Tuesday, July 30, 2013

World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting, November 18 to 22, 2013 in Guanajuato, Mexico

 Call for Submissions for the World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting which will be held from November 18 to 22, 2013 in Guanajuato, Mexico as part of the XII National Congress for Education Research, sponsored by the Consejo Mexicano de Investigacion Educativa (COMIE) (Mexican Society for Educational Research) and Guanajuato University.
The deadline has been extended to Monday August 5, 2013 at 11:59PM GMT.  Please see the important notice below.
Best wishes,
Felice J. Levine, PhDAERA Executive DirectorWERA Secretary General

The deadline for the World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting has been extended by one week to Monday August 5, 2013 at 11:59PM GMT.  The Focal Meeting is an integral part of the XII National Congress for Education Research, sponsored by the Consejo Mexicano de Investigacion Educativa (COMIE) (Mexican Society for Educational Research) and Guanajuato University and will be held from November 18 to 22, 2013 in Guanajuato, Mexico.
This meeting provides an exceptional opportunity to present papers and offer symposia at an international scholarly meeting and also to meet formally and informally with education research scholars and students from Mexico.
Competitive papers will be invited to be published in the first WERA Yearbook, to be issued in 2014 for research that exemplifies the value of international, comparative, and global perspectives.

Monday, July 29, 2013

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics/TESL

Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics/TESL

The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks an assistant professor in the area of applied linguistics/TESL to begin Fall 2014, pending budgetary approval. We seek a scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: computer-assisted language learning, second language literacy, second language learning, language teacher education, sociolinguistics, language assessment, or other related areas.

The department offers a Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language, a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, a MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies with concentrations in bilingual education and bicultural studies, a graduate certificate in TESL, and a BA in Mexican American Studies. It also provides undergraduate and graduate programs for teacher certification as well as support courses for other programs in the University.

Responsibilities include: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise masters and doctoral degree students, pursue an active research agenda, and contribute to the university and community through service activities.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, Language & Literacy, Education or an appropriate discipline. University-level teaching experience. Evidence of research agenda in one or more of the areas listed above. ESL/EFL teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, experience advising graduate students, proficiency in a language other than English, evidence of publications in one or more of the areas outlined above.

Appointment to begin Fall 2014, pending budgetary approval. Salary is competitive.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three publications or writing samples, a teaching philosophy statement, and names and contact information of three referees addressed to Dr. Wayne E. Wright, Chair, Applied Linguistics/TESL Search Committee. Applications may be submitted via the following e-mail address: Sylvia.Hernandez2@utsa.edu. A review of applications will begin October 1, 2013, and will continue until position is filled. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the Oxford Education Research Symposium 25, 26 and 27 November, 2013.

The Symposium will be held at The Old Library in the Oxford University Church. Constructed in 1320, The Old Library is the first university (as opposed to college) building in Oxford and therefore uniquely important; this is where the nascent University began.

You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of education research, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. This meeting is a sequel earlier sessions held in London and Oxford in 2012 and 2013.
Notations for the meeting are:
*        Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for inclusion in Symposium books or as sponsored journal articles.
*        Focus on educational excellence emphasizing best practices in teaching, learning and training.
*        Leading edge studies in accountability and evaluation of education.
*        Latest in the education Reform Movement.
*        Evaluation methods to improve student outcomes.
*        School efficiency and accountability through performance measures.
*        Improving school quality through effective supervision.
*        Scientific evidence for quality teaching.
Major fields included are: Administration and LeadershipSecondary Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, Early Childhood Language Arts and Literacy, Economics of Education, School Governance, Financing Education Systems, Special Education, and Pedagogy. This listing is not intended to be exhaustive and participants are encouraged to present research subjects within the scope of these topics. See topics below.
For more information visit our website Oxford Education Research Symposium

Manor ISD Needs Bilingual (Spanish/English) Teachers

Subject: We need bilingual teachers
Our school board just approved 2 new bilingual positions for our campus (and we already had one opening).  This late in the summer, we're having a hard time finding applicants.  If you know anyone interested, please have them contact us as soon as possible.
We need a pre-k bilingual, a 4th grade bilingual, and a 5th grade bilingual teacher.
This is for Presidential Meadows Elementary in Manor, TX.  Our campus in 15 minutes east of Reagan High School on Hwy 290.  You can contact me or Tara Bowens-Brown if you have any questions at all.  Thank you.

Tara Brown

Stephen Torres
Assistant Principal
Presidential Meadows Elementary

Monday, July 15, 2013

NCLR Monthly Latino Employment Report July 2013

Hispanic Home Care Workers
Dear Luis:

The fastest-growing job in the U.S. has no minimum wage.  Home care workers, the people who provide one-on-one care to help elderly people and those with disabilities lead fuller lives, are excluded from the minimum wage and overtime law that protects most workers.  This month, we take a closer look at Latino home care workers in the National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) Monthly Latino Employment Report.

