2020 Call for Proposals

Seeking Embodied Justice in Unjust Times:

The Legacy of Bernardo Gallegos

The 2020 Society of Professors of Education Conference

Call for Proposals

Professors of education are no strangers to calls for justice, applying our respective inquiries to enact meaningful change in classrooms and communities. Bernardo Gallegos, as a scholar, colleague, and mentor, pushed for a better understanding of complex ways that we both embody and contest dominant cultures, power structures, and colonial legacies. For the 2020 Society of Professors of Education conference, we will gather to honor the legacy of Dr. Gallegos, as scholars and engaged intellectuals envisioning a more just reality.

The Society of Professors of Education (SPE) invites proposals for presentations at its annual meeting to be held during the 2020 AERA Annual Conference in San Francisco from April 17th to 21st. We are especially interested in presentations that are focused on the theme of Seeking Embodied Justice in Unjust Times: The Legacy of Bernardo Gallegos.” Proposals not related to the theme but focused on the goals of the Society (below) are also welcome. Select papers presented at the conference will be published in Professing Education, Urban Review, Educational Studies and Journal of Latinos and Education.

Founded in 1902, the Society of Professors of Education is a professional and academic association open to all persons engaged in teacher preparation, curriculum studies, educational foundations, and related activities. The Society’s primary goal is to provide a forum for consideration of major issues, tasks, problems, and challenges confronting professional educators. SPE is an interdisciplinary organization. Its members include both scholars and practitioners in education.

All presenters must be members of the Society of Professors of Education. To be included in the conference program, join the Society at your earliest convenience. See the Society of Professors of Education web page for the membership form: http://societyofprofessorsofeducation.com

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Proposals must be submitted electronically to the Program Committee no later than January 7, 2020. The proposal must be sent as a Word document attachment in an e-mail addressed to SPEsubmissions@gmail.com. The subject line of the e-mail message must read: “SPE 2020 Proposal.”

Cover Sheet: Each proposal should have a separate cover sheet that lists: 1) title of the paper; 2) names, affiliations and relevant backgrounds of all participants; 3) address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the person submitting the proposal and addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants. The cover sheet will not be sent to proposal reviewers. After the cover sheet, the proposal must not contain any information that identifies participant(s).

Length: Proposals should be between 350-500 words. The proposal should restate the title of the presentation, describe its contents, and discuss its significance. The proposal should NOT identify the presenters.

Call for Reviewers: In addition to submitting your work, you can participate in the Society as a volunteer proposal reviewer. The review process will take place soon after the deadline. Please contact Program Committee Chairs Jason Lukasik at lukasik@augsburg.edu and Jonathan Crocker at J.W.CROCKER@tcu.edu if you are interested in reviewing proposals.

Looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Francyne Huckaby

Professor, Texas Christian University & President, Society of Professors of Education