CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2018 John Dewey Society Annual Meeting — EXTENDED DEADLINE

John Dewey Society Panel on Dewey and Philosophy: 2018 Theme: Nationalism, War, and Peace

The John Dewey Society calls for paper proposals for its panel on Dewey and Philosophy (formerly called the Past Presidents’ Panel), to be held at its annual meeting, in conjunction with the American Educational Research Association meeting in New York City on April 12 and 13, 2018.

Due: Wednesday, November 30, 2017

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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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Call for Papers: Creative Democracy – The Task Before Us Today

The John Dewey Society calls for paper proposals for its panel on Dewey and Philosophy (formerly called the Past Presidents’ Panel), to be held at its annual meeting, in conjunction with the American Educational Research Association meeting in San Antonio, Texas on April 27 – May 1, 2017.

What are the challenges to a vibrant and healthy democratic life? In an essay late in life, Creative Democracy – The Task Before Us1, Dewey calls upon us to not take democratic life for granted. More than a political institution, Dewey sees democracy as dependent upon family, friendship, the economy, and other parts of the fabric of civil society. Today in many countries, institutions of democracy, in particular public schools, are challenged by growing inequality, mistrust of the other, and poverty. It is a time to return to Dewey’s text to consider how democratic life can be fostered amidst these challenges.

Due: November 15, 2016

For additional information: download Call for Papers

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Call for Papers

The John Dewey Society will sponsor a session at the annual meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.

The meeting will take place in Baltimore MD from Wednesday 4 through Saturday January 7, 2017, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

The 2017 John Dewey Society theme is “Creative Democracy: The Task Before Us.” This title is taken from an oft cited Dewey essay from 1939 with this title (LW14: 224-230). See the link here: http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/mpsg/Essays/Dewey%20-%20Creative%20Democracy.pdf

Please send your proposal abstracts (roughly 200 words) for consideration ASAP, and no later than August 2, to Leonard J. Waks, President, John Dewey Society at ljwaks@yahoo.com. If you have any further questions, please email Leonard.

For additional information: Call for Papers

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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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Call for Papers

Dewey’s “Democracy and Education” 100 Years On: Past, Present, and Future Relevance
will take place from 28 September – 1 October 2016 at the University of Cambridge. The conference is co-sponsored by History of Education Society, UK, and Philosophy of Education Society GB.

This international conference brings together historical and philosophical research on Dewey, his writings and their influence over the course of a century. Historians and philosophers have a timely platform for sharing their perspectives on education for democracy and democratic practice in education. Papers are invited that may critically reflect on Dewey or Deweyan practice across time and space. In addition to academic papers, it will include children and teachers from Spain, Wales and England actively engaged in Deweyan enquiry.

Closing date for submissions: 15th January 2016

The call for papers is at http://www.dewey2016.co.uk/. Opportunities for bursary support are advertised on the website.  Bursaries also available for members of the History of Education Society presenting papers on historical aspects. Email Lottie Hoare for terms and conditions chh11@cam.ac.uk.

For additional information: Call for Paper: UK Conference

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Science and Values in Peirce and Dewey: A Conference in Honour of Angus Kerr-Lawson

Keynote speaker: Catherine Legg, Waikato University (New Zealand)
Plenary speaker: Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo (Canada)

This conference brings together scholars at the intersection of pragmatism and philosophy of science to consider Peirce’s and Dewey’s contributions to the study of science and values. Over three days, scholars will offer individual papers and panel/roundtable discussions devoted to both the role of and relationship between science and values in Peirce and Dewey, and to the ways in which contemporary scholarship on science and values draws, or ought to draw, on the work of these classic American pragmatists.

April 25-27, 2016, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

For information about the conference, see https://uwaterloo.ca/philosophy/events/science-and-values-conference or email pragscival2016@gmail.com.

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International Conference: Dewey’s “Democracy And Education”: 100 Years On: Past, Present, And Future Relevance

The Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and Homerton College are hosting a major 3-day international conference marking the publication centenary of Dewey’s most popular, influential and controversial book. We welcome submissions from History of Education, Philosophy of Education, educational policy, and also more practically focused papers from educators seeking to integrate Deweyan perspectives and principles in their work. The conference will consist of keynotes, parallel sessions, panel sessions with a policy focus, interactive presentations from educators and students, and a trip to the new University of Cambridge Primary School.

The call for papers is open until DECEMBER 22, 2015. 1000 word abstracts should be submitted via the website. Conference registration is also open to those not presenting.

Conference dates: 28 Sept. to 1 Oct. 2016
View website: www.dewey2016.co.uk

Download conference flyer: International Conference: Dewey’s “Democracy and Education” 100 Years On

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New England Pragmatist Inaugural Conference

Dewey posterPlease join us for the upcoming conference on Dewey’s philosophy, which will also be the inaugural gathering of the New England Pragmatist Forum.  JDS president Leonard Waks and Education and Culture editor David Granger will be among the 15 presenters.

