Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The second CMAS Faculty Book Plática features Emilio Zamora, Professor in the Department of History and faculty affiliate of CMAS. Professor Zamora edited and translated (translation with Ben Maya) The World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz (Texas A&M University Press, 2014).

CMAS Faculty Book Plática: Emilio Zamora

Wed, May 7, 2014 • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM • Quadrangle Room (UNB 3.304), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) hosts a book plática series focusing on the recent work of our faculty affiliates. The CMAS Faculty Book Plática Series provides a forum for the discussion of new books published during the academic year.
The second CMAS Faculty Book Plática features Emilio Zamora, Professor in the Department of History and faculty affiliate of CMAS. Professor Zamora edited and translated (translation with Ben Maya) The World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz (Texas A&M University Press, 2014). A skilled and dedicated teacher in South Texas before and after the war, José de la Luz Sáenz’s served with the 90th Division and saw action in two of the War’s major offensives. Aside from addressing the problem of discrimination at home and in the U.S. military, Sáenz recounts the horrific war experience that he and his fellow soldiers faced, as well as the bravery and gallantry of Mexican soldiers under fire. Sáenz also speaks extensively of Mexican “battlefield sacrifices” as a moral basis for claiming equal rights at the homefront. In 1929, four years before the publication of the diary, Sáenz participates in the establishment of the League of United Latin American Citizens and influences the civil rights organization to adopt the record of battlefield sacrifice in its fight against discrimination and segregation.
A panel of commentators, Professor Andrés Tijerina (Austin Community College) and Martha P. Cotera (activist and independent scholar), will join Professor Zamora to discuss the book.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

Call for Proposals: 10th annual Critical Questions in Education Conference

Greetings, friends, from the Academy for Educational Studies:

We send you this message to invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the 10th annual Critical Questions in Education Conference to be held in two different locations this year: 
  • October 13th -- 15th2014 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.  Deadline for proposals is July 1st, 2014. 
  • February 16th – 18th, 2015 at the U S Grant Hotel in San Diego, California.  Deadline for proposals is November 1st, 2014.

Again this year, we think we have selected timely and provocative theme questions—though we still welcome proposals on one of our past theme questions. (See the Call for Proposals, attached, for a full list of topics.)  Our 2014/2015 theme questions are:

Why have civil rights era educational legislation and policy in the United States failed our most vulnerable students?
How should we address the needs of these students in and out of school?
How is schooling conducted in other countries?  What can we learn from the policies, purposes,
and practices of education systems—or individual schools—from around the world?

Presenters are encouraged to shape responses to these questions in any way they like.  Please see the Call for Proposals for some suggestions on how these questions might be approached.  

We hope you will submit a proposal and come join us this year—friends sharing some important talk about some provocative educational questions.  We also hope you will share this Call for Proposals with friends and colleagues—and with any list-serves which might accept it.

If you have any questions about what the Academy has been up to, or questions about the conference, please feel free to contact me.
To find out more about the Academy for Educational Studies and the Critical Questions in Education conference, please click the link:


Steven P. Jones, Director
Academy for Educational Studies
Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO  65897

FACULTY POSITION: The Perkins College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor beginning in 2014-2015.

 The Perkins College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor beginning in 2014-2015. Review of applications will begin Summer 2014 and will continue until filled.

The online application may be found on the SFA Careers website

Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive, regional university located in Nacogdoches, Texas. Enrolling approximately 13,000 students, SFA offers 83 undergraduate majors and 120 areas of study within six academic colleges—business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, sciences and mathematics, and liberal and applied arts. The university offers degree programs both online and face-to-face on its beautifully wooded campus nestled in the heart of Texas forest country.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, SFA has been ranked a Tier 1 Regional University by U.S. News and World Report, providing the academic breadth of a state university with the personalized attention of a private school. Smaller classes, combined with hands-on study, internships, and research opportunities, provide students valuable experience that translates to their chosen career paths. The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Elementary Education Department is guided by the mission, “… to prepare undergraduate and graduate candidates to meet the teaching demands of a culturally diverse society in the twenty-first century.” 

