Wednesday, October 16, 2002
I have NO idea if this is a legitimate source or if it may just be another voice among the choir of modern day McCarthyites. But it does look like a site folks should be aware of. I would like to suggest that the "scholars" of social justice at SCSU check out this site in an effort to provide a more scholarly foundation to their political or scholarly agendas. It looks like the center (which may just be one scholar) is willing to provide mentoring/editiorial review services to scholars of anti-oppressive education who seek to publish in this field (See the quote from the web page below).
It was always my hope (that was never realized) that the SCSU social justice crowd would base their arguements and positions on a more evidence-based foundation. I for one would have enjoyed spirited evidence-based or theoretically-organized discourse with those with whom I disagree. Like many I know at SCSU (some who are members of this blog), we all welcome the exchange of ideas.....as long as the exchange is among a true community of scholars.
I would like to request that someone from this blog cross-post this message to the SCSU list on my behalf. Kind of like a voice "out of the past."
Kevin "still proud to be a member of the old SCSU APSY Dept" McGrew
Note: the following text comes from the CAOE web page.
Conducting and publishing research on anti-oppressive education are of critical importance. Yet, such research does not often receive adequate support in educational communities. While some researchers have ample resources to support the development and dissemination of their research, others do not. The Center for Anti-Oppressive Education addresses this inequity by creating opportunities for researchers to receive various forms of editorial support for their research.
CAOE will arrange for experienced researchers, editors, and/or reviewers to provide constructive, detailed feedback to researchers on manuscripts that they wish to revise and submit to journals for possible publication. Researchers in the field of anti-oppressive education--from novice graduate students to experienced faculty members--are invited to arrange for this service.