“The Democratic Public to Be Brought into Existence and Education as Secularization”

Stefano Oliverio, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Naples Federico II (Italy)

 “Literary Art in the Formation of the Great Community”

Len Waks, Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership, Temple University

” The Chicago Teachers Strike and Parental Right”

Amy Shuffleton, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago

“Controversial Issue Instruction in Context:  A Social Studies Education Response to The Problem of the Public”

Tom Misco, Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Miami University

 Respondent:  Jim Garrison, Professor, School of Education, Virginia Tech University, and Past President, John Dewey Society

Chair:  Kathleen Knight Abowitz, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University, and President-Elect, John Dewey Society

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Education & Culture, published twice yearly by Purdue University Press, takes an integrated view of philosophical, historical, and sociological issues in education. Submissions of Dewey scholarship, as well as work inspired by Dewey’s many interests, are welcome. JDS members receive the journal as part of their membership in the society.

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