Inaugural conference: October 15-17, 2015

Twitter:  #newenglandpragmatistforum2015

For additional information: Conference Poster

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Call for Papers

Please consider submitting a paper to the joint meeting of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society (SEPES) and the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (SAPES) in Asheville, North Carolina, February 4-6, 2016. Given the substantial challenges facing educational institutions in general, and philosophical inquiry within and about them in particular, we believe it is increasingly important to create a space in which current and emerging scholars and practitioners can engage in meaningful dialogue and discussion. To that end, and building upon the long traditions of each organization in providing a friendly forum for conversations concerning philosophical ideas related to a broad variety of educational topics, SEPES and SAPES invite you to submit proposals for our first joint meeting.

Deadline: November 1, 2015

For more information: Call for Papers

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Call for Abstracts

JDS is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the second annual Dewey Through Generations Panel. The Panel is part of the JDS annual meeting, to be held this coming April in Washington, DC. The Panel is meant to support emerging Dewey inspired scholars and practitioners by bringing them into a dialogue with eminent scholars who reflect the best of Dewey’s philosophical practice.  JDS graduate students should consider submitting abstracts. In addition, JDS also encourages all JDS members to share this call widely with graduate students with whom they work.

Panel Theme: The Aims of the Public Intellectual: Grassroots Movements and Organization

Submissions Due: Sunday, November 15, 2015

For additional information: Call for Abstracts: Dewey Through Generations Panel

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Call for Proposals

The year 2016 marks the centennial of the publication of John Dewey’s magisterial Democracy and Education. As part of the celebration, the John Dewey Society (JDS) is sponsoring a conference on April 7th, 2016 and the morning of April 8th, 2016, immediately prior to its own regular annual meeting, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 8-13. The centennial conference is largely invitational, but there are opportunities for roundtable discussions and for posters.

To be considered, please submit your proposal to the JDS Centennial Conference program chair, Dr. AG Rud, Distinguished Professor, Washington State University, ag.rud@wsu.edu by November 15, 2015. In the subject line of your email state: JDS Centennial Conference Proposal.

For more information, download the JDS Centennial Conference Proposal.

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Conference – New England Pragmatist Inaugural Forum

The New England Pragmatist Inaugural Conference will take place at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont from October 15-17, 2015.  The focus of the inaugural conference is “The Philosophy of John Dewey.”

For more information about the conference, including the conference schedule, conference presenters, and lodging/food information, please download the Conference Information Handout.

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2016 Centennial Conference on Democracy and Education

The Centennial Conference on Democracy and Education (1916-2016)

Take out your calendars and mark these dates: April 7 and 8, 2016. The John Dewey Society will be celebrating the Centennial of the publication of John Dewey’s magisterial Democracy and Education in Washington DC. We want every one interested in advancing democratic education to participate.

The meeting will take place in the historic Thurgood Marshall Center – in the very rooms in which Marshall and his colleagues developed the legal strategy that resulted in the Brown v. Board decision. It will be free and open to the public, taking place immediately prior to the annual meeting of the Dewey Society and the American Educational Research Association on April 8-12, 2016

But space is limited: reserve your spot today! (Click here to see how to reserve your spot!)

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Call for Papers: Dewey-theme at OVPES

The John Dewey Society invites scholars to present a Dewey-themed paper at the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Conference annual meeting on September 11-13, 2015 at the Bergamo Center in Dayton, Ohio.  A special Dewey Society-sponsored panel will be on the conference program. The OVPES conference theme this year is “Teaching as Labor, Learning as Work: Educational Ideals and the Factory of Knowledge.”

Those interested in being part of this special Dewey Society panel at OVPES can send inquiries, including name, affiliation, and paper summary to Kathleen Knight Abowitz at knightk2[at]miamioh.edu by July 6, 2015.

For more information: Call for Papers: Dewey-theme at OVPES

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JDS 2015 Annual Conference Program

The John Dewey Society is pleased to announce its Annual Meeting held concurrently with the American Educational Research Association Meeting in Chicago, Illinois from Thursday, April 16 through Monday, April 20, 2015. JDS will meet to celebrate the legacy of John Dewey and to move this legacy forward. Current members along with new members and visitors are encouraged to attend.

Please visit the conference webpage for more details.

Download the conference program here: JDS 2015 Annual Conference

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Conference – Democratic Education

Washington DC, April 2016: The John Dewey Society, with generous support from the Spencer Foundation, will host a Conference on Democratic Education, celebrating the centennial of the publication of Democracy and Education, April 2016 in Washington D. C.  Education in the democratic nations anti-democratic challenges. The imposition by elites of fixed, top-down “standards” backed by high stakes standardized tests has converted our schools into test prep academies where the aims of learners are neglected and the autonomy of teachers demolished.

For more information: Democracy Education – April 2016, Washington DC.

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