If you are Toronto for CSSE, join us tomorrow for the WERA IRN on Ed Advocacy Preconference, Community Advocacy in/for Education, May 27, 2017, 9:00 – 4:30 PM, OISE, Room 5-230
Join us from 9 – 4:30 for a working conference on ed advocacy. Speakers include:
Wake Up York Region!: Profiling the Voices of Youth Pushed Out of the Education System Herleen Singh, Laidlaw Foundation Fellow
Listening to Indigenous Children in Care with Multiple School Changes: Lessons for Educators Landy Ing-Anderson, York University
Measuring What Matters: Broadening How We Define Success for Students in Schools Dave Cameron, People for Education
How Does Context Impact Policy Advocacy in/for Education? Sue Winton, York University
Interrupting Systemic Classism in Education, Yvonne Kelly, Community Resource Facilitator, York Region District School Board
Advocacy from the Inside Out: Employing School Board Data to Advance System Change Gillian Parekh, Toronto District School Board
Advocacy for Social Justice in Schools in Spain, Charles L. Slater, California State University Long Beach
Recognizing Colonial Complicity & Reclaiming the Treaty Partner Identity in Canadian Classrooms, Janet Csontos, York University
School Principal’s Leadership in Francophone Minority and Ethnocultural, Linguistic and Religious Diversity Settings, J.-S. Landry, & A. Gélinas-Proulx, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Welcoming Communities to Support Our Children, Cathy Hands & Karen Julien, Brock University
Teachers’ Perspectives on the Impact of Contemporary Policy on Professional Autonomy, Paul Bocking, York University
Re-forming School Technology: Thinking about Advocacy as Assemblage Work, Terry Wilkinson, York University
Educational Advocacy: Working on School-Community Connections, Patricia Briscoe, Niagara University
Furthering Community-Based, Educational Activism amid U.S. Government Repression, Camille M. Wilson, Naomi Mae, & Carolyn Hetrick, University of Michigan
Responsibility, Fantasy, Conflict: Researching the Emotional Significance of Parents’ Educational Policy Advocacy, Lauren Jervis, York University
Parent Advocacy and Empowerment in a Globalized World, Lauri Johnson, Boston College
For those of you who will be at AERA next week in San Antonio, we are having an informal network meeting on Friday 28 April at 4pm in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 212B. Please join us to connect and share your latest research on ed advocacy.
Hope to see you there!!
Lauri and Sue
- There will be a WERA focal group meeting at the University of Hong Kong on November 30 – December 2, 2017. If you are interested in presenting a paper, we will be organizing at least one symposium from our WERA research network on educational advocacy, maybe more depending on interest. Contact Lauri Johnson (email@example.com) ASAP if you are interested. Paper summaries are just 150 words. Symposium proposals must be submitted online by March 31, 2017.
- We have extended the deadline until March 1, 2017 for one paragraph proposals about presentations at our Toronto WERA research network preconference in late May as we are still waiting to hear about CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) paper acceptances. Please contact Sue Winton (SWinton@edu.yorku.ca) with your ideas. For those of you who haven’t been to Toronto (it’s a short trip for many of my US colleagues) I would urge you to join us and experience the most diverse city in North America and a progressive immigration policy #WelcometoCanada
Join us for an international dialogue on Community Advocacy in/for Education!
As a co-director of the WERA International Research Network on Families, Educators and Communities as Educational Advocates, I’m very pleased to invite you to participate in a unique discussion between advocates in/for education and academic researchers who study educational advocacy. The free day-long event will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Society for Studies in Education’s (CSSE) annual conference at Ryerson University begins the following day.
We envision a series of roundtable discussions that involve researchers and advocates from across and beyond Canada sharing their current work in educational advocacy, providing constructive feedback to each other, and developing questions for future work. Everyone who attends should come prepared to share their expertise and experiences.
