2008 Educational Policy Studies Conference- Faith in Schools



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2008 Educational Policy Studies Conference

Faith in Schools: Religion and Education in Comparative and International Pespective

February 7-8, 2008

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Educational Policy Studies 2008 Conference

Keynote Address

  • John R. Bowen, Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts and Sciences, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the Initiative in Pluralism, Politics, and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. 
    Does Religion have a Place in the French Republican School? 

Conference Papers (in alphabetical order):

  • Michael Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison 
    On Home Schooling and the Politics of Recognition
  • Harry Brighouse, Professor of Philosophy and Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison  
    Why Should Governments Support Religious Schools?
  • Nancy Kendall, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison 
    Schooling as Social Vaccine and Safe Haven: How Current Efforts to Improve the Lives of Children Affected by AIDS are Shaped by Faith in "Modern" Schools
  • Ritty Lukose, Assistant Professor of Education and Anthropology, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania 
    From Caste to Community: Producing the ‘Social’ in Kerala, South India
  • Adam Nelson, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History, UW-Madison 
    Evangelical Protestantism, Scientific Rationalism, and American Foreign Mission Schools in the 1830s: A Critical Inquiry?
  • Dan Pekarsky, Professor of Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madiso
    ‘Faith in Schools’ Redefined: The Americanization of Jewish Education
  • Tom Popkewitz, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison 
    Science, Teaching, and Teacher Education Reforms as 'Converting Ordinances': Comparative Perspectives on Secularization and the Soul
  • Parna Sengupta, Assistant Professor of History, Carleton College
    Mission Schools, Qu'ran Schools, and the Making of Modern Religious Identity in Colonial India
  • Amy Stambach, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Anthropology, UW-Madison
    American Protestantism and the Spirit of Development: New Christian Academies in East Africa
  • Zolani Ngwane, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Haverford College 
    Religion, Nation-building and the Politics of Higher Education Transformation in Post-Apartheid South Africa
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