Specific Job Requirements: Ability to teach face-to-face and online classes, use instructional technology, work with diverse learners, communicate effectively, and demonstrate effective curriculum, instructional, and assessment practices are job requirements. A doctorate degree is required with at least 18 graduate credit hours in elementary education, reading, early childhood, or curriculum and instruction. Two degrees in early childhood education, elementary education, reading, curriculum and instruction, or related field are required, and emphasis in mathematics, social studies, reading, or early childhood are preferred. Three years of teaching experience in EC-8th grade in accredited schools, and experience with online courses are required. Previous college teaching is preferred. 
This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/research accomplishments, and service. 

Stephen F. Austin State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. SFA is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. 

call for chapters: Service-Learning to Advance Social Justice in a Time of Radical Inequality

The Service-Learning and Experiential Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association announces a 

Call for Chapters & Reviewers for the 2015
volume in the series

Advances in Service-Learning Research

To view past volumes in the series—a series that gathers current research on service-learning in K-12
education, teacher education, and higher education—visit

The 2015 volume’s working title is

Service-Learning to Advance Social Justice
in a Time of Radical Inequality

Edited by Alan S. Tinkler, Barri E. Tinkler, Jean R. Strait & Virginia M. Jagla

We seek submissions to advance our understanding and knowledge of service-learning, particularly those that address social justice in a time of radical inequality. We are looking
for deep critical thinking and analysis in all submissions. In addition to theoretical papers, we desire submissions that employ methodological rigor. We seek to answer the question: How does service-learning work to advance social justice in a time of radical inequality? We intend to frame social justice by addressing three (overlapping) human concerns: 1) access to meaningful educational opportunity, 2) ability to earn a reasonable income and enjoy financial stability, and 3) opportunity for wellness, including access to health care. Submission Guidelines: Manuscripts should be single-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point, 15-30 pages, including references, and must follow APA Guidelines (6th edition). A separate cover page will include the author’s name, professional title, institutional affiliation, and all contact information (phone, fax, mailing address, email). Do not insert headers or footers into the manuscript. Number pages in the upper right hand corner. Tables and figures must be placed at the rear of the manuscript with notations where they should be placed in the body of the manuscript. Manuscripts must be
submitted electronically as Word documents to Alan Tinkler

Deadlines: Intent to submit a manuscript, including a working title and 100-150 word abstract, should be sent to Alan Tinkler by July 15, 2014. Complete manuscripts are due by September 1, 2014. All manuscripts will be submitted to the volume’s editorial review board and
undergo blind review. Prospective reviewers for the 2015 volume, please contact Virginia Jagla at

Call for Papers--Creative Education

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Creative Education
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Latest Issue (Vol.5 No.4, March 2014)
• ATMK: A Monera Kingdom Atlas for Presenting Cell Morphology and Biotechnology for Visually Impaired Students
  Author(s): Eloah Lyrio, Cristina Delou, Lourena Marinho, Helena Carla Castro
• The Conceptions of Integration of Tunisian Physical Education Cooperative Teachers and Student Teachers
  Author(s): Naila Bali, Wadii Zayed, Zied Hassen, Souhail Hermassi, Moktar Chtara, Maher Mrayah, Jean François Desbiens
• Impact of Pranayama on Fine Moter Coordination Ability of Children with Intellectual Impairment
  Author(s): Sunita Singh, Jay Prakash Singh
• Interdisciplinarity and Teacher Education: The Teacher’s Training of the Secondary School in Rio de Janeiro—Brazil
  Author(s): Antonio Augusto Fidalgo-Neto, Renato Matos Lopes, Jose Leopoldo Cerqueira Magalhaes, Max Fonseca Pierini, Luiz Anastacio Alves
• Establishment and Analysis of 3D Structure in Co-Parenting Behavior of Pupil’s Parents
  Author(s): Ping Zou, Lizhu Yang, Wen Liu, Wei Zou, Xinlei Li 
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Center on Communities and Education Annual Education Breakfast Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:45 a.m.