I invite you to download the NCLR Monthly Latino Employment Report to learn more about overdue regulatory reforms that would improve wages and quality of care in this vital industry.


Catherine Singley
NCLR Economic and Employment Policy Project

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Fellow Educators,

Arlington ISD currently has open Bilingual teaching positions in grades 4th-6th for the 2013-14 school year.

Please pass along the information to any interested applicants.  Interested applicants must apply on-line and have an active application to be considered.  

Thank you for your continuous support! Every time I have reached out to  BEAM, you have always provided me with the necessary leads to staff our ELL campuses with highly qualified bilingual teachers to strengthen our program.

We have a new Elementary Personnel Director.  If any university contacts are needing to place student teachers this Fall, please let me know.  I would love for you to meet our new Personnel Director and create a partnership of learning for ALL our students.

Thank you.


Cassandra "Sandi" Perez
Director Bilingual/ESL and LOTE Instruction
Arlington Independent School District
located at Workman Jr. High
Phone: (682)867-7429


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The Democracy Fund made a series of inaugural grants during the 2012 election that experimented with different approaches to informing voters, exposing them to alternative points of view, and reducing the influence of deceptive political communications. CIRCLE evaluated these projects in order to learn more about their reach and influence.

CIRCLE Director Peter Levine, and the rest of the CIRCLE team held a live chat about this work. Missed it? Read the full discussion here.

To learn more about the projects follow the links below:
  1. Educating Voters in a Time of Political Polarization
  2. Supporting a Beleaguered News Industry
  3. How to Reach a Large Scale with High Quality Messages
  4. Tell it Straight? The Advantages and Dangers of Parody
  5. Educating the Public When People Don’t Trust Each Other
  6. Evaluating the Influence of the Oregon Citizens Initiative Review

CIRCLE Director Peter Levine Speaks about Higher Education's Civic Mission

Recently, CIRCLE Director, Peter Levine spoke at the American Democracy Project annual conference, in defense of higher education's civic mission and how we can support that civic mission in a time of economic struggle. If you missed it, you can access the full audio here.

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Join us for a Conversation about Women and Public Life
July 18-20, 2013, Tufts University, Medford, MA
At this year’s Frontiers of Democracy: Innovations in Civic Practice, Theory, and Education, we’ll take a closer look at the status of women and girls in political and civic life in the U.S. Through a series of “short takes” (ten-minute, rehearsed, videotaped talks on critical issues in civic renewal), learning exchanges (90-minute discussion sessions), networking, and action planning opportunities, Frontiers will give participants an opportunity to identify challenges to women’s equality and empowerment today and to explore individual, collective, and policy actions to address those challenges.

This convening builds upon a conversation on gender and civic engagement that was begun on April 22, 2013 at theWhite House Conference on Girls' Leadership and Civic Education. And we’ll be building from a recent CIRCLE fact sheet.

For more information, check out the conference Agenda.
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COMUNICAR Bilingual Journal Call for papers

Comunicar is a bilingual journal (English www.comunicarjournal.com /Spanishwww.revistacomunicar.com). Title, abstracts and keywords also in Chinese (http://www.revistacomunicar.com/index.php?contenido=revista&numero=actual&idioma=cn).  It is indexed in Journal Citation Reports (JCR) ®, Social Sciences Citation Index®, Social Scisearch, SCOPUS, MLA, Fuente Academica, ERIH, Library of Congress, among many others (seehttp://www.revistacomunicar.com/index.php?contenido=indexaciones&idioma=en).
Comunicar (print-ISSN: 1134-3478, e-ISSN: 1988-3293) is a refereed professional journal that fosters inquiry into Communication and Education by providing a forum for educators and media professionals to share their research findings and explore ideas and relationships in the field. Comunicar’s readership includes educators from all different educational levels (including Higher Education), teacher learners, researchers and media professionals. Comunicar was first published twenty years ago and it has had 40 issues since then, promptly published in March and October (see www.comunicarjournal.com).
All articles in the journal are in English and Spanish. Articles, authors and topics have a decidedly international outlook. This journal is now in its 20th year and has published 1572 articles of research, experiences, reflections and proposals. We follow a rigorous and transparent system of blind assessment of manuscripts with a national and international scientific editorial board of more than 100 experts in the field, and a broad network of scientific reviewers. The entire digital version can be viewed free. It is printed in Spain for Europe, and in Ecuador and Chile for Latin America (nextly in China, USA, and Mexico). 
Perhaps you’d like to visit our current issue: http://www.revistacomunicar.com/index.php?contenido=revista&numero=actual&idioma=en
We hope you may find it useful. For any suggestions, you may also contact us.

Best wishes,
Dr. Carmen Fonseca
Associate Editor
International Relationships
Consultant Comunicar
University of Huelva
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