[EDLING:1639] International Conf-Language Education & Diversity-Nov 2007-New Zealand
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2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity
LED 2007, 21-24 November 2007 at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New
"This international conference focuses on the impact of increased cultural
linguistic diversity, at both national and supernational levels, and its
consequences for the theory, policy and practice of language education. As
such, the conference will provide an international forum that brings together
the latest academic and policy discussions, and promotes critical debate, on
the often-complex interconnections between diversity and language education.
The conference is the 2nd of its kind. The 1st LED conference, held in
November 2003 at the University of Waikato, attracted 500 delegates, from over
30 countries, and included key academics and policy makers in the language and
education field. The conference was widely regarded as an academic and
organisational tour de force and the 2nd LED conference has been organised as
a direct response to ongoing and widespread demand for a follow up conference.
As with LED 2003, LED 2007 will focus on language and education, with
particular reference to addressing/accommodating diversity. Within this broad
focus, there will be specific streams on:
* English language education
* Literacy education (including school-, adult- and multi-literacies)
* Language education planning and policy
* Bilingual/immersion education"
We welcome proposals for papers, colloquia and poster sessions.
How to Submit
Abstracts are to be submitted online. Submissions open 3 July 2006.
Submission Deadline Date
Final date for receipt of abstracts is 30 April 2007.
Suresh Canagarajah is Professor of English at the City University of New York.
He taught ESL and literature in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, before his current
appointment. He is the editor of the TESOL Quarterly.
Jim Cummins teaches in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning,
OISE, University of Toronto. His research focuses on the challenges and
opportunities of teaching in classrooms where cultural and linguistic
diversity is the norm.
Ofelia GarcÃa is Professor at Columbia UniversityÂ´s Teachers College in the
Department of International and Transcultural Studies. She co-directs the
Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies, with JoAnne Kleifgen. (Diane
Wroge had positive interaction with her at a conference in New York in 1999.)
Hilary Janks is a professor in the School of Education at the University of
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and an adjunct Professor at the
University of South Australia. Her teaching and research are in the areas of
language education in multilingual classrooms, language policy and critical
literacy. (Yasuko Nagai and Glenys Waters had positive interaction with her at
a conference in Australia.)
Allan Luke is Foundation Dean, Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice,
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
The Centre is the largest funded educational research Centre in the Asia-
Teresa L. McCarty is the Alice Wiley Snell Professor of Education Policy
Studies at Arizona State University. She's an educational anthropologist and
has published widely on American Indian education, Indigenous language
planning and policy, and ethnographic methods in education.
Bernard Spolsky Born in New Zealand in 1932, was educated at Victoria
University in Wellington, New Zealand. He taught at McGill University, Indiana
University, the University of New Mexico and Bar-Ilan University, retiring in
2000. (Wrote a positive review of a published article by Dennis Malone).
Abstracts open 3 July 2006, due 30 April 2007.
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
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