2017 John Dewey Society Annual Meeting

The John Dewey Society Annual Meeting: “Creative Democracy – The Task Before Us in the Era of Clinton v. Trump”


When: Thursday, April 27 – Friday, April 28, 2017

Where: The John Dewey Society Annual Meeting this year will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.  The conference theme this year is: “Creative Democracy – The Task Before Us in the Era of Clinton v. Trump”.

Download the conference program here

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Achievement Award: Jane Roland Martin and MacDowell Colony

IMG_0130a-2-4The John Dewey Society would like to congratulate Jane Roland Martin.

Jane Roland Martin has been awarded a Fellowship to the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, where she will finish We Were the Lucky Ones: Remembering Progressive Education to be published by Indiana University Press. The mission of the MacDowell Colony is to “nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.” (Thornton Wilder wrote Our Town at the Macdowell Colony.)

Over the years, Jane has actively contributed to the John Dewey Society. She delivered the 1996 John Dewey Lecture, received the John Dewey Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, and delivered the keynote lecture at the Democracy and Education Centennial conference in 2016.

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Nominations: JDS Achievement Awards

Awards Committee is seeking nominations for JDS Achievement Awards. The date by which nominations should be received is February 15, 2016.  A list of past JDS Award recipients is available on our website here.

The Awards Committee has put together the following criteria and invites nominations for either of the awards:

Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement
The Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement will be awarded to the individual who, in the judgment of the committee, exemplifies, over a lifetime of work, the Deweyan tradition of connecting theory and practice. Each year, the award will recognize: a scholar-practitioner who, in the Deweyan tradition, connects the worlds of theory and practice in promoting the development of democratic citizens; or an exceptional explicator and interpreter of Dewey?s philosophy and educational theory.

Award for Outstanding Achievement
The Award for Outstanding Achievement will be awarded to those individuals who, in the judgment of the committee, have most strongly exemplified the Deweyan tradition of connecting theory and practice. Each year, the awards will recognize significant achievements in scholarship and/or in social, cultural, or educational practice accomplished within the two previous calendar years (January, December).

Any member may nominate a candidate for either of the JDS awards, and members are free to self-nominate. A nomination must be sent to John Covaleskie, chair of the nominating committee, at jcovales@ou.edu, along with a letter explaining how the candidate qualifies for such an award, taking into consideration the specified criteria.

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