If you would like to contribute to this exciting day, please send me, Sue Winton, a brief paragraph that outlines how your work relates to educational advocacy to by January 31, 2017 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that our Network adopts a very broad definition of community, and we welcome people from diverse organizations and sectors. If you know others who might be interested in participating, please let Sue know. A formal acceptance and an agenda for the day will be sent to all participants once contributors are confirmed. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!
If you would like to present a paper as part of a symposia with other members of our Network at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), please send Sue Winton a 250 word abstract by September 15, 2016 (email@example.com). Sue. Lauri, and Howard will then review the nature and number of submissions and determine if/how to put together one or more symposia around our Network’s theme of educational advocacy. Abstracts should include the paper’s (a) purpose; (b) perspective(s) or theoretical framework; (c) methods and/or techniques; (d) data source(s); (e) results, conclusions and/or interpretations; and (f) educational importance of the study.
We will let you know by September 17, 2016, what we have decided based on the submissions from our network. At that time, we may ask for modifications to your abstract to enable cohesion across multiple papers or ask you to submit an individual paper proposal.
Please contact Sue if you have any questions. We hope to see you in Toronto in May 2017!
Thanks to everyone who presented and attended the WERA pre conference yesterday on Advocacy and the Activist Professional at the Irish National Teachers Organization. It was a great day. If you are attending ECER this week and would like to meet up with network members to talk about upcoming events and possible collaborations, we will be gathering at Mulligan’s, 8 Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday night, August 24th at 9:30 PM.
Hope to see you there,
Lauri, Sue, and Howard
If you plan to attend ECER in Dublin, we invite you to check out our two WERA symposiums:
1) Advocacy for Educational Policy Change: Strategies, Trajectories, and Lessons from Diverse Actors in Four Countries
Anna Sullivan, Lauri Johnson, Sue Winton, Michelle Milani, Iris Bitton, Dorit Tubin,Terry Wilkinson, Michael Evans, Andrew Saultz
Thursday, August 25th, 3:30 – 5:00 PM Room NM-NT1
2) Emerging Paradigms and Practices in Leadership for Social Justice: Advocacy, Activism, and Indigenous Culturally Responsive Leadership
Allison Milner, Andréanne Gélinas Proulx, Charles Slater, Patricia Silva, Vicky Cerdas, Gema Lopez Gorosave, Reginald D. Wilkerson, Camille M. Wilson, Lauri Johnson, Muhammad Khalifa, Deena Khalil, Tyson Marsh, Clare Halloran
Friday, August 26th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Room OB-H1.51
Hope to see you there!
Lauri, Sue, and Howard
The World Education Research Association Research Network ‘Researching families, educators and communities as educational advocates: cross-national perspectives’ will be holding a one day pre-conference workshop at ECER 2016. The workshop will be on 22nd August (ECER conference commences on 23rd August). This event is being supported by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation and will be hosted at INTO’s headquarters in the heart of Dublin city. The event will be attended by local educators as well as researchers/scholars.
This workshop will focus on those working in a range of professional contexts (as teachers, school leaders, and researchers for example) and explore the different ways they seek to act and mobilise in order to make the case for public education. Public education faces many challenges, from austerity driven cuts to more explicitly ideological attacks such as privatisation. In this workshop we will explore what ‘activism’ looks like in diverse contexts. Presentations will focus on the Republic of Ireland, and internationally.
The workshop is intended as a pre-conference event to the ECER 2016 conference in Dublin. However, registration is open to all. It is not necessary to be an ECER delegate – indeed we positively welcome the involvement of those outside of the academic community.
The event is FREE – with lunch. REGISTER HERE.
Proposals should be in the form of a title, list of presenters (with email addresses) and an abstract(maximum 300 words) outlining the key elements of the work to be presented (sent as a Word file). Submit proposals to Howard Stevenson, University of Nottingham, UK, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with ‘WERA workshop’ in the title line. The deadline for submissions is 30th June 2016, but early submissions are strongly encouraged.
Attendance is open to non-presenters, but numbers will be limited and priority will be given to presenters.The final programme will be published shortly after the closing date for presentations. For informal enquiries about any aspect of the above – please contact Howard directly.