SPES Call for Papers!


For the 67th annual meeting of the


February 6-7, 2015 Memphis, TN

The Southeast Philosophy of Education Society (SEPES) has a long tradition of providing a friendly forum for dialogue and the exchange of philosophical ideas related to a broad variety of educational topics. Topics might include, but are not limited to, the role of philosophy in clarifying the relationship of school to society; democracy and education; issues of diversity and commonality in education; educational policy; school reform; and the integration of theory and practice. SEPES welcomes papers on these or other issues. For example, some of the papers included in last year’s program:

§  Contradictions in Knowledge: “Performing” Sex Education in the Southeast

Puneet Gill, The University of Alabama

§  The Governmentality of Accountability

Benjamin Baez, Florida International University

§  The Pathologizing Pedagogy of Teach for America: The Deficit Ideologies   Implicit in Raising Test Scores to Escape Poverty                       

T. Jameson Brewer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Chelsea Ulrich, University of Georgia

University colleagues and graduate students from fields other than philosophy are also encouraged to submit paper proposals.

Please send a 500 word abstract or proposal and a cover letter stating your affiliation, postal address, email address, and phone number. When sending your proposal, please do so in one document with your last name in the file name. The presentation time for papers is approximately 15 to 20 minutes. THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING PROPOSALS IS DECEMBER 5, 2014. Send submissions to:

Conference Accommodations Information:

Holiday Inn, Downtown (Beale Street)

160 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

$119 per guest room/per night 

Please click this for details: 2015 CFP SEPES

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