The call for papers is now available for The Joint Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) 2014 Conference in Brisbane, Australia [30 November – 4 December 2014]. Abstracts are due 22 May 2014. Please visit http://aare-nzare2014.com.au/call-for-papers/ for more information.
I’m writing with a reminder that proposals to present papers at the 19th Annual Values and Leadership Conference are due by May 15, 2014. The conference will be held September 18 to 20, 2014 at Deerhurst Resort, Ontario. The theme this year is Towards Transformational Leadership: Values and Ethics for Educational Advancement and Sustainability.
The call for papers is posted on the conference web site (http://cslee19.nipissingu.ca/). If you would like to discuss the possibility of submitting a proposal, please contact Dr. Heather Rintoul at email@example.com.
The conference will provide an exciting opportunity to make connections with international leaders in values, ethics, and educational leadership. Information about the program and featured speakers is available on the conference web site. We are expecting participants from across the world including New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
I’m enclosing a copy of the conference poster. Please continue to circulate the poster within your professional communities. If you would like further information about the conference please write to the conference organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Members: On behalf of the nominating committee, I have the pleasure of informing you of the election by acclamation of Ruth Kane (Ottawa) as vice-president. The term will begin following the 2014 AGM in St. Catharines.
Ruth G Kane
Dr Ruth Kane is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa where she served as Director of Teacher Education at the University of Ottawa from 2006 – 2011. Prior to moving to Canada in 2006 Ruth Kane served as Director of Teacher Education at Otago University (New Zealand) and Professor of Secondary Education at Massey University (New Zealand).
Her research interests lie in the development and evaluation of preservice and inservice teacher education programs including the induction of beginning teachers, teacher professional learning through collaborative inquiry and the preparation of teachers for urban schools. She has directed three national research projects in New Zealand: Initial teacher Education; The Preparation and Induction of Beginning Secondary Teachers; and, The Status of Teachers and Teaching prior to coming to Canada. Since coming to Canada she has been principal investigator on a number of province-wide evaluations for the Ontario Ministry of Education including the evaluation of the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) and evaluations of the Early Primary Collaborative Inquiry (EPCI) and the Student Work Study (SWST) initiatives.
Dr. Kane supports a number of graduate students whose fields of inquiry include teacher education, beginning teacher induction, preparing teachers for urban high schools and teacher professional learning. Before entering teacher education Dr Kane was a secondary teacher in New Zealand and Australia, including teaching on indigenous communities in the far north of Queensland, Australia.
2014 Pat Clifford Award – Call for Submissions
Do you know someone who’s in the process of contributing to innovative education research in Canada while completing a Masters or Ph.D.? Or have already completed your studies within the last two years?
CEA’s 2014 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education could recognize your emerging research and its considerable promise in contributing to the transformation of education in Canada.
• Formal recognition of your research at a public, education-related event.
• Opportunities for you to develop additional knowledge mobilization strategies with CEA to maximize the impact of your work in the policy and practice fields.
• An invitation for you to submit a feature article about your research to be published in Education Canada magazine.
Deadline for submissions
Friday, May 30, 2014
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National Graduates Survey
The ‘Wild’ Classroom in Early Childhood Education: (Re) Imagining Learning and Being in the Outdoors
The morning will be spent together in Room: Welch Hall 324 Reception and last minute registration
Opening Session From Present to Past to Future: Shaping Canadian Outdoor Education in the Early Years
Zabe MacEachren & Lindsay Morcom (Queen’s University)
Storytelling in the Outdoors to Promote Emotional and Ecological Literacy
Jon Cree (Middlesex University, London; Bishopswood Centre, Worcestershire County Council & Chair of the UK Forest School)
Modeling the Experiential Through (w)Holistic Ecoliteracy: (Re)Imagining Early Year Teacher Education, Lessons From a Nature Preschool
Christopher Filler & Jess Clausen (University of Victoria)
Mid Day Refreshment Break & Posters–Room: Welch Hall Atrium
Breakout Session 1‐Room: Welch Hall 207
Re‐imagining Encounters with/in the Woods: Post‐humanist Possibilities
Sherry Rose & Pam Whitty (University of New Brunswick)
How do Four‐year‐old Children Experience an Outdoor Forest Program?
