We grieve the passing of Pat Carini, co-founder of the Prospect School, member of the Prospect board, author, speaker, independent educator, friend and teacher to many of us. May she rest in peace and power.
Attending with Care: Continuing Legacy of Patricia Carini
Please consider contributing your thoughts, reflections, and memories to a symposium Attending with Care: Continuing Legacy of Patricia Carini to be published in Schools: Studies in Education.
This symposium is a gathering to celebrate, describe, and name, the profound impact Patricia Carini has had on so many lives. We seek a diversity of responses that recognize Pat’s impact on the way people work and play, and in the way they see, attend, think about, and make sense. We celebrate and reaffirm her beliefs in human capacity widely distributed; in observation and description as a vital way of learning, knowing, and valuing; and in the necessity of making and doing.
We invite those who knew Pat directly, working with her at Prospect or one of the many schools and groups with whom she worked. We invite those who knew her indirectly through her writing, or through participation in an inquiry group, school or teacher education program that builds on the philosophy and processes of Descriptive Inquiry.
Recognizing Pat’s wide reach, for this symposium we want to embody a variety of perspectives and kinds of writing. Complementing a “from the archives” selection featuring Pat’s own writing, we seek original works that reflect the broad scope of Pat’s influence. We welcome papers that ground us in the philosophy, describe the history, and/or speak to current openings and future possibilities. In the democratic spirit of Pat’s work, we encourage collective and co-authored pieces.
We will be working as co-guest editors for this group of essays and written contributions along with Andy Kaplan, the editor of Schools: Studies in Education.
July 15, 2021 Submission of a 750-1000 word abstract
Fall 2021 Accepted authors workshop draft papers with editors and fellow contributors on zoom
Joan Bradbury, retired teacher, long time summer institute participant
Cara Furman, assistant professor of Literacy Education University of Maine at Farmington and former elementary school teacher, co-director of the Institute on Descriptive Inquiry, co-author of Descriptive Inquiry in Teacher Practice: Cultivating Practical Wisdom to Create Democratic Schools
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published by the University of Chicago Press, Schools: Studies in Education is an international journal devoted to the life of the classroom, to stories and reflections about what happens when learning actually occurs. It is a place for teachers and other practitioners to write about their experiences. If you are not familiar with the journal, please take a look at the free sample issue online. Schools: Studies in Education uses The Chicago Manual of Style format of citation and reference. Please consult this link. We welcome any inquiries as you consider a potential contribution.