The spirit of possibility has inspired us in framing this year’s conference. On the one hand is fear: we still face a world threatened by war, environmental destruction, and growing inequality. On the other hand is possibility: new voices are emerging offering a glimpse into a socially just world. Standing at the crossroads between fear and possibility raises critical questions for the New DEEL:
-How can we bridge the gap that separates schools from other institutions and organizations to create a whole democratic and ethical community?
-How can we make the values of democracy and ethics in educational leadership a central part of the discussion in the coming election year? What educational agenda do we want to see?
-How can we deal with the real dangers facing our world while at the same time pursue a compelling, positive vision?
Additional topics on issues you think are key to democratic and ethical leadership are welcomed and encouraged.
A proposal of no more than 100 words outlining the topic/area of the presentation should be submitted via e-mail to Kristina Corey Legge at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2008.
Presentations are open, but certainly not limited to:
We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you at the Conference.