Dewey Studies SIG 56
Dewey Studies SIG 56
SIG Purpose

The purpose of the SIG is to foster the presence of inquiry in education related in letter and in spirit to the American philosopher, John Dewey. Such inquiry may be discipline based as in philosophy, history, or curriculum studies or interdisciplinary. Non-empirical scholarship is typical but empirical studies are also welcome.  

Message from the SIG Chair

Welcome from SIG Chair

I trust this message finds each of you well and enjoying a great summer. As the Chair of the Dewey Studies SIG I am reaching out to SIG members to encourage each of you renew your membership in SIG and to also work on behalf of the SIG to secure new members. As we prepare for the 2019 AERA conference to be held in Toronto it is important for SIG members to focus on submitting proposals as key to ensuring a strong program for the SIG. As many of you may know, the number of proposals submitted each year determines the number of sessions our SIG is allocated. With more proposals submitted we are able to advance the presence of our SIG at the annual AEAR meeting and to ensure that a larger percentage of the SIG membership is accepted to present. We have been able to prepare great sessions in the past and increasing our pool of submissions will help ensure that we have another strong program in 2019.
As a member of the Dewey Studies SIG for a number of years, I am sensitive to the realization that the SIG is only as strong and viable as the membership and therefore I encourage you be active in the SIG on all levels. Certainly, submitting a proposal is important as is attending SIG sessions at AERA 2019 in Toronto and providing support for SIG presenters. Equally important is attending the SIG business meeting and taking part in the Guest Lecture hosted by the SIG.
The SIG exists, in large part, to continue the legacy of John Dewey, a legacy that we as SIG members are responsible for ensuring its continuance and realization in education and society. The SIG, much the same as Dewey’s legacy, is only as strong and enduring as the SIG’s membership.
Patrick M. Jenlink, SIG Chair
Dewey Studies SIG
Who We Are

The SIG is a Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association established to facilitate the formation of research specialties of an intra- or cross-divisional nature and to increase the exchange of knowledge within research arenas of special interest, and for other purposes in keeping with achieving the mission and objectives of the Association. 

This Dewey Studies SIG first met in 2011, when The John Dewey Society, which had previously operated within the Association as a semi-autonomous entity, officially separated from AERA. The John Dewey Society now holds its annual national meeting at the same time as the annual AERA meeting in the same city.

Current Dewey Studies SIG Officers
SIG Chair - Patrick M. Jenlink
SIG Program Chair - Margaret Macintyre Latta
SIG Secretary/Treasurer - Bob Coulter
SIG Communication Chair - Susan Jean Mayer

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