You are invited to participate in a national conference, “Democratic Education in the Spirit of John Dewey,” celebrating the 150th birthday of noted education philosopher John Dewey, in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sept. 24-26, 2009. The conference is hosted by the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Keynote speakers are Nel Noddings, professor emerita at Stanford University, and Larry Hickman, director of the Center for Dewey Studies (U.S.A.) and professor at Southern Illinois University. The conference will include workshops, project presentations and papers on democratic education, as well as social occasions to provide opportunities for participants to become acquainted.
Following the conference, the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (SAPES) will hold its annual meeting in Chapel Hill, with the theme of “Democracy and Schooling.” In addition to session presentations, the SAPES meeting will feature a keynote dialogue between Kathy Hytten, professor at Southern Illinois University and alumna of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education, and George Noblit, professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education, on “Critical Education in a Post-Dewey Era.”
The event will include a lecture and reception honoring Samuel Holton, professor emeritus at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education and a longtime supporter of SAPES.
Teachers, graduate students, faculty, school district personnel, community representatives and others interested in democratic education are encouraged to attend both the Dewey conference and the SAPES annual meeting.
All are invited to apply to present sessions, panels, discussions, posters, displays or demonstrations highlighting contemporary efforts in democratic education.
Apply to present a session by Aug. 1 for the SAPES annual meeting, Aug. 20 for the Dewey conference.
Register to attend by Sept. 10; separate registrations are required for the two events. Participants can earn CEUs.
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