Membership

A two-year membership can be purchased through the conference registration site or by using the attached form.

 

 


 

The Constitution

 


CANADIAN HISTORY OF EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/ L’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE D’HISTOIRE DE L’ÉDUCATION
October 2016

 

I Name
The name of this organization shall be the Canadian History of Education Association/L’Association canadienne d’histoire de l’éducation.

 

II Organization and Purpose
The Canadian History of Education Association/L’Association canadienne d’histoire de l’éducation [hereafter CHEA/ACHÉ or Association], an independent body, is an affiliate of the Canadian Association for Foundations in Education/L’Association canadienne pour l’étude des fondements de l’éducation [hereafter CAFE/ACEFÉ] which is, itself, a constituent body of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education [hereafter CSSE].

 

CHEA/ACHÉ is an association of people interested in the study of the educational past in Canada and abroad. CHEA/ACHÉ understands the history of education to include, but not be limited to, formal and informal settings for teaching and learning, social and cultural approaches to education, the study of children and youth, as well as policy and governance of schooling. The membership is comprised of interdisciplinary and international scholars, students, educators, administrators, and community-based researchers who are committed to critical dialogue on various aspects of education and history.

 

Included in CHEA/ACHÉ’s activities is the organization of a stand-alone biennial conference and, sponsored sessions at the annual CAFE/ACEFÉ conference, the publication of the journal Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation, the facilitation and support of the foundational studies in education, and the formation of affiliations with other national and international organizations with similar objectives.

 

III Membership
All persons who are interested in the intersection of history and education, in any of its aspects, and who pay their dues shall be eligible for membership. All members of CHEA/ACHÉ may vote, nominate members for office, stand for office, and otherwise benefit from the activities of the association.

 

IV Membership Dues
Membership dues shall be set at the biennial general meeting by a majority vote of the members who are present.

CHEA/ACHÉ membership dues are collected as part of registration at the biennial conference (for a two-year period). Alternatively, membership dues may be paid directly to CHEA/ACHÉ.

 

V Members of the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall consist of:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • Past President
  • Graduate Representative
  • Regional Representative: Atlantic
  • Regional Representative: Quebec
  • Regional Representative: Ontario/Northern Canada
  • Regional Representative: Western Canada

 

The President is elected for a two-year term at the Biennial General Meeting. The President acts as the Chairperson of the Executive and Planning Committees. The Planning Committee shall be selected by the President to assist with the Biennial Conference. The President is responsible for planning the Biennial Conference, leading the overall operation of the Association, and reporting to the membership at the Biennial General Meeting. The President is empowered to speak for the Association between meetings and will consult with the Executive Committee as necessary while conducting the Association’s business between meetings.

 

The Vice-President is elected for a two-year term at the Biennial General Meeting. The Vice-President is responsible for assisting the President in planning the Biennial Conference and for additional Association activities.

 

The Secretary-Treasurer is elected for a two-year term at the Biennial General Meeting. The Secretary-Treasurer is responsible for preparing the minutes of the Biennial General Meeting, keeping the financial records, and for additional support for the Association as required.

 

The Past President serves on the Executive for the two years following his/her term of office. The Past President is responsible for ensuring continuity within the leadership of the Association and for additional support for the Association as required.

 

The Graduate Student Representative is a master’s or doctoral student elected for a two-year term at the Biennial General Meeting. The Graduate Student Representative will ensure, in consultation with the Executive, that the interests of graduate students are reflected in the priorities of the Association.

 

Regional Representatives are elected for a two-year term at the Biennial General Meeting. Each representative will bring local perspectives to the Executive as the Committee proposes policies and conducts business related to the Association. Each representative will also provide additional support for the Association as required.

 

VI Biennial General Meeting
A general meeting of the Association shall be held during the Biennial Conference. The time and place of the meeting shall be decided by the President in consultation with the Executive and Planning Committees.

 

VII Affiliation as a Special Interest Group of CAFE/ACEFÉ
As an affiliated association, CHEA/ACHÉ will respect the constitution of CAFE/ACEFÉ. If a conflict were to exist between the by-laws of the associations, CHEA/ACHÉ’s will hold precedence.

 

CHEA/ACHÉ’s affiliation with CAFE/ACEFÉ (CSSE) may be terminated by either side, subject to at least one year’s notice.

 

VIII Languages
The official languages of CHEA/ACHÉ are French and English.

 

IX Amendment of the Constitution
The Constitution may be amended at the Biennial General Meeting by a majority vote of the members present. Any member of the Association may initiate amendments to the constitution, provided that notice has been provided by e-mail to the membership and posted on the CHEA/ACHÉ website at least 60 days prior to the General Meeting.

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