call for papers

Luisa Martin Rojo luisa.rojo at UAM.ES
Wed Jul 2 09:16:39 UTC 2003



12-13 July 2004

Talavera de la Reina (Toledo)

Centro de Estudios Universitarios Talavera de la Reina
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha


The purpose of this conference is to create a forum in Spain for 
educational research from an ethnographic perspective. As it is the first 
meeting of this kind in Spain, the conference does not have any particular 
theme and invites papers on all topics of ethnographic educational 
research. However, the scientific committee of the conference will favor 
two kinds of presentations. First, work that addresses theoretical and 
methodological problems involved in ethnographic research, especially 
papers that advance an interdisciplinary approach to these matters. Second, 
papers that present results from ethnographic studies of educational 
processes from kindergarten to higher education and in formal and 
non-formal settings.

Some of the topics that could be addressed in this meeting are, among 
others, power and authority relations in schools, cultural and 
communiticative conflicts in intercultural settings, family-school 
relationships, school failiure, social contexts and schools, community and 
non-formal educational settings, peer socialization, cognition and literacy 
as socio-cultural practices, relationships between work and education, etc.


The meeting will be organized around groups of three or four oral 
presentations on related topics. To facilitate debate each panel will have 
a discussant who will be in charge of commenting the papers and opening the 
floor for comment. The organizing committee will be in charge of grouping 
the papers and asigning adequate discussants. A typical format for a 
session will be: successive 20 minute presentations with 5 minutes for 
questions and a final 30-45 minutes for commentary and general debate.

Submission of proposals:

Authors interested in presenting a paper should sumbmitt a brief but 
complete (e.g. introduction, methods, results and discussion) report of 
their work with a maximum extension of 2000 words. Reviews will be 
anonimous, therefore, authors should include a cover page with the title of 
the proposal, authorship and all contact information and eliminate from the 
main text all identifying information. Communications can be submitted in 
Spanish, Catalonian, Galizan, Portugese, French and English. The principal 
language of the conference will be Spanish but authors may present 
communications in any of the above languages, and multilingual 
communication will be tolerated and encouraged. In the case of authors who 
will not present in Spanish it is strongly encouraged that they prepare 
support materials (hand-outs, overhead projector sheets, etc.) in either 
Spanish or English - the organizing committe can provide some support in 
this process. Communications may be submitted by electronic or ordinary 
mail to one of the addresses below:

María Isabel Jociles
Departamento de Antropología Social
Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Campus de Somosaguas
28223 Madrid

e-mail: jociles at

Beatriz Martín
Centro de Estudios Universitarios
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Avda. Real Fábrica de Sedas s/n
Talavera de la Reina 45600 (Toledo)

e-mail: beatriz.martin at

David Poveda
Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
Facultad de Psicología
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus de Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid

e-mail: david.poveda at

The final date for submitting presentations is 31 January 2004

Guest speakers

Ángel Díaz de Rada, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Elsie Rockwell, Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas, Universidad 
Autónoma Nacional de México, Mexico

Mirna Montenegro,  National Coordinator Projecto Nómada, Portugal

Bernard Lahire, Ecole Normale Supériuere - LSH, C.N.R.S, Lyon, France

Organizing committee

Beatriz Martín, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Sara Sama, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

María Isabel Jociles, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Adela Franzé, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
David Poveda, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Scientific committe

Gisela Ernst-Slavit, Washington State University, USA
María Bertely, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Superiores de 
Antropología Social, Mexico
Ana Giménez, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Mariano Fernández Enguita, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Pilar Lacasa, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Luisa Martín Rojo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Javier García Castaño, Universidad de Granada, Spain
María Rosa Neufeld, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pepi Soto, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
Dolores Juliano, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain
María Isabel Jociles, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Adela Franzé, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Sara Sama, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Beatriz Martín, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
David Poveda, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Practical information

Talavera de la Reina is a historical city located in mid-west Spain about 
120 km. from Madrid. It has good road and train connections with Madrid and 
other historical cities such as Toledo and Mérida. It also allows easy 
access to Portugal and the highway to Lisbon. In the future we expect to 
provide information regarding registration fees, lodging and other matters 
about the meeting in the web page of the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha For questions, please contact any of the three members of the 
organizing committee above.

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