Center on Communities and Education
Annual Education Breakfast
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:45 a.m.

In partnership with


Parental Involvement that Matters,
From Birth to Third Grade

Developing Academic, Social and Emotional Readiness for Student Success

Featuring Keith Robinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Faculty Research Associate, Population Research Center
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Robinson is the co-author of "The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children's Education," which shares data from the largest-ever study on how parental involvement affects academic performance.
New research indicates that many of our ‘tried and true’ methods of parental involvement are not, in fact, producing academic gains. How, then, can parental involvement effectively prepare a child for full engagement in the classroom and academic success? Our panel will discuss the data and explore impactful parenting strategies for developing academic, social and emotional readiness to create a foundation for children to succeed in the classroom.

Alan Cohen, Executive Director, Early Childhood Education & Community Partnerships
Dallas Independent School District
Florencia Velasco Fortner, President & CEO
The Concilio
Michelle Kinder, M.Ed., LPC, Executive Director
Momentous Institute
Keith Robinson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
The University of Texas at Austin
Anne Thomas, Executive Director

David J. Chard, Ph.D., Leon Simmons Endowed Dean
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU


Wed, May 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Room 214, Burdine Hall (BUR), The University of Texas at Austin

Noemí Guerrero HernándezUniversidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Maestría de Estudios Amerindios y Educación Bilingüe
La presente charla busca insertarse dentro de los estudios que se han realizado sobre el otomí, y que constituyen las bases del mismo, contribuyendo al conocimiento de la situación lingüística actual de esta lengua. Particularmente, se pretende explorar un fenómeno sintáctico asociado a la categoría léxica de adjetivos, común en muchas lenguas pero no en otomí. Se propone analizar la función de los modificadores de sustantivos en otomí y cómo dicha función se ha visto influenciada por el contacto de esta lengua con el español.
Cynthia Piña QuintanaUniversidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Maestría en Estudios Amerindios y Educación Bilingüe
Esta presentación es un acercamiento a la cosmovisión mazahua, pueblo indígena de México considerado hermético por muchos investigadores. Los mazahuas han conformado una visión del mundo muy particular. Desde la mirada de las metáforas contenidas en su lenguaje se puede conocer su ideología en temas relacionados con la mujer y la manera en cómo ellos se relacionan con el entorno. Se analiza la metáfora lingüística desde la perspectiva de varios investigadores (Fillmore, Lakoff & Johnson, Fauconnier & Turner) para mostrar sus carencias y cómo superarlas.
Please note that the presentations will be conducted in Spanish and no translation services will be available.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

OASPA's 1st Asian Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, 2-3 June 2014, Bangkok, Thailand


OASPA is delighted to announce its 1st Asian Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing to be held next June in Thailand.
The decision to host an event in Asia represents the growth in OA across this region in recent years.
This international conference will bring together academic publishers, librarians and the research community to discuss open access publishing as a global industry with a key focus on Asia as an emerging market.
The conference aims to provide a forum in which speakers and delegates can share their thoughts and best practices from all aspects of the field including OA policies, advocacy and the development of OA journals in Asia.

Program Committee 

Bev Acreman
Chair of programme committee COASP Asia
BioMed Central/Springer Open
Paul Peters
OASPA President
Hindawi Publishing Corporation


Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 5-8, 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii
- Educational Leadership Program
- Graduate School of Education & Psychology
- Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods

New Horizons in Education - The Journal of Education, Hong Kong Teachers' Association 
Call for Papers
(For full conference details, visit our website at: )

Submission/Proposal Deadline: August 8th, 2014
(Submit well in advance of the above date to take advantage of our
Early Bird Registration Rate. For details, click here.)

The 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education will be held from January 5th (Monday) toJanuary 8th (Thursday), 2015 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu. Oahu is often nicknamed "the gathering place". The 2015 Hawaii International Conference on Education will once again be the gathering place for academicians and professionals from Education and related fields from all over the world.

