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CFP: Journal of Community Positive Practices

Topics of interest for the Year of 2012 (volume XII):
Preventing and combating of social exclusion
Interventions at the level of the disadvantaged groups
Access to education
Improving the situation of Minorities, Immigrants, Vulnerable People
Rehabilitation of persons who committed penal deeds
Community Justice Administration - Community Policing, Probation, Prison
Modern Administration of Urban/Rural Areas
Gender Equality
Social Research
Best practices in social projects implementation
Assessment of socio-economic projects
Families challenges in modern societies
Child protection
Social economy
Social and/or rural entrepreneurship

For details - http://www.jppc.ro/?lang=en&page=instructiuni

Conference: National Convening on the Educational, Economic, and Social Challenges Facing Hispanic Youth

Host: Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)
Date: August 8, 2012
Location: JW Marriott Washington DC, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Registration: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=svkbg

A review of research and 2010 census data reveals that for the past decade, the U.S. has been facing profound changes in our demographics. These seismic shifts impact the global labor market, educational progress, and economic development. The 2012 National Convening on the Educational, Economic, and Social Challenges Facing Hispanic Youth” will bring together the diverse worlds of business, finance, education, health, and philanthropy.

Set for August 8, 2012 in Washington DC, the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) will host a “National Convening on the Educational, Economic, and Social Challenges Facing Hispanic Youth.” This event will challenge thought leaders across a wide range of disciplines to devise fresh solutions to some of our country’s biggest challenges:
Immigration
English Language Learners
Equity in Leadership
The Role of State and Federal Government

To confirm your participation in this event, please register online at https://www.123signup.com/event?id=svkbg. In order to cover the convening costs, this one-day summit is offered at a registration fee of $195 per person. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of each attendee.

CFP: Special Civil Rights Issue of ASALH’s Black History Bulletin (BHB)

ASALH’s Black History Bulletin (BHB) is planning for a special issue to commemorate the Civil Rights Movement. The BHB is dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in the area of history. Its aim is to publish, generate, and disseminate peer-reviewed information about the African American experience in U.S. history.

The BHB welcomes articles and lesson plans (including pullouts, ranging from teacher “how-to” to biographical and/or informational pieces about African Americans for students to read) written with a focus on:
*middle school history
*high school history
*teacher preparation in social studies methods

Articles should be no more than 7 double-spaced pages, including endnotes. Cover letter should include the title of your manuscript, your name, your postal address, email address, phone number, and fax number. The Chicago Manual of Style must be used for citations.

Direct all queries to the guest editor, Kaye Wise Whitehead, at kewhitehead@loyola.edu

Deadline for submission of articles and lesson plans is February 28, 2013.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) Adult Learning Team

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is seeking an adult education professional to join our Adult Learning Team in the Washington, DC Office. Our current work focuses on professional development, teacher effectiveness, accountability (NRS) and evaluating instructional technology in the STEM fields for adult learners. We are seeking a staff member who has at least a Master's degree in a social science field (Ph.D. preferred). Experience in adult education professional development, research, or teaching is preferred. Applicants should also have experience and/or knowledge of research methods, quantitative methods, and experience designing and providing professional development to adult educators, including through the use of technology and social networking tools.

Please see the link below for further information and to apply online.

https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/7003/job

Facing Race: New Sessions, Speakers, and More

The 2012 Facing Race Conference takes place in Baltimore, MD from November 15-17. Join us for the premier national, multi-racial gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, artists, and activists on racial justice.

Facing Race will be co-emceed by comedian W. Kamau Bell and social media maven Deanna Zandt, with a keynote speech by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz.

In addition to a stellar line-up of plenaries and keynotes, new conference sessions are being added! The conference is intersectional and interdisciplinary by nature, but there are three main tracks to help you plan your schedule. Focus on one track, or mix and match sessions that catch your interest! Session tracks include:

Arts, Media & Culture
Culture and creativity are key tools for justice! Theater, storytelling, and comedy can teach us lessons about social change. Workshops using improvisation and interactivity will give you new ways to fight against inequity.
Perfect for: activists, artists, bloggers, cultural workers, educators, media makers, and journalists.

Organizing & Skill-Building
Creating alliances across communities is not easy. Hear examples of successful coalitions across races, classes, nations, and generations. Activists share their insights for productive organizing models and relationship-building across boundaries.
Perfect for: activists, educators, organizers, and nonprofit workers.

Research & Policy
Research doesn’t just live on a bookshelf. Hear case studies, practical applications and connections between activism and policy. Connect with a community working at the intersection of research and action.
Perfect for: academics, advocates, government agencies, lawyers, policy makers, and researchers.

Remember to use code "FR12List" for 10% off general registration!
Register here - https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=32931

Language Instructors @ Foreign Service Institute

The Foreign Service Institute has announced position openings for full-time language instructors in ten languages: Arabic, French, German Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese. The closing date for applications is August 1, 2012.

If interested, you can access a full copy of the vacancy announcement on the internet by clicking: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/321255800

Series/Grade: GG-1712-09/11
Title: TRAINING INSTRUCTOR - FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Office: FSI/SLS
Announcement: PH-NF-12-701183
Opening: 07/18/12
Closing: 08/01/12
Number of Openings: 17

American Institutes for Research (AIR) - Adult Learning Team

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is seeking an adult education professional to join our Adult Learning Team in the Washington, DC Office. Our current work focuses on professional development, teacher effectiveness, accountability (NRS) and evaluating instructional technology in the STEM fields for adult learners. We are seeking a staff member who has at least a Master's degree in a social science field (Ph.D. preferred). Experience in adult education professional development, research, or teaching is preferred. Applicants should also have experience and/or knowledge of research methods, quantitative methods, and experience designing and providing professional development to adult educators, including through the use of technology and social networking tools.

Please see the link below for further information and to apply online.
https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/7003/job