Editor: Kathleen Knight Abowitz
What is the value of thinking philosophically about issues of policy and practice? How can philosophy help shape the thinking of teachers, educational leaders, and policy-makers? A public philosophy project of the Philosophy of Education Society, GroundWorks joins a long history of thinkers in asking these questions and offering philosophical modes of thinking as a means of supporting educators and policy actors. Keeping up with current events, recent articles have explored the philosophical underpinnings and educational implications of, for example, cultures of masculinity in schools, and the ethics of recruiting teachers of color. If you are a philosopher closely attuned to current events and issues of educational practice or policy, who sees the world through a philosophical perspective, check us out, consider writing for us, and let us know what you think.
GroundWorks is a special publication of PES overseen by the Committee on Professional Affairs that seeks to showcase and disseminate philosophical responses to educational issues; it aims to bring philosophical thinking to bear on pressing, controversial, or significant aspects of education and schooling. Selected authors are invited to work with the GroundWorks editor to develop a short paper (under 3000 words) with philosophical themes written for a public audience.
2023 Conference Submission Guidelines
GroundWorks is a PES publication that seeks to showcase and disseminate philosophical responses to educational issues; it aims to bring philosophical thinking to bear on pressing, controversial, or significant aspects of education and schooling. This year, in addition to submissions being considered for publication within the PES quarterly journal, Philosophy of Education, authors are invited to indicate at the time of submission whether they would like their document considered for separate development as a published GroundWorks paper. Within the standard submission portal, authors may also submit a freestanding paper (i.e., not for review as a conference presentation) solely for consideration by GroundWorks. Selected authors will be invited to work with the GroundWorks editor, Kathleen Knight-Abowitz, to develop a short paper (under 3000 words) and, if there is mutual interest, an Op-Ed or White Paper addressing the themes of that work as written for a public audience. Submissions for GroundWorks are taken yearly on November 1 via the PES submission process.