AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION (AESA)
Call for proposals for the 2013 Annual Meeting
October 30-November 3
The Hyatt Regency, Baltimore
Proposal Deadline Extended to Tues. Apr. 9th, 11:59 pm CST
The AESA Program Committee for 2013 invites proposals on all topics related to the broad field of educational studies including Social Foundations of Education, its traditional scholarly domain. Proposals may be submitted for individual papers, panels, and alternative format sessions before and on April 9, 2013. The committee welcomes proposals from a full range of theoretical, disciplinary, and interdisciplinary perspectives that include the following educational emphases:
Especially welcome are proposals that bring together collaborations across academic and other educational institutions and that are specifically inter-and cross-disciplinary. While all proposals of AESA quality are very welcome, especially encouraged are those that specifically address this year’s theme (see below)—these will be a highlighted stream in the program.
All proposals must be submitted electronically to the Online Conference System (OCS) via the AESA website. It opens March 1, 2013 (5:00pm EST); every attempt will be made to close the system on April 9, 2013 (11:59pm CST). If any general extension is granted, it will be announced on the AESA website and be very limited. AESA participants should plan ahead.
The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) was established in 1968 as an international learned society for students, teachers, research scholars, and administrators who are interested in the foundations of education. AESA is a society primarily comprised of college and university professors and students who teach and research in the field of education utilizing one or more of the liberal arts disciplines of philosophy, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, or economics as well as comparative/international and cultural studies. The purpose of social foundations study is to bring intellectual resources derived from these areas to bear in developing interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives in education, both inside of and outside of schools.
This topic takes up the challenges of the last few years of AESA conference themes and presentations, asking us to consider new forms of connection and disconnection in face-to-face and/or technologically-mediated relationships and communities. If our intention in preparing teacher educators and intervening in educational policy is to not replicate the problems of the “barred rooms” Bernice Johnson Reagon warned against in her argument for coalition politics or to not stay on the “opposite river bank,” as Gloria Anzaldúa urges, how can we teach and learn toward these risks of connection, difference, and hospitality?
In a globalizing and increasingly digitally connected world, new opportunities of both connection and disconnection multiply, even as older forms of both continue as well. This theme asks us to engage these challenges in ways that cross boundaries and push against comforting networks of association, or at least make an effort to do so. Without risk, how do we as educators in the 21st century work to engage populations of teachers who don’t share identities with their students? How do we as educators collaborate across differences with colleagues with whom we may not share backgrounds, home languages, social class, gender, race, and sexuality? How do we situate ourselves globally and locally, in human and nonhuman networks of responsibility, even those that are challenging or remote, as we educate and learn?
Submissions might engage border crossing pedagogies, education and justice, collaborative school improvement projects, online pedagogies, global teaching and learning coalitions, and/or place-based or environmental educational initiatives, among others.
For more information about AESA and the conference, email Cris Mayo at email@example.com (NOTE: questions and information, only—NO submissions to this address).
Please make note of the following:
This year’s program committee will number about 50 members. Assisting the chair in program planning is an advisory group: Xiuying “Sophy” Cai (Assistant to the Chair), Jolie Medina, Hilton Kelly, and Anjale Welton.
Proposals are due by April 5, 2013. Please SUBMIT PROPOSALS HERE
IMPORTANT CHANGE THIS YEAR: You may only participate in 3 sessions (in any role)
Any questions should be directed to Cris Mayo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Criteria and Length:
Proposal submissions should provide a brief summary of the paper, symposium, panel or alternative session, which the reviewers will use to assess its merits. Your summary should include a clear argument and purpose; a clear account of methods and/or theory.
All submissions are blind reviewed: please remove identifying references from the proposal. Proposals for individual papers should not exceed 1000 words (excluding references). Proposals for all other sessions should not exceed 1500 words (excluding references).
Information to be included:
In addition to the title of the paper or session and the proposal, the submission page will ask for the name, institutional affiliation, email address, and telephone number of each participant. Each author entered by the submitter should use the exact name and exact institution affiliation as they are to appear in the program. (The body of the proposal, however, should not include any identifying information.)
