Philosophy of Education Society of North America 2018 Conference

Country: USA

City: Mundelein

Abstr. due: 15.06.2018

Dates: 26.10.18 — 28.10.18

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy; Pedagogy;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Philosophy of Education Society of North America


PESNA welcomes papers in any area related to the philosophy of education and encourages submissions from all traditions of philosophy including work that is historical, contemporary, analytic, continental, theoretical and practical. Furthermore, we encourage authors working within the interdisciplinary fields of educational ethics, moral and civic education, and ethics of educational policy to submit to the conference. However, we only accept papers that are written in clear, straightforward prose that is accessible to a wide range of philosophers and educators. We therefore discourage the use of any technical language that is not otherwise clearly explained in the paper. Finally, the paper must have some bearing on education. If that bearing is largely implicit throughout the paper, the author must, at the very least, gesture towards its bearing in the introduction or conclusion of the paper. 

PESNA accepts any length of paper, but we prefer papers that are less than 14,000 words. The papers may employ any well-established style guideline so long as it is used consistently throughout the paper. We are happy to accept APA, Chicago Style, Harvard Style, MLA or any variants on these. Additionally, pPapers may be formatted in a standard article manner or as a book chapter. Please make sure your file is anonymized before submission.

PESNA is pleased to accept papers that are simultaneously under review or in press at academic journals, but we cannot accept papers that have been previously published. 

PESNA requests that papers not be read aloud in conference sessions. Presenters will be provided fifteen to twenty minutes to explain their central argument and the evidence supporting that argument. The goal of the presentations is to generate interest in, and discussions about, the ideas outlined by the presenters. Interested audience members are encouraged to read the full papers before, during, or after the conference.

PESNA conference papers will not be published outside of the conference itself. Conference participants will be given exclusive digital access to the papers once the conference program is completed in early September 2018.

PESNA highly encourages graduate students to submit papers to the 2018 Conference. While we hope that many graduate students will, through the blind peer-review process, be offered spots on the regular program, papers which do not make the program will often be eligible for works-in-progress sessions where students will be paired with established scholars in the field who will read and respond to their paper in hopes of improving it for future conferences or journals submission. 

In addition to full papers, PESNA also accepts panel sessions and author meets critics sessions. 

For panel submissions, each panelist must provide at least 1000 words outlining the central argument and evidence for the contribution. Moreover, the panel must provide a clear explanation of the way the contributions contribute to the panel theme. Panel submissions will be subjected to the same double blind peer-review process as full papers. 

The review of papers for PESNA 2018 begins immediately and will continue until June 15th, 2018, at which point no new submissions will be accepted for the conference. Notification of decisions will be sent by email by early August, 2018. However, the submission form for PESNA 2019 opens again on June 16th, 2018, the day following the deadline for PESNA 2018.

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