Magdalena Rudkowski (Simon Fraser University)
Breakout Session 2‐Room: Welch Hall 208
Lessons Learned from a Caterpillar, a Tiger, and a Group of 5‐Year Olds: A Mother’s Struggle with her Anthropocentric and Biocentric Reasoning
Farveh Ghafouri (Fanshawe College)
The Soaring Stars Summer Program: Developing a Sense of Wonder in Low‐income Rural Children
Leigh O’Brien (School of Education at SUNY Geneseo)
Breakout Session 3‐Room: Welch Hall 207
Our Outdoor Journey: Re‐Imaging Learning through the Outdoors in the Full‐Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program
Donna‐Lynn Galloway, Shannon Skinner (HCDSB), & Candace Rempel (OISE)
Trail Balloons Bring New Insight into Outdoor Play
Susan Ashley (Holland College) & Beverlie Dietze (Okanagan College)
Breakout Session 4‐Welch Hall 208
Anchoring us in Place: Nurturing Ecological Identities in (and out of) a University Early Childhood Classroom
Karyn Callaghan, Will Letts, & Randa Khattar (Charles Sturt University)
Forest and Nature School in Canada: Building a Connection to Wild and Natural Spaces through Emergent, Play, and Inquiry‐Based Early Childhood Education
Marlene Power (Forest School Canada)
Closing Remarks (Welch Hall 208)
Registration Opens April 1, 2014
All attendees and presenters must register (Regular fee $20; Student fee $10).
To register for the 1 day event go directly to the membership services main page (link below);
choose CAREC Post‐Conference 2014 from the drop down list under Event Registration. Please note: you do not need to register for the main CSSE conference to attend the CAREC post‐conference.
The CAREC Post Conference is brought to you by the organizing committee of Debra Harwood (CAREC SIG President; Brock University); Alaina L. Roach O’Keefe (UPEI); Mary‐Louise Vanderlee (Brock)
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Invitation to Attend CEA’s Regional Workshops
Get inspired to influence a change mindset in our schools
In October 2013, over 300 workshop delegates – from the entire spectrum of the Canadian education stakeholder community – congregated in Calgary to share what they thought was standing in the way of change in education.
A report detailing this invaluable feedback has just been released.
What’s Standing in the Way of Change in Education? – Barriers, recommendations and analysis: www.cea-ace.ca/CalgarySummary
What’s Standing in the Way of Change? – Workshop reflections and videos: www.cea-ace.ca/CalgaryReport
Inspired by the openness, courage, and energy displayed among the Calgary delegates, CEA is moving this thought work forward by hosting similar workshops in five regions across the country to provoke more education stakeholders to retain their ideal vision for public education, while developing a set of actions that could get to the heart of dissolving the barriers that stand in the way of the changes they want to see.
As a valued CEA Member, we would like to invite you to one of the following workshops:
Regional Workshop Schedule
Friday, April 25 – University of New Brunswick
(Registration deadline: April 11, 2013)
Monday, April 28 – Louis Riel School Division
(Registration deadline: April 14, 2013)
St. Catherines, ON
Wednesday, May 7 – District School Board of Niagara
(Registration deadline: April 23, 2013)
Registrants to the Ontario workshop will be offered a 25% discount off of the registration fees for CONNECT 2014, being held on May 8 and 9, in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Wednesday May 14 – University of British Columbia
(Registration deadline: April 30, 2013)
Montreal, QC (in French)
Aug 2014 – Date and location TBA
For more event information and to register, please visit our event web page at:
We hope to include your voice among an impressive network of education leaders who are gathering to answer the question: What’s standing in the way of change in education?
We need your expertise and insight at this important regional discussion of teachers, students, principals, school district superintendents and administrators, parents, aboriginal leaders, teacher association and department of education representatives, policymakers, faculty of education deans, university researchers, and school trustees and corporate and not-for-profit leaders.
CEA is offering these workshops at no cost. Due to the limited number of spots available, we encourage you to register ASAP to secure your participation.
Please note that, with the exception of the Montreal workshop, these workshops will be offered in English only and we are unable to offer simultaneous translation at these events.
For more event information and to register, please visit our event web page at:
At the beginning of April, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) will be holding its annual meeting in Philadelphia. As co-chair of the Special Interest Group business meeting described below, I would like to extend a particular invitation to those of your members who will be present in Philadelphia to attend the interesting talk described below. School Choice is, of course, an international phenomenon and we look forward to the opportunity to sharing experiences with any of your members who will be present.
On a related matter, since 2012, a number of our colleagues have been gathering each January in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for the International School Choice & Reform Conference. 2015 will mark our fourth conference. Although the graphical materials for the 2015 event are not yet complete, I am attaching the link to the 2014 Conference in the hope that you will disseminate it, together with a brief explanation, to your membership. Last year, more than 17 countries were represented and we strive to increase that number next year. This is not one of those “pay us your money and we’ll accept your paper” sort of conferences but, rather, is a mature gathering of researchers and policymakers interested in international school reform efforts.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like some further information before distributing these two separate announcements.
The 2014 Conference is described at
Aloha and thank you for helping to spread this information.
Robert A. Fox, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii
Please join us
from 6:30 to 8 PM on
Saturday, April 5th
Prof. Katrina Bulkley
“Philadelphia Schools at a Crossroads”
Hosted by the new
Charters & School Choice SIG
at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Fourth Level, 406
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Drinks & hors d’oeuvres provided.
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