Topic Areas (All Areas of Education are Invited)

·         Academic Advising and Counseling
·         Art Education
·         Adult Education
·         Business Education
·         Counselor Education
·         Curriculum, Research and Development
·         Distance Education
·         Early Childhood Education
·         Educational Administration
·         Educational Foundations
·         Educational Measurement and Evaluation
·         Educational Psychology
·         Educational Technology
·         Education Policy and Leadership
·         Elementary Education
·         ESL/TESL
·         Health Education
·         Higher Education
·         Human Resource Development
·         Indigenous Education
·         Kinesiology & Leisure Science
·         Language Education
·         Mathematics Education
·         Music Education
·         Reading Education
·         Rural Education
·         Science Education
·         Secondary Education
·         Social Studies Education
·         Special Education
·         Student Affairs
·         Teacher Education
·         Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
·         Other Areas of Education

Submitting a Proposal/Paper:

You may submit your paper/proposal by following the instructions on our website. To make a submission, and for detailed information about submitting see:

To be removed from this list, reply to this email with REMOVE written in the subject line.

Hawaii International Conference on Education
P.O. Box 75036
Honolulu, Hawaii 96836

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Autism Matters podcast series

13 Free Autism Podcasts – Download them today!

Editor in Chief:

David Mandell
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Autism Matters podcast series

The Autism podcast series (hosted by Dr Laura Crane) aims to showcase the latest research published in Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice in a way that is accessible, easy to understand and has real world relevance. The podcasts are aimed at a broad audience, including academics, researchers, students, clinicians, journalists, policy makers, individuals with autism and their families, and anyone interested in autism spectrum disorders. All articles related to podcasts are freely available to download.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 13: Paul Shattuck and Anne Roux discuss issues surrounding employment support and the barriers that people with autism face when looking for or attempting to retain a job.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 12: Judith Hebron discusses her latest research on bullying and children with autism.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 11: Three leading autism researchers (John Constantino, Francesca Happé and Will Mandy) discuss whether autism is a coherent syndrome, or is fractionable in nature. Each discuss their recent research published in a special issue of the journal, and the podcast is hosted by David Williams. David Williams hosts a podcast on whether autism is unitary or fractionable, debating the topic with guests John Constantino, Francesca Happé and Will Mandy.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 10: Judith Gould and Robyn Steward discuss issues surrounding women with autism spectrum disorder, including current research on this topic, safety issues for women on the spectrum and the differences between men and women with autism. Judith Gould is a leading researcher in the field of autism and Robyn Steward is an author and advocate who has a diagnosis of autism.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 9: Guest Editors Connie Kasari and Sarah Parsons discuss their special issue on schools and education research in autism, published in volume 17 issue 3 of Autism.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 8: Editor-in-Chief, David Mandell, interviews Founding Editor of the Autism journal, Patricia Howlin. They discuss the history of autism research and future directions.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 7: Dr Julie Lounds Taylor discusses her co-authored review paper on outcomes for adults with autism, published in volume 17 issue 1 of Autism.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 6: This podcast features a discussion with David Mandell, the new Editor-in-Chief of Autism, about research on autism spectrum disorders including the latest research in the journal, Autism, with specific reference to studies on Hispanics and autism, a review on theory of mind and sheltered workshops for adults with autism.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 5: Richard Mills, Director of Research at the National Autistic Society, discusses crime and the criminal justice system and why some people with autism get into trouble.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 4: Simon Wallace discusses his research on the use of immersive virtual environments with children with autism, published in the special issue on technology in 14/3 of Autism.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 3: Sven Bölte discusses his research on the differences between boys and girls with higher functioning autism spectrum disorders with particular respect to cognitive tasks, published in 15/4 of Autism.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 2: Aubyn Stahmer discusses her research on a community program involving social inclusion and early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders, published in 15/5 of Autism.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 1: Interview with Neil Humphrey (Manchester University, UK) on the mainstream vs. special education debate in autism.

ATALM 2014 International Conference of Indigenous archives, Libraries, and Museums in Palm Springs, CA, June 9-12.

ATALM 2014 International Conference of Indigenous archives, Libraries, and Museums in Palm Springs, CA, June 9-12.   It is going to be the largest conference yet, with more than 90 sessions, two pre-conference tours, 12 pre-conference sessions, a 2.5 day post-conference, and exciting keynote presenters and performers, including Rick West, James Luna, Marshall McCay, and others.  To view the program and a list of presenters, go to

If you have not registered already, I encourage you to take advantage of the reduced Early Bird conference of $250.  After May 1, regular registration of $300 will be in effect.  Please note that registration is almost full.

Here are a few updates regarding the conference:

JUNE 9 PRE-CONFERENCES:    Most are filling up quickly and some are already sold out.  Please do not count on registering when you arrive, as most will not be available.

JUNE 10-12 CONFERENCE:  The Conference begins on Tuesday, June 10 and ends on Thursday, June 12.  As of this afternoon, only 70 registrations remain available.  Registrations are filled on a “first come-first served” basis.  A waiting list will be established once the conference is full.    

JUNE 12-15 POST-CONFERENCE:  Following the conference, a 2.5 day “Sustainable Heritage Network Workshop” is scheduled.  The cost is $100 per person which includes lunch on two days.  THIS EVENT IS FULL.  IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE REGISTER AND WE WILL NOTIFY YOU IF SPACE BECOMES AVAILABLE.

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Although all IMLS-funded scholarships have been awarded, a generous donor has provided funds for additional registration fee waivers of $250 per scholar.  The deadline for applying for is May 1.  The easy online application is available at

ROOM/RIDE SHARE:  If you would like to share a ride to the conference or share a room, Jennifer Woodcock-Medicine Horse will match you with others seeking the same.   To sign up, please see the form on the ATALM website.

MEALS:  Two buffet breakfasts, three lunches, and an evening reception are included in the registration fee.  If you have special meal requests, please note them in the “comments” section of the registration form.


HOST HOTEL:  THE HOTEL BLOCK IS NOW FULL, ALTHOUGH THE HOTEL IS ALLOWING US TO ADD ROOMS.  IT SOON WILL BE AT TOTAL CAPACITY.  The Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Conference Center is a beautiful hotel in a great location, just a short walk from the fun, friendly atmosphere of downtown Palm Springs. The property where the hotel is located is owned by the Agua Caliente tribe.  Room rates are $119 a night.  There are no resort fees and the hotel provides free airport transportation from Palm Springs Airport and free in-room Internet.  Rooms at the conference rate must be booked by May 9.  To book online, visit  To book by phone, call 888-682-1238 and ask for the group rates for the International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums.

PALM SPRINGS:  Host city for ATALM 2014 is Palm Springs, California, a town that is known as a warm and welcoming place. Home to the Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians -- its original inhabitants and our host tribe -- the Palm Springs area offers remarkable natural beauty in the stark landscapes of the desert floor, the rugged slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains, and stunning water-fed canyons.  For more information, visit

GUESTS:  A separate registration form must be completed for each guest.  Guests may not attend sessions, but may participate in the cultural tours and meal functions for an additional fee.  Please register guests using the “single event” portion of the registration form.

CANCELLATIONS:  Cancellations received in writing by May 1, 2014 will be completely refunded, less an administrative fee of $25.    After that date, registration may be transferred to another participant by phoning the ATALM Office at 405-401-9657.

AIRPORT: The closest airport is the Palm Springs International Airport.  The Renaissance Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.  More travel information is available on the ATALM website.  PLEASE NOTE THAT FLIGHTS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY. 

FACEBOOK:  We frequently post updates to the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Facebook page.  If you have not done so already, please consider “liking”  and “following” us!  You may also use the page to promote your own activities, as long as they are non-commercial and non-personal.


In closing, I’d like to thank the Institute of Museum and Library Services for helping support the conference.   Their support enables us to produce a high-level conference at a very reasonable registration fee.  Please be sure to let them know how much you appreciate their dedication to indigenous communities.

I hope to see you in Palm Springs! 

Susan Feller, President and Conference Director
Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums