Call for Papers - GSCOPE 2010
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, October 1-2

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are excited to invite proposals for GSCOPE 2010, the 5th annual conference of Graduate Students in the Philosophy of Education. The conference will be held at Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio, on October 1st & 2nd, 2010.

This year’s conference invites philosophical inquiry into the pressing educational questions of our time. At our historical moment, educational policies focus increasingly upon narrowly defined ends such as raising “achievement” scores and providing students with a narrow range of skills meant to prepare them for the job market.  Recognizing the problematic aspects of such an intense focus upon social and instrumental efficiency, we seek to maintain and build upon an international community of scholars dedicated to robust intellectual treatment of questions regarding the shared meanings and purposes that lie behind our educational endeavors.  This is a tradition which has been established through past GSCOPE conferences and which requires our disciplined work to maintain. As GSCOPE spreads this year to the Midwestern United States, we also wish to incorporate graduate scholars from related disciplines including, but not limited to: Philosophy; Cultural, Comparative, and Global Studies; Anthropology; History; and Sociology.  

Proposals may be submitted through the Open Journal System at:  Instructions for submission can be found at the bottom of the website.  Submissions may include either a manuscript (not to exceed 3500 words) or a paper proposal (between 500-1000 words).  Additionally, submissions must include a cover sheet with author’s name, phone number, email, institutional affiliation, title of manuscript or proposal, a 120-150 word abstract, and 3-5 keywords.  Deadline for submissions is June 7, 2010.

All events for the weekend will take place in Ramseyer Hall, formerly University High School, which from 1932-1968 operated as a laboratory school modeled after John Dewey’s school in Chicago.  In addition to a weekend filled with intellectual stimulation, all attendees will be cordially invited to partake in Columbus’s charming night life.