All proposals will be read and evaluated by multiple reviewers with no access to identifying information about the author(s). Only the person submitting the proposal will be notified as to whether the proposal has been accepted. In the case of co-authored papers, panels, symposia, or alternative sessions with multiple participants, it will be the responsibility of the person who has submitted the proposal to notify the other participants regarding the status of the proposal.
OCS unfortunately does not allow for chairs, discussants, or multiple symposium authors. Symposium organizers should list chair, discussant, as well as symposium authors and institutional affiliations with their respective paper titles on the first page of submission entitled “Comments for Conference Director.” Panel organizers should include chair and discussant names and institutional affiliations in the box titled “Comments for the Conference Director.”
Symposium (papers titles and authors listed on program):
A symposium includes three to four separate papers on a common theme, as well as a chair and a discussant. A symposium proposal should include the title of the symposium, a brief (one- or two-paragraph) overview of the symposium theme, and the title and brief description of each paper. Please include each author’s name and paper title in “Comments for the Conference Director” box. Most symposia will be allocated 90 minutes on the program. Time should be allowed for an introduction of the symposium by the chair, a presentation of the papers, comments by the discussant, and audience questions and involvement. Final symposia papers should be submitted to chairs and discussants by September 16, 2013.
Panel (panel title and participants listed on program):
A panel typically is composed of three to six participants (including a chair and a discussant) who will discuss a common theme based on their research (Note: only the topic/theme of the panel will be listed in the program once accepted, not paper/presentation titles by each panelists). Usually, each panelist is given 10–15 minutes to discuss the topic, present theoretical ideas, and/or point to relevant research. A chair introduces the panel and frames the issues and questions that will be addressed. In addition to the chair, we encourage organizers of panels to include a discussant. Panels will be allocated 90 minutes on the program. The chair is responsible for insuring that participants adhere to time limits.
Alternative Format and Special Interest:
Alternative proposals that do not fit into the above categories, such as performances, video and multimedia presentations, and round-table dialogues, are encouraged. We also welcome proposals for the organization of special interest groups. Alternative format proposals should include information on the session’s topic, content, approach or purpose, as well as the roles to be played by the participants.
Notification: late July
Deadline for technology requests July 27, 2013
The 2013 AESA conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel. Below is contact information for the hotel.
300 Light Street
Baltimore MD, 21202
Room rates are: $175 for singles, $185 for doubles, $195 for triples and quad rooms.
The conference rate is available until October 1st, 2012 OR until our group block is filled, whichever comes first. You can make reservations by clicking on the link below.
This is a dedicated booking website specifically for AESA members. You can use it to make, modify and cancel hotel reservations online, as well as to take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel. If you have questions about the hotel or are having problems making reservations, please contact Sandra Spickard Prettyman at email@example.com. The hotel will be UNABLE to accommodate requests beyond our room block or beyond our cutoff date.
There are several restaurants in the hotel, including Bistro 300, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bistro 300 Lounge is open from 3pm—12am and offers drinks and limited food offerings. There is also a Perks café for breakfast and snacks. There are a lot of other eating options very close to the hotel, in a variety of price ranges, from coffee shops to sandwich shops, to gourmet restaurants.
There is a 24-hour fitness center.
The best option to get from the airport to the hotel is the new Maryland Light Rail train. Follow the signs in the airport for the Light Rail System. You need to purchase a ticket at the vending machines in the station; they take credit cards and/or cash. Take the train toward Hunt Valley to the Pratt Street station, which is about an 8 minute walk from the hotel. The cost is $1.60 each way. For more information:
There are also shuttles (about $15 each way) or taxis ($30--$40).
Educational technology must be arranged for and paid for in advance by those who wish to use it in their presentations. Those who desire to use technology in this way need to register early and pay for technology at this time. No last minute requests for educational technology can be accommodated. Arrangements for such technology will be on a first come, first served basis.
Remember that attendance at the annual conference also requires membership in AESA.
Our registration form allows you to renew or establish your membership with AESA, or if you are already a member in good standing, you may use the form to register for the conference only.
Please note: Educational technology must be arranged for and paid for in advance by those who wish to use it in their presentations. Those who desire to use technology in this way need to register early and pay for technology at this time. No last minute requests for educational technology can be accommodated. Arrangements for such technology will be on a first come, first served basis.