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[Xmca-l] Re: Call for Manuscripts, Regeneración, Issue on the Neoliberal Privatization of Public Education



Thanks for the additional info.
All makes sense to me.
Mike

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Zavala, Miguel <
mizavala@exchange.fullerton.edu> wrote:

> While the focus is on public education, any space is amenable for
> analysis.  We sometimes get issues from parent organizers, student
> organizations, interviews of students fighting for social justice in
> college campuses.  Formal, non-formal, institutional, non-institutional,
> etc. will work.
>
> If the submission focuses on 'praxis', on responses and resistance to the
> neoliberal privatization of education, any space and sustained activity,
> etc. is worth looking at-- but a connection should be drawn to how it
> deliberately responds to neoliberalism and its messy tentacles, perhaps
> highlighting possible worlds and social dreams.
>
> A connection can definitely be drawn between sociocritical studies and
> this topic, certainly.  I believe the work we did in MSLI (I was an
> integral member of MSLI for 3 years) was in many ways creating alternative
> spaces and social dreams; in a way it was a bottom-up approach of building
> consciousness and I think Freire would have been proud of our work.  As
> lead instructor, Carlos Tejeda's decolonizing pedagogies framework lead to
> some beautiful, creative activity in that space, for many years.  As an
> instantiation of sociocritical literacies, I would say the work Kris
> outlines is definitely a great example of "responses to neoliberalism" and
> was here and there a part of our talk/framing as we moved pedagogically.
>
> As an editor of the journal, the 'constraint' we do have is that
> submissions be written for a general audience; I know that is ambiguous.
> Keep in mind that the articles get read by our members in ARE, their
> students, they are sometimes used as political education in conferences,
> in some instances reading circles in non-formal community settings.
>
> -Miguel
>
>
> On 12/10/14 10:24 PM, "mike cole" <mcole@ucsd.edu <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> >How broad is your mandates, Miguel? Does it extend to after school? Seems
> >like it would help to know the kinds of efforts you consider exemplary
> >classics.
> >
> >Does this topic fit in with sociocritical studies?
> >Mike
> >
> >On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Zavala, Miguel <
> >mizavala@exchange.fullerton.edu <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> >> XMCA List Family,
> >>
> >> I am relaying a call for manuscripts on a pressing issue impacting
> >> education everywhere. We conceptualized the idea of a grassroots
> >>journal in
> >> 2007 and it has grown, albeit slowly. Here's the latest call.
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >> -------------------
> >>
> >> Regeneración, the Association of Raza Educators Journal
> >> Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring 2015)
> >>
> >> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
> >> Deadline: February 15, 2015
> >>
> >> The theme for our next issue:
> >> "Resisting The Neoliberal Privatization of Education: Reclaiming
> >>Teachers'
> >> Unions, Education, and Epistemologies"
> >>
> >> Undeniably, ever since the World Bank declared education a trade-able
> >> service--trumping the idea that education is a basic human
> >>right--education
> >> and teachers have been increasingly under attack by corporations,
> >>venture
> >> philanthropists, and a growing managerial middle class, who function
> >>within
> >> a neoliberal ideology that places insurmountable faith in markets and
> >>the
> >> expansion of capitalism globally into all facets of everyday life. We
> >> believe that the neoliberal project to de-fund and privatize public
> >> education interlocks with the idea of a racial-colonial State.  Thus,
> >>it is
> >> no coincidence that neoliberal experiments to privatize public education
> >> have materialized in large urban districts, such as Chicago, New York,
> >>Los
> >> Angeles, etc., where we find a significant number of Raza, Black, and
> >>other
> >> historically marginalized peoples.
> >>
> >> In this issue of Regeneración we seek both analysis and praxis, that is
> >> texts that help us understand more deeply how neoliberalism is manifest
> >>in
> >> particular geographic, social, and cultural spaces. As well, we are
> >>looking
> >> for texts that provide examples of resistance to the corporate takeover
> >>of
> >> public education. How are urban and other communities responding to the
> >> attacks on education and teachers? What grassroots and strategic spaces
> >>are
> >> created that provide alternatives to neoliberalism and capitalism?  How
> >>are
> >> teachers' unions being reinvented? What role does the fight for Ethnic
> >> Studies present as a counter to the neoliberal attack?
> >>
> >> FORMAT: Submissions may come from students, educators, parents,
> >>community
> >> organizers, or organizations; we also welcome scholarly submissions that
> >> are written for a general audience.  Formats may include testimonios,
> >> essays, poetry, art, personal narrative, as well as analytic and
> >>empirical
> >> studies.
> >>
> >> LENGTH: 700-3000 words
> >>
> >> SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15, 2015
> >> PUBLICATION DATE: April 15, 2015
> >>
> >> If you have any questions please contact: razaeducators@yahoo.com
> <javascript:;>
> >> <javascript:;><mailto:razaeducators@yahoo.com <javascript:;>
> <javascript:;>>
> >>
> >> To access past issues of Regeneración:
> >> http://www.razaeducators.org/archives_newsletter.html
> >>
> >> The Association of Raza Educators
> >> www.razaeducators.org<http://www.razaeducators.org>
> >>
> >
> >
> >--
> >It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science with an
> >object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>
>
>